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Best Western Dorchester Hotel
2 stars

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

70 Church Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4, Canada
Nanaimo, Canada
See location+1 250 754 6835
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$179
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rate per night

7.7
Good
based on 1005 reviews
1,005 reviews
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Queen room
Standard Room
Double room

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About Best Western Dorchester Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
There's no better way to explore the beauty of a region than selecting a Nanaimo hotel that's right in the heart of all the adventure. Other hotels in Nanaimo, BC might try to compete, but guests keep returning to the Best Western® Dorchester Hotel because of the impeccably friendly service, location, and amenities. This Nanaimo hotel is close to the convention centre. Just a quick three-block stroll will deliver you to many popular BC events. How much more can you ask for? The Nanaimo Convention Centre isn't the only attraction that draws visitors here. The Nanaimo boat races are world-famous. Whether you prefer the Dragon Boat Race or Bath Tub Race, getting on the water (or watching from the bay) is a family-friendly must. Enjoy the views and the adrenaline pumping action of the races. The Silly Boat Regatta is a much beloved tradition. However, maybe you want something even more exciting. How about a day of bungee jumping? There's no better way to get your heart pumping. The best part is that this Nanaimo hotel is only a short drive to the best bungee spot in central Vancouver Island. There are multiple arts festivals nearby if you're looking for a little culture. This harbour view location also means that you're right across the street from the Sea Plane Terminal. Close to BC Ferries, Departure Bay and Duke Point, you've never had it better. Take full advantage of the location of your Nanaimo hotel. Conventions and meetings are the reason many guests book a stay at this Nanaimo hotel. Reserve your next vacation at Best Western® Dorchester Hotel and get ready for a trip filled with sightseeing, water sports and fun events! Recommended to check in through main entrance first, unload your luggage, and then park.

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Standard Room
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1 queen bed
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Double room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Best Western Dorchester Hotel

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Free parking
  • Business centre

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Dining

  • Grocery deliveries
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine (snacks)

General

  • Quiet street view
  • Family rooms
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • City view
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by lift

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Bicycle hire
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Beauty salon

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Bedroom

  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Best Western Dorchester Hotel

7.7
Good1,005 verified reviews
8.3Solo
12.5Families
19.7Couples
3.8Friends
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10Wonderful
Anonymous, Mar 2023

Greta location excellent and friendly staff. The staff responded to all my requests instantly. Could not ask for better service.

5.7Fair
Anonymous, Aug 2017

Pros. Great staff and location. Clean facility

Cons. Parking was rough. The AC needed repairs and was loud so we did not sleep during the night. We also had an issue with the lights not working so we had to utilize each lamp since the main switch did not work for the room. He AC was a huge bother. Very loud.

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Aug 2016

Pros. Excellent location to restaurants and close to the ferry

Cons. Limited parking

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Sep 2015

Pros. All the great services: staff, food, laundry, cleaning etc. Everyone was terrific.

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What are the hotel's unique offerings?

The hotel offers free parking, two on-site restaurants, and a convenient location with beautiful views of the harbor.

How is the cleanliness of the hotel?

The hotel is described as very clean and modern, with comfortable and spacious rooms. However, some guests mentioned issues with room maintenance and cleanliness, such as a musty smell and dirty rooms.

What can guests expect from the hotel's customer service?

Guests can expect friendly and helpful staff, with excellent customer service. However, some guests mentioned issues with staff responsiveness and lack of awareness about certain services.

When is the best time to visit the hotel?

The high season is in September, offering a great time to enjoy the hotel's fabulous harbor views and the nearby attractions. However, some guests mentioned that the hotel can be noisy, especially in the morning.

What are the food options available at the hotel?

The hotel offers two restaurants on-site, with excellent food and service. However, some guests mentioned limited breakfast options and issues with the seafood restaurant causing unpleasant smells throughout the property.

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Request a Room with a View

Opt for a room with a view of the Nanaimo Harbour, as several guests have praised the amazing views from their rooms.

Consider Room Cleaning Frequency

Some guests reported that their rooms were not cleaned or serviced during their stay, so it may be helpful to confirm the cleaning schedule with the hotel staff upon check-in.

Check Accessibility Features

If accessibility is a concern, it's advisable to inquire about the availability of accessible rooms and parking, as some guests mentioned limited accessibility.

Explore Nearby Attractions

Take advantage of the hotel's excellent location by visiting nearby attractions such as Bastion, Nanaimo Museum, and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park.

Be Mindful of Noise Levels

Guests noted that sound travels easily between rooms due to hardwood floors, so light sleepers may want to consider this when selecting a room.

Verify Parking Availability

As parking can be limited, especially during peak times, it's recommended to confirm parking availability and consider alternative parking options nearby.

Inquire About Breakfast Options

Some guests mentioned the lack of breakfast options, so it's worth checking with the hotel about available breakfast offerings or nearby dining options.

Confirm Early Check-In Availability

If early check-in is important, it's advisable to confirm this with the hotel in advance, as some guests experienced challenges with early check-in requests.

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

If traveling with pets, be aware that the hotel is pet-friendly but charges a fee per night for pet accommodation.

Consider Noise from Nearby Establishments

Guests reported noise from nearby establishments, so light sleepers may want to be mindful of this when selecting a room.

Location

70 Church Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4

What's nearby

  • Bastion69 m
  • Nanaimo Museum287 m
  • Sundown Divers0.6 km
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park1.6 km
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre2 km
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital3.1 km
  • Beach Estates Park3.3 km
  • Brechin Lanes3.5 km
  • Nanaimo Golf Club5.1 km
  • Frank Crane Arena5.3 km
  • Pipers Lagoon Park6.6 km
  • Wellington Railway Station7.3 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

When to book a room at Best Western Dorchester Hotel

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FAQs when booking at Best Western Dorchester Hotel

  • Where is Best Western Dorchester Hotel located?

    Best Western Dorchester Hotel is located at 70 Church Street, 0.3 km from the centre of Nanaimo. Bastion is the closest landmark to Best Western Dorchester Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Best Western Dorchester Hotel.

  • Does Best Western Dorchester Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Best Western Dorchester Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Best Western Dorchester Hotel offer free parking?

    Yes, Best Western Dorchester Hotel offers free parking.

  • How far is Best Western Dorchester Hotel from the airport?

    Best Western Dorchester Hotel is 0.3 km from Nanaimo Harbour. Best Western Dorchester Hotel is 13.6 km from Nanaimo Arpt.

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