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Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
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Richmond
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We found the staff friendly and helpful both over the phone making reservations and upon arrival and leaving. The room was clean and comfortable and we had a good nights sleep. We would definitely stay there again.

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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Good Day Thor A
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

The room was clean and adequate. Nice to have the fridge, decent TV and quiet. Location is quite central although long distance from the nice waterfront Nanaimo now has. The pool was very nice, and quite warm.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Good Day Andrea Miller
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff take great pride in providing great service, location and value.
Our housekeeping team really strives to ensure cleanliness and comfort in our guest rooms. We try to make sure that the price is relative with the product we have to provide. Our downtown location is fantastic to see inner harbour and other attractions
Best kept secret seems to the outdoor pool.
Thank you very much for your observations and comments
Sincerely,
Erik Brook
Manager of Operations
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stayed at the HoJo Harbourside for two nights in August, 2014. Our room was adequate: clean, roomy enough for the two of us, and there was a bathtub (a luxury since we only have a shower at home). The one gentleman, Erin at the front desk was very helpful and always spoke to us when we were free as we were coming or going. The other two front desk workers always turned there backs to us after making quick eye contact, as if they did not want to be bothered. My only complaint is the chemical air freshener they use, it was heavily used, and everywhere. We will return there. It is well located (Hortons is right across the street) and it is with in walking distance to Nanaimo harbour.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
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Thank you for posting on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to Erin and the other front desk stay.
Hope to see you again
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Erik Brook
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Property: Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside
Address: 1 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside 2*
Number of rooms: 101
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