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Inn the Estuary

9.9 | Excellent | #1 out of 2 hotels in Nanoose Bay

Beside Qualicom Wildlife Area, free breakfast supplies, great rooms & staff

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast supplies, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's peaceful surrounding and proximity to bird watching
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be beautiful and well equipped by many lodgers
  • Several travellers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 15, 2014
Bordering the Qualicom National Wildlife Area and about a 1-minute drive from Highway 19, Inn the Estuary is suitable for travellers who prefer a scenic hotel with extended kitchen amenities, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's non-smoking rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, an iPod dock, a kitchenette, a fireplace, an outdoor jetted tub, a washer and dryer, a BBQ, a private entrance, a dining area, a living area with a sofabed and a private bathroom with a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include kayaks, bicycles and free breakfast supplies with which guests can prepare their own meal. Pets are not permitted.

Quality Food Grocery Store is about a 9-minute walk away, while the waterfront can be found 15 minutes away on foot. Fairwinds Golf & Country Club is roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel and Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is a 32-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 5, 2014)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's location, describing it as relaxing, peaceful and easily accessible, as well as close to highway access, bird watching, hiking, a grocery store, Nanaimo and Parksville. One patron remarked, "You literally feel like you're right in the marshland but in the comfort of an ultra modern home. The landscape is breath taking. I must've seen half a dozen different types of birds during breakfast alone".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by many lodgers. They described their rooms as beautiful, clean, quiet, well equipped and spacious, with comfortable beds and pillows.

Several guests complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as accommodating, friendly and helpful with recommendations and directions. One guest noted, "Our hosts were most gracious, available, and full of information".
The Bad
There were no notable negative reviews available online for this hotel at the time of writing. Guests may want to note that while free breakfast supplies are provided, there is no restaurant on site.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 6 Nanoose Bay B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 17 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 9.9 out of 10 from 13 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 5, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.9 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 2
hotels in Nanoose Bay

The average guest rating for Inn the Estuary is 9.9 out of 10 based on 30 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Inn the Estuary at #1 out of 2 hotels in Nanoose Bay.

Map Marker Inn the Estuary
2991 Northwest Bay Road, Box 209, Nanoose Bay, BC