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Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

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Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice motel in a rather sketchy area. The rooms were clean and quiet. We had a comfortable bed and slept well. We understand there is security in the parking lot for most of the night which is a good thing. The motel is located adjacent to the harbour front trail system (which is well worth walking)

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Vancouver, BC
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86 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room is clean but very dated. For the price of the room I can't complain. Staff are friendly. Free parking and close to downtown harbour. There was a coffee pot in the room but no coffee packets....only tea. Coffee was available in the lobby in the morning alongside a basket of apples. Microwave and fridge in room.

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day I am so very sorry that housekeeping forgot to leave the coffee in your guest room. This is not typical of the team. The housekeeping team takes great pride in providing clean and comfortable guest rooms. Thank you again Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Okanagan Valley, Canada
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149 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights. It's an older building with older decor. If you need quiet, ask not to be placed near the poolside. The in-wall AC is loud. The television is very old (large backed, not a flat screen). The tub drain was plugged and backed up during one of the nights. They gave us a discount. A small... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

it was a good hotel room. nice and clean had lots of space. only down fall is theres no fan in the bathroom so if someone you know ...it makes the hole room smell. ewwww. but other then that it was a really good room. really liked that it was lobby level so we didn't have to walk far to... More 

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Jenelle, Thank you very much for your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. With the age of our hotel, we have bathroom vents, but not all rooms have bathroom fans. I am so very happy that you enjoyed the location of your room in the hotel. The staff truly do take pride... More 

Gabriola Island, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I had to find a motel because a missed my ferry. So happy that HoJo was there. Front desk staff was very welcoming and the room was clean, quiet, and well stocked with towels coffee etc. Very good value.

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear xfisherman Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We really appreciate guest feedback to see how we are doing from the guest perspective. The staff do take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms, excellent value with a downtown location in Nanaimo. More 

Vancouver
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Pretty much what you would expect from a 2 star hotel - a shabby older building but it's clean & has the basics covered as far as hot water, towels, coffee maker and cable. They must be used to a pretty low-end clientele because when you check in they "pre-authorize" your credit card for the whole stay PLUS round it... More 

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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear mscomedydiva Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We really appreciate guest feedback to see how we are doing from the guest perspective. The staff do take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms, excellent value with a downtown location in Nanaimo.... More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We stayed at the Howard Johnson Nanaimo for one night in March/16. We were in room #316. The room was relatively clean but very old and outdated. Our room overlooked the pool area. No elevator, no flat screen t.v., no frills. The location of the hotel was a bit sketchy. While walking to the harbor front we passed some tents... More 

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear M & H Winnipeg Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We really appreciate guest feedback to see how we are doing from the guest perspective. The staff do take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms, excellent value with a downtown... More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We stayed here while in town for a hockey tournament. Although the room was very spacious and the beds were comfortable, the hotel as a whole is very dated. The carpets are old and the room had a funny smell. We were on the 2nd floor and never did find an elevator.

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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear Janice Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We really appreciate guest feedback to see how we are doing from the guest perspective. The staff do take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms, excellent value with a downtown location in Nanaimo.... More 

Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

My son & I stayed at the Nanaimo Howard Johnson Harbourside for 8 days. The rooms were great. Good size, nice & clean & very comfortable. We were on the pool side view & could also see the water. The staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, fun & always called us by name. I would highly recommend this hotel. Every visit... More 

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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Fantastic! Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We really appreciate guest feedback to see how we are doing from the guest perspective. The staff do take great pride in providing... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Address: 1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $66 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside 2*
Number of rooms: 101
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