My family and I stayed in this hotel over the festival weekend in Nanaimo. We had requested an upgraded room with harbour view, and this was definately worth paying extra for. The room is probably double the size of a regular hotel room, had a very comfortable king bed, nice sitting area and flat screen tv. Everything had been recently renovated (new furniture, carpet in the room. Hallways and elevator are still 80's style but apparently being renovated now). There was an amazing harbour view and a small balcony from which to see the fireworks on saturday night.
Bathroom was a good size, lots of towels, nice to see that the liquid soap is in an eco friendly big container, and low flush toilets. Good water pressure in the shower.
We had a seventeen month old toddler and it was really nice to find out that they had a playpen/crib that was free to use during our stay, including bedding, it was brought to our room right away after check in.
Service was great, all the staff at the desk were very friendly and helpful, when our toddler locked the bathroom door by accident, staff were there to fix it promptly, within 10 or 15 minutes. If you have a child you they even provide a free cookie and milk in the evening!
We were worried that the hotel would be noisy, as there were a lot of parties that weekend, and people on the street, but it was very quiet in the hotel.
The morning brunch at the hotel was very reasonably priced and had a decent variety of hot and cold food. There are also a number of restaurants on the same block that are excellent- we really enjoyed the Acme restaurant which had a live band and they didn't seem to mind a small child. There is also a good french pastry shop up the street. The harbour and very nice boardwalk are within walking distance, as is the conference center and a giant playground which is fantastic for older kids too.
It was nice that the parade on saturday came right by the street in front of the hotel. We didn't know about this when we made the booking.
The only thing that was confusing was the parking is in a parkade behind the hotel, there is limited space to pull up in front of the hotel for check in.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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- Coast Bastion Nanaimo