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Coast Bastion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Best hotel in Nanaimo with beautiful new reno's”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I've stayed at the Coast Bastion Inn many times over the past 14 years on business. It really is the nicest and best full service hotel in town. Service is absolutely top notch with many friendly long term staff. Food in the restaurant, room service, and meeting room catering (as with all Coast hotels in my experience) is always also excellent. The entire hotel has been very recently renovated with tasteful and refreshing modern west coast style decor. Rooms are spacious with very nice fixtures and decorating, along with common areas and meeting rooms. If you are needing a meeting room for business, they have a great selection of sizes to accommodate any size of group, in addition to the excellent service and catering. Parking is plentiful and decently priced. The Coast Bastion Inn has and will always be my first and only choice when staying in Nanaimo.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor with harbour view. Totally worth it!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here this past weekend with a friend. Clean room, decent service. Nothing special but also no complaints. Not sure what other hotels are available on the island so can't say I would stay here again. One thing I will say is that the location is great.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Bothell, Washington
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great hotel and great location. Handy to everything. Wonderful room decor, fine restaurant, and very friendly staff! The view of the marina and seaplane dock was great. The food in the restaurant is excellent.

A wonderful experience!

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the marina.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Port Hardy, Canada
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel many times for business. From check-in to check-out, I have always received friendly, efficient service and a clean, modern room.

The restaurant and lounge staff and atmosphere are always exceptional as well.

All the above plus free wi-fi, a well-equipped fitness room, and peaceful spa, this is my favorite place to stay on Vancouver Island. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed and attended convention in this hotel. Clean, Great service, prompt check-in, great room, food in Minnowz restaurant was terrific. When in Nanaimo this will be my prefered Hotel from this day forward :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Spent a fabulous time visiting friends and hosting them at this beautifully appointed hotel in Nanaimo. Central location. Clean. Views of the ocean and coastal islands. Great value for your money. The inhouse restaurant Minnoz is superb. Great food at reasonable prices. The attending staff were courteous and efficient.

Room Tip: Ask for a view facing Gabriola Island.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I just spent three nights at this hotel for a conference. I loved our room on the 9th floor. The view was fantastic and the room was a nice size. We had two queen size beds that were really comfy. I found the pillows to be a little scrawny but other than that I had no complaints. The bathroom was large and well lighted with everything one would need. Over all very clean and well appointed. I do have a tiny complaint regarding the elevator. There are only two in a building that has fifteen stories so with this conference of over 200 people it got to be a real chore to get around. My other issue was that I found the food to be a disappointment. The first night was a sit down dinner. My husband and I had the pork which was tough and dry. The servers were very nice but not always on the ball. Everyone complained about the buns. They were not fresh and were dry and chewy. The next night was a banquet dinner which I enjoyed a lot more. There was still an issue with these horrible buns. So many people left them half eaten on the plate. To me that is a loud and clear message that something is wrong. I hate to complain because the staff overall was wonderful and we will definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family. Central location, beautiful rooms and a patient staff to deal with so many of us. We will stay here again.

Room Tip: Go for the rooms on the upper floors. The view is worth every penny.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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