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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Nanaimo hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$157

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  • Premium Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator, Harbor View (with Sofabed) - Guest Room
  • Premium Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator, Harbor View (with Sofabed) - Guest Room
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed) - Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Bathroom
  • Premium Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator, Harbor View (with Sofabed) - Guest Room
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70 Church St, Nanaimo, V9R5H4, BC, Canada
7.8.Good.
  • Tv didnt work well, conditioner in the shower was out, no parking, paid parking down the…

    Sep 11, 2021

  • Quaint boutique hotel. Reminded me of Europe. Loved that the restaurants were close, and…

    Aug 30, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We Care Clean (Best Western) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Easy parking
Shopping
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 71 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Conference center

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Heart of Nanaimo
  • Bastion - 2 min walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 4 min walk
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park - 13 min walk
  • Protection Island - 21 min walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 25 min walk
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Harbor View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Harbor View
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Harbor View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)
  • Premium Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator, Harbor View (with Sofabed)
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Living Room)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Nanaimo
  • Bastion - 2 min walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 4 min walk
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park - 13 min walk
  • Protection Island - 21 min walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 25 min walk
  • Vancouver Island University - 35 min walk
  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 40 min walk
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - 45 min walk
  • Brechin Lanes - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Beach Estates Park - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 13 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 1 min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 81 min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 49 min drive
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70 Church St, Nanaimo, V9R5H4, BC, Canada

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 71 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 465
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between CAD 10 and CAD 22 for adults, and CAD 10 and CAD 22 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 30 per pet, per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions and to request a pet-friendly room

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Best Western Dorchester
  • Best Western Dorchester Nanaimo
  • Best Western Nanaimo
  • Nanaimo Best Western
  • Best Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo
  • Best Western Dorchester Hotel Hotel
  • Best Western Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo
  • Best Western Dorchester Hotel Hotel Nanaimo
  • Best Western Dorchester Hotel
  • Best Western Hotel Dorchester
  • Best Western Plus Dorchester
  • Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo
  • Best Western Plus Dorchester Nanaimo
  • Dorchester Best Western
  • Best Western Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Best Western Dorchester Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of CAD 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mon Petit Choux Bakery & Café (4-min walk), Penny's Palapa (4-min walk), and Gabriels Gourmet Cafe (4-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming.
7.8.Good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice hotel in a really nice little town.

    John, 1 night family trip, Aug 18, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Parking was terrible, not many spots….drove around the block a couple times until one spot opened. Long walk up hill to enter front door or other option is to climb a huge number of stairs to enter from the back. Not good for elderly or people with any mobility issues….even walking with a cane was very hard to access this hotel!

    3 night trip, Aug 7, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Not bad.

    It visit went quite well. The front desk service was good and we had cocktails at Top Notch Burger Bar and then Breakfast as well, in the View restaurant. It was excellent. The breakfasts were very good sized portions and reasonably priced. We feel we got good value for the hotel as well and it was very centrally located. There were a few things I noticed that bothered me. One was the dust! The phone was very dusty and so was the light above the night stand that the phone was on. I left looking for more dust at that. The other thing was we had booked the room for three people but only enough towels for two were provided and all the dispensers for the shampoo, conditioner and body lotion were empty. I notified the front desk staff and they left a bag at our door with everything in it so I took down the empty dispensers myself and replaced them. I thought the staff should have done that but maybe it’s because of COVID. No big deal in the end.

    Leslie E, 1 night family trip, Jul 22, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Noisy. Poor sound proofing Bird poop everywhere on the patio

    guang, 1 night trip, Jul 22, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Clean and Neat. They need to get rid of the old LG TVs because I had difficulty connecting my laptop's HDMI

    4 night romance trip, May 30, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The floors & windows were extremely dirty in our room.

    1 night family trip, May 7, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    My friend and I went for a mini break. We were upgraded to a harbour view. Gorgeous on a sunny day.

    2 night trip with friends, May 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great service, restaurant on site was outstanding, clean room and staff were super friendly. They also upgraded our room to a King size bed with view. Highly recommended.

    3 night romance trip, May 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was a great hotel with fabulous views of the water. We were also fortunate to get an upgrade. Great service.

    1 night family trip, Apr 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Extremely friendly, courteous staff. Clean rooms

    2 night family trip, Apr 10, 2021

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