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 parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

The excellent Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside is a 2-star property within proximity of Petroglyph Park, Protection Island and Newcastle Island Marine Park. The hotel opened its doors in 1960 and was remodeled in 1996.

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside lies near the local beach. The center of Nanaimo is 4 km away from the venue.

Stores, shops and boutiques are within easy reach of the hotel.

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside lies within 65 minutes’ drive to Coal Harbour airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of non-smoking rooms including deluxe business queen room, business class queen room and queen room with such comforts as television, a stereo system, coffee/tea makers, an iron with ironing board and free wireless internet. Some rooms overlook the courtyard. For more comfort a hairdryer, bath sheets and guest toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. Residents can try dishes of seasonal cuisine at the restaurant. Offering various dining options, Extraordinary Organics Restaurant and Rawmbas are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

The hotel provides an ATM, a luggage storage and parking along with a meeting room, a fax and a photocopier to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and an indoor swimming pool. Featuring a fitness center and a gym, Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside also offers snow skiing, hiking and bowling and other on-site activities.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • No elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Bowling
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • 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
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • 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 CAD 10
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed CAD 10
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, Canada, V9R 5R4

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City Center
  • Nanaimo
    2.4 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
    800 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

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Business Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside photos Room
Queen Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Room with free Wi-Fi, coffee maker and hairdryer

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside photos Exterior Hotel information
Business Class Queen Room
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Class Room with free WiFi.

Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2.3 mi

Amusement

  • Great Canadian Casino CO Ltd400 ft
  • Fiesta Lanes700 ft
  • James Street Billiards3000 ft
  • Werners 24/7 Billiards Cafe4300 ft
  • Fun Centre4600 ft
  • Harbour City Bingo Society1.1 mi
  • Cyber City Adventures2.2 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

Stadiums

  • Serauxmen Stadium1.1 mi

Museums

Parks

Halls

  • Newcastle Island Pavilion2.1 mi
  • Cranberry Fire Protection Dist5.9 mi
  • Gabriola Island Community Hall6.5 mi
  • Cedar Community Hall8.6 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • Malaspina Students' Union2300 ft
  • Tamagawa University5.9 mi

Local attractions

  • Protection Island1.1 mi
    Nanaimo, British ColumbiaCanada
  • WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo7.1 mi
    35 Nanaimo River Rd., Nanaimo

Near the hotel

  • Cape Scott Provincial Park700 ft
    northern terminus of Highway 19
  • Nanaimo Museum2300 ft
    100 Museum Way, Nanaimo

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

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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, Canada, V9R 5R4

Get directions
City Center
  • Nanaimo
    2.4 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Gina's (cuisine: Mexican)
    800 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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