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Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Nanaimo
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Beds very comfy and clean, bathroom and towels likewise. Carpet a bit tired, but who cares, I was walking on it not sleeping on it. Tim Hortons just over the road. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very pleasant stay.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Good Day Jude
Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo.
The staff take great pride in providing great service, value and cleanliness. We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Erik Brook
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We spent just one night here but would have definately stayed longer if we would have had more time. The room was very clean, there was shampoo etc and the fitnesscenter is great! Scott from the reception and also the guy in the morning were super friendly and both had a good sence of humor which made us feel welcome. There is free and safe parking. We'll come back.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Good day augelins
Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff truly do make a huge difference at our hotel. They all take great pride in providing great service, value and a clean and comfortable room. I will pass on our comments to Scott.
Again thank you very much for your feedback
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Long standing hotel in Nanaimo, and yes, is like a "Hotel Time Machine", but the long-standing locals all have a time they can remember the place, and all the fun they had "Down by the bus station". Urban decay reaches even Nanaimo, but thousands of students, longer term residents, and visitors (Especially for Bathtub week that is now a pale shadow of what was glorious for many years!!!) that site holds great memories and something that will always bring a "grin" to your face. Times do change

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Good day BC Island Folks
Thank you very much for the for remembering the long history of Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We are in a transition period of change - the bus depot has been converted to church and the restaurant and cabaret are now a 12,000 square foot fitness facility. The staff do still take great pride in providing excellent service, clean and comfortable rooms at a great value price.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is an older hotel but it is decent. The staff are great. There is an attached gym and you can get a daily free pass.

The best part I liked was the location. The waterfront is within walking distance and in the summer time it was fantastic! Music playing, locals selling their wares, a wide range of restaurants.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Erik B, Owner at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Good Day Doug
Fantastic to hear our location met your needs while visiting Nanaimo. The Howard Johnson Harboursiide Hotel Nanaimo staff are wonderful and we are so proud of them.
Thank you again
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is an older hotel and leaves a little to be desired from the outside,the lobby and hallways need some TLC but the room was quite large and very clean looking. It had a fridge and coffee maker and the furnishings were in good condition.The bed was a little lumpy but I slept just fine. The front desk staff were excellent. I loved the heated outdoor pool the deep end was a full six feet in depth. The location was great, within walking distance of the seawall walking trail and Newcastle Island ferry. Also close to coffee shop and dinning. No elevator to the second floor but for the price I paid that was OK. I would stay here again on my next trip through.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Good Day John
Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The outdoor pool is a great spot to relax. I am glad to hear our location and value met your needs and hope to see you again.
Thanks
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Address: 1 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Nanaimo
Price Range: ₹ 4,335 - ₹ 6,733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside 2*
Number of rooms: 101
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