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Riverside Resort Motel and Campground
3 out of 5
3506 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, BC
The price is ¥7,976 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14

This family-friendly Qualicum Beach motel is located on a river, within 3 mi (5 km) of Qualicum Beach Museum, The Old School House Arts Centre and Heritage Forest. ...

3.7/5Good! (283 reviews)

"Meh. As a campground it seems like it would be awesome, but renting the "cabins" is just okay. Very clean and well kept, excellent facilities for children. Expect your room to be smaller than you think and your showers to be a little painful, but, all in all, i would go back and just rent a different ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Riverside Resort Motel and Campground
Ocean Crest Motel
2.5 out of 5
3292 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
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The price is ¥8,497 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Qualicum Beach Museum, Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre, and Qualicum Beach Memorial ...

4/5Very Good! (197 reviews)

"Very nice place to stay with kitchenette and by the beach"…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Ocean Crest Motel
Skylite Motel
2 out of 5
459 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC
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The price is ¥6,436 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Parksville Community Park and Parksville Beach. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park ...

4/5Very Good! (142 reviews)

"Good clean room, with all the necessities. Friendly staff during stay. I'd come back and stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

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Buccaneer Inn
2.5 out of 5
1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥9,734 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beach Estates Park and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Nanaimo Regional General Hospital ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (270 reviews)

"Very quaint, privately owned hotel... pride of ownership is evident. Everything was clean, it is very close to ferry and we would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Buccaneer Inn
Harbour Light Motel
2.5 out of 5
200 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥4,807 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Nanaimo Museum and Bastion. Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Vancouver Island University ...

3.8/5Good! (425 reviews)

"right at the heart of the city, beautifully located"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Harbour Light Motel
The Bluebird Motel
2 out of 5
995 Terminal Ave N., Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥5,059 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Beach Estates ...

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
VIP Motel
2 out of 5
414 Island Highway West, Parksville, BC
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The price is ¥7,251 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Paradise Fun Park and Parksville Beach. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is ...

4/5Very Good! (280 reviews)
Excellent Choice

"Room was clean, service was excellent, bed was comfortable, motel was quiet. We would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

VIP Motel
The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
505 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥5,664 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Bastion and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Nanaimo Museum and Nanaimo ...

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
Lighthouse Motel
2.5 out of 5
6035 Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
The price is ¥8,961 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Nestled on the beach, this Regional District of Nanaimo motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club, Spider Lake Provincial Park, and PineRidge ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (122 reviews)

"Awesome place to stay! Cozy room, seaside with a great view."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Lighthouse Motel
Riverside Motel
2 out of 5
5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is ¥8,065 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Situated near the boardwalk, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Nuu-Chah-Nulth Whaling Canoe Sculpture and Raptors Centre. Alberni Valley Multiplex Ice ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (224 reviews)

"I really like staying here it is just right for my needs. The room had a mini kitchen which is great. My only issue was the wifi it was difficult to use kept going off. Hard to get business work done."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Riverside Motel
Holiday House Motel
2 out of 5
540 ESPLANADE, Ladysmith, BC
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The price is ¥9,450 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in the heart of Ladysmith, this motel is steps from Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery and LMS Community Marina. Ladysmith Museum and Transfer Beach Park are ...

3.5/5Good! (71 reviews)

"The owners were very friendly. The room was very clean."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Holiday House Motel
Cedar Grove Motel and Cabins
2.5 out of 5
246 Riverbend Road, Qualicum Beach, BC
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Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Qualicum Beach Museum, Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre, and Qualicum Beach Memorial ...

3.9/5Very Good! (90 reviews)
Cute cabin.

"Quiet, even right beside the hwy. Cute cabin. Very nice people at the check-in. Bed was comfy. Kitchen and bathroom were spotless."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Cedar Grove Motel and Cabins
Diplomat Motel
2 out of 5
333 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥5,542 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanaimo Museum and Bastion. Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park and Nanaimo ...

3.3/5 (249 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Diplomat Motel
Buena Vista by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
3285 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, BC
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Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this beachfront motel is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Qualicum Beach Museum, Qualicum Beach Memorial ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (105 reviews)

"Ocean view, quiet location, easy access.to beach walks"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Buena Vista by the Sea
Colonial Motel
2 out of 5
950 Terminal Avenue N, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥6,925 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Beach Estates ...

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
Value Lodge Economy Motel
2 out of 5
736 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is ¥8,069 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nanaimo Museum, Bastion, and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Vancouver Island University ...

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
Sunset Motel
2 out of 5
3611 McIntyre Drive, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is ¥5,703 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Port Alberni, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Alberni Valley Multiplex Ice Skating Rink, Rollin Art Centre Gallery, and Alberni Pacific Railway. ...

3.2/5 (46 reviews)

"good location and clean place"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Sunset Motel
Paradise Sea Shell Motel
2 out of 5
411 Island Hwy W, Parksville, BC
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Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Paradise Fun Park and Parksville Beach. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is ...

3.9/5Good! (340 reviews)

"Overall, clean and comfy. Friendly staff. Suggested some items need replacing."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Paradise Sea Shell Motel
Tyee Village Motel
2 out of 5
4151 Redford Street, Port Alberni, BC
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Situated in Port Alberni, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alberni Valley Multiplex Ice Skating Rink and Rollin Art Centre Gallery. Alberni Pacific Railway ...

2.9/5 (58 reviews)

"It was a very old motel. People were very accommodating and nice. Only downfall was kids running up and down hallways in early evening."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Tyee Village Motel
Redford Motel
2 out of 5
3723 Redford Street, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is ¥8,147 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Situated in Port Alberni, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Alberni Valley Multiplex Ice Skating Rink, Rollin Art Centre Gallery, and Alberni Pacific Railway. ...

3.7/5Good! (158 reviews)

"Easy access nice staff quick registration great pizza"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

3.5 out of 5
1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is ¥12,116 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
4.2/5Very Good! (875 reviews)

"Came to relax . A quick getaway. Liked how quiet it was and the spa."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
THE Beach Club Resort

THE Beach Club Resort

3.5 out of 5
181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is ¥13,768 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
4.3/5Excellent! (794 reviews)

"Awesome room, great atmosphere from the time we walked in, front desk lady was very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

THE Beach Club Resort
Coast Bastion Hotel

Coast Bastion Hotel

3.5 out of 5
11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
The price is ¥9,625 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
4.4/5Excellent! (991 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
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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Nanaimo?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can enjoy all that Nanaimo has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and Parksville Beach.
What is a motel?
Motels often include free parking, and many have outdoor pools. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool. Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America.
What are the best motels in Nanaimo?
The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites: Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Enjoy access to the restaurant, along with in-room amenities like a coffee maker. VIP Motel: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like free wired Internet. It’s located within a quick 1-minute drive of Parksville Beach. The Bluebird Motel: Enjoy access to the free WiFi, along with in-room amenities like a living room. Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Riverside Motel: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a kitchen. Diplomat Motel: Stay within a short 6-minute drive of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Enjoy access to the business center, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
How many motels are there in Nanaimo?
Take your pick from 26 low-priced motels in Nanaimo.
What can I do in Nanaimo?
While you’re sightseeing in this walkable area, check out the bustling port and enjoy the scenic seaside. Some popular places to visit include Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and Parksville Beach. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Pipers Lagoon Park, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, and Parksville Community Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Paradise Fun Park, and Brechin Lanes. Some historical places you might want to see include Bastion, Alberni Pacific Railway, and Sproat Lake Petroglyphs.
What's the weather like in Nanaimo?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Nanaimo to help you plan yours: 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 precipitation for Nanaimo is 49 inches.
What are my options for getting around Nanaimo when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Nanaimo to help you navigate your stay: 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 venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.