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Coast Bastion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Petawawa
1 review
“Nicest hotel staff you will ever meet!!!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2012

I don't expect too much from hotel staff when I stay at one. They are way too busy to take the time just to say hello. Not at the Coast Bastion Inn in Nanaimo!! Not only do they say hello, they say, "how are you?, have a nice day! Did you have a nice night?"etc. Walking in the front door of the hotel each night, I felt I was walking in the front door of my house. Thank you to the Nanaimo Coast Bastion Inn Staff for taking the time to make my mom and I feel so welcome here. Loved going for breakfast every day. Food was always so good but the staff even better!! I will always look to see if there is a Coast Bastion Inn in the place I will be staying cause that's where I would stay. My mom came here to meet grandchildren she has never met yet and to start the celebration of her 80th year and I thank you so much Nanaimo staff for making the start of her 80th year a special one!!!! WE shall see you again!!!

Room Tip: Room 805 does not have a full ocean view but you can see the water planes take off, see the boats co...
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

The Coast is a great hotel. The staff are very friendly, from the front desk, restaurant to housekeeping. Their superior rooms are awesome and have a fantastic view of their beautiful harbour.I strongly recommend you become a Coast Rewards member. They have the best points program. This is definately the place to stay in Nanaimo!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 July 2012 via mobile

We spent one day in Nanaimo and this hotel was the best option. The rooms are all renovated with very clean bathrooms and nice beds. Nice staff also.
We are difficult guests and saw some negative reviews on tripadvisor but noticed none of the complaints some posted.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We had a great experience staying at the Coast Bastion for our 28th wedding anniversary. The room was excellent, the front desk staff were very professional, helpful, knowledgable, and friendly. We were treated like family, and our desires were top priority.

Room Tip: As always, ask for a room with a view. Nanaimo is very beautiful to look at anytime of the day or ni...
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

If you have the need to be in Nanaimo (across from the city of Vancouver) take the Ferry and you are within minutes of the Coast Bastion. The rooms and hotel generally are clean, bathrooms are renovated, and our room had a view of the harbor. The room had two double beds which did not leave much room to move around.

The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The room was a reasonable price. We were visiting family and had no need to go to restaurant sonI can not evaluate it, but there are a number of restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is also close to the casino.

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Reviewed 12 July 2012

We were staying in one of the suites on the higher floors and had our 5 year old. They unfortuneately don't have 1 bedroom suites, but the room we had was a corner room overlooking the harbour, and it was very big. Igt had a King size bed and we used the lounge couch for our son's bed. We still had plenty room to play with toys. Room was very clean. staff were very good and very helpful. The hotel restaurant was very slow for service but the food was good. We had breakfast in our room both mornings we were there, and it was good.

Room Tip: as with any waterfront places in Nanaimo, you can hear the float planes landing during the day. if y...
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Coast Bastion Inn. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean, in excellent condition, and the bed was super comfortable. Opted to spend a little more for a view of the waterfront and it was worth it. Enjoyed the proximity of the hotel to the water and enjoyed our stroll around the quaint downtown/waterfront area of Nanaimo. This would definitely be my choice of hotel again when I return to visit Vancouver Island.

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Property: Coast Bastion Hotel
Address: 11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
#1 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coast Bastion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the convenience of location and beautiful ocean views from one of the best downtown Nanaimo hotels. Located near the BC Ferries Terminal on Nanaimo's inner harbour, the Coast Bastion Hotel is steps away from the seawall walk-way, Swy-a-lana Lagoon park, specialty shops, superior dining and quaint cafes. Take in a contemporary west coast designed dining experience at Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge. Featuring the freshest local seafood and meats, pasta dishes, gourmet breakfast and tapas. For those in need of relaxation & rejuvenation Pure Spa and Studio 31 are located in the hotel and look forward to pampering you. ... more   less 
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