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

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge

Overview

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is a 2-star hotel offering a golf course and an outdoor swimming pool. The business hotel was built in 1960 and refurbished in 1996.

The excellent location gives quick access to Maple Bay, Bodega Ridge Provincial Park and Salt Spring Golf & Country Club. It will take you 5 minutes to get to Cape Scott Provincial Park, Newcastle Island Marine Park and Nanaimo Bastion.

Nearby points of interest include museums and a bastion.

Th city center is 4km away from the hotel. Fast access to Vancouver Intl airport within 60km is provided.

Rooms

All air-conditioned guestrooms include Deluxe Business Double Room, Standard Pool Side Room and Business Class Double Room that come with ironing facilities, a writing desk, individual climate control, a microwave and satellite TV. They are fitted with spacious bathrooms with a bathtub, complimentary toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Varied dishes are served in the charming restaurant on site.

Services

The property offers a meeting room, internet connection and a photocopier to meet the needs of business travelers.

Relax

Fitness facilities of Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside include a gym and fitness classes.

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

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • 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

Dining facilities

  • Bar/Lounge

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

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CAD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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

Large Room
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
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Outdoor Pool Access/Nsmk/2 Queens/Direct Access To Courtyard Area/Large Rm/Hairdryer/AM FM Clock Rad

Room facilities
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    Deluxe Business Double Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed
    Size: 28m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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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
      Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Double Room Hotel informationHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Double Room Hotel informationHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Double Room Hotel information
      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
        Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Spacious Room Hotel informationHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Spacious Room Hotel informationHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Spacious Room Hotel information
        Spacious Room
        Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
        Size: 28m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
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        Non Smoking/2 Queen Beds/Spacious Rm/View Of Outdoor Pool And Courtyard/Coffeemaker/TV/Desk/AM FM Cl

        Room facilities
          Comfort Double Room
          Bed type: Queen Size bed
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          Comfortable Nsmk Rm W/1Queen Bed/Coffeemaker/27 Inch TV/Desk/AM FM Clock/Ideal For 1 Or 2 People

          Room facilities
            Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Business Class Double Room Hotel informationHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Business Class Double Room Hotel informationHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Business Class Double Room Hotel information
            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
            • Shower
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            Offering free WiFi, this spacious open-plan room includes a 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.

            Room facilities

              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

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              Best Family Hotels in Canada

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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 22

              • 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