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Coast Bastion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Always a wonderful hotel to stay at while visiting family in Nanaimo, BC. Great access to the downtown core and also the waterfront. Very helpful staff at the front desk and also the restaurant, Minnoz. Our room had an incredible view of the harbour from the 15th floor.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We only stayed one night at the Coast Bastion. We had stayed at other Coast properties on the mainland and we always had good experiences. The Bastion did not disappoint. It is nicely situated near the harbour and next to good shopping and dining in Nanaimo. There is well-lit indoor parking next door with a walkway to the hotel. Check-in was easy and quick. The desk staff were helpful and friendly. Our room was on the 6th floor (with partial harbour view) and looked as though it had been recently redone. There were two double beds with nice linens. The bathroom was large and well equipped including tub/shower. Everything felt new and clean. Wifi was reasonably fast and included. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

First time stay in a Coast Hotel but will be looking for other opportunities in other locations.
This is a really good hotel: central location, great views, terrific rooms, good value.
As an architect, I designed notable hotels such as Grand Hyatts and it is all about the room. These rooms are spacious and complete with every amenity I look for in a hotel: free wi-fi and parking; robes, mini-refrigertor, comfortable seating, large and well-equipped bathrooms.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants an exceptional experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a Northwest facing view of the bay.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I have stayed at this hotel a few times but this is my first time reviewing. From the outside, the hotel does not look great (situated across from the Best Western). But the rooms, which I hear have been renovated does display modern features and it does feel "clean". The restaurant in the hotel is good - it is not overally busy so it is also comfortable to have a meal. The seafood chowder is good and a must have. I also stay at this hotel because of the location (walking distance to Harbour Airlines).

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Derek H
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed one night in May 2014. Was travelling with a large dog. Hotel staff were very welcoming and the room was terrific with a great view of the marina, harbour and islands. Hotel location great for walking-lots of parks and interesting places to explore closeby. Five minutes to the Convention Centre. Room was fresh and clean and up-to-date, despite being a room designated for folks travelling with pets. Great hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We were there for 2 nights in May to visit family and see Nanaimo again. The hotel lived up to our expectations and we would definitely recommend it to friends.The location is good, and we were able to walk around the downtown area as well as the harbour.

Room Tip: We were on the 12th floor overlooking the harbour. Excellent view.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank coffeeCalgary
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

The Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo was truly a treat! We stayed there during a family trip to Nanaimo and area a little while ago and couldn't have been happier.

We had selected the Coast Bastion Hotel because it was rated the number one hotel to stay at in Nanaimo, and it certainly lived up to that expectation! The hotel looked to be a slightly older building from the outside, but was very nicely kept up and maintained, and the lobby area was very tasteful and elegent when you stepped inside.

Our room was excellent as it was spacious and comfortable, very clean, and had a wonderful view of the harbour from the small balcony from which you could watch the boats or float planes in the morning. We found the beds to be comfortable, the bathroom to be tastefully appointed with nice amenities, and just an overall feeling of quality and comfort in the room. I tend to find most hotel rooms quite sterile and bland, but got a much brighter feeling in the Coast Bastion which was a welcome surprise.

Parking in the hotel was very easy, as an elevator just down the hall from what appeared to be a small conference/corporate event area on the main floor of the hotel took you to an indoor parkade. The parking garage was large and easy to navigate, and especially convenient as it was right next to the hotel.

All in all, we were very pleased with our stay at the Coast Bastion, and would not hesitate to recommend this property to anybody looking for a quality hotel while in the Nanaimo area. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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David R, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Dear YYCTraveller,

Thank you for recently staying with us at the Coast Bastion Hotel. We value each guest, as we know that you have a choice when deciding where to stay while here in Nanaimo on business or pleasure.

We strive not only to meet but to exceed our guest expectations by providing the right room, the right technology and the right service to make every stay relaxing, invigorating, stimulating and filled with positive interactions.

Thank you again for your feedback, we truly appreciate knowing about our guest’s experiences so we can celebrate our successes and address our challenges to better serve you in the future. We look forward to your return when you are in the area again.

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Additional Information about 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: £93 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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