There's a good selection of hotels in Nanaimo with higher ratings. We compared the hotels for better value based upon room price over 3 different months, amenities they offer, their location and their online scores.

Editor's Top 4 Picks

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Book from ~C$73 
Clean rooms with modern furniture, mini-fridge, microwave, outdoor patio, sauna
The family-friendly Travelodge was picked for best value in the budget hotel category in Nanaimo. This is a basic hotel that offers good rates with included Wi-Fi, parking and a deluxe continental breakfast, bringing the rate down even further. As far as cheaper hotels in Nanaimo with good guest ratings, the Travelodge comes out on top. Guests liked the very clean rooms with modern furniture, new linens and updated bathrooms, very friendly staff who were extremely helpful, and the central location of the hotel. Other highlights were the breakfast with lots of variety, comfy beds, and nice TVs with great channel selection. Rooms were renovated in the spring of 2013 to include granite counter tops in the bathrooms, new bed linens, new pillow top mattresses and new furniture. All rooms come with flat screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges and balconies. There is a sauna, business centre and guest laundry on site.
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast and local calls
  • Many guests liked the hotel's proximity to downtown, parkland, and the ferry terminals
  • Many guests felt the staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Many guests said this hotel provided good value
  • Many guests enjoyed the free and varied breakfast
  • Several guests complained of smelling smoke odours in the rooms
  • A couple of guests complained about the breakfast room being crowded
  • A couple reviewers said their pillows were uncomfortable
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Book from ~C$109 
Highly praised Nanaimo hotel near ferry with harbour views, free Wi-Fi, restaurant & lounge
The full-service Coast Bastion Inn offers great value in the moderately-priced hotel category. The Coast Bastion Inn is the second cheapest of the hotels in Nanaimo with higher ratings. This hotel has nice decor with the newly accomplished, and extensive renovations completed on site. Guests liked the warm and friendly staff and the hotel's location, perfect for a stroll along the waterfront, and located across from Bastion Square, close to shops and restaurants. Some mentioned having large and elegant rooms with beautiful views of the water. The Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge offers fine dining and the hotel offers a number of services including a spa, a salon, concierge services and bike storage. Self-parking is available on site for $9 per day. Wi-Fi and local calls are free.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, comfortable and well appointed
  • Location ideal to the ferry, harbour, shopping and restaurants
  • Staff were well liked, courteous and efficient
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Guests loved the beautiful harbour views from their rooms
  • Parking is $9 plus tax per night
  • Parking was a little inconvenient according to a few guests
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Book from ~C$133 
Popular Nanaimo lakefront hotel with great views, hot tub and well-liked free breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
  • Many guests enjoyed clean, comfortable and well-equipped rooms
  • Location handy to highways, dining options, shopping, and ferry terminals
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guest surveys
  • Staff were well liked, friendly and accommodating
  • Many guests enjoyed pretty lake views from their rooms and balconies
  • Occasionally a guest said they could hear traffic noise
  • A few guests said the rooms were a little dated
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Recommended by guests for customer service, well-appointed rooms and good food

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free pick-up service from local airport and ferry
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast
  • The host was frequently complimented for his welcoming service
  • Several guests found the location central for accessing attractions in Nanaimo
  • Pets are not permitted

6 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Nanaimo

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Book from ~C$55 
Downtown hostel with free Wi-Fi, guests found clean rooms & friendly staff
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • A few guests complimented the common living room and kitchen
  • No on-site parking and no on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests found the beds uncomfortable
  • A couple of reviewers noted noise disturbances from inside and outside the hostel
  • Rooms lack TV, phone, air conditioning
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Book from ~C$69 
Cheaper Nanaimo motel an easy drive to town with pet-friendly rooms but mixed reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's affordable and economical rates
  • The hotel was complimented for its proximity to highway access and downtown
  • Several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • A few guests found the surrounding area to be "sketchy"
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
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1-min. drive from Trans-Canada Hwy, within walking distance of downtown, free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • A few reviewers found the motel well located for exploring the area
  • A couple of guests complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • A couple of guests thought that the rooms were in need of maintenance and upgrades
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Book from ~C$106 
Across from a shopping mall and an on-site restaurant, mixed guest reveiws
  • Free parking
  • Several guests found the rooms generally comfortable
  • Several reviewers complimented the service provided by staff
  • Several guests praised the food at the hotel's restaurant
  • A few reviewers found the beds comfortable
  • A couple of guests thought that the hotel offered good value
  • Several guests described their rooms as dated
  • Several reviewers complained about paying additional fees for Wi-Fi ($6 per day)
  • Several guests were disappointed that the pool was closed for maintenance during their stay
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Book from ~C$161 
Lakefront property with on-site hot tub, kayaking & swimming, friendly hosts
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests praised the lakefront location
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the food served at the free breakfast
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described their rooms as comfortable and well appointed
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site recreational facilities
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Book from ~C$118 
Well-liked north Nanaimo hotel with kitchenette and hot tub suites and free breakfast
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, bottled water, local calls, newspapers
  • Clean, well-equipped and comfortable rooms said guests
  • Location handy to the hwy, many shops and restaurants
  • Many enjoyed the free breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good overall in online surveys
  • Pleasant and knowledgeable staff said guests
  • Some guests complained of hearing traffic noise
  • Some guests found the prices quite high in peak season