Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Bc, V9R 5R4, Ca, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Overview

The excellent Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is a 2-star property set next to Petroglyph Park, Protection Island and Newcastle Island Marine Park featuring an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course. The hotel opened its doors in 1960 and was remodeled in 1996.

Nanaimo city center is 4 km away. Museums and the bastion lie a short distance away.

Coal Harbour airport can be reached in 65 minutes by car from Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside.

Rooms

The property comprises 100 non-smoking rooms appointed with cable TV, a work desk, a microwave, ironing facilities and climate control. They come with coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as bathrooms with a hairdryer, bath sheets and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Serving healthy and organic meals, Rawmbas is about 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

The on-site car rentals are also provided.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   100.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • No elevators
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Pet amenities available
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CAD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Bc, V9R 5R4, Ca, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

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City Center
  • Nanaimo
    2.3 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
    900 ft
  • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    100

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Rooms and availability

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Deluxe Business Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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      Business Class Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

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        Hotel Address:

        1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Bc, V9R 5R4, Ca, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Nanaimo
          2.3 mi
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
          900 ft
        • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
          1000 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100

        Hotel Awards

        CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNanaimoHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Canada

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        Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2.2 mi

        Places of interest

        Shopping areas

        Amusement

        • Great Canadian Casino CO Ltd - 400 ft
        • Fiesta Lanes - 1000 ft
        • James Street Billiards - 3000 ft
        • Werners 24/7 Billiards Cafe - 4600 ft
        • Fun Centre - 4600 ft
        • Harbour City Bingo Society - 1.1 mi
        • Cyber City Adventures - 2.1 mi

        Stadiums

        • Serauxmen Stadium - 1.1 mi

        Museums

        Parks

        • Nanaimo Bowen Park Complex - 1.0 mi

        Halls

        • Newcastle Island Pavilion - 2.0 mi
        • Cranberry Fire Protection Dist - 5.9 mi
        • Gabriola Island Community Hall - 6.6 mi
        • Cedar Community Hall - 8.6 mi

        Universities, Institutes

        • Malaspina Students' Union - 2300 ft
        • Tamagawa University - 5.9 mi

        College Campuses

        Local attractions

        • Protection Island - 1.1 mi
          Nanaimo, British ColumbiaCanada
        • WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo - 7.2 mi
          35 Nanaimo River Rd., Nanaimo

        Near the hotel

        • Cape Scott Provincial Park - 600 ft
          northern terminus of Highway 19
        • Nanaimo Museum - 2400 ft
          100 Museum Way, Nanaimo

        Restaurants nearby

        • Gina's - 900 ft

          Address: 47 Skinner St
          Phone: 250-753-5411

          73% likes this, based on 160 reviews
          Cuisine: Mexican
          Price Range: USD 1 - USD 15

        • Old City Take Out - 1100 ft

          Address: 54 Prideaux Street
          Phone: (250) 753-5454

          83% likes this, based on 26 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Canadian
          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 17

        • White Spot - 1300 ft

          Address: 130 Terminal Avenue N
          Phone: (250) 754-2241

          61% likes this, based on 59 reviews

        • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant - 1000 ft

          Address: 77 Skinner Street
          Phone: +(1)2505916078

          70% likes this, based on 26 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic

        • Cousin Nick's Pizza & Pasta - 1100 ft

          Address: 21 Front St
          Phone: (250) 753-9444

          81% likes this, based on 9 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100

        Hotel Awards

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        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Canada

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        Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

        Average guest rating

        7.4out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 81 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Couple
          8.2

          Central location but not the nicest of exteriors to the hotel. Breakfast was good. The hotel charged our credit card on booking fyi

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          The restaurant was very good. The breakfast provided was really good to. The room was clean.

          The people above us kept us awake until very late 1;30am. I know this is not part of hotel , but again it is because the floors are very squeaky etc. and can be heard .

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          The restaurant was exceptional because the food was superb. Obviously the chef was fabulous and the restaurant staff efficient, professional and personable. This hotel is very dated and desperately needs a face lift, big time.

          The hotel needs to be renovated.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          The pool looked very nice Near the harpour

          The door was not cloesed proper on top one corner The smell in the Hotel and room is very special....

        • Family with children
          5.0

          The location was great for wanting to walk the ocean wall and go to restaurants and shops.

          On the second day of our stay only one of the beds were made. The hotel has not been updated and that is very evident.

        • Group of friends
          6.2

          Location. Breakfast was good - staff very friendly and helpful.

          Hotel is very old and lacks many amenities available in all hotels such as hair dryer, safe, new towels (they are thin and old). TV's are old and reception of limited channels. Rugs need to be changed. Because there are no elevators, one can hear people running up and down the stairs. Because of location (and maybe past reputation as TravelLodge), there are manual labourers staying there - saw one smoking out the window. Loby needs revamp...smells as you walk in.

        • Single
          8.8

          The staff were super friendly and helpful. The room was clean, quiet and value priced.

        • Single
          10.0

          location and it was a beautiful hotel very clean

        • Single
          2.4

          Nothing

          The hotel is a good candidate for closure if HoJo is looking to close a hotel. The place is old, smelly and in a terrible location. I had to wait almost 10 minutes at check-in to see anyone. There was no employee to be seen any where! Probably the worst hotel I've ever stayed at

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          was clean, quiet and close to the water . was fairly central to pubs and restarants and tim hortons. was A very plesent stay

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          Spacious room.

          No Breakfast. There is a tim Hortons closeby. Still continental B.fast would have been nicer as in other hotels of same category.(Days Inn Victoria)

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          It was a clean room, standard size... but Canadian culture has smaller bathrooms (lights outside) than what were use to. Hard to find but easy in and easy out to get to Convention Centre for Lions Convention.

          No elevator and I did not ask to be on ground floor. My wife had knee replacement surgery 7 months ago and it was good/bad for her to climb stairs. No restaurant, and later found out that our payment did not include free cards for breakfast. It is usually a deal breaker to book at a hotel that does not give breakfast. It is hard for me to recommend this hotel to others because the deal that I got through this web site made me ineligible for the $6.00 money card to eat breakfast next door. No breakfast means no recommendation to others.

        • Couple
          5.8

          The room was a good size and the bed was comfortable. The front desk agent called Aaron was helpful.

          I did not like that they do not do breakfast and do not have a bar facility for if people want to relax in it.

        • Single
          6.6

          Reasonably priced, 30 year old motel. The location, at the edge of the downtown area of Nanaimo was excellent, being adjacent to the inter-city bus terminal as well. The rooms were reasonably well appointed with modern furniture and equipment.

          No fridge in room Hallways very drab No indoor pool No restaurant No bar No free breakfast

        • Couple
          6.2

          Clean, tidy room at reasonable price.

          The high noise level from surrounding rooms and the lack of gardens/landscaping surrounding the hotel (felt like a concrete jungle).

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Nanaimo location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Bc, V9R 5R4, Ca, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Nanaimo
          2.3 mi
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
          900 ft
        • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
          1000 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100

        Hotel Awards

        CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNanaimoHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Canada

        Use Badge