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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

2.5-star2.5 stars
70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R5H4, Canada

Hotel with restaurant, near Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Good location right downtown. Great for walking and taking in harbour sites. Dec 2, 2020
  • I thought the bathroom was not cleaned properly, even if no pandemic it was not cleaned…Nov 30, 2020

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

from £93
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Harbour View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Harbour View
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Harbour View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)
  • Premium Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator, Harbour View (with Sofabed)
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (with Sofabed)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Living Room)

What’s around Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Landmarks

  • Heart of Nanaimo
  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 40-minute walk
  • Bastion - 2-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park - 13-minute walk
  • Protection Island - 20-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 25-minute walk
  • Vancouver Island University - 35-minute walk

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) 13-min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) 1-min drive
  • Sechelt, BC (YHS-Sunshine Coast Regional) 175-min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) 81-min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) 49-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 71 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 2 per room

  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

  • On-site parking is limited

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 465
  • Conference centre
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Best Western Dorchester Hotel’s small print

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Policies

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Breakfast costs between CAD 10 and CAD 22 for adults, and CAD 10 and CAD 22 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 30 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Best Western Dorchester Hotel

  • Does Best Western Dorchester Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Best Western Dorchester Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of CAD 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Best Western Dorchester Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mon Petit Choux Bakery & Café (4-min walk), Penny's Palapa (4-min walk) and Gabriels Gourmet Cafe (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Best Western Dorchester Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 319 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Couples retreat
Our stay was amazing, the staff upgraded us to a suite and it was spectacular. The staff could not have been more accommodating. Everything about our stay was first class and would recommend this hotel to everyone.
Ray, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, very clean, friendly and helpful staff, good food
Michael, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely unique hotel . Can’t beat the view of the waterfront . Close to shops and restaurants. Front desk service impeccable!
Lolo, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place. Will be staying again. Thanks guys! See you soon
Travytrav, ca1 night trip
Good 6.0
Very tired looking property, rooms are small and bathroom smelled like sour laundry, bed was comfortable and service was great, towels came with long hair of previous user :-/
Raf, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The view of the harbour in my room was excellent. The few issues that came up during my stay were handled well by all the staff who went out of their way to correct them and each staff person I dealt with exceeded my expectations with their kindness and hospitality towards me and my guest.
Sarah, ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean and comfortable. Great location. I would be happy to stay there again
Jenn, ca1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Quick work trip
Nice hotel, friendly staff, room renovated. Could have done with some soundproofing and an extra pillow. Free parking and great location
nicola, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a family suite, nice and big, for three of us. The bedroom had two beds, and the living room had a pull-out couch. The only problem, really, is that the suite was close to a staircase, and the people going up and down, was loud. Friendly staff, and nice new restaurant / pub downstairs.
Kate, ca2 night family trip
Good 6.0
It’s near the Harbour, however there isn’t much parking. Our room wasn’t easy at check in time. They wanted us to wear masks in the common areas. Haven’t experienced that at any hotel yet.
Karl, ca1 night family trip

Best Western Dorchester Hotel