$58 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 20, 2015 Check-out: Apr 23, 2015

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

2 stars
View map of 1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5R4

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Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ottawa ON
Aug 15, 2009

Good hotel--great location

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
North West Travler
Business
Sprigfield, Il, USA
Jul 24, 2009

Not horrible but nothing amazing

We stayed here just as a stop on our trip to Vancouver. We chose the hotel because of it's low price and we were familar with the chain. We were not dissapointed, we were not amazed though either. If you plan on spending a lot of time at this "HoJo" location, then you mmight find your self to become uncomfortable. If your never really going to be at the hotel and will just be using it as a place to sleep, then it's a good choice. Also, GREAT fitness center! Pretty nice pool too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Israel
Jun 19, 2009

Bad smell

No elevator so we ask a room in the first floor and we got one with a bad smell. Free Wi-Fi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Regina
Sep 29, 2008

Excellent location

The best kept secret of this hotel is its location, adjourning the harbour with the walking trail ending/starting at the bottom of the parking lot. The room was also very spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our stay was overall a very pleasant experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Your walk along the gorgeous waterfront harbour starts at the parking lot of the hotel.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grany Annie
Business
Seattle, WA
Aug 16, 2007

Great for taking walks along the waterfront

This is an older hotel but it is kept up and is clean and comfortable. A short walk across the parking lot and you are on the waterfront with a park and playground nearby and beautiful scenery of the mountain, water, ferries, sea planes and boats. There is good dining and shops along the walkway and the town is just steps away. A casino is also withing walking distance. This is a great location if you like to take day trips or just stay and relax.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

A Pub is just across the street and serves the best Hamburgers. On the waterfront is a great restaurant that serves seafood and is within walkin distance.

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