Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The family Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is a decent example of a 2-star hotel in Nanaimo. Founded in 1960, the hotel underwent a renovation in 1996. It features dry cleaning, newspaper service and evening reception as well as a designated smoking area, a vending machine and a safe deposit box.

The hotel is located in a downtown area notable for museums and the bastion as well as parks and provides fast access to Petroglyph Park, Protection Island and Newcastle Island Marine Park within 15-minute walk. Nanaimo city center is 4 km away.

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside can be reached in 60 minutes by car from Vancouver Intl airport.

Rooms

It offers air-conditioned rooms equipped with high-speed internet, a work desk, TV, a dressing area and climate control and kitchens with coffee/tea makers, a fridge and a microwave. All bathrooms come with a bathtub, towels and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy seasonal dishes served at the outdoor restaurant.

Services

There are cars for rent on site.

Relax

Such on-site leisure facilities as an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor heated pool and a golf course are available for the guests' use. The property provides a gym and a fitness room along with mini golf and skiing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   100.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • No elevators
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Pet amenities available
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

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City Center
  • Nanaimo
    3.7km
Airports
Restaurants
  • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
    250 m
  • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Hamburgers, Healthy)
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    100

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Rooms and availability

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Deluxe Business Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
Size: 28m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Offering free WiFi, this spacious open-plan room includes a cable TV, a large work desk, a microwave, mini-fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. Please note, this is not a pet-friendly room.

Room facilities
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
    Size: 28m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Offering free WiFi, this air conditioned room includes a cable TV, a work desk and tea and coffee-making facilities. Please note, some of these rooms are pet friendly. Please advise hotel directly if bringing a pet.

    Room facilities
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      Business Class Double Room
      Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
      Size: 28m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
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      Offering free WiFi, this spacious open-plan room with 1 queen bed includes a single sofa bed, a cable TV, a large work desk, a microwave, mini-fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. Please note, this is not a pet-friendly room.

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Nanaimo location
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        Hotel Address:

        1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Nanaimo
          3.7km
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
          250 m
        • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Hamburgers, Healthy)
          300 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100

        Hotel Awards

        CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNanaimoHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Canada

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        Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 3.6km

        Amusement

        • Great Canadian Casino CO Ltd - 100 m
        • Fiesta Lanes - 300 m
        • James Street Billiards - 900 m
        • Fun Centre - 1.4km
        • Werners 24/7 Billiards Cafe - 1.4km
        • Harbour City Bingo Society - 1.8km
        • Cyber City Adventures - 3.4km

        Stadiums

        • Serauxmen Stadium - 1.7km

        Museums

        • Nanaimo District Museum - 700 m

        Parks

        • Nanaimo Bowen Park Complex - 1.6km

        Halls

        • Newcastle Island Pavilion - 3.2km
        • Cranberry Fire Protection Dist - 9.5km
        • Gabriola Island Community Hall - 10.6km
        • Cedar Community Hall - 13.9km

        Universities, Institutes

        • Malaspina Students' Union - 700 m
        • Tamagawa University - 9.5km

        College Campuses

        • Vancouver Island University - VIU Nanaimo - 2.3km

        Local Attractions

        • Protection Island - 1.8km
          Nanaimo, British ColumbiaCanada
        • WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo - 11.5km
          35 Nanaimo River Rd., Nanaimo

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • Cape Scott Provincial Park - 170 m
          northern terminus of Highway 19
        • Nanaimo Museum - 720 m
          100 Museum Way, Nanaimo

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Gina's - 250 m

          Address: 47 Skinner St
          Phone: 250-753-5411

          73% likes this, based on 160 reviews
          Cuisine: Mexican
          Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 19

        • Old City Take Out - 310 m

          Address: 54 Prideaux Street
          Phone: (250) 753-5454

          83% likes this, based on 26 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Canadian
          Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 21

        • White Spot - 370 m

          Address: 130 Terminal Avenue N
          Phone: (250) 754-2241

          61% likes this, based on 59 reviews

        • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant - 300 m

          Address: 77 Skinner Street
          Phone: +(1)2505916078

          70% likes this, based on 26 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian fusion, Hamburgers, Healthy, Organic

        • Cousin Nick's Pizza & Pasta - 330 m

          Address: 21 Front St
          Phone: (250) 753-9444

          81% likes this, based on 9 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100

        Hotel Awards

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        Best Family Hotels in Canada

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        Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple
          8.2

          Central location but not the nicest of exteriors to the hotel. Breakfast was good. The hotel charged our credit card on booking fyi

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          The restaurant was very good. The breakfast provided was really good to. The room was clean.

          The people above us kept us awake until very late 1;30am. I know this is not part of hotel , but again it is because the floors are very squeaky etc. and can be heard .

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          The restaurant was exceptional because the food was superb. Obviously the chef was fabulous and the restaurant staff efficient, professional and personable. This hotel is very dated and desperately needs a face lift, big time.

          The hotel needs to be renovated.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          The pool looked very nice Near the harpour

          The door was not cloesed proper on top one corner The smell in the Hotel and room is very special....

        • Family with children
          5.0

          The location was great for wanting to walk the ocean wall and go to restaurants and shops.

          On the second day of our stay only one of the beds were made. The hotel has not been updated and that is very evident.

        • Group of friends
          6.2

          Location. Breakfast was good - staff very friendly and helpful.

          Hotel is very old and lacks many amenities available in all hotels such as hair dryer, safe, new towels (they are thin and old). TV's are old and reception of limited channels. Rugs need to be changed. Because there are no elevators, one can hear people running up and down the stairs. Because of location (and maybe past reputation as TravelLodge), there are manual labourers staying there - saw one smoking out the window. Loby needs revamp...smells as you walk in.

        • Single
          8.8

          The staff were super friendly and helpful. The room was clean, quiet and value priced.

        • Single
          10.0

          location and it was a beautiful hotel very clean

        • Single
          2.4

          Nothing

          The hotel is a good candidate for closure if HoJo is looking to close a hotel. The place is old, smelly and in a terrible location. I had to wait almost 10 minutes at check-in to see anyone. There was no employee to be seen any where! Probably the worst hotel I've ever stayed at

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          was clean, quiet and close to the water . was fairly central to pubs and restarants and tim hortons. was A very plesent stay

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          Spacious room.

          No Breakfast. There is a tim Hortons closeby. Still continental B.fast would have been nicer as in other hotels of same category.(Days Inn Victoria)

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          It was a clean room, standard size... but Canadian culture has smaller bathrooms (lights outside) than what were use to. Hard to find but easy in and easy out to get to Convention Centre for Lions Convention.

          No elevator and I did not ask to be on ground floor. My wife had knee replacement surgery 7 months ago and it was good/bad for her to climb stairs. No restaurant, and later found out that our payment did not include free cards for breakfast. It is usually a deal breaker to book at a hotel that does not give breakfast. It is hard for me to recommend this hotel to others because the deal that I got through this web site made me ineligible for the $6.00 money card to eat breakfast next door. No breakfast means no recommendation to others.

        • Couple
          5.8

          The room was a good size and the bed was comfortable. The front desk agent called Aaron was helpful.

          I did not like that they do not do breakfast and do not have a bar facility for if people want to relax in it.

        • Single
          6.6

          Reasonably priced, 30 year old motel. The location, at the edge of the downtown area of Nanaimo was excellent, being adjacent to the inter-city bus terminal as well. The rooms were reasonably well appointed with modern furniture and equipment.

          No fridge in room Hallways very drab No indoor pool No restaurant No bar No free breakfast

        • Couple
          6.2

          Clean, tidy room at reasonable price.

          The high noise level from surrounding rooms and the lack of gardens/landscaping surrounding the hotel (felt like a concrete jungle).

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Nanaimo location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Nanaimo
          3.7km
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
          250 m
        • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Hamburgers, Healthy)
          300 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100

        Hotel Awards

        CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNanaimoHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Canada

        Use Badge