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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with outdoor pool and fitness center


This family-friendly Nanaimo hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Bastion and Nanaimo Museum. Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk.

Room Amenities

All 101 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and TVs with cable channels. Free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 19 February 2015 to 01 September 2015 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside provides a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, the property provides an area shuttle within 15. km and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours). This family-friendly hotel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and shopping on site. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 101 
  • Year Built 1960 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor pool  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 
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Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

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

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To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Minimum check-in age is 19

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 10.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Pet maximum weight in lb is 35

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.

No elevators

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

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Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: CAD 22.00 per person (one-way)
  • Pet fee: CAD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 45.00
  • Cleaning deposit: CAD 250.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 10.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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.

Awards & 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.
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