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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
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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 474 traveller reviews
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Great value for the price

13/01/2017 ryan0032015, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

The location is wonderful. Walking distance from shops and the dock. Great restaurants all around. Room was clean and in good shape. Bed was comfortable. The staff at this hotel was exceptional. I'm t... more


Weirdest Bed Ever

31/12/2016 Connie M, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

We had a king size bed. Paid extra for same. Top sheet fit. Queen size duvet barely reached the edges. Bedspread ended halfway up the bed????? Seriously annoying. So to stop the chilly air from creepi... more

Owner Response
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Connie M, Greatly appreciated for your feedback, and on behalf of our staff, please accept our sincere apology for the inconvenience. There must have been some miscommunication as we should have plenty beddings available, and I'll definitely look into this matter as soon as possible, and reassure to correct the situation immediately. If there's anything that I can assist in any way, please feel free to contact me directly. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Nice hotel, great location

20/12/2016 VictoriaBCtraveller1, Victoria, b.c.

Visiting family in Nanaimo, but stayed here. Prepaid room with Queen bed was $109 plus taxes, included outdoor parking. Free, help-yourself coffee in lobby. Pleasant and helpful service at front desk.... more


Nanaimo good value hotel

10/12/2016 teisibell, Richmond British Columbia

Hotel is renovated, Very clean; good service, supportive staff and good food. Nice location. Not too expensive. Beds comfortable. Nice and quiet. Parking lot is an open lot (not under cover) Extra cof... more


Delightfully Surprised

27/11/2016 HudzonVI123,

Havent been to Deep Blue Restaurant before; did you know Dorchester even had a restaurant... We didnt. I met a lady in a line up and she talked it up so good we had to try it. Wow. What a gem we found... more