Best Western Dorchester Hotel - Nanaimo

ex. BEST WESTERN PLUS Dorchester Hotel

70 Church Street, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5H4  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western Dorchester Hotel - Nanaimo

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Best Western Dorchester is a 4-story hotel in a downtown area of Nanaimo at a close proximity to Petroglyph Park, Blue Horse Folk Art Gallery and Newcastle Island Marine Park offering non-smoking rooms with modern décor. The hotel opened its doors in 1891 and was remodeled in 2007.

The beautiful location makes a memorial park and a bastion easily reachable. The property lies within 5 km from the city center.

Guests will find shops and boutiques within minutes of the hotel.

Best Western Dorchester Hotel is within a 65-minute drive to Coal Harbour airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 70 rooms equipped with a wardrobe, TV, climate control, ironing facilities and a sofa. Many rooms feature a wonderful view of Nanaimo Harbour and Inner Harbour. They also have private bathrooms with bathrobes, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The seasonal restaurant provides fresh meals. Guests can dine at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub and Gabriel's Cafe located within 5 minutes' walk away.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Hotel services include porter service, ironing service and wedding services maintained by helpful staff.

Relax

Active guests will enjoy a fitness centre and a gym as well as sailing, kayaking and mountain biking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   70.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutiques
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Cycling

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Harbor view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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Hotel Address:

70 Church Street, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5H4

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City Center
  • Nanaimo
    2.6 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
    200 ft
  • Modern Cafe (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    70

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Premium Queen Suite
Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 345 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Queen-size bed
    Size: 155 sq. feet
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      Standard Room
      Bed type: Twin beds or Double beds or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
      Size: 230 sq. feet
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        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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        1 King Bed, No Smoking, 39 Inch Flat Screen TV, High Speed Internet Access

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          Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 220 sq. feet
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            Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
            Size: 240 sq. feet
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            1 Queen Bed, No Smoking, Harbor View, 39 Inch Flat Screen TV

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                  Quadruple Room
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                    Family Suite
                    Bed type: Double beds
                    Size: 370 sq. feet
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                      Deluxe Queen Room
                      Bed type: Queen-size bed
                      Size: 250 sq. feet
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                        Deluxe Quadruple Room
                        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
                        Size: 250 sq. feet
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                        Deluxe|QUADRUPLE DELUXE-QUEEN

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                          Bed type: King-size bed
                          Size: 455 sq. feet
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                            How to reach hotel

                            hotel Best Western Dorchester Hotel - Nanaimo Nanaimo location
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                            Hotel Address:

                            70 Church Street, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5H4

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                            City Center
                            • Nanaimo
                              2.6 mi
                            Airports
                            Restaurants
                            • Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
                              200 ft
                            • Modern Cafe (cuisine: American)
                              300 ft
                            Hotel information
                            • Check-in:
                              from  3 pm
                            • Check-out:
                              until  11 am
                            • Year renovated:
                              2007
                            • Number of floors:
                              4
                            • Number of rooms:
                              70

                            Hotel Awards

                            CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNanaimoBest Western Dorchester Hotel

                            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                            Best Luxury Hotels in Canada

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                            Best Western Dorchester Hotel Location

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                            What's nearby

                            Popular areas

                            • City Center - 2.5 mi

                            Amusement

                            • Fiesta Lanes - 400 ft
                            • James Street Billiards - 1400 ft
                            • Great Canadian Casino CO Ltd - 2000 ft
                            • Werners 24/7 Billiards Cafe - 3000 ft
                            • Fun Centre - 4300 ft
                            • Harbour City Bingo Society - 1.0 mi
                            • Cyber City Adventures - 2.4 mi

                            Monuments and Landmarks

                            Stadiums

                            • Serauxmen Stadium - 1.1 mi

                            Museums

                            Parks

                            Halls

                            • Newcastle Island Pavilion - 2.2 mi
                            • Cranberry Fire Protection Dist - 5.7 mi
                            • Gabriola Island Community Hall - 6.3 mi
                            • Cedar Community Hall - 8.3 mi

                            Universities, Institutes

                            • Malaspina Students' Union - 1400 ft
                            • Tamagawa University - 5.7 mi

                            College Campuses

                            Local attractions

                            • Protection Island - 1.1 mi
                              Nanaimo, British ColumbiaCanada
                            • WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo - 6.9 mi
                              35 Nanaimo River Rd., Nanaimo

                            Near the hotel

                            • Nanaimo Museum - 800 ft
                              100 Museum Way, Nanaimo
                            • Cape Scott Provincial Park - 2200 ft
                              northern terminus of Highway 19

                            Restaurants nearby

                            • Lighthouse Bistro and Pub - 200 ft

                              Address: 50 Anchor Way (On The Water In Nanaimo)
                              Phone: 250-754-3212

                              55% likes this, based on 109 reviews

                            • Best Western Dorchester Hotel - 200 ft

                              Address: 70 Church St
                              Phone: 250.754.6835

                              60% likes this, based on 21 reviews

                            • Coast Bastion Inn - 300 ft

                              Address: 11 Bastion St
                              Phone: 250.753.6601

                              76% likes this, based on 75 reviews

                            • Modern Cafe - 300 ft

                              Address: 221 Commercial Street
                              Phone: 250-754-5022

                              63% likes this, based on 131 reviews
                              Cuisine: American
                              Price Range: USD 12 - USD 26

                            • Javawocky Coffee House - 200 ft

                              Address: 90 Front St, Nanaimo, BC V9R5H7

                              79% likes this, based on 48 reviews

                            Hotel information
                            • Check-in:
                              from  3 pm
                            • Check-out:
                              until  11 am
                            • Year renovated:
                              2007
                            • Number of floors:
                              4
                            • Number of rooms:
                              70

                            Hotel Awards

                            CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNanaimoBest Western Dorchester Hotel

                            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                            Best Luxury Hotels in Canada

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                            Best Western Dorchester Hotel Reviews

                            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Dorchester Hotel

                            Average guest rating

                            7.2out of 10
                            Very good
                            Based on 8 reviews

                            Guest reviews

                            • Older travelers
                              7.0

                              Very limited parking. One parking spot had room for about 12 cars however once you enter you find that all spots are filled you then have to back out onto the main street in order to turn around. Dangerous. Dorchester Hotel informed that there was a lounge in the facility, which I needed to host a large group of friends. The Hotel did not inform me however that the lounge was not open. I had just assumed that if the Hotel had a lounge, the lounge would be functioning, this was at 1:00 pm. On a Saturday afternoon.

                            • Older travelers
                              9.6

                              Close location to harbors.

                            • Single
                              10.0

                              I loved the view from my room of the harbor. It was quite beautiful.

                              Nothing...it was perfect.

                            How to reach hotel

                            hotel Best Western Dorchester Hotel - Nanaimo Nanaimo location
                            Show big map »

                            Hotel Address:

                            70 Church Street, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5H4

                            Get directions
                            City Center
                            • Nanaimo
                              2.6 mi
                            Airports
                            Restaurants
                            • Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
                              200 ft
                            • Modern Cafe (cuisine: American)
                              300 ft
                            Hotel information
                            • Check-in:
                              from  3 pm
                            • Check-out:
                              until  11 am
                            • Year renovated:
                              2007
                            • Number of floors:
                              4
                            • Number of rooms:
                              70

                            Hotel Awards

                            CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNanaimoBest Western Dorchester Hotel

                            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                            Best Luxury Hotels in Canada

                            Use Badge