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
Late check-in/ -out
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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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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 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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      Double Room
      Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double beds or 2 Queen-size beds
      Size: 240 sq. feet
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      2 Queen Beds, No Smoking, Harbor View, 39 Inch Flat Screen TV

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        Bed type: Double beds or Queen-size bed or King-size bed
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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          Bed type: Double beds
          Size: 370 sq. feet
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            Deluxe Double 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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                Executive Suite
                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

                  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

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                  Best Western Dorchester Hotel Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 2.5 mi

                  Places of interest

                  Shopping areas

                  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

                  Stadiums

                  • Serauxmen Stadium - 1.1 mi

                  Museums

                  Parks

                  • Nanaimo Bowen Park Complex - 1.2 mi

                  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
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                  • 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