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Country Bay Manor, private ocean front Bed & Breakfast on shores of Nanoose Bay.
4.9/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
Terrific!!!

"The pictures don't do it justice. All the finishings are high end, well maintained, extremely comfortable. Beautiful view of the inlet, morning sunrises were gorgeous! Breakfasts were unbelievable. Larry was the perfect welcomer (he's the dog). Elaine was also perfect in her role - gave us our privacy, ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Country Bay Manor, private ocean front Bed & Breakfast on shores of Nanoose Bay.
Charm of Qualicum Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
406 Cypress Road, Qualicum Beach, BC
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4.9/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Quaint bed and breakfast with wonderful hosts

"A nice bed and breakfast in a beautiful area. Hosts were friendly and house was clean with nice amenities. Close to the ocean and an all growth forest. Breakfast was delicious."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2018

Charm of Qualicum Bed and Breakfast
Swept Away Inn
2.5 out of 5
5505 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC
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4.5/5Wonderful! (54 reviews)
Super cute boat and wonderful hosts

"Had a wonderful one night stay on the tug - super cute and well maintained boat. The best part however was the hospitality of the hosts - really friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately we couldn't get dinner on the boat the night we were there but if breakfast was anything to go by it would be worth ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Swept Away Inn
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Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel & Villas
3.5 out of 5
292 Crescent Road East, Qualicum Beach, BC
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The price is ¥14,635 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.5/5Wonderful! (169 reviews)

"We liked the quietness of the area. Quite pricy, at the top end of our budget."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel & Villas
Buccaneer Inn
2.5 out of 5
1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥9,770 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
4.4/5Wonderful! (269 reviews)

"Great easy check in and super clean large one bedroom with full size fridge and all kitchen amenities. I stay in Nanaimo frequently and I will be making this my next home away from home."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Buccaneer Inn
Coast Bastion Hotel
3.5 out of 5
11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥9,660 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17
4.4/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"We've stayed here twice now and found both rooms in excellent condition and clean. Beds are comfortable and rooms are nicely furnished. Too bad Covid19 closed most amenities - but this is a convention hotel and certainly in the top tier for mid-upper Vancouver Island. Practically waterfront and round ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Coast Bastion Hotel
Somass Motel
2 out of 5
5279 River Rd, Port Alberni, BC
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4.3/5Excellent! (96 reviews)

"Fast and easy check in, place was clean and pleasant"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Somass Motel
Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
2.5 out of 5
315 Rosehill Street, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥8,994 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17
4.1/5Very Good! (1,003 reviews)

"I loved the fact it is centrally located and really enjoyed the ensuite jacuzzi! Staff was really nice and helpful! I will definitely return soon"…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
Vancouver Island University Residences
2 out of 5
4 University Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
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4/5Very Good! (155 reviews)

"Affordable room, what hotels used to be like, a bed, shower, and place to hook up the laptop to watch some entertainment."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Vancouver Island University Residences
Best Western Dorchester Hotel
2.5 out of 5
70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥10,547 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
3.8/5Good! (764 reviews)

"Good location right downtown. Great for walking and taking in harbour sites."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Harbour Light Motel
2.5 out of 5
200 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥4,824 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
3.8/5Good! (423 reviews)

"Very attentive and considerate at the front desk. Very clean room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Harbour Light Motel
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
2.5 out of 5
809 Island Hwy S, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥7,955 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
3.8/5Good! (987 reviews)

"Great hotel. Clean, tasteful well managed a nd a good breakfast provided with a view! Reasonably priced."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo
2 out of 5
96 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥6,132 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
3.7/5Good! (982 reviews)

"I been a avid visitor and stayed here more then a few times! I will definitely come back again!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo
The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
505 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥5,708 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
3.5/5Good! (327 reviews)

"Staff were great and very understanding with the ferry situation"…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
Colonial Motel
2 out of 5
950 Terminal Avenue N, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥6,950 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
3.5/5Good! (83 reviews)

"A good place for a quick overnight. Conveniently located between the city part of Nanaimo and the highway to beaches and nature to the north."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Colonial Motel
Diplomat Motel
2 out of 5
333 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥6,050 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
3.3/5 (248 reviews)

"The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Diplomat Motel
The Bluebird Motel
2 out of 5
995 Terminal Ave N., Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥5,077 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17
3.2/5 (385 reviews)

"We could get on time because we took the last ferry. Next day the person in charge D allowed us to stay to sleep for a few hours. That was great for us"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

The Bluebird Motel
Value Lodge Economy Motel
2 out of 5
736 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥8,094 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
3.1/5 (88 reviews)

"Very clean, no nonsens hotel. Mattress was to soft for our likes But that’s personal. Lots of noise from the highway. Perfect for a night close to the ferries."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Value Lodge Economy Motel
Nanaimo Cambie Hostel
1.5 out of 5
63 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
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3/5 (13 reviews)

"Great location close to all the nightlife hotspots. Friendly staff.Nice amenities."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Nanaimo Cambie Hostel
Castaway Motel
2 out of 5
205 N. Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
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2.6/5 (31 reviews)

"The worst flea bag motel ever . I reserved in Expedia With confirmation and I get to the dump and the guy at the front with zero customer service said “ we have no reservation booked “ I said I have a confirmation number and he said we don’t honour Expedia reservations . Like WTF ? I have a number ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Castaway Motel
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Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Nanaimo?
You’ll probably want to seek out the sights of historical relevance while you’re staying in Nanaimo. And while you’re here, you can visit the bustling port and scenic seaside.
What's the best place to stay in Nanaimo to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel & Villas is a top 3.5-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers a restaurant. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Best Western Dorchester Hotel and Charm of Qualicum Bed and Breakfast.
How many historical hotels will I find in Nanaimo?
Nanaimo has 333 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 32 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights in Nanaimo?
Nanaimo is notable for landmarks like Bastion, Alberni Pacific Railway, and Sproat Lake Petroglyphs. Cultural venues include Nanaimo Museum, Ladysmith Little Theatre, and Ladysmith Museum. Other popular sights include Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Nanaimo?
When you book a historic hotel, you’ll sleep in a place that has an official historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be considered a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often preserved in the communal spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Nanaimo, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels tend to be what’s most significant. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value along with how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Nanaimo have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, though efforts have been made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities, and the usual amenities found in any hotel should be available at a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Nanaimo, you won’t find yourself staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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