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Theres no better way to explore the beauty of a region than selecting a Nanaimo hotel thats right in the heart of all the adventure.

Other hotels in Nanaimo, BC might try to compete, but guests keep returning to the Best Western Dorchester Hotel because of the impeccably friendly service, location, and amenities. This Nanaimo hotel is close to the convention centre. Just a quick three-block stroll will deliver you to many popular BC events. How much more can you ask for?

The Nanaimo Convention Centre isnt the only attraction that draws visitors here. The Nanaimo boat races are world-famous. Whether you prefer the Dragon Boat Race or Bath Tub Race, getting on the water (or watching from the bay) is a family-friendly must. Enjoy the views and the adrenaline pumping action of the races.

The Silly Boat Regatta is a much beloved tradition. However, maybe you want something even more exciting. How about a day of bungee jumping? Theres no better way to get your heart pumping. The best part is that this Nanaimo hotel is only a short drive to the best bungee spot in central Vancouver Island.

There are multiple arts festivals nearby if youre looking for a little culture. This harbour view location also means that youre right across the street from the Sea Plane Terminal. Close to BC Ferries, Departure Bay and Duke Point, youve never had it better. Take full advantage of the location of your Nanaimo hotel.

Conventions and meetings are the reason many guests book a stay at this Nanaimo hotel. Bring your appetite to the most important meal of the day, because steaming hot eggs and pancakes, fresh fruits and croissants, a variety of cereal and yogurt and our flavorful coffee are all featured for a nominal fee. We do offer a full a-la-carte breakfast (made to order).

Reserve your next vacation at Best Western Dorchester Hotel and get ready for a trip filled with sightseeing, water sports and fun events!

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70 Church Street
British Columbia
V9R 5H4
AAA - 3 Diamond


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70 Church Street
British Columbia
V9R 5H4

What's nearby?


  • 60.00 kilometer(s) from Duncan, city of totem poles and native murals

  • 143 kilometer(s) from Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 444 traveller reviews
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Overnight? Fine; Stay? Not so much!

26/09/2016 Ginger L, Seattle, Washington

Older, clean, but not quiet. Right at dockside in Nanaimo, so easy to walk around the historic guardhouse and along the dockside. Downside: it's also right across from where the floatplanes take off! ... more


Nephews Wedding--Think twice before booking here

26/09/2016 Karen W, Orangeville, Canada

Flew in to attend my Nephews wedding which they held at this hotel. Well interesting place for a wedding. Great location by the water though there is no convenient parking. The lobby is nicely deco... more


Lovely place

25/09/2016 vickic368, Edmonton, Canada

This is our second trip to this hotel. The rooms and hotel have been renovated very tastefully. Love the new flooring. The location is great, close to the water- can go over to Protection Island to vi... more


Great hotel

21/09/2016 Julie P, Federal Way, Washington

Nice location, nice price, and overall a classy hotel. a 20% discount is given to guests who are eating at the in-hotel restaurant. The food is good and convenient. I would definitely recommend this h... more


The Best place to stay in Nanaimo

17/09/2016 JeanZ52, Battle Ground, Washington

Location, location , location!!!! This hotel is located right on the harbor in downtown Nanaimo, perfect for walking, sight seeing and restaurants!! The service was excellent, our rooms overlooked the... more