Places to stay in Nanaimo, British Columbia

We currently have 75 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:

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 Carlos Island, Crowston Lake, Beach Creek, Jedediah Island Marine Park and Maxwell Point.

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Selected and best reviewed properties in Nanaimo

The Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Photograph of Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo
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 .....

The Brannen Lake Campsites

Photograph of Brannen Lake Campsites, Nanaimo
40 acres of trees, grass & guiet. Minutes from major shopping. 110 acre lakefront farm adjoining campsite. Nightly hayrides. Swimming, hiking trails, boat-ramp, new wharf, store, hot showers, flush toilets, laundry& playground. Full/partial hook ups serving tents to R.V.'s towing a vehicle. Call us .....

The Living Forest Oceanside Campground

The Living Forest is without question one of the finest RV Parks and Campgrounds on Vancouver Island--or anywhere else! RV WEST magazine readers have voted it their favourite privately run RV park and campground! Centrally located in beautiful Nanaimo, the park is the perfect location to call .....

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, unlisted or renamed properties

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