Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Best Western Dorchester Hotel is a hotel located in Nanaimo. Located on the vibrant downtown Harbour, this Nanaimo, BC hotel presents guests with easy access to the area's most popular attractions, such as Harbourfront Walkway, Great Canadian Casino and Newcastle Island.
This Nanaimo, BC hotel also offers the perfect location for attending the area's many events, including Silly Boat Regatta, Dragon Boat festival and local sports tournaments. Or, enjoy unwinding by golfing, shopping, hiking, biking, fishing, mountain biking, boating and bird watching.
Those traveling on business will love that this Nanaimo hotel is near the Convention Center and that the Dorchester Hotel is close to Vancouver Island University, First Nations and Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Guests of this British Columbia Best Western can travel with ease, as the Nanaimo Airport is just minutes away. And, taxi service is available to the ferries or Nanaimo Airport.

This historic boutique hotel provides guests with all the modern conveniences that make visitors feel like they're at a home away from home. The Dorchester Hotel offers wonderful amenities in each of the spacious, newly renovated rooms, including a LCD flat screen television with cable satellite TV and movie channels, free high-speed Internet access, a coffee maker, an in-room safe, a desk and much more.
Guests can relax after a day of sightseeing or working at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dorchester Hotel cocktail lounge, onsite restaurant and fitness center. There is a large roof top terrace for hotel guests to enjoy. This eco-friendly British Columbia Best Western also offers many other generous amenities, such as free parking, a laundromat and many other retail stores - all on the property.

This Nanaimo, BC hotel also offers meeting, conference and banquet facilities, as well as wedding services, with space for up to 200 attendees.
For friendly service and a comfortable stay, book a room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dorchester Hotel today

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Reviews for Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo

6 / 10 based on 4 reviews

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9 OUT OF 10 rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
Fri 26 Oct 2007
Staff / Service: 9
Location: 9
Cleanliness: 9

Positives: Very nice boutique hotel, newly renovated.

Negatives: None.

Comments: I have stayed here before and this time I found out that they spent about a million $ on guest room renovations. Very nice. They have kept the charm of an older period hotel and made it come alive with the new fabrics and furniture. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A great dining room, also renovated with new fabrics and color. And get this, they now offer free bicycles for hotel guests to explore the surrounding harbor trails. What a great idea. I definitely recommend this hotel.

6 OUT OF 10 rating rating rating rating rating rating
Wed 04 Jul 2007
Staff / Service: 5
Location: 6
Cleanliness: 7

Positives: Had a good breakfast.

Negatives: Room a bit small for the furniture.

Comments: OK for passing through.

4 OUT OF 10 rating rating rating rating
Sun 20 Aug 2006
Staff / Service: 4
Location: 5
Cleanliness: 5

Positives: In town.

Negatives: No elevator to room, had to carry bags up steps. Room tiny.

Comments: No space in room with one bed. You could barely get by it because of lack of space. really need to get rid of those rooms or make two rooms one.

8 OUT OF 10 rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
Wed 02 Aug 2006
Staff / Service: 9
Location: 8
Cleanliness: 9

Positives: Location, there was a lot to do near by, the staff was helpful.

Negatives: There was no parking. A lot of outside noise because it is in the heart of the town

Comments: Staff were very friendly and helpful. It is in the heart of the town on the waterfront which is fun. It would be great for young adults. Parking was challenging. Our room was very clean.

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Location details / directions

·From: the North From Highway 19, take Exit 18 to city center. Follow to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dorchester Hotel. ·From: the South From Highway 19, take Exit 9 to city center. Follow to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dorchester Hotel. ·From: the East From Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, follow city center signs. Follow to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dorchester Hotel. ·From: the West From Highway 19, take Exit 18 to city center. Follow to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dorchester Hotel.

Near to the following attractions

  • Recreation:
    • Casino/gambling
    • Bicycling
    • Nature trails
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Mountain biking
    • Sailing/boating
    • Scuba diving
    • Water sports
    • Theatre
    • Sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, diving and fishing available through front desk
    • Heritage walks, Japanese gardens, bird watching and wildlife viewing
    • 5 championship 18-hole golf courses
  • Nearby Cities:
    • 60 kilometer(s) from Duncan, city of totem poles and native murals
    • 143 kilometer(s) from Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia
  • Local Attractions:
    • Fitness center
    • Jogging track
    • Nightclub
    • Casino/gambling
    • Pharmacy
    • Bicycling
    • Nature trails
    • Shopping
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Karaoke
    • Sightseeing
    • Sports events
    • Hiking
    • Mountain biking
    • Sailing/boating
    • Scuba diving
    • Water sports
    • Theatre
    • Sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, diving and fishing available through front desk
    • Heritage walks, Japanese gardens, bird watching and wildlife viewing
    • Art galleries and shopping
    • Petroglyph Park, history of the First Nations people and rock carvings
    • Across the street from the Harbourfront Walkway
    • 0 kilometer(s) from Bastion Museum and boutiques
    • 0 kilometer(s) from Convention centre
    • .01 kilometer(s) from Port of Nanaimo Authority
    • .01 kilometer(s) from Nanaimo District Museum, replica of a coalmine with native exhibits
    • .01 kilometer(s) from Port Theater and Live Symphony
    • .01 kilometer(s) from Maffeo Sutton Park
    • .01 kilometer(s) from Great Canadian Casino
    • .01 kilometer(s) from Port Place Mall
    • .01 kilometer(s) from City Hall
    • .75 kilometer(s) from Olde City, shopping area
    • 1 kilometer(s) from New Castle Island, Hiking, cycling, swimming and picnics can be reached by ferry from Maffeo Sutton Park.
    • 1 kilometer(s) from Nanaimo First Nation
    • 5 kilometer(s) from Bungy Zone
    • 6 kilometer(s) from Harmac Pacific
    • Within 45 minutes of 5 championship 18-hole golf courses
  • Special Events:
    • Empire Days, May Long Weekend
    • Canada Day Celebrations, July 1st
    • World Championship Bathtub Race, 3rd week of July
    • Vancouver Island Exhibition, 3rd week of August
  • Transportation:
    • Private shuttle service available to the ferries or Nanaimo Airport
    • .01 kilometer(s) from Harbour Air / Baxter Air, Seaplane service to Vancouver Harbour
    • .01 kilometer(s) from Gabriola Ferry, .01 kilometer(s) from E&N Dayliner, service to Victoria.
    • .01 kilometer(s) from the bus depot
    • 15 kilometer(s) from Nanaimo Airport
  • Shopping:
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Port Place Mall
    • 0.75 kilometer(s) from Olde City, shopping area
  • Duncan, city of totem poles and native murals
    • 60 kilometer(s) from Duncan, city of totem poles and native murals
  • Harbourfront Walkway
    • 0.01 mile(s) from Harbourfront Walkway
  • Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia
    • 143 kilometer(s) from Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia
  • Port Place Mall
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Port Place Mall
  • Olde City,
    • 0.75 kilometer(s) from Olde City, shopping area
  • City Hall
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from City Hall
  • Bungy Zone
    • 5 kilometer(s) from Bungy Zone
  • Bastion Museum and boutiques
    • 0 kilometer(s) from Bastion Museum and boutiques
  • Convention centre
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Convention centre
  • Nanaimo Port Authority
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Nanaimo Port Authority
  • Port Theater and Live Symphony
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Port Theater and Live Symphony
  • Nanaimo District Museum,
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Nanaimo District Museum, replica of a coalmine with native exhibits
  • Great Canadian Casino
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Great Canadian Casino
  • Maffeo Sutton Park
    • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Maffeo Sutton Park
  • Harmac Pacific
    • 6 kilometer(s) from Harmac Pacific
  • Newcastle Island,
    • 1 kilometer(s) from Newcastle Island,

Prices should be used as a guide only and may vary with room and dates chosen. Lower pricing may be available via booking system | Please note all distances are approximate, and may not reflect driving or travel distances.

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70 Church Street
Nanaimo
British Columbia
V9R5H4
Canada


Tel: (250) 754-6835
Fax: 250-754-2638
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