Nanaimo hotels, many with harbor views, provide places to stay in the second largest city on Vancouver Island. This gateway city has more to offer than just great views. It's a university town with a thriving cultural scene. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the hiking trails and beaches, along with the amazing diving opportunities just off the coast. With one of the largest underwater reefs along the West Coast, Nanaimo is a fascinating place to explore beneath the surface.
Lodging in Nanaimo BC runs the gamut from budget-friendly motels to elegant hotels and charming bed-and-breakfast inns. Many of Nanaimo hotels are located along or within in minutes of the harbor and the town's two ferry landings. Offering a price that's easy on your wallet, the Bluebird Motel is easy to find from both of the ferry terminals at 995 North Terminal Avenue. The guestrooms feature air conditioning and complimentary wireless Internet. Some of the units have kitchens, and family rates are available. The motel's staff know the tourism scene well, and they're eager to make suggestions on how to experience what's close to your Nanaimo accommodations.
If you're looking for a room with a view, you'll want to check out the Coast Bastion Inn (pictured). It's nestled in the heart of the harbor front district at 11 Bastion Street, just steps away from the sea wall. As one of the luxury hotels in Nanaimo, the Coast Bastion offers a mix of suites and guestrooms—all with ocean views. Whether you've booked a suite or one of the standard rooms at one of the most elegant Nanaimo hotels, you can expect a host of perks, including high-speed wireless access, in-room coffee, and large flat-screen TVs. The suites add additional space, mini bars, and upgraded spa amenities in the bath. Beyond the guestrooms, this provider of lodging in Nanaimo BC features a restaurant with a horseshoe-shaped bar that serves West Coast cuisine and cocktails as well as a fitness center and spa. The concierge is well-versed in what to do beyond the hotel, happy to give directions to the nearby ferry terminal or make suggestions about which of the local museums and shops to visit.
The Ramada also provides Nanaimo accommodations. The Ramada Nanaimo, located at 315 Rosehill Street, opened in 2008. This 100-percent nonsmoking property offers its guests a warm welcome and so much more. In the morning, guests are invited to enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast, and Internet access (both wired and wireless) is always complimentary. At provider of lodging in Nanaimo BC, all of the guestrooms are cozy and comfortable. Some of the guestrooms have whirlpool tubs where you can soak away all of your cares and gear up for a new day of exploring this city by the sea.
You'll also find excellent dining and shopping opportunities not found on the mainland. A wide range of Nanaimo accommodations will provide a place to stay no matter your idea of the ideal vacation. Whether you're staying in one of the hotel suites overlooking the harbor or you're enjoying a cozy room in the heart of downtown, you'll have a comfortable place to anchor while you're experience this city a two-hour drive from Victoria and a two-hour ferry ride from Vancouver.