Places to stay in Nanaimo, British Columbia

We currently have 79 accommodations in and around Nanaimo with other regional listings available for Campsites, Motor Inns, Hotels, B&B's and other properties. You can filter listings by the available types:

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Known as the "Harbour City" for its incredible downtown harbour, Nanaimo is the second largest city on the Island and offers guests a myriad of activities and attractions. Acknowledged by professionals as one of the best diving locations in North America, the waters around Nanaimo cater to divers of all skill levels. Nanaimo is located on Highway 19, 111 km northwest of Victoria. Places to eat in the region include New York Style Pizza & Pasta, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Mrs Riches Club Cafe, and Pho A Dong Restaurant.

Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the city are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, though there are a large number of nearby hotels. If you are travelling in the area, Nanaimo is located close to Jeddah Point, Holt Creek, Lasqueti Island, Bute Island and Little Bull Passage.

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Selected and best reviewed properties in Nanaimo

Photograph of Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo

The Best Western Dorchester Hotel

9 OUT OF 10 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 .....
Photograph of Island View Bed And Breakfast, Nanaimo

The Island View Bed And Breakfast

Island View B&B rests on a total of 12 acres of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Colpoys Bay. Just 6 km's east of Wiarton on Grey Road 1, we are 200m from the entrance to Bruce's Caves Conservation area which is part of the Bruce Trail. We are open year round with the house being centrally .....

Photograph of Golden Divot B&B, Nanaimo

The Golden Divot B&B

We offer a modern air conditioned residential setting with ocean and mountain views. From our comfy rooms you can venture out to the private lounge and kitchenette, or join us on upstairs patio and soak in the panoramic ocean the view. The back patio offers a garden view as well as a practice golf .....

Photograph of Inn On Long Lake, Nanaimo

The Inn On Long Lake

The Inn on Long Lake is the Jewel of Nanaimo hotels on Vancouver Island. Located on picturesque Long Lake travelers are drawn to its doors with the promise of beautiful sunrises and the feel of having nature at their own front door. You will be delighted to find within its walls modern comfortable .....

Photograph of Mountainaire Campground & RV Park, Nanaimo

The Mountainaire Campground & RV Park

Central to the Island, just south of Nanaimo, on a lovely 40 acre property near the famous Nanaimo River, we have about 100 beautiful sites. From wide open and sunny to sheltered and shady, fully service RV sites to private little campsites on which to pitch a tent, we have a site that's sure to .....

Photograph of Lakeview Vacation Homes, Nanaimo

The Lakeview Vacation Homes

Enjoy relaxing on the deck with a fantastic lakeview. The beach only steps away or sunbathe on the large dock. Some watercrafts available for your pleasure. Stroll along the walking trail and enjoy the local wildlife including osprey, otters, mink, turtles and more. Beautiful gardens on-site. .....

Photograph of Westwood Lake RV - Camping & Cabins, Nanaimo

The Westwood Lake RV - Camping & Cabins

Welcome to Westwood Lake Campgrounds located next to Westwood Lake Park with safe swimming beaches and miles of well-maintained trails. The lake is well stocked with trout and has a ramp for small boats. The campgrounds have full services for tenting, RV sites, and rental cabins for your enjoyment. .....

Photograph of Hammond Bay Oceanside Bed & Breakfast, Nanaimo

The Hammond Bay Oceanside Bed & Breakfast

Our private beach is great for swimming and sunbathing. Hammond Bay is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, diving, birdwatching, etc. Piper's Lagoon Park and Neck Point Park are just a short stroll along the seashore. Hiking trails, picnic areas, and swimming are features of both parks. Please remember .....

Other local Nanaimo information and places to visit.

  • Longitude: -123°56'24.232
  • Latitude: 49°9'57.180

Things to see and do

Splitsville Entertainment Ltd

Located at 171 Calder Road. Splitsville Entertainment is Canada’s premier bowling event specialists in Hamilton Ontario and Nanaimo British Columbia bowling.

Brechin Lanes

Located at 1870 Wellington Road East. Brechin Lanes is your onestop shop for bowling in Nanaimo We offer fun birthday parties as well as fun leagues for everybody Good clean family fun Nanaimo Rainy Day Activity

Gallery 223

Located at 223 Commercial Street. Gallery 223 is conveniently located in downtown Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in a restored heritage building - the former home of the Nanaimo Daily Free Press newspaper.

Nearby towns

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Closed or unlisted properties

  • Pepper Muffin Country Inn located at 3718 Jingle Pot Road closed or delisted.
  • The Red Pheasant Country Inn Bed and Breakfast located at 2850 Gordon's Lane closed or delisted.
  • Eagleridge Bed & Breakfast located at 6517 Peregrine Road closed or delisted.
  • Shearwater House Bed and Breakfast located at 3297 Shearwater Drive closed or delisted.

Renamed properties

  • at may have been previously known as Maple View B&B or Maple View Bed & Breakfast
  • Inn On Long Lake at 4700 North Island Highway may have been previously known as Inn on Long Lake