Overview

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

70 Church Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4, Canada
+1 250 754 6835

RM 487+

Overall guest ratings

7.8/10 Good
Based on 494 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.0
  • 8.4
  • 4.6
  • 4.5

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  • Wonderful sightseeing

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    About

    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. Bring your appetite to the most important meal of the day, because steaming hot eggs and pancakes, fresh fruits and croissants, a variety of cereal and yogurt and our flavorful coffee are all featured for a nominal fee. We do offer a full a-la-carte breakfast (made to order). Reserve your next vacation at Best Western® Dorchester Hotel and get ready for a trip filled with sightseeing, water sports and fun events!

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    Amenities

    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
    • Business centre
    • Internet
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Bicycle hire
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beauty salon
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Free parking
    • Storage available
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Laundry facilities
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 563 reviews
    • 9.0 "World class service."
      8.8 "88% said the reception staff was great."
      10.0 "100% thought the service was very professional."
      10.0 "100% were impressed by the laundry service."
    • 8.4 "Location is great."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      8.8 "88% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      9.2 "92% thought parking was inexpensive."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
    • 7.6 "Good breakfast."
    • 5.5 "Rooms are ok."
      6.1 "Only 61% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 4.6 "Not very comfortable."
      2.7 "73% said rooms were small."
      1.4 "86% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 60%."
    • 4.5 "Bad amenities."
      4.5 "55% thought the building wasn't nice."
      1.0 "90% thought the facilities needed updating."
      3.5 "For 65%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
      3.3 "67% didn't like the architecture."
    • 4.1 "Vibe wasn't good."
      3.0 "70% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      3.5 "For 65%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
      4.1 "59% didn't like the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall rating

    8.0 Good
    Based on 320 reviews
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.6 "86% said the reception staff was great."
    • 8.5 "Location is great."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 7.3 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.3 "Average cleanliness."
      6.3 "Only 63% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 5.4 "Rooms are ok."
      6.8 "Beds were acceptable for 68%."
      6.3 "Only 63% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 4.5 "Not very comfortable."
      2.7 "73% said rooms were small."
    • 4.3 "Bad amenities."
      4.3 "57% thought the building wasn't nice."
      0.8 "92% thought the facilities needed updating."
    • 3.8 "Vibe wasn't good."
      2.7 "73% criticized the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall rating

    7.8 Good
    Based on 106 reviews
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.9 "89% said the reception staff was great."
    • 8.0 "Location is great."
    • 6.0 "Average cleanliness."
      6.0 "Only 60% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 5.6 "Rooms are ok."
      6.7 "Beds were acceptable for 67%."
      6.0 "Only 60% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 4.7 "Not very comfortable."
    • 4.5 "Bad amenities."
      4.6 "54% thought the building wasn't nice."

    Overall rating

    6.3 Good
    Based on 67 reviews
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.1 "Location is great."
    • 5.1 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.2 "Bad amenities."
      4.2 "58% thought the building wasn't nice."
    • 4.0 "Vibe wasn't good."
      2.9 "71% criticized the unstylish hotel."

    Overall rating

    8.4 Excellent
    Based on 67 reviews
    • 9.2 "World class service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.3 "Location is great."
    • 5.2 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.5 "Not very comfortable."
      2.3 "77% said rooms were small."
    Hotel type
    Boutique Hotel
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