7.4
Very good236 reviews

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Nanaimo, Canada
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1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4
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Overview

Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park is 1.4 km from Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, while The Bastion is 550 metres away. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms as well as a swimming pool, a meeting room and a gym are available on site.

Location

The venue is set 4 km from the centre of Nanaimo, not far from Old City Quarter. This accommodation is just off Artzi Stuff and 0.4 km from Nanaimo Harbour Water airport. The Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is placed a few minutes' drive from Bowen Park.

Rooms

WiFi, TV and a work desk are offered in the guestrooms of the property. Guest rooms at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside feature a microwave, coffee and tea making equipment, and refrigerators along with hairdryers, shower caps and towels.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy Asian meals at Green Tea Asian Cuisine within 5 minutes' walk of the venue.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   100.

Former name: howard johnson by wyndham nanaimo harbourside

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Shuttle
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Dry cleaning

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Meeting room

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Queen Room Two Queen Beds Pool Access Non-Smoking
  • Bed options:
    2 King-size beds
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max:
    5 persons
  • Pool view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Coffee machine
  • Bathtub
room details
Deluxe Queen Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • Max:
    5 persons
  • Pool view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Coffee machine
  • Bathtub
room details
Queen Room Non-Smoking Pet Friendly
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Coffee machine
  • Bathtub
room details
Queen Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • Max:
    3 persons
  • Pool view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Coffee machine
  • Bathtub
room details
Queen Room Two Queen Beds Courtyard View Non-Smoking Pet Friendly
  • Bed options:
    2 King-size beds
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max:
    5 persons
  • Courtyard view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Coffee machine
  • Bathtub
room details
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Location
1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Gallery
Nanaimo Art Gallery
580 m
98 Front Street
The Bastion
550 m
Old City Quarter
590 m
Store
Artzi Stuff
470 m
445 Comox Rd
Comox Park Gyro 1
270 m
90 Front St Unit 1A
Harbour Air Seaplanes
530 m
51 Barsby Ave
Barsby Park
390 m
15 Wallace St
Tim Hortons
140 m
150 Terminal Ave N
Baby Salsa Express
460 m
90 Front St
Javawocky Coffee House
560 m
165B Commercial St
Food Koma The Global
570 m
60 Commercial St #300
Serious Coffee VICC
700 m
650 Terminal Avenue
Wendy's
830 m
650 Terminal Avenue Unit 113
Subway
830 m
Getting around
Airports
Nanaimo Harbour Water (ZNA)800 m
Qualicum Beach (XQU) 48.8 km
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
Reviews
7.4
Very good236 reviews
Location7.4
Rooms7.6
Service7.8
Dining7.6
  • 7.0
    Very good

    If you're looking for a setting in the vicinity of local sites, staying here is worth considering.

    Serge E.Canada, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    In the vicinity of sea wall.

    Jennifer G.Canada, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    Harbour front is nearby.

    LouiseCanada, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    We were looking for a hotel close to the Departure Bay ferry for an early morning sailing. As we would not be checking in until later in the evening and leaving early in the morning we did not want to pay for a more expensive hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised at how nice it was,very clean, great location,and a full hot breakfast included the next A.M. We were very dubious as it looks a little run down from inside,and had passed it many times on previous trips,but wouldn't have thought to stay. The front desk staff were excellent,as were the ladies in the restaurant. I read reviews on the site, so those and the price were the decision makers. We would definitely stay again,and would recommend it in spite of the exterior impression.

    Canada, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    Very good location near the Greyhound bus that I was taking. The walkway along the Harbour front is a great park area.

    I was shown the wrong room when I arrived even though I had booked it ahead of time. I specifically asked for a non smoking room with two queen sized beds, and I was given a room that was a smokers room and it only had a bed and sofa bed. Obviously I did remind the head desk clerk that is the wrong room and was given the room that I asked for.

    Canada, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    The front deck attendant was very friendly and helpful. He was the greatest :)

    The rooms are getting out dated but they were comfy.

    Canada, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The service was exquisite. I was surprised that there was a newspaper outside my room in the morning. It provided me with reading material on my ferry ride. I like that Howard Johnstone is close to the ferry terminal and is affordable.

    Canada, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Very clean, easy checkin and the breakfast was excellent at the hotel.

    Canada, 
  • 6.0
    Guest rating

    Hot breakfast served and access to the gym.

    Way too noisy. You could hear evrything next door and upstairs. Book elsewhere!! Id never stay in a HJ hotel again

    Canada, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    Everything was good. Just an old hotel. No complaint. Food at resturaunt was amazing.

    Canada, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Friendley helpful staff always smileing

    Canada, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    I like staying there because the rooms are clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Getting a voucher for a free breakfast is a nice feature, although we do not always use it. Now that we have a dog, we appreciate the fact that Howard Johnson Nanaimo is pet-friendly. It is in a super location for walking along the waterfront (with or without a dog).

    Canada, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    It was clean and comfortable. My first room's heating did not work, so I was moved to another one with no problem. Very professional and knowledgeable staff. Supper in hotel restaurant very good - one of the better meat loafs offered by restaurants.

    Canada, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The staff was excellent, very accommodating and went the extra mile, even printing out a google map to a location we asked about. The restaurant, "The Good Cooking Men", was a real treat and quite a surprise. Top gourmet food and priced economically. The room was very clean. Even though this is an older building, they have made it very presentable and livable.

    Canada, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Affordable, clean, reasonably quiet and a great complimentary breakfast in a bright dining room with view of the harbour. Really enjoyed the experience.

    Canada, 
FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 5 km of Nanaimo Harbour Water airport.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:00.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 12:00.
How far is the city centre from the property?
The city centre is located 4 km away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers laundry.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have lunch or dinner at White Sails Brewing within 150 metres of the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel offers such room types as a double room and a twin room.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from fitness classes and a gym area available on site.
Address
1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4
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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Nanaimo Harbour Water (ZNA)800 m
Qualicum Beach (XQU) 48.8 km
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Need a shuttle?
You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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