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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

Getting there.

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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
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 479 traveller reviews
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A bit of old World Charm in the middle of downtown

13/02/2017 Kenneth B, Clearwater, Canada

Very professional service and delicate decor. Seconds from everything and very comfortable with amenities and internwt that work seamlessly. I would stay again without heaitation. We had a fabulous vi... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Kenneth B, Thank you very much for your great feedback. I'm glad to learn that you've enjoyed your stay with us and our team served you well. We'll keep striving to serve our guests to exceed guest's satisfaction. Will look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Heritage Building with a View

06/02/2017 cathy r, Victoria, Canada

Loved the view of the harbour. Staff were friendly. Lobby is beautiful, however, the hallway carpets were filthy. Room wasn't up to par for cleanliness. Best Western customers expect better than this.... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Cathy, Thank you for your great feedback. We appreciate that you took your time to let us know what you've liked and disliked. We'll definitely share your feedback with our team and assure you that we'll improve our service. Hopefully, you could visit us again so that we could offer you a superior service. Again, thank you very much, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Average place to stay

03/02/2017 michaelmJ2613GP, Vancouver, Canada

Was a average stay parking was hard as the very small parkin lot was full. Room could have been cleaner. Staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms are a little small but very nice almost boutique like... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear MichaelmH2613GP, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with Dorchester with trip advisor viewers. I'm glad to learn that you've been served well by our staff and you liked our rooms. Please accept our sincere apology for not having available parking lot on your arrival, and we have not met the cleaning standards during your stay. There're several alternate parking lots available within walking distance. Please feel free to use our loading zone for your luggage and we'll provide parking lot map at the Front desk for your convenience in case if our lot is full. And we'll be happy to reimburse for your receipt. We'll also reassure that our higher cleaning standards are met at any time for our future guests. Will look forward to welcoming you again on your visit to Nanaimo. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Nanaimo

31/01/2017 418graemef, Burnaby, Canada

Great location in Nanaimo! The staff at check in was excellent! Lots of interesting shops and restaurants near by to enjoy. I would definitely stay at this property again. It would be wonderful in the... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mr. Fraser, Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. We'll look forward to welcoming you again soon! Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Vacation

28/01/2017 William C, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

The hotel was great. Clean and the staff was polite and accommodating. Located right at the water centered in alot of shops and restaurants. I would recommend this place. Lots of pkaces to see nearby... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear William C, On behalf of our team, I'd like to appreciate for your great feedback. I'm glad that you've enjoyed our location and surrounding areas as well as our service. We're located at the harbour front of Downtown Nanaimo, and there're various boutique shops, restaurants, Convention Centre, Nanaimo Museum, Art gallery, Casino, Harbour Air all within walking distance. Will look forward to accommodate you again on your next visit to Nanaimo. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel