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Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is set in a ski area of Nanaimo and gives access to Newcastle Island, which is about 20 minutes' walk away. This eco-friendly hotel was opened in 1960 and renovated in 1996.

The property lies within 700 meters from Nanaimo Museum. The venue is 4 km away from the city center.

Shoppers will find boutiques, stores and shops within a few minutes of the hotel.

Coal Harbour airport is easy to reach.

Rooms

It offers comfortable rooms equipped with television, coffee/tea makers, an iron with ironing board, a closet and hi-fi and kitchens with a microwave and a fridge. Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside features rooms with the courtyard view. Guests can take advantage of a hairdryer, free toiletries and bath sheets supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. There is a restaurant serving seasonal dishes on site. Guests can share a meal in Gina's and Cousin Nick's Pizza & Pasta, located about 250 meters away.

Services

The facilities as an elevator, a vending machine and a luggage storage are offered for guests.

Relax

Leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness center are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   100.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Harbor view
  • Ocean view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed SURCHARGE
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed SURCHARGE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

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Airports
Restaurants
  • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
    800 ft
  • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
    1000 ft
Parks
  • Beach Estates Park
    2100 ft
  • Protection Island
    2100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    100

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Rooms and availability

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside photos Room
Deluxe Business Queen Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside photos Room
Queen Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit situated on ground floor
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Free WiFi, free continental breakfast, balcony, mini-refrigerator, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, free newspaper, alarm clock, iron, ironing board

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside photos Room
Business Queen Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Free WiFi, mini-refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, cable TV, adjoining rooms, crib available, desk, free newspaper, free local calls, alarm clock, iron, ironing board

Premium Queen Suite
Harbor view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Suite-1 Queen Bed, Non-Smoking, Premium Suite Room , Harbor View, Sofabed, Refrigerator, 39 Inch Flat Screen TV

Premier Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King Bed, Non-Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Sofabed, Refrigerator, Balcony, Coffee Maker, Continental Breakfast

Queen Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Free WiFi, free continental breakfast, mini-refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning/heating, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable TV, bathroom amenities, alarm clock, desk, iron, ironing board

Quadruple Room
Harbor view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Junior Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Free WiFi, free continental breakfast, sofa bed, balcony, kitchen, microwave, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, family/oversized room, free movies, down/feather pillows, free newspaper, free local calls, bottled water, alarm clock, iron, ironing board, oven, stove, sitting area

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King Bed - Nonsmoking Deluxe Room - Free Continental Breakfast, Free Wifi

Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Mini Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Local calls
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

1 Queen Bed - Nonsmoking Room - Free Continental Breakfast, Free Wifi, Mini Fridge

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Location

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Local attractions

  • Newcastle Island5000 ft
  • Cedar Farmers Market7.4 mi
    2313 Yellow Point Rd
  • WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo7.1 mi
    35 Nanaimo River Rd., Nanaimo
  • Drumbeg Provincial Park11.1 mi
    Stalker Road

Near the hotel

  • The Bastion1900 ft
    98 Front Street
  • Beach Estates Park2100 ft
  • Protection Island2100 ft
    Nanaimo, British ColumbiaCanada
  • Nanaimo Museum2300 ft
    100 Museum Way

Restaurants nearby

  • Gina's800 ft

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

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

  • Cousin Nick's Pizza & Pasta1000 ft

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

    83% likes this, based on 15 reviews

  • Mrs Riches Dinner Club Cafe1300 ft

    Address: 199 Fraser St
    Phone: (250) 753-8311

    61% likes this, based on 76 reviews

  • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant1000 ft

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

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

  • Old City Take Out1100 ft

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

    82% likes this, based on 29 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Canadian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 18

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

Hotel Awards

CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNanaimoHoward Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

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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

7.4
Very goodBased on335 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We were looking for a hotel close to the Departure Bay ferry for an early morning sailing. As we would not be checking in until later in the evening and leaving early in the morning we did not want to pay for a more expensive hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised at how nice it was,very clean, great location,and a full hot breakfast included the next A.M. We were very dubious as it looks a little run down from inside,and had passed it many times on previous trips,but wouldn't have thought to stay. The front desk staff were excellent,as were the ladies in the restaurant. I read reviews on the site, so those and the price were the decision makers. We would definitely stay again,and would recommend it in spite of the exterior impression.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Very good location near the Greyhound bus that I was taking. The walkway along the Harbour front is a great park area.

    I was shown the wrong room when I arrived even though I had booked it ahead of time. I specifically asked for a non smoking room with two queen sized beds, and I was given a room that was a smokers room and it only had a bed and sofa bed. Obviously I did remind the head desk clerk that is the wrong room and was given the room that I asked for.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    The front deck attendant was very friendly and helpful. He was the greatest :)

    The rooms are getting out dated but they were comfy.

  • Couple
    10.0

    The service was exquisite. I was surprised that there was a newspaper outside my room in the morning. It provided me with reading material on my ferry ride. I like that Howard Johnstone is close to the ferry terminal and is affordable.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Very clean, easy checkin and the breakfast was excellent at the hotel.

  • Couple
    6.0

    Hot breakfast served and access to the gym.

    Way too noisy. You could hear evrything next door and upstairs. Book elsewhere!! Id never stay in a HJ hotel again

  • Single
    7.8

    Everything was good. Just an old hotel. No complaint. Food at resturaunt was amazing.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Friendley helpful staff always smileing

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    I like staying there because the rooms are clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Getting a voucher for a free breakfast is a nice feature, although we do not always use it. Now that we have a dog, we appreciate the fact that Howard Johnson Nanaimo is pet-friendly. It is in a super location for walking along the waterfront (with or without a dog).

  • Single
    10.0

    It was clean and comfortable. My first room's heating did not work, so I was moved to another one with no problem. Very professional and knowledgeable staff. Supper in hotel restaurant very good - one of the better meat loafs offered by restaurants.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The staff was excellent, very accommodating and went the extra mile, even printing out a google map to a location we asked about. The restaurant, "The Good Cooking Men", was a real treat and quite a surprise. Top gourmet food and priced economically. The room was very clean. Even though this is an older building, they have made it very presentable and livable.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Affordable, clean, reasonably quiet and a great complimentary breakfast in a bright dining room with view of the harbour. Really enjoyed the experience.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Friendly service, reasonably cost.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The room was clean and well maintained especially consIdering the age of the hotel. The staff was friendly and very accomadating. If your looking for a low budget pleasant stay, this place fit our needs just fine

  • Single
    9.2

    staff is excellent from front desk to restaurant to housekeeping. location excellent. food perfect, room so very clean, large with microwave, fridge, coffee maker. extremely attentive staff. room very very clean. did not want to leave!!! am going back for summer holiday in july.

    exterior needs A lot of work (but then that isn'T where you sleep!!). needs hdtvs, new carpet, lino in bathroom and new linens. linens very clean but A little well worn. all in all I really couldn'T find fault with anything.

How to reach hotel

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

Hotel Address:

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

Get directions
Airports
Restaurants
  • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
    800 ft
  • Extraordinary Organics Restaurant (cuisine: Asian fusion, Healthy, Organic)
    1000 ft
Parks
  • Beach Estates Park
    2100 ft
  • Protection Island
    2100 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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