Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside ★★★

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$54
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Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 20, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016
3.5 /5
Overall score
79%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
4.2
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Overview

Take the family on a fun-filled trip to this Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside in bustling downtown Nanaimo near the ferry with shuttle service for a small charge. Stroll the waterfront along the Nanaimo Seawall just seconds away. Enjoy the scenery at nearby Bowen Park, Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park or Beban Park. Join in the fun at Nanaimo Aquatic Center , or at Cyber City with laser tag, go-karts and mini-golf. Stay up to date with the complimentary wireless Internet access and complimentary newspaper. Energize in the fitness facility, or cool off in the seasonal heated outdoor pool. 24-hour front desk service, copy and fax services, and complimentary car and large-vehicle parking are available. Unwind in your guest room lounging on your queen bed watching TV. Business rooms with microwave and refrigerator are also available. Pets are welcome at this smoke-free lodging.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking

General

  • Air conditioned
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet friendly
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Ice machine

Activities

  • Heated pool
  • Exercise gym

Dining

  • Coffee maker in room
  • Vending machines

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • In-Room Safe
  • FAX
  • Conference facilities
  • Copy service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Parking

  • Free parking
  • Parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • RV or truck parking
  • Truck parking
  • Bus parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible facilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Accessible parking

Room

  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Desk with lamp
  • Free newspaper
  • Microwave
  • TV remote control
  • Cribs available
  • Ironing board

Reviews

3.5 /5 Overall score

79% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.4/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.9/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.4/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4/5
  • Value: 4.2/5

Nanaimo

Would recommend Sun, Dec 7, 2014
Uncomfortable beds, friendly staff, convenient location

| seattle Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

excelent and close to the water front

Would recommend Fri, May 30, 2014
The place is very clean and the staff was was professional,but not stuffy. The adjoining restaurant had great food at very reasonable price. I will stay there again on my next trip.

| Williams Lake,BC Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

THE BEST!

Would recommend Mon, Jan 27, 2014
This harbourside hotel couldn't have fit our needs any better. Great room, very clean, comfortable beds. Free coffee, bottled water in room. fridge for our convienience. Fabulous restaurant with AMAZING clam chowder. Nothing fancy here, just good quality at an amazing price. Friendly, helpful staff as well. We will return and stay here!

Dining

Great CLAM CHOWDER in the Milestone Dining room!

| Vancouver, Canada L.G.B.T.

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Rundown hotel in a sketchy pocket of town

Would not recommend Tue, Apr 2, 2013
This hotel has a bit of false advertising. We travel on a budget, as my partner is an artist and this one was booked in a pinch. It was fine...but not much else. The bed was so uncomfortable and the location was right beside the bus depot and liquor store. I didn't sleep too well that night; fearing that our car would be broken into. It's walking distance to the start of downtown and the water but this hotel needs a major upgrade to make it worth anything. Felt scared with the types of people lingering around. The one plus was the friendly staff but that wouldn't be enough to bring me back.

| Nanaimo, BC Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Good Value

Would recommend Wed, Feb 13, 2013
My experience was great. I was welcomed by a very polite lady at the front desk. The room was clean and comfortable.

| Port Hardy BC Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

average hotel - great restaurant

Would recommend Thu, Mar 15, 2012
The hotel is average - the bed was very firm which I like, but my husband would have preferred something softer. No hot showers here - the water only ever got luke warm. The hotel staff are friendly and efficient. The restaurant where breakfast is provided has good food, great prices, and the staff are really friendly. We visit Nanaimo often and will use this hotel again, and again, and again - you get the idea!

Dining

Take advantage of the coupon the hotel gives you for breakfast and apply it to anything you want in the restaurant. Sunday there is a fantastic buffet.

| Everett, WA, USA Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Howard Johnson - Nanaimo Harbourside

Would recommend Sat, Feb 5, 2011
hotel was dated but clean. 2 floors but no elevator restaurant only open for breakfast. for the price not a bad deal close to old downtown nanaimo along sea wall. quite a few pubs and bistros within walking distance

| port coquitlam ,BC Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good location

Would recommend Mon, Sep 13, 2010
The nice surprise was, we recieved a complemenaty breakfast every morning at the Hotel Restaurant. Walking along the waterfront into town is enjoyable and the view spectacular.

Shopping hint

Lots of little and interesting shops in town. You just have to go inside to check them out.

| Lynnwood, WA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Very pleasant staff - average hotel.

Would recommend Mon, Aug 30, 2010
We went for a get-away. The hotel was very affordable. The staff were extremely pleasant. We knew the hotel was older and in need of some updates, so no surprises here. It was actually better than expected. One downside, the dining room needed some cleaning, we brought it to their attention and nothing was done.

Shopping hint

The hotel is located near lots of shopping, you can reach it within walking distance but the major malls are just a short drive away. Everything is very easy to access.

| Powell River BC Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good hotel--great location

Would recommend Sat, Aug 15, 2009
The hotel was refurbished in 2008. The rooms were clean and the staff were helpful. We had two rooms, one had a fridge and one did not. The rooms were average size. It is a two storey hotel with no elevator. The pool area was surrounded by grass and had a picnic area which was a nice feature. We had the good fortune being in Nanaimo for their airshow which included the Snowbirds. The hotel is across the street from the waterfront so provided an ideal location for the event. The hotel is also close to the Departure Bay ferry terminal. The price of the room included a buffet breakfast with toast, jam, coffee or tea, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. The hotel provided free wireless internet service available in room. The signal in my room was weak and the internet was a little slow but it worked.

| Ottawa ON Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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