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Kitimat, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was pleasantly surprised by this small, family run inn. The front desk clerk , Heather, was fabulous and very helpful. I chose the Buccaneer Inn because of its close proximity to the ferry. What did I get? The best bed I have ever slept in. Even the pillows were perfect. 2 queens in a separate room from the fully stocked...

Thank Lori P
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I booked a room close to my race sight (Crazy 8's Outrigger) which ended up being across the road about a block. I had a great water view from the huge living room window. Everything was clean and tidy. I had a separate bedroom and a kitchen fully stocked (I went to the office for a wine bottle opener and...

Thank LoreliJean
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

We currently stayed at the Buccaneer Inn to discover Nanaimo and its surroundings. This hotel is located right next to the ferry port, which makes it very comfortable after a long day driving plus the ferry journey. Our room provided a full kitchen with a great range of equipment. Thereby I absolutely have to mention the very modern electric stove....

Thank Giulia M
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Giulia M, So happy to read that you enjoyed the location of our motel, the decor, mattress comfort, kitchen facilities, separate Truck Parking, WIFI speed, cleanliness AND the amount of light in the room (this is one of our pet peeves when we are travelling). We are glad to have been part of your experience in Canada. And you'll...

Reviewed March 3, 2017

This family run Inn was a pleasant surprise in many ways. The location is wonderful with water front views, close to ferries and downtown. The attention to detail was evident in the rooms upkeep, craftsmanship and the comforting decor. The room was always kept exceptionally clean and the beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept in. You are...

Thank Susanne B
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Susanne B, It was very nice to have met you both and spend some time speaking with you. Thanks very much for your kind comments on your stay and we are very happy to be have been able to provide you with a welcoming, clean and comfortable spot to come back to during your time in Nanaimo. We wish...

Reviewed February 10, 2017

We stayed one night, great little motel, friendly staff, very clean, well maintained building and nicely equipped rooms. The motel is easy to find and is located close to the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. We stayed in a queen suite, beds were comfy and the kitchenette was a definite plus for us. Good value for the price. We would definitely...

Thank Gayle O
Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

I loved this place and will definitely come back. Staff was friendly, very helpful and so accommodating. I stayed in a large suite that had a kitchenette and sitting room separate from the bedroom. It had beautiful view of the water. The bed was great and very comfortable. Nanaimo is a beautiful place and the Buccaneer Inn's quaint ambience is...

Thank lisaspidle
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much Lisa for your glowing review. It was very nice to have met you and we hope you enjoyed your visit with family. Glad you enjoyed your suite and the views that we never tire of! We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back! Your hosts, Dave and Marlene

Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

My husband is receiving chemo and radiation therfore, our 10 trip to Tofino needed to involve a layover. I booked this stay morning of visit. Easy to book, VERY clean rooms, comfy bed, great location and pleasant staff. Also, the area was quiet and peaceful. Price appropriate.

1Thank Michelle E
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much Michelle for your kind review. We are very happy to read that we helped provide a good environment for you and your husband during these difficult times for your family. We look forward to welcoming you both back on your next stop in Nanaimo. Kindest regards, Dave and Marlene

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The Buccaneer Inn is a quaint traditional motel near the ferry terminal at Nanaimo. Offering views of the water and parking, it's a great choice in the area if you looking for something independent. The team are knowledgeable of the area, especially if looking for dining recommendations. We arrived during a storm, the outside walkways and stairs didn't put us...

Thank Bella4tunata
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Bella4tunata, you have perfectly described all that we strive to be and we thank you for providing this review. Glad to have been part of your Vancouver Island experience. We look forward to welcoming you back! Your hosts, Dave and Marlene

San Francisco, California
Reviewed December 5, 2016

This was a great place to stay. I came for a business trip and needed the convenience of having a small apartment. I found this at the Buccaneer Inn plus a very comfortable bed. The owners, Dave and Marlene, are very friendly and welcoming as are the staff.

Thank Michelle56_13
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Michelle56_13, It was lovely to have met you and we are very appreciative of your complimentary words about your suite and stay with us. Thank you for having chosen to stay at The Buccaneer. The suite you stayed in, 102, is particularly well laid out to accommodate a longer stay. Larger kitchen preparation area, full size fridge and a...

Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Buccaneer inn for 5 nights we were two couples and my two sister in laws .we had 3 rooms and all of them were clean and cosy .They met all our needs and the views from two of the rooms were lovely you could even see the sea planes coming into land. The inn's owners were...

Thank Fiona G
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CLOSEST TO DEPARTURE BAY FERRY! BOOK DIRECT WITH US FOR BETTER RATES THAN ONLINE BOOKING SITES! Dave, Marlene and Christopher welcome you to your home away from home in Nanaimo! We're the closest hotel or motel to BC Ferries Departure Bay and a scenic oceanside stroll on the Harbourside Walkway to our Historic Downtown and Old City Quarter. We feature ocean view, nautically themed, spotlessly clean, comfortable, quiet, one bedroom suites with separate bedrooms and full kitchens, economical cozy studios and a separate and a newly renovated, seperate, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with gas fireplace, lovely kitchen, private yard with BBQ and ensuite laundry. We're centrally located in Nanaimo across from Newcastle Channel and several waterfront restaurants and pubs. Free WIFI, parking, in-room coffee, full kitchens (in suites only), fridges, microwaves, HDTV, games baskets and guest laundry are provided. We offer a large, private, seasonal BBQ area with picnic tables and games. The Buccaneer Inn makes a great base for business trips, visiting friends and family and your kids at Vancouver Island University, medical visits to Nanaimo Hospital, home insurance claims or shopping! Nanaimo's central location on Vancouver Island makes us a great base for exploring Victoria, Tofino, Long Beach, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Duncan and Chemainus. We look forward to welcoming you to Nanaimo, The Buccaneer Inn and our new Chart House! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buccaneer Inn

Address: 1577 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $98 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Buccaneer Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Buccaneer Hotel Nanaimo
Buccaneer Motel Nanaimo
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#2 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
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“Ground floor rooms have easy access.”
  • Looking out the large living room window to the water and Protection Island
LoreliJean, Mar 13, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a first floor room if you have difficulty carrying luggage up a few stairs.”
Michelle56_13, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, room 202, king bed, view of marina, ocean & island”
CTarTrip, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room which may have to be on an upper floor, if you can manage lots of outdoor metal steps.”
SallyH809, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“201 worked for us as a family”
JohnW675, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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