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1 room, 2 adults

Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo

2.5-star2.5 stars
70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R5H4, Canada

Hotel with restaurant, near Vancouver Island University
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Good internet service
Fantastic service
Great location
Decent vibe
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From 661 reviews

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Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo

from $115
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
  • Premium Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

What’s around Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo


  • In Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Vancouver Island University - 35 min walk
  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 40 min walk
  • Bastion - 2 min walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 4 min walk
  • Protection Island - 10 min walk
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park - 13 min walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 1 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 70 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator/lift
  • Rooftop terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo’s small print


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

  • Best Western Dorchester
  • Best Western Dorchester Nanaimo
  • Best Western Nanaimo
  • Nanaimo Best Western
  • Best Western Dorchester Hotel
  • Best Western Hotel Dorchester
  • Best Western Plus Dorchester
  • Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo
  • Best Western Plus Dorchester Nanaimo
  • Dorchester Best Western
  • Best Western Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between CAD 10 and CAD 20 for adults, and CAD 5 and CAD 15 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 30 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 253 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Location location
Great location
Rona Angela, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
great location. Room for 5 was tight.
usFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
Had a very nice view and very comfy bed. First night was quiet in the halls but a bit noisier second night. Would recommend it as a good place to stay.
Jackie, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice views.
The view of the marina and waterfront was worth the stay.
us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Amazing service; however, the room was ridiculously cramped and had a poor layout. The bed was almost touching the fridge and dresser so you had to shimmy between the two and the desk chairs were not only unbelievably uncomfortable but also too big for the area and in the way of getting to the bathroom. These reasons, along with the maze to find my room, outdated decor, and the paper thin ceiling (loved hearing everyone above me use the bathroom) are why I would not be interested in staying again. Staff were friendly and bed was comfy though.
caBusiness trip

Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo

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