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What travelers to Nanaimo are saying

Small town for exploring good restaurants nice boutiques.
Terry R. Aug 1, 2015


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Hotels in Nanaimo

The best way to get to know Nanaimo may be through its top attractions. Among these are Nanaimo Museum, Bowen Park, Newcastle Island Park, Sugarloaf Mountain Park and Wardropper Park—all of which are compelling reasons to visit.

Need a place to kick back after all that sightseeing? Nanaimo also has 8 hotels, which rate highly for Location and Hotel Staff, meaning they offer more than just a comfy bed to snooze in.

What to for fun in Nanaimo

Nanaimo isn't just about culture.

Drama unfolds on the silver screens at Landmark Cinemas 8 Avalon Nanaimo and Cineplex. Spend an afternoon with some action heroes, hopeless romantics or cartoon characters — as well as some candy and soda — as you kick back in the dark theater.

Traveling can leave you tense. Luckily, the trained professionals at The Owl and The Orange Blossom and Tru Spa Institute are there to work out all that stress, leaving you at ease.

Toast to your vacation in one of Nanaimo's nightlife offerings. Among them, you'll find such lively locale as The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Nanaimo, Black Bear Pub Ltd and Yorway Yogurt Bar.

Best times to visit Nanaimo

A great deal is just as easy to find in Nanaimo as a great hotel. You can save 26% on your Orbitz hotel just by traveling in November. It's not the only time of the year that's easy on the wallet: February offers average savings of 21%, December offers average savings of 20%, and Orbitz features great hotel deals 365 days a year.

Outdoor activities in Nanaimo

Breathe in that fresh air at Bowen Park, which offers a respite from a fast-paced lifestyle or packed sightseeing itinerary.

Arts and culture in Nanaimo

Put a little culture on your itinerary in Nanaimo. The exhibits at Nanaimo Museum, Nanaimo Museum and Vancouver Island Military Museum are good places to soak it in and do some people watching.

You can also learn a thing or two in Nanaimo — just dive into the books at Vancouver Island Regional Library and Nanaimo Community Archives Society.

Where to eat in Nanaimo

You have to eat while in Nanaimo, so why not enjoy it? Grab a snack or order up some serious grub at Nanaimo Museum, Bowen Park, Newcastle Island Park and Sugarloaf Mountain Park.

Shopping in Nanaimo

Ernest and Lee Gifts and FCR Management Services LP sell fashions from classics to the latest trends. Port Place is a local Nanaimo destination for picking up goods and gifts of all kinds.

Whether you're shopping for a new pair of earrings or a special gift, Artzi Stuff is a good bet for a little pick-me-up.

Head to Best Buy to find the latest in tech.

Getting to Nanaimo

Leaving on a jet plane? It will probably land at Nanaimo Airport, a major transportation hub for the area.

Recently booked Nanaimo hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Coast Bastion Hotel - Nanaimo 1 day ago 3 stars $103
BEST WESTERN Northgate Inn 11 days ago 3 stars $84
Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside 11 days ago 3 stars $66
BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel 13 days ago 3 stars $92
Ramada Nanaimo 15 days ago 3 stars $105
Days Inn - Nanaimo 20 days ago 2 stars $73

Recently Rated Nanaimo Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN Northgate Inn
3.3 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars $84
Coast Bastion Hotel - Nanaimo
3.5 / 5
4 reviews
3 stars $103
Days Inn - Nanaimo
4.0 / 5
1 reviews
2 stars $73
Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside
3.7 / 5
13 reviews
3 stars $66
Ramada Nanaimo
3.7 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars $105
Travelodge Nanaimo
4.0 / 5
2 reviews
2 stars $104
BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel
3.5 / 5
6 reviews
3 stars $92

Featured Nanaimo Hotels

From $103

1 Coast Bastion Hotel - Nanaimo

3 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

11 Bastion Street

The Coast Bastion Hotel is located in the heart of charming Nanaimo, near the ferry terminal and within walking distance to the seawall walkway, restaurants, bars and boutiques of all kinds. But...

Canadian holiday
We needed a place to stay en route back to the early Black Ball Ferry in Victoria I had never been to Nanaimo so glad to find this hotel which was fabulous perfect location to meander around the...
Aug 2, 2015
From $92

2 BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 6 reviews

70 Church Street

Save 15% on your stay

There's no better way to explore the beauty of a region than selecting a Nanaimo hotel that's right in the heart of all the adventure. Other hotels in Nanaimo, BC might try to compete, but guests...

From $66

3 Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

3 stars
3.7 / 5 13 reviews

1 Terminal Avenue

Save 10% on your stay

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...

Uncomfortable beds, friendly staff, convenient location
Dec 7, 2014
From $73

4 Days Inn - Nanaimo

2 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

809 Island Hwy South

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Welcome to the Days Inn Harbourview, we are 100 percent Non Smoking hotel located in the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, which is the gateway to exploring the rest of this super natural...

Theatre outing
We attended a theatre show in Chemainus and booked it together with an overnight and a dinner buffet. It was a perfect get-a-way. We swam in the hotel pool, strolled through the cute village,...
Apr 20, 2015
From $105

5 Ramada Nanaimo

3 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

315 Rosehill Street

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Ramada Nanaimo is the newest Hotel in the City of Nanaimo and construction was finished in early 2008. This brand new Nanaimo hotel is located within easy access of the Departure Bay Ferry...

From $84

6 BEST WESTERN Northgate Inn

3 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews

6450 Metral Drive

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Stay at this Nanaimo hotel in British Columbia offering comfortable accommodations convenient to Vancouver Island University and Woodgrove Mall. Located at the hub of Vancouver Island, the BEST...

nice motel
the service was excellent as were the rooms. Comfy beds. Unfortunately I only discovered the next morning that the fridge did not work/was not on. Breakfast had healthy choices. Laundry facilities...
Aug 26, 2014
From $104

7 Travelodge Nanaimo

2 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

96 Terminal Avenue North

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Travelodge Nanaimo features comfortable standard, kitchenette and deluxe suites. We also offer a DELUXE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, offering daily - 3 kinds of cereal: Rice Krispies, Raisin Bran and...