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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

2.5 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBastion2 min walk
    Popular LocationNanaimo Museum4 min walk
    Popular LocationProtection Island2 min drive
    AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD)16 min drive

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Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Living Room)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Harbor View

  • Harbor view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Harbor View

  • Harbor view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Harbor View

  • Harbor view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Premium Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator, Harbor View (with Sofabed)

  • Harbor view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

About this area

Nanaimo

Located in Nanaimo, Best Western Dorchester Hotel is in the city center and near the boardwalk. Nanaimo Museum and Ladysmith Little Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Brechin Lanes. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bastion - 2 min walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 4 min walk
  • Protection Island - 2 min drive
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 6 min drive
  • Vancouver Island University - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Mon Petit Choux Bakery & Café — 4 min walk
  • Penny's Palapa — 4 min walk
  • Gabriels Gourmet Cafe — 4 min walk
  • Gina's Mexican Cafe — 4 min walk
  • The Nest Bistro — 5 min walk
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About this property

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Eco-friendly Nanaimo hotel in Regional District of Nanaimo with free parking
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a rooftop terrace. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a business center. All 71 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find premium bedding, free local calls, and hair dryers.
Best Western Dorchester Hotel offers 71 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of We Care Clean (Best Western)
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: CAD 10-22 for adults and CAD 10-22 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Designer stores
  • Public winery tours
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 5 meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Conference center (5000 square feet of space)

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 19

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 30 per pet, per night
2 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 22 for adults, CAD 10 and CAD 22 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 30 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Best Western Dorchester
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Best Western Hotel Dorchester
Best Western Plus Dorchester
Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel
Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel Nanaimo
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Best Western Dorchester Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Best Western Dorchester Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Best Western Dorchester Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
As of Jan 26, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Best Western Dorchester Hotel on Jan 28, 2021 start from $101, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Best Western Dorchester Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of CAD 30 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Where is Best Western Dorchester Hotel located?
Located in Regional District of Nanaimo, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bastion and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Nanaimo Museum and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park are also within 15 minutes.
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Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 191 out of 765 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 338 out of 765 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 158 out of 765 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 62 out of 765 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 765 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Good location right downtown. Great for walking and taking in harbour sites.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveler
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I thought the bathroom was not cleaned properly, even if no pandemic it was not cleaned well.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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Great location, very clean, friendly and helpful staff, good food
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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Lovely unique hotel . Can’t beat the view of the waterfront . Close to shops and restaurants. Front desk service impeccable!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

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