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“Nice Hotel with great harbour views.”

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Coast Bastion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 October 2010

Stayed here for one night on our way up north on our road trip around Vancouver Island, eventually found the public car park at the back of the hotel, this was reasonably priced and went up the lift into the hotel.
Previous reviews mention the 80's decor, its still there, rather like going into a time warp, in fact if they leave it any longer it'll all come back into fashion again!
Anyway, the rooms have been re-decorated and are lovely, we would have had a gorgeous view over the Bastion, however its under renovation and there wasn't much of it left. The hotel wasn't very full and was reasonably quiet, however if it was full I dont think the sound proofing would be very good, but we had a great nights sleep when we were there.
The only down side is most of the better places to eat are in the Old Town, which is a good 20 minute hike up hill from the down town area, but if you want to be right by the harbour and watch the float planes come in, this is the hotel for you.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 September 2010

We stayed in Nanaimo because we had always driven through it when going to/from the ferries, and we decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did, and the quality of this hotel made the stay even better. The hotel is beautifully placed with views over the harbour. The staff are helpful and friendly, the food is excellent, and the rooms are well appointed and comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2010

Chose this hotel for a one night stopover in Nanaimo based on previous Trip Advisor reviews, Reserved in advance and was upgraded to a lovely corner room on the 7th floor with views over the harbour. The room weas very large, well equipped and spotlessly clean (obviously recently decorated). Went for a pedicure in the spa and was told of a great french bistro around the corner from the hotel where we had a delightful meal.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

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.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2010

I would definitely stay at this hotel again. I stayed here with 4 other co-workers and we all were very happy with our rooms. There are small but very well designed. They have great bathrooms. beautiful looking and very well designed. Were all very happy with our views and you can't ask for a better location.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

We stayed at the Coast while exploring the Nanaimo and Parksville area - the rooms were recently renovated and were very modern and trendy. Front desk staff were helpful and provided us with some great tips of what to see in the region in a limited time. Highly recommend taking the ferry across the harbor to the Dinghy Dock!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2010

We stayed in Nanaimo for 5 nights in late May. The staff were very friendly, polite and helpful. Rooms were recently redocoated and very stylish, with every amenity one would need. Be sure to ask for a room facing the harbour if you want a spectacular view. It may be slightly noisier with float planes taking off and landing regularly during daylight hours, but it didn't bother us, and we enjoyed watching them. While in Nanaimo, we had friends staying at other hotels, and they all wished they had booked the Coast Bastion. It is a perfect location as you can walk to everything. The spa is beautiful too! We highly recommend the Coast.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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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 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
#1 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
Price Range: £94 - £156 (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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