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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Sooke, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is a old hotel but in my opinion gives it character. The lobby and restaurant are remodeled and so are the rooms. The rooms are small but modern and clean. There is also an adequate fitness room on the second floor. I was there for three nights and the staff was super and my room was very clean....

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TandTSooke, We appreciate taking your time to letting us know how your stay was. It is honor to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us and you were able to explore the surrounding area as well. It seems you've quite enjoyed the atmosphere around the hotel. Yes, there're several types of restaurants, historic attractions, museums, art gallery, and...

Sooke, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very conveniently located in the heart of Nanaimo's vibrant downtown where you can walk and browse terrific shops and restaurants. It is great value for a hotel so close to the harbour. The rooms are updated and it is nice to see attractive flooring instead of carpet - much healthier. The in room internet is among the...

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RickandDoni, Thank you for your great feedback. It is always good to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay, and I'm glad to know that you've liked our location, and our new flooring in the guestroom. We appreciate your comment on the amenity dispenser and we'll look into for improvement. Again, thank you for taking your time to write...

NANAIMO, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay, You can get ocean view rooms. It is an older boutique hotel. Maybe a little TLC. Great area of the city. Close to restaurants, pubs and boutique shops etc. Check in was friendly and quick. Did not eat at the hotel so can't help you there. I will stay here when back in Nanaimo.

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 154roryw, We appreciate your feedback. I'm glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us and our harbour view rooms. We'll look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Nanaimo. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived at the Dorchester after a long travel day. 2 desk clerks checked me in. Super smooth check in. Parking was no problem for me, but it was a Sunday so I don't think the hotel was full. My room was TINY!! But it was very clean. Lovely moldings. Crisp white sheets. Lots of towels. Small but impressive. I...

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cindi T, Thank you for taking your time to letting us know how your stay with us was. It is always grateful to learn that our team served you well and your stay was great. My apology for the wifi, we have newly most updated meraki system and there shouldn't be any issue. For your future reference, please feel...

British Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed staying at this hotel very much. The lobby is very charming, the staff friendly the location great, and we had a nice view. We would definitely stay there again next time we are in Nanaimo. It is located across the street from a walkway along the harbour, which we enjoyed walking along after dinner. It is an older building,...

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SnowCat33, Thank you for your great feedback. It is great pleasure to hear that our team served you well, and you've enjoyed your stay with us. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the picturesque harbour view from your room, and explore the surrounding area. Will look forward to welcoming you again in near future. Sincerely, Julie Park...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this hotel gets a "5". Front Desk Staff was welcoming, helpful and great to deal with. Housekeeping does a great job keeping the rooms clean, and the grounds of the hotel is also kept up. The location is phenomenal, right on the water with great views if you opt for a Habour View Room, which I recommend. Breakfast...

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stephan S, Thank you very much for your feedback. It's always honor to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and we served you well. It's been pleasure accommodating you and your colleagues, and we'll look forward to serving you again in near future. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and loved that it was pet friendly. We enjoyed walking our dog at the water front several times a day (which is just across the street). Close to grocery stores and restaurants if you need anything extra. Their restaurant doesn't look like much, but their farmers breakfast is the best breakfast I have ever had!

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear R8672VGstephanies, Thank you for staying with us and your great feedback is much appreciated. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the harbour front walkway with your dog. It is also great pleasure to know that you've liked our breakfast. We'll look forward to accommodate you again on your next visit to Nanaimo. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the stay. The beds were pretty good. Great location. The server in the restaurant in the morning was so wonderful. Breakfast was good too. Front staff was friendly and efficient. Ask for water view of harbor

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 691kayleed, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you've enjoyed your stay, location, service and the harbour view. Will look forward to your next visit to us. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Sooke, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in the heart of Nanaimo's vibrant downtown and an easy walk to terrific shops and restaurants. It is good value for its location on the harbour and includes free parking and internet. I arrived early and although the room wasn't ready (which is to be expected - their check in time is well publicized as 3 pm)...

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RickandDoni, Thank you for taking your time to letting us know how your stay was and I'm glad to know that you've liked your stay, our location, new flooring, and our newly upgraded wifi system. With regards to the room amenity, we'll definitely use your feedback into consideration for improvement. Again, your feedback is very much appreciated and will...

Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this charming little hotel the past five days while doing a medical clinic in Nanaimo. From a business standpoint, it's perfect. I had to get to bed early as I had to get up every day between 4 and 5 AM to get to my clinic and start early and I was able to get to sleep,...

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear agdhoffman, Your feedback is very much appreciated. I'm glad to learn that your business trip went well and you've enjoyed your stay with us as well. Will look forward to your next visit to us in the future. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The BEST WESTERN Dorchester Nanaimo Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo over looking picturesque Nanaimo Harbour. Our charming heritage boutique-style hotel is decorated in a style that blends old world class with modern conveniences to make your stay at this Nanaimo hotel a comfortable and memorable one! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Address: 70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: ₹ 6,821 - ₹ 10,761 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Dorchester Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Best Western Nanaimo
Nanaimo Best Western
Best Western Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
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“This is a older hotel. So there is some noise and the rooms are small”
TandTSooke, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Do yourself a favour and go for a Harbour View room.”
StephanS562, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“One that is pet free”
Ruxton2017, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you have heavy luggage or have problems with steps, ask if there are steps to your room. We were on the 4th floor and there are three steps from the hallway next to the elevator to get to the hallway for the rooms. No big deal for us, but could be for some people. ”
VictoriaBCtraveller1, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are small but have fridge and small TV. ”
teisibell, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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