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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you get a good price this place isn't bad. It's in a great location but it's older and the rooms aren't great. Cleanliness was ok. Staff is nice.

had a room with nice harbour view clean close to the event friendly staff

A good hotel but a lot of street noise and party goers at night on the weekends. Nice charming hotel.

I really only paid $140 dollars to sleep 9 hours so please take my review with that in mind. We didn't use the amenities, didn't eat at the restaurant... really, just no time this trip. The room was great, good size. Bed comfortable. Bathroom was clean and all the bathroom stuff worked well. Noticed on one review a mention about noise in the hall- yeah, you can hear people there. Didn't really wreck my sleep none. Location was great if you are only needing to walk around the main waterfront. Close to great restaurants and coffee shops. I would come back for sure.

friendly staff good value we stay there again i find this revue to much time wasted

Staff was very good. There was little noise insulation so we could hear all that went on in the hall and next door. Chairs were uncomfortable. Location was very good. Near the harbor.

Hotel staff was pleasant; when asked for a view room, they provided it. Breakfast in the hotel was excellent.

70 Church St Nanaimo BC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Best Western Dorchester Hotel places you next to Bastion and within a 5-minute walk of Nanaimo Museum. This 70-room hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central Nanaimo, the hotel is also close to Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 70 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and safes. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Best Western Dorchester Hotel offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Harbor View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Harbor View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 523 reviews