Once, this must have been a nice hotel - maybe 25 years ago! Now it is a faded shadow of itself. The location is good: at the northern edge of downtown Nanaimo, handy to "Old Town". Next door is the inter-city bus terminal (which has both good and bad points).
There is only a small outdoor pool, no room service, no restaurant (Tim Horton's across the street), no bar and, really, nothing to do except go to your room!
The room itself was of medium size, with a queen size bed, small table, and a large dresser. The bed was of good quality, the TV an older CRT type (32 inches) with a very limited choice of cable channels from which to choose.
I was there for 2 nights, a Wed and Thurs. The hotel was probably less than half full, but apparently it fills up on weekends.
If you are looking for a budget hotel, this fits the bill, but there is a total absense of any luxury.
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