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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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Location

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

Summary

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

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Location and Attractions

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Address
70 Church Street
Nanaimo
British Columbia
V9R 5H4
Canada


What's nearby?

Recreation

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

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




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 555 traveller reviews
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Love the new look and the staff are amazing

20/09/2017 Nic549, Calgary, Canada

We have been staying at the Dorchester Hotel for years. This is the ONLY Hotel that we will consider when we visit Nanaimo. Noticed that the Hotel prices have really gone up in price. Because of this,... more

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Tofino Trip

16/09/2017 Physioshell2014, Red Deer, Canada

Older hotel with fairly small rooms. The hallways smelled musty. Our air conditioning didn't work so we had to keep the windows open. There was a lot of traffic noise. Good restaurant for breakfast th... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Physioshell2014, Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectation during your recent stay with us. We'll make sure to fix the issues that you've experienced. Glad to hear that you've liked our service, food and the location. By telling us what you liked and disliked, you're helping us to improve for our future guests including yourself. We'll keep striving to serve our guests to exceed their expectations at all times. We hope that we can accommodate you again in the future. If there's anything else that I could be an assistance, please feel free to contact me at any time. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Amazingly comfortable and quiet stay near waterfront!

13/09/2017 ilovetravel13, Vancouver, Canada

Our stay began with the most friendly/efficient Drew who booked my reservation and informed me he will be checking me in when I arrive. He promised to clear the smoky haze, and it happened! It's a be... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear ilovetravel13, We appreciate very much for your thoughtful feedback, and I'd like to especially applaud your sense of humour(with big smile). I'm glad to hear that our staff served you well, and you were satisfied with your stay with us. We'll keep striving to serve our guests to exceed their expectations at all times. Wishing you happy belated birthday and we'll look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Nanaimo. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Nice place

13/09/2017 Dolav, Oslo, Norway

The room was nice and clean with a comfortable bed. Bathroom also nice and clean. It also had a nice view towards the harbour across the street. Here you will find shops, a bistro, Harbour Air and a p... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Dolav, Thank you for your great feedback. I'm glad to know that our staff served you well, and you've enjoyed your stay with us. As you've mentioned, we're located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo harbour, all kinds of restaurants, boutique shops, historical attractions, and harbour front walkway is all within walking distance, and I'm glad that you were able to explore the surrounding area of the hotel as well. We hope you have a great memorable rest of the trip in Vancouver Island. Thank you again for your stay with us and we'll look forward to welcoming you in near future! Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Reasonable with issues

10/09/2017 Raza1144, Smithers, Canada

This is reasonable hotel with good friendly staff. Rooms are decent sized but this hotel has few issues. First it's ageing and not only it seems like but smells like as well. It's a strong odour of li... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Raza1144, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking your time to provide us your feedback. We appreciate for letting us know what you've liked and disliked during your recent stay with us. I'd like to apologize for the odour issue that we'll work on improvement with our best effort, and we'll use your feedback to enhance our service for our future guests including yourself. I'm glad to know that you've enjoyed the harbour view and the 3rd floor rooftop patio. We hope we can accommodate you again in the future. Please feel free to contact us if I can be any of further assistance. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel