We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
1/10/2017 2/10/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

    1 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
    Hotel website
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    1/10/2017 2/10/2017
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    US$ 71
    View Deal
    Traveller (47)
    Room & Suite (14)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Coast Bastion Hotel
    1,467 reviews
    #1 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Harbour Light Motel
    80 reviews
    #9 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Colonial Motel
    49 reviews
    #13 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Bluebird Motel
    40 reviews
    #16 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Overview
    • Excellent15%
    • Very good26%
    • Average40%
    • Poor11%
    • Terrible8%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Fitness centre
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Meeting Rooms
    2.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Offers from Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside
    Special Offer: Plan Ahead, Save 15%
    Hotel deals
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Coast Bastion Hotel
    1,467 reviews
    #1 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Harbour Light Motel
    80 reviews
    #9 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Colonial Motel
    49 reviews
    #13 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Bluebird Motel
    40 reviews
    #16 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Rooms
    1 Oct2 Oct
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 9 partner sites to see rooms from US$ 71.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Nanaimo hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "a5f439b2ea714da7be40ecdab630b000", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":188187,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[34390141],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":1,"month":10,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":2,"month":10,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":71,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"a5f439b2ea714da7be40ecdab630b000","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":86,"lowestMetaPrice":71,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":86,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":86,"lowestMetaPrice":71,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":86,"hotelName":"Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImE1ZjQzOWIyZWE3MTRkYTdiZTQwZWNkYWI2MzBiMDAwIiwiQUlLIjoiMzczNmQ5MjgxYzlmNDIwOGIxOTQxM2FhMWQwZjBiYmQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "01/10/2017", "checkOut": "02/10/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$ 71", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"34390141":"BookingCom","81471306":"WyndhamIB","78356831":"PricelineIB","65680367":"Hotwire","109222203":"HotelsCom2IB","32613563":"Expedia","53909724":"TravelocityEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Turn Your Opinions into Points!
    Turn your opinions into JPMiles
    Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
    *You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    50
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    Reviews (410)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 392 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    This was the perfect location for us on our recent trip to Nanaimo! Right in the middle of my Grandmothers and the Water - oh and Tim Hortons across the street!! I do agree with the other reviews here - it REALLY needs some updates...More

    Thank Charmon B
    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 12 July 2017

    Needed just a night to myself and had a wonderful relaxing time. Enjoy the pool and also the fitness center next door enjoyed a tanning bed treatment. Enjoyable walk to the water front and while I was there a dog show was taking place. Tim...More

    Thank CanadianCitizen66
    Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 14 July 2017

    Good Day CanadianCitizen66 Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The hotel fitness facility is wonderful with tanning and work out stations. Our outdoor pool is a great play to relax. Thank you Regards Erik Brook...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    If you are looking for something close to the water and an easy walk. Yes it is a little rough & dated, but I didn't spend much time there. I was usually gone early in the morning & back late in the evening. It does...More

    Thank TNTtravel
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Got off the ferry at 1am and needed a place to sleep 2 ladies and 1 little girl. Staff were pleasant but very first impression made me go oh no before going into the room. Doors still used old real keys not key cards. Room...More

    Thank RyNess
    Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 2 weeks ago

    Good Day I am so very sorry to hear your niece was not comfortable in the guest room. The terry and linen used in the guest room is replaced with new regularly through out the year. The housekeeping staff take great pride in providing a...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This place was comfortable and clean enough but so very dated. It was like being back in the 80's! However pool is really big and clean and the place is well located. Staff were friendly and price is fairly standard for the area and time...More

    Thank Claire B
    Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 2 weeks ago

    Good Day Claire Thank you very much for posting your comments on TripAdvisor concerning your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel. We are an older hotel in downtown Nanaimo, the staff really do care to provide a clean and comfortable room at a value...More

    Coast Bastion Hotel
    1,467 reviews
    #1 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Harbour Light Motel
    80 reviews
    #9 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Colonial Motel
    49 reviews
    #13 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    Bluebird Motel
    40 reviews
    #16 of 18 hotels in Nanaimo
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 69 - US$ 100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 101
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Canada >
    • British Columbia >
    • Vancouver Island >
    • Nanaimo
    • Also Known As
    • Howard Johnson Nanaimo ,
    • Nanaimo Howard Johnson ,
    • Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Vancouver Island
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (47)
    Room & Suite (14)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (39)
    Bathroom (2)
    Nearby
    Bluebird Motel
    40 reviews
    1.31 km away
     
    Harbour Light Motel
    80 reviews
    1.57 km away
     
    Coast Bastion Hotel
    1,467 reviews
    .65 km away
     
    Colonial Motel
    49 reviews
    1.23 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Marina's Taverna and Pizza
    507 reviews
    .57 km away
    The Nest Bistro
    382 reviews
    .33 km away
    Bees knees Cafe
    61 reviews
    .43 km away
    Gina's Mexican Cafe
    375 reviews
    .31 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Nanaimo Museum
    144 reviews
    .78 km away
    The Bastion
    72 reviews
    .63 km away
    Vancouver Island Military Museum
    29 reviews
    .83 km away
    White Sails Brewing
    21 reviews
    .20 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "There are ground floor rooms that have sliding door to the pool."
    Read review
    "Stay away. Every room has paper-thin walls. We stayed on the top floor, and still heard everything from our..."
    Read review
    "If you have to stay here, get a top floor room."
    Read review
    "best prices in town for the best service."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing