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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

AAA - 3 Diamond

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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
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 250/754-6835
AAA - 3 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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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 640 traveller reviews
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! nighter for 2 for 1 night

14/02/2019 pajim20, Vancouver Island, Canada

Well was a 1 night stay rooms where small with not much room cold rooms heater full blast still cold .Bathroom was small and room had view. no free breakfast bed not the greatest little sore back and ... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, Front Office Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Pajim20, I'm sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations and my apology for any inconvenience. We'll use your feedback for our future enhancement for sure. Again, thank you for staying with us and we hope you consider staying with us again so that we could accommodate you with superior care. Sincerely, Charlie Li, Front Desk Supervisor

Comfortable stay at the Dorchester

04/02/2019 Quest02744161935,

Good rates for good quality. Helpful, efficient staff, also, some nice updates to an older hotel. Very clean and quiet rooms. I will stay here again and recommend this hotel for business and family tr... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, Front Office Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear guest, thank you for booking and staying with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you here soon in the future. Sincerely, Charlie Li

Perfect location in Downtown Nanaimo

28/01/2019 paulkvancouver, Vancouver, Canada

Very convenient and very well situated hotel in Downtown Nanaimo with the most important equipment needed. Very friendly staff. Heritage building just a little bit outdated but still very good standar... more


Not bad, but a little tired.

11/12/2018 kwm00re, Melbourne

The rooms are pretty clean but showing their age. There was dirt under the beds and the AC and fridge were old and loud. The bathroom is a little grimy, just because it's aged.Overall this place is ... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, Front Office Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Kwm00re, Thank you for staying with us and your feedback is much appreciated. Will look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Nanaimo! Sincerely, Charlie Li FD Supervisor Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Total make over !

04/12/2018 Anne H, Chilliwack, Canada

A birthday celebration with my family was a great success. Our Ukrainian waitress was new on the job but absolutely delightful. I can highly recommend the Crab 🦀 Cakes, A serving of three including s... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, Front Office Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ms. Anne H, Thank you for your continuous support for the business and we appreciate your great feedback. Will look forward to your future stay with us again. Sincerely, Charlie Li