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

Handicap parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

The excellent Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is placed steps away from the beachfront. The hotel opened its doors in 1960 and was remodeled in 1996.

The property is 200 meters away from Cape Scott Provincial Park, Nanaimo Bastion and Newcastle Island Marine Park. It is about 4 km away from the center of Nanaimo.

There are stores, shops and boutiques within a quick reach of the hotel.

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside lies within 65 minutes’ drive to Coal Harbour airport.

Rooms

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is a property in Nanaimo that comes with 100 rooms and provides multi-channel television, a work desk, a refrigerator, an iron with ironing board and high-speed internet. The guestrooms look out on the city. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, bath sheets and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. Guests can dine at Gina's and Cousin Nick's Pizza & Pasta located within 5 minutes' walk away.

Services

Business facilities feature a meeting room, a fax and a photocopier.

Relax

Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness room are available on site.

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
  • 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
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Pet amenities available
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant

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
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Rollaway beds
  • 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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CAD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • 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
    3.8 km
Airports
Restaurants
  • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
    230 m
  • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
    280 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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Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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Room facilities
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    Deluxe Business Double Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
    Size: 28 m²
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      Size: 28 m²
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        Spacious Room
        Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
        Size: 28 m²
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          Business Class Room
          Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
          Size: 28 m²
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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
              3.8 km
            Airports
            Restaurants
            • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
              230 m
            • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
              280 m
            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 Location

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 3.7 km

            Places of interest

            Shopping areas

            Amusement

            • Great Canadian Casino CO Ltd - 100 m
            • Fiesta Lanes - 300 m
            • James Street Billiards - 900 m
            • Werners 24/7 Billiards Cafe - 1.3 km
            • Fun Centre - 1.4 km
            • Harbour City Bingo Society - 1.8 km
            • Cyber City Adventures - 3.5 km

            Stadiums

            • Serauxmen Stadium - 1.7 km

            Museums

            Parks

            • Nanaimo Bowen Park Complex - 1.6 km

            Halls

            • Newcastle Island Pavilion - 3.3 km
            • Cranberry Fire Protection Dist - 9.5 km
            • Gabriola Island Community Hall - 10.5 km
            • Cedar Community Hall - 13.9 km

            Universities, Institutes

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

            College Campuses

            Local attractions

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

            Near the hotel

            • Cape Scott Provincial Park - 190 m
              northern terminus of Highway 19
            • Nanaimo Museum - 700 m
              100 Museum Way, Nanaimo

            Restaurants nearby

            • Gina's - 230 m

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

              73% likes this, based on 160 reviews
              Cuisine: Mexican
              Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 20

            • Cousin Nick's Pizza & Pasta - 300 m

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

              83% likes this, based on 15 reviews

            • Mrs Riches Dinner Club Cafe - 380 m

              Address: 199 Fraser St
              Phone: (250) 753-8311

              61% likes this, based on 76 reviews

            • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant - 280 m

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

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

            • Old City Take Out - 330 m

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

              82% likes this, based on 29 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Canadian
              Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 24

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              100

            Hotel Awards

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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

            Average guest rating

            7.4out of 10
            Very good
            Based on 81 reviews

            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
              3.8 km
            Airports
            Restaurants
            • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
              230 m
            • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
              280 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