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Harbour Light Motel, Nanaimo

2.5-star2.5 stars
200 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4T2, Canada

Motel with restaurant, near Vancouver Island University
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
236See all 236 reviews
From 86 reviews

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Harbour Light Motel, Nanaimo

from $63
  • Queen Room
  • Two Bedroom Suite

What’s around Harbour Light Motel, Nanaimo


  • In Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Vancouver Island University - 33 min walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 11 min walk
  • Bastion - 14 min walk
  • Protection Island - 16 min walk
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park - 27 min walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 31 min walk
  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 2 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 12 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - midnight.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • 4 coffee shops/cafés
  • Restaurant
Working away
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Harbour Light Motel, Nanaimo’s small print

Also known as

  • Harbour Light Motel Nanaimo
  • Harbour Light Motel
  • Harbour Light Nanaimo


This property's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within 13 miles of the property will not be allowed to check in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: CAD 200 per stay

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 7.6 From 236 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Nice hotel, in delightful central Vancouver Island
This is a nice hotel, a little way from downtown, a little way from the ocean (so I lowered my "local area" rating). We very much enjoyed the beautiful flowers, the nearby restaurant with its live music, and the comfort and staff. The hotel is a little old (so I lowered my rating "condition"), and one night there was a problem with gnats (so I lowered my "cleanliness" rating) but the staff promptly fixed it. We were delighted with central Vancouver Island -- our earlier visits to Vancouver Island had only been to the Victoria area.
Michael, usRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great Location
We stayed there two different nights. There were two beds, two chairs and a table but only one night stand. There was a refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine and a counter outside the bathroom that was handy. The location was great. There was a very good restaurant next door, MGM Restaurant, and a 7-11, a McDonalds and a gas station across the street. The hotel was down the road from the ferry. The only downside was that the first room smelled like smoke and the second room had a bunch noisy kids in the room above jumping up and down.
usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good location. Comfortable stay
Good location. Comfortable stay
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Last place I would book in Nanaimo
The desk clerk was extremely rude to me & then threatened to not give me the room. He also said I look like trouble. He took forever to book me in & when I asked a question about a duplicate visa slip that’s when he threatened to not book me in. I felt he was being suspicious when taking my visa that’s why I asked him that. Obviously a miss understanding, one slip was his copy & one mine.
Ian, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
One night stay in nanaimo
Great hotel near the hub of Naniamo and local restaurant nearby
Terry, us1 night romance trip

Harbour Light Motel, Nanaimo

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