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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 456 traveller reviews
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Clean and comfortable but lacking in restaurant service

17/10/2016 558sallyw, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Room was clean and comfortable with a harbour view. We arrived at 7.40pm to the restaurant for dinner and were allowed in but told we had to order immediately as they closed at 8pm. We ordered but wer... more


Superb service!

16/10/2016 C7711BKjennyc, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Friendly staff, clean rooms- all you need for a place to stay away from home. The room designs are sleek and space is small but functional. I will definitely recommend to my friends and will stay agai... more


A dated hotel that is struggling but so far holding it's own

11/10/2016 Mr_Jones2, Victoria

I have been going to the Dorchester for years. It is an old hotel, evidenced by the size of the single elevator which would barely accommodate someone in a wheelchair with luggage (and NOT their esco... more


West tour

11/10/2016 wpg2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba

We stopped overnight on our way to the island to visit with family, we will stop again on our way back thru to the prairies!! The hotel was in a good location, clean room, comfortable bed, helpful sta... more


Not a long stay hotel

09/10/2016 Rober653t M, Chilliwack

Stayed here only one night. Found the room would be too small for a longer stay. We were in a room with 1 queen bed. The best thing about it was to be near the waterfront and walking distance to som... more