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Norman Wells, NT
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in Nanaimo for 3 nights, and this hotel was affordable. we left, went to Victoria, came back three days after and stopped in to see if they had any rooms, and they gave us the room that we had last week. Felt like home :) Nice front desk staff. Kids and I felt comfortable here. 24 hour Tim...

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Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and helpful, but it's the first time I've stayed at a chain hotel that used actual keys and not key cards. That isn't really a problem, just so unusual as to be worth mentioning. The hotel has 3 levels, but no elevator. The first 2 floors both have ground level entrances because of the slope of...

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Kattraveller599, Thank you very much for your feedback concerning your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. I am so glad you found the hotel ideal for your visit to Nanaimo. I am sorry that the front desk staff did not offer to assist you with your luggage to your room. Happy to hear that you...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not far from the ferry terminal and can walk to the waterfront park. The hotel itself is an average hotel with out dated furniture and showers. It's however clean and the staff is very friendly. The noise from the pool can be heard from our room which is on the other side of the building.

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Sophie, Thank you very much for your valued comments about the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel. Our staff truly believe in delivering great service, value and clean and comfortable rooms. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations

Duvall, Washington
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rooms are clean but in need of upgrading. This hotel is an older motel/hotel right near old highway 1, close to old town and many shops within walking distance. The waterfront park and seaplane port is just a short walk fromthe Hotel.

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Jim and Susan, We are so happy you found our hotel location great spot to visit the many different shops and the waterfront park. The housekeeping staff take great pride in proviing clean and comfortable rooms for our guests Thank you Erik Brook Manager of Operations

Ucluelet
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very friendly staff. The room was clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. It has an outdoor swimming pool but was located a distance away restaurants. There is a great park area across the street for a walk along the seawall.

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Hard to imagine there are many hostelries in Nanaimo offering better value than this place. Great rate. Clean, comfy room. Good location. That's value. I was a bit sorry among the 60+/- channels offered, neither ESPN nor Root Sports was among them, but it isn't the sort of thing one complains about in a foreign land, even if all the...

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments about your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. Our staff truly due work hard to ensure that all our guests receive the best possible rate, a clean and comfortable room, friendly courteous service in a downtown location in Nanaimo. We are working on a...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed in the hotel last month and it was clean and comfortable. The only thing I wish I would have known is that we had to walk a long way to our room as there is only one door to enter and exit. My husband was in town for treatment of his heart condition and I have severe arthritis...

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good day I am shocked to hear the front desk did not offer any assistance with your luggage to your room. I am also sad that the front desk did not ask or offer a room closer to the main entrance because of the mobility issues you mentioned I am so very sorry that you did not have a great...

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Need I say more? The room smells like sweaty socks. Would not stay again. Literally unable to stay. My mother slept in the car. We left without a refund. The pool also does not have a lifeguard. The wifi is also unstable at best. Lots of loading and lag.

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Richard, I am so very sorry that we did not met your expectations during your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The housekeeping department is known for the excellent cleanliness standards ensuring the best possible sleep and comfort for our guests. I wish to apologize for the team not making sure the room was...

Morden
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We Came late for a night with our family and what a horrible disappointment! Everything about the place is wrong. The hallways smell like skunk! There was animal poop on one of the rooms! Absolutely disgusting and horrendous. The front staff was ok considering I expressed my great disappointment with all of my Latin extra verbal language (and verbal) If...

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Ana, I was distressed to read your comments on TripAdvisor. Yes we are an older property however we do keep our hotel clean. I am sorry that the front desk staff were not able to assist with your luggage. The hotel is known for providing great service and clean and comfortable accommodation. We do have pet friendly accommodation,...

Nanoose
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Price was good room was clean, hotel is old but there's nothing wrong with that. I also thought the location was great. Working a $6 can ride or even walkable distance to Nanaimo's night life, restaurants, historic sites and harbour front. I'll stay there again for sure.

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good day Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. Our location is great starting point to visit all the attractions in downtown Nanaimo. We hope to see you again. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

Address: 1 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: £50 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside 2*
Number of rooms: 101
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“Their pool is really nice to look at...but it is an outdoor pool and there is no hot tub so we did not go in.”
 of 5 bubbles DarceeO, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You can get pet rooms which are cheaper, but fine (not much different to the non pet ones)”
 of 5 bubbles signupcelo, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you like quiet, ask not to be placed pool-side or next to the stairs (traffic)”
 of 5 bubbles PreParadise, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“right off the main highway. perfect spot to hit all ferry routes”
 of 5 bubbles Jenellemv, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“There is no elevator so ask for a main floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles ElaineR746, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
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