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Waterfront Suites and Marina
3 out of 5
Stewart Avenue ,1000, NANAIMO, BC
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Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bastion and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Vancouver Island University ...

2.5/5 (19 reviews)

"Room was freezing, no heat on, turned it on and it took all night to warm up."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

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Coast Bastion Hotel
Coast Bastion Hotel
3.5 out of 5
11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
The price is ¥10,155 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,227 reviews)

"- The registration /check in could have been more pleasant. Did not feel welcomed - Difficult to find parking in the premises initially - Breakfast could have been part of the booking"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Coast Bastion Hotel
THE Beach Club Resort
THE Beach Club Resort
3.5 out of 5
181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is ¥13,766 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (702 reviews)

"We have always liked two key things about this hotel, Tesla charger and the location right on the prime beach!"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

THE Beach Club Resort
Inn On Long Lake
Inn On Long Lake
2 out of 5
4700 North Island Hwy, Nanaimo, BC
The price is ¥10,383 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (609 reviews)

"The beautiful lake view. Fresh cookies in the lobby!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Inn On Long Lake
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Staying in an Apartment in Nanaimo

You'll find plenty of places to stay in Nanaimo with 182 hotels and other lodging options to select from, including 12 apartments. Why not enjoy the bustling port and scenic seaside in this walkable area?

Why choose an apartment over a traditional hotel room? An apartment comes equipped with a kitchen, so you can cook some of your meals, and is often more spacious than a traditional hotel room.

Best Time to Visit Nanaimo

Though weather is just one factor, it can impact your holiday, especially if you have a long stay planned. And since apartments often have more rigid cancellation policies, it's a good idea to study these weather averages before you book.

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 10°C and nighttime temperatures average -1°C
  • April-June: 21°C is the daytime average and 2°C is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 23°C and nighttime averages are around 7°C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 16°C during the day and 0°C at night
  • Average rainfall is 45 inches in a year

Things to Do in Nanaimo

Nanaimo is well regarded for its seaside and waterfront. Family-friendly attractions include Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Brechin Lanes, whereas Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park and Newcastle Island are a couple of great spots to enjoy the outdoors. Other places in town to visit include Bastion and Nanaimo Museum.

Nanaimo is also popular for:
  • Boating
  • Flowers
  • Excursions

How to Get to Nanaimo and Around the Area

Fly into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is located 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away from the city centre. Otherwise, look for flights into Nanaimo, BC (YCD), which is 8.3 mi (13.4 km) away. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

Frequently asked questions

What's it like to stay at an apartment in Nanaimo?
There are plenty of places to stay in Nanaimo with 242 hotels and other accommodations to choose from, including 23 apartments. Why not enjoy the bustling port and scenic seaside in this walkable area? Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park are top sights to visit.
Are you thinking about an apartment instead of a traditional hotel?
Often offering more space than a traditional hotel room, an apartment includes a kitchen for convenient home-cooked meals. Apartments are ideal for families who want the conveniences of home but also for couples who want to stay in a quieter area.
What's the seasonal weather like in Nanaimo?
Though weather is just one aspect, it can have an impact on your travel plans, especially if you have a long stay planned. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 39°F. Average annual rainfall for Nanaimo is 49 inches.
What should I see in Nanaimo?
Nanaimo is well regarded for its seaside and waterfront. Family-friendly attractions include Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Brechin Lanes, whereas Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Parksville Beach are a couple of great spots to enjoy the outdoors. Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Bastion are other places to visit while you’re in town.
What's the best way to get to and around Nanaimo?
Fly into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is located 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away. Otherwise, look for flights into Nanaimo, BC (YCD), which is 8.3 mi (13.4 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.