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Nanaimo Ocean View B&B
9.0 Excellent

4.0 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

ExcellentBased on 81 reviews
9.0

Situated in Nanaimo, Nanaimo Ocean View offers comfortable accommodation and has garden views. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.

Buccaneer Inn
9.0 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

ExcellentBased on 239 reviews
9.0

This charming motel in Nanaimo provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as luggage storage and a BBQ/picnic area. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

Long Lake Waterfront Bed & Breakfast
9.2 Excellent

4.7 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

ExcellentBased on 149 reviews
9.2

Located in Nanaimo, Long Lake Waterfront Bed and Breakfast is a short drive from Wellington Railway Station and Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus. It is a stone's throw from the beach and provides comfortable 4-star accommodation.

Inn on Long Lake
8.5 Excellent

5.0 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

ExcellentBased on 436 reviews
8.5

Located in Nanaimo, Inn on Long Lake is within a 25-minute drive of Nanaimo Airport and provides a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a private beach. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

The Bluebird Motel
7.1 Good

1.1 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

GoodBased on 183 reviews
7.1

Bluebird Motel Nanaimo is located in Nanaimo and offers complimentary Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

Best Western Dorchester Hotel
8.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

ExcellentBased on 459 reviews
8.0

Situated in Nanaimo, Best Western Dorchester Hotel provides charming 3-star accommodation, as well as a rooftop terrace. It is also a short walk from Christian Science Society and Bastion, and is close to many of the area's popular attractions.

A Boutique Artful Suite

3.9 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

A Boutique Artful Suite is set on Vancouver Island and offers 5-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also provides a terrace, luggage storage and a garden.

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
7.9 Good

0.7 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

GoodBased on 291 reviews
7.9

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo is located in Nanaimo and provides free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Waterfront Suites and Marina
6.0 Good

1.0 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

GoodBased on 133 reviews
6.0

This charming hotel in Nanaimo provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as meeting rooms and laundry facilities. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

The Studio
8.7 Excellent

2.2 mi from city centre, Ladysmith Show on map

ExcellentBased on 17 reviews
8.7

The Studio Ladysmith offers a comfortable setting while in Ladysmith. It is conveniently close to Nanaimo Airport, which is a 10-minute drive away.

Tips for booking a Nanaimo hotel

Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Nanaimo:$116/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$25/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$82 - $156
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$109 - $161
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Nanaimo hotels

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Long Lake Waterfront Bed & Breakfast
9.2 Excellent

4.7 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Located in Nanaimo, Long Lake Waterfront Bed and Breakfast is a short drive from Wellington Railway Station and Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus. It is a stone's throw from the beach and provides comfortable 4-star accommodation.

2
Waterfront Suites and Marina
6.0 Good

1.0 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

This charming hotel in Nanaimo provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as meeting rooms and laundry facilities. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

3
Harbour Light Motel
7.9 Good

0.7 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Located in Nanaimo, Harbour Light Motel is an easy drive from Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus and Wellington Railway Station. It also offers a terrace.

4
Painted Turtle Guesthouse
8.4 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

This charming hostel in Nanaimo offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a concierge and luggage storage. It is moments from Bastion and is close to the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

5
Best Western Northgate Inn
8.8 Excellent

6.5 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Located in Nanaimo, Best Western Northgate is within a 25-minute drive of Nanaimo Airport and provides a Jacuzzi, a sauna and an indoor pool. It has a fitness centre, as well as a 24-hour business centre, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

6
Best Western Dorchester Hotel
8.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Situated in Nanaimo, Best Western Dorchester Hotel provides charming 3-star accommodation, as well as a rooftop terrace. It is also a short walk from Christian Science Society and Bastion, and is close to many of the area's popular attractions.

7
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
7.5 Good

1.3 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo is located in Nanaimo and provides an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

8
Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
7.9 Good

0.7 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo is located in Nanaimo and provides free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Cheapest hotels in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

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Nanaimo Cambie Hostel

0.3 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Cambie Hostel Nanaimo is located in Nanaimo and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$24
Avg. per night
Painted Turtle Guesthouse
8.4 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

This charming hostel in Nanaimo offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a concierge and luggage storage. It is moments from Bastion and is close to the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

$26
Avg. per night
The Bluebird Motel
7.1 Good

1.1 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Bluebird Motel Nanaimo is located in Nanaimo and offers complimentary Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

$49
Avg. per night
Harbour Light Motel
7.9 Good

0.7 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Located in Nanaimo, Harbour Light Motel is an easy drive from Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus and Wellington Railway Station. It also offers a terrace.

$61
Avg. per night
Gibralter Rock Ocean View B&B
9.3 Excellent

4.1 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Boasting a swimming pool, Gibralter Rock Ocean View B&B is located in Nanaimo and provides comfortable accommodation. Guests can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.

$67
Avg. per night
Nanaimo Ocean View B&B
9.0 Excellent

4.0 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Situated in Nanaimo, Nanaimo Ocean View offers comfortable accommodation and has garden views. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.

$74
Avg. per night
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
7.5 Good

1.3 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo is located in Nanaimo and provides an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$76
Avg. per night
Colonial Motel
7.3 Good

1.1 mi from city centre, Nanaimo Show on map

Colonial Motel is located in Nanaimo and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

$84
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Nanaimo

2 stars and under

$24 - $119

$111
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$115
Avg. per night

Best value

$26
Avg. per night
3 stars

$74 - $120

#1 Most popular

$120
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$92
Avg. per night

Best value

$74
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$93 - $154

$93
Avg. per night
$154
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

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About Nanaimo

Colloquially known as the Harbour City, Nanaimo is one of Vancouver Island’s biggest metropolitan hubs. Today, bustling Commercial Street offers visitors a suite of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a fantastic museum, unique art galleries and a charming harbourfront walkway.

There’s plenty to do in this small yet vibrant city, with outdoor activities like hiking, boating, kayaking, mountain biking and scuba diving stealing the spotlight. Nanaimo is also a great place to splurge on a seaplane flight and explore Vancouver Island and its beautiful coastline from above.

With dedicated ferry services operating from Nanaimo to the mainland, accessing the city is easy. Nanaimo is a great base for exploring wider Vancouver Island, from the historic British Columbian capital of Victoria to the wilderness of the west coast. Nanaimo Airport also offers services to Vancouver and Calgary.

Nanaimo’s unusual name is inspired by the native Indian word “Sne-ny-mo”, meaning “a big, strong tribe”. In 1853 Canada’s iconic Hudson's Bay Company honed in on the area as a rich source of coal and adopted the term as the settlement’s official name. For dessert lovers, sampling one of the city’s world famous Nanaimo bars, a no-bake chocolate cookie with a creamy custard filling, is a must.

Nanaimo travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Nanaimo?

    Best Western Northgate Inn (8.8/10 from 231 reviews), Best Western Dorchester Hotel (8.0/10 from 459 reviews), and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay (8.8/10 from 286 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Nanaimo.

  • How much do hotels in Nanaimo cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Nanaimo have been around $106 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Nanaimo?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Nanaimo hotels have prices starting from as low as $31/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • How much is a hotel in Nanaimo tonight?

    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Nanaimo tonight has been as low as $53 and the average price has been as much as $103.