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All reviewstim hortons across the streetnice poolferry terminalan older propertynewcastle islandfront desk staffthe air conditioningwould stay here againone night staywaterfrontdowntown
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Our room has a fresh, clean smell--no sprays to cover up odors. It was spacious and had a view over the swimming pool. You can walk to a city park and waterfront from there. The bed was very comfortable, and we got a good price for it by booking a couple months ahead of time. We had a nice breakfast at the adjoining restaurant, and the waitress let us sit and chat without bothering us.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We are an older property but all the staff take pride and have a passion for providing great service, location and value and room cleanliness. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Thank you again for taking the time to post your comments
Regards,
Erik Brook
Manager of Operations

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

The first thing you notice about this hotel is that is old fashioned. Nothing wrong with this, but some people might be turned off. That's not to say that the rooms were moldy or gross. They were reasonably clean. However, I did find a band aid behind the couch and there was a bottle cap beside the bed. Nothing awful, but the room could've have a more thorough cleaning. We stayed in a big room with a queen bed. There was also a sofabed. Didn't unfold it, but it seemed fine. One thing to note is there is no elevator, but it's only 3 stories with the lobby on the second, so you'll only be ascending or descending one flight of stairs from the check in desk. Sleep quality was fine, staff was very friendly, and the price was right. Also, there's nothing much to do right around the hotel, it's a few minutes to downtown Nanaimo. Didn't go in the pool, but it seemed clean. Solid choice for someone on a budget.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Good Day Emily
We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We are an older property but all the staff take pride and have a passion for providing great service, location and value and room cleanliness. I am sorry that the room had a band aid in the room. I have passed on your comments to our housekeeping team.
Thank you again for taking the time to post your comments
Regards,
Erik Brook
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Pool area and outside well kept. The rest of the hotel was very old and smelly. Old coil mattresses, horrible pillows. No sound proofing.
Will never stay there again. Cost $125.00 not worth it!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Good Day Janet B
I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo.
We are older hotel, but do take pride in providing excellent service, value, and room cleanliness.
I am sorry that the bed was not satisfactory, and the beds are on a purchase rotation and hotel beds are not that old.

Thank you again
Sincerely
Erik Brook
Manager of Operations

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