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The Bluebird Motel

Convenient for Departure Bay Ferry Terminal

  • Free WiFi
From
£77

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  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchen - Living Area
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchen - Living Area
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen - Living Area
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds - Bathroom
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchen - Living Area
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6.6.Good.
  • Nice and clean, huge room, good facilities. Friendly staff. Although it worked for us and…

    Aug 6, 2018

  • the wifi kicked out around 10pm and i could not reconnect i did not want to call the…

    Jan 20, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Convenient
Easy parking
Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 29 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Free WiFi

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 18-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - 20-minute walk
  • Beach Estates Park - 22-minute walk
  • Bastion - 27-minute walk
  • Brechin Lanes - 29-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 29-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette (Deluxe)
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchen
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

Location

  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 18-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - 20-minute walk
  • Beach Estates Park - 22-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 18-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - 20-minute walk
  • Beach Estates Park - 22-minute walk
  • Bastion - 27-minute walk
  • Brechin Lanes - 29-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Museum - 29-minute walk
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 36-minute walk
  • Departure Bay Beach - 41-minute walk
  • Protection Island - 44-minute walk
  • Vancouver Island University - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Frank Crane Arena - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) 16-min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) 3-min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) 83-min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) 52-min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 29 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

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

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - midnight. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

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

At the motel

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 2

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Bluebird Motel Nanaimo
  • Bluebird Motel
  • Bluebird Nanaimo
  • The Bluebird Motel Motel
  • The Bluebird Motel Nanaimo
  • The Bluebird Motel Motel Nanaimo

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 10 per pet, per stay

Policies

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's 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; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless checkout is available.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: CAD 100.00 per stay

Pet deposit: CAD 10.00 per stay

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

  • Yes, The Bluebird Motel 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.
  • 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 personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Bluebird Motel.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of CAD 10 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of CAD 10.00 per stay.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
6.6.Good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    The room has very strong smell since someone smoked in it before I check-in.

    Aman, 4 night business trip, Oct 5, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Shower didn’t work,no hair dryers,one bed wasn’t attached to head board

    Carole, 1 night family trip, Sep 7, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Drug deals were happening right outside our door, the door was missing part of the frame and just barely locked. floor and beds filthy. we left after two hours. no refund.

    Larry, 1 night trip, Jul 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We could get on time because we took the last ferry. Next day the person in charge D allowed us to stay to sleep for a few hours. That was great for us

    Jen, 1 night romance trip, Jul 4, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not a good choice

    The front desk was unfriendly and sloppy. The room was very dingy. Opened the hide a bed to find crumbs all over. Under mattress was used napkin and lighter. Yuck!

    1 night family trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    a lady at the front desk was super nice and friend. A motel was old and did not look like it is been taking a good care of. cheap!! so don't expect too much. BTW. it was just right next to railroad.

    CARL, 1 night family trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice, clean, quiet. I always stay there when visiting Nanaimo.

    Jp, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 27, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Convenient location for the activities we had planned. Being on the main road in Nanaimo, you are very aware of the traffic noise.

    Steve, 1 night romance trip, Oct 23, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    It was awful! What a dump! For what you paid and where else you could stay for the price! Will never be back! Place is falling apart. We stayed for 3 nights in the family suite and not once did someone clean our room or take out the garbage. The owners sit and smoke at the front door all day. It was honestly the worst motel my family has ever stayed in! AWFUL!!!

    2 night family trip, Oct 14, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good location and staff. Very basic old motel. Little noisy in area

    2 night family trip, Oct 11, 2019

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