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“I was overly impressed by the Coast Bastion Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Coast Bastion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I was overly impressed by the Coast Bastion Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I wasn't expecting half of the quality I received staying at the Coast Bastion Hotel. It was a brand newly renovated room and everything was just amazing. I highly recommend staying here. Great location. Great staff.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

From the moment you enter this beautiful property - you are greeted by warm friendly people that are genuine in their desire to exceed your expectations. We stay at the Bastion every time we are in Nanaimo and I have honestly never been disappointed. We asked for a room close to the elevator because my child is on crutches, and they were more than happy to accommodate. In fact, every time we entered the lobby, someone at the front (bellman or front desk) would ask how everything was and whether we needed anything. He even offered the use of a wheelchair if it made things easier. The rooms are very clean, and nicely appointed. Parking was very convenient and reasonably priced, unlike other downtown properties. Everything about this property is first rate!

Room Tip: All rooms are great at this hotel - but if you want a view - just ask.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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150 Mile House, B.C. Canada
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157 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

My spouse stayed here on business twice during past month. He has suggested I send in a review of this property as he has been very happy with both his recent stays. He found the front desk staff very friendly and helpful. Room was great, just what you would expect from a Coast Hotel, clean, bright and good complimentary internet which is important when on business. It is great to be right on the harbour both for the view & the convenience if flying over on Harbour Air from Vancouver, just a walk up the pier to the hotel. If flying into the airport & have a rental car, there is also parking available at a very reasonable price. This is his preferred hotel when in Nanaimo. As the workshop was being held at the hotel, it was catered for a breakfast & lunch and was excellent both in service and service as was the food & service in the dining room for dinner.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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David R, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thank you for recently staying with us at the Coast Bastion Hotel. It is always appreciated when one of our guests takes the time to let us, and their fellow Trip Advisor reviewers, know when we have met or exceeded expectations. We agree that our hotel is a great choice for meeting or conventions and that our team in the Catering Department consistently go above and beyond to deliver top quality Food & Beverage product and services. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Edmonton, Canada
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101 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We tried a newer boutique hotel in town, but had to leave because of a mix up in the reservations. Also the smallest hotel rooms I have ever seen.
The Coast hotel came to the rescue. Fantastic room with view of Harbour. Extremely clean hotel and the friendliest staff.
Dinner in the dining room was very good. Great service, food and wine list. Having a smaller wine list is sometimes better than restaurants that try to impress with overreaching lists.

Stayed April 2014
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Lethbridge, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay her, although House keeping needs to look at shower curtains and door frames. But other than that, we had a corner suite that looked over the harbour and was lovely. Very modern furniture, chaise lounge, kind of funky custom chair, computer area with office desk and chair, bar fridge and all accompianments. Small balcony but, enough to stand outside and breath the sea air. Restaurant was very good and ALL the Staff were kind, courteous, helpful with great senses of humour.

Room Tip: Ask for a harbour view suite
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

I have stayed at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo several times over the past few years and it is consistently very good. The rooms are spacious and modern, the gym is small, but has adequate equipment, and the in-hotel dining has great decor. My room overlooked the harbour and provided a terrific view. You can walk here easily from the floatplane dock and walk easily to downtown shops/restaurants/cafes which are just a block away.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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David R, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Dear LJP99,

Thank you for recently staying with us at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

We agree that the breath taking views of the harbour from our rooms are one of the reasons that make the Coast Bastion Hotel the hotel of choice when staying in Nanaimo. Our central location and close proximity to fabulous dining, shopping and nightlife make Nanaimo a fabulous vacation destination.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

I stayed at the Coast Bastion to attend a funeral and the room I got was wonderful. It had an awesome view of the water. The staff at the front desk were friendly and warm. I would definitely stay here again on my next visit.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are large and sunny with an awesome view of the water.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Coast Bastion Hotel

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 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
#1 Family 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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