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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 668 traveller reviews
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Good for an overnight stay

20/07/2019 Terry J, Lindfield, United Kingdom

We were staying for one night before catching the morning ferry. The hotel is ok, the service was good and the location is convenient. Although parking is free it is a little confusing as the sign at ... more


A convenient stop for a night

20/07/2019 GrannyAC, Canada

We were placed on the second floor. The halls are dated. The room was clean. During the night, the conversations on the street level were easily heard through the closed windows along with those ta... more


Do not stay here ... look for an Airbnb

15/07/2019 gjeffr492117, Burnaby, Canada

Very over priced, over $1300 for a 4 night stay. First night the room was $229, cost of the room increased every night, I was expecting a bill of $900 and got slapped with $1300++ NOT WORTH THE MONEY!... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, Front Office Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear gjeffr492117, Thank you for staying with us and review us on Tripadvisor. We apologized for the room rate; however, please understand that due to summer high season and higher demand for the hotel room in Nanaimo, the rates got fluctuation as followed. Sincerely, Charlie

We do NOT use reservation companies.

11/07/2019 Jack G,

We contact Hotels, Motels and B+Bs directly and never have a problem. Internet reservation companies seem to have frequent glitches which is something we find irritating. We prefer to arrive at a plac... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Gandj282, Thank you very much for staying with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Will look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Nanaimo. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager

Worst hotel i have stayed

10/07/2019 686simis,

I requested a very clean room as cleanliness is very important to me. I walked i to the room and there was hair all over the floor. In the sink, on the floor and on the toilet. They obviously had not ... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear guest, Thank you for your stay with us and your review. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel