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Coast Bastion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Nanaimo
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stay at the Coast Bastion whenever we overnight in Nanaimo. Our last stay (May 04-05) was great as always. Check in was fast, friendly and efficient. Our room was clean and functional. Our view was great. We did not use the restaurant this trip.

The only problem that we had was with an adjacent guest (not the hotel). We had our sliding door open to enjoy the evening and had cigarette smoke coming in through the door. I could not tell where it was coming from but the next morning, we had the cigarette smell coming through the door adjoining the next room. I enquired about the smoking policy on check out and was informed that it is 100% smoke free.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I stay at the bastion about half a dozen times a year on average. The beds are really comfortable, the view of the harbour with all the lights is spectacular. Check in is always swift and friendly. I have dined there and the grub is good but expensive. Tip. Within walking distance there are really good and interesting places to eat. Tinas for eggs benny and the Modern cafe for interesting supper ask at the desk. Love the underground parking for singing and playing ukulele. Tip get a parking pass quick or you are busted! (hockey game no excuse). I became a frequent stayer? get upgrades and points.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better rooms and lower traffic noise. Try to charm check in staff by playing uku...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Stayed there for a nite last week. It is in a nice safe area in downtown Nanaimo. I stayed in room 1111, and the views of the harbour, sunrise and mountains were astonishing. I had a drink in the Bar one night, and lunch and breakfast in the restaurant off the lobby, and the service and food quality was exceptional. I would stay there again, no question.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

The room (#1515) as very elegantly decorated, comfortable and had a lovely view of the harbour. I would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Stayed there one night, had a superior room with 2 doubles.On the 8th floor the harbour view was awsome. Had supper in the Minnoz Restaurant , great seafood. Breakfast was just ok. Beds comfy. The only bad thing to say about this Hotel : you have to park your vehicle in an unsecure city parkade next door,my vehicle was ok the next morning, but it was a concern when I parked it there for the nite

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Coast Hotels, generally speaking have a reputation for being good to their staff and as a result their staff pay it forward providing great service to their guests. Hard to believe how many operators in the hospitality biz still haven't figured that out.
Clean modern comfortable rooms contemporary post modernist decor in the rooms. Good food and great coffee available right downstairs. Fabulous views and probably best to try for higher floors as the downtown location, while convenient, can be a bit noisy.
Have stayed here several times on business and appreciate the great government rate that makes it all possible.

Room Tip: Higher Up the better for quiet and awesome views
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

We loved our stay at the Coast Bastion in Nanaimo. It's location is excellent, right downtown. The rooms are newly renovated, with amazing views, really nice bathroom, cool carpet and comfy chaise lounger. Will definitely come back.

Stayed: April 2012
Thank Kent B
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Additional Information about Coast Bastion Hotel

Address: 11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
#1 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
Price Range: $124 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coast Bastion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the convenience of location and beautiful ocean views from one of the best downtown Nanaimo hotels. Located near the BC Ferries Terminal on Nanaimo's inner harbour, the Coast Bastion Hotel is steps away from the seawall walk-way, Swy-a-lana Lagoon park, specialty shops, superior dining and quaint cafes. Take in a contemporary west coast designed dining experience at Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge. Featuring the freshest local seafood and meats, pasta dishes, gourmet breakfast and tapas. For those in need of relaxation & rejuvenation Pure Spa and Studio 31 are located in the hotel and look forward to pampering you. ... more   less 
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