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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
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 531 traveller reviews
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I will stay there again.

24/07/2017 Garyinsalmonarm, Salmon Arm

Location is great for the inner harbour. Rooms are small but clean and quiet. Bed is comfortable and shower has a good flow. I stay here mainly because of location. Easy and friendly check in and out.... more


long over do - need an update

24/07/2017 Cheryl B,

the hotel location is good. the rest is not very good value for price. our room was a queen suite with harbour view. the room was very smelly..old and mildewey. the bed was terrible, pillows horrible.... more


Great location with nice views.

23/07/2017 Dan K, Seattle

We stayed here prior to catching a ferry to the mainland. The free parking was a nice feature. The breakfast was very nice though it was an extra charge. The views of the waterfront were nice. The... more


Not the best not the worst

21/07/2017 550shelaghb, Langley, Canada

Clean room but we had only 1 working plug in whole room. There wasnt enough parking so ended up paying to park elsewhere. The hotel restaurant/lounge was never open. The patio is ok but only 5 chairs ... more


Nice but...

17/07/2017 330sherric, Port Alberni, Canada

Nice hotel, nice staff, but hallways echo and rooms are VERY small. Our room was more like a closet with a bed. So close to the lobby it was non stop NOISE all morning. Parking was full, we had to pa... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 330sherric, Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience with us. We apologize for not meeting your expectation with regards to the size of the room and about the limited parking space. We do have several different room types available. Please consider staying with us and inquire the Harbour view rooms to suit your needs in the future. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we hope we have another chance to accommodate you in the future. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel