Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Bc, V9R 5R4, Ca, 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

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Overview

The excellent Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is a 2-star property set next to Petroglyph Park, Protection Island and Newcastle Island Marine Park featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a courtyard and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel opened its doors in 1960 and was remodeled in 1996.

Museums and the bastion lie a short distance from the hotel. The distance between Nanaimo city center and the property is 4 km.

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

Rooms

Guests are offered 100 spacious hotel rooms equipped with wireless internet, a work desk, TV with satellite channels, climate control and a dressing area. In-room self-catering facilities include coffee/tea makers, a fridge and a microwave.

Eat & Drink

The hotel Howard Johnson - Nanaimo Harbourside serves a continental breakfast for free. 

Services

Such business facilities as a photocopier, a copier and a meeting room are also available on site.

Relax

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside offers a gym and a fitness room for guests to keep fit. The on-site activities include snow skiing and mini golf.

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
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • 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/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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

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. 

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Hotel Address:

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Bc, V9R 5R4, Ca, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

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City Center
  • Nanaimo
    3.7 km
Airports
Restaurants
  • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
    250 m
  • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
    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: 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 28 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Offering free WiFi, this air conditioned room with 2 queen beds includes a cable TV, a work desk tea and coffee-making facilities. Courtyard views are also provided. Please note, this is not a pet-friendly room. Please note this room is not equipped for people with disabilities or in wheelchairs

Room facilities
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
    Size: 28 m²
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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. Please note this room is not equipped for people with disabilities or in wheelchairs

    Room facilities
      Standard Pool Side Double Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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      Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside

      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: 28 m²
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Business Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

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

          1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Bc, V9R 5R4, Ca, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Nanaimo
            3.7 km
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
            250 m
          • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
            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 - 3.6 km

          Amusement

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

          Stadiums

          • Serauxmen Stadium - 1.7 km

          Museums

          • Nanaimo District Museum - 700 m

          Parks

          • Nanaimo Bowen Park Complex - 1.6 km

          Halls

          • Newcastle Island Pavilion - 3.2 km
          • Cranberry Fire Protection Dist - 9.5 km
          • Gabriola Island Community Hall - 10.6 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 - 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, 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, 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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          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          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

          Average guest rating

          7.4out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 81 reviews

          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, Bc, V9R 5R4, Ca, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Nanaimo
            3.7 km
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
            250 m
          • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
            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