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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!

Recommended to check in through main entrance first, unload your luggage, and then park.

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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

Facilities

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 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 687 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 185
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Rating: 2 71
Rating: 1 36
Rating

Great Experience

20/09/2019 Kristabalogh,

The Hotel is full of character and charm a little dated but classy. Room was small but well laid out, bed was very comfortable. Close to great restaurants and shopping. The ocean is at your doorstep a... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, Director of Operations at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Good Day Kristabalogh Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of the Best Western Dorchester Nanaimo. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us in downtown Nananimo. Our location is fantastic to see the inner harbour and all the great restaurants and shopping. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Erik Brook Director of Operations
Rating

Good location, older hotel

19/09/2019 Ruth E,

This hotel sits conveniently close to the Harbour Air terminal for easy access to Vancouver. While the website maintains that there is a bar and restaurant on site, there is only a breakfast served i... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, Director of Operations at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Good Day Ruth Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel in Nanaimo. We truly do appreciate guest feedback to learn what we are doing well and what we need to improve on. Yes we are addressing the odor situation and it is not do the age of the building, it is how we are cleaning and maintaining the guest rooms. I can assure that we have taken steps to correct this issue going forward. With regards to the condition of the hotel room decor. We are going to be starting room renovations in November 2019 to improve the quality and look of the historic hotel's guest rooms. The vending machine company has been notified about the issues concerning your attempt to purchase an item, and it did not work properly. Again, thank you very much for your comments concerning your stay in Nanaimo Regards Erik Brook Director of Operations Best Western Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo, BC
Rating

Fantastic location

17/09/2019 wanderwoman50, Belleville, Canada

Love this place for location views and ammenities. The parking is free the restaurants are walking distance and the staff is super helpful. We had a great sleep and were treated to a fantastic breakfa... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, Director of Operations at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Good Day Fantastic to hear the Best Western Dorchester Nanaimo meet and exceeded your expectations. Our location is wonderful, with the free parking and now our new free hot continental breakfast for all of guests. The little extra's like the laundry facilities for hotel guests to use are some of the features we are pleased to share with our guests. The staff truly do care about providing excellent service, comfortable accommodations, great amenities with an a great location in downtown Nanaimo. Thank you again Regards Erik Brook Director of Operations
Rating

Beautiful view and king service

08/09/2019 Josefa2360,

Very nice hosts, clean rooms, the best location.Tip: if you are coming for a special occasion tell your host.and if you want a good view just ask they are so helpful and they always answer the phone ... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Josefa2360, Thank you for your stay and I'm glad to hear that your stay was pleasant. Thank you for sharing the tip of surrounding area restaurants as well. It's been pleasure serving you and we'll look forward to your future stay with us. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager
Rating

Great Stay

07/09/2019 dingydragger,

We’ve stayed at the Dorchester several times and have enjoyed every stay. This visit was no exception. The staff is great, the location convenient and the facilities well maintained. My wife and I ... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Dingydragger, Thank you for your continuous support for Best Western Dorchester Hotel. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we'll keep striving to serve our guests with superior care. Will look forward to your future stay wtih us. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager