Nanaimo Hotel | Best Western® Dorchester Hotel |British Columbia Hotel


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70 Church Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4


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Hotel Overview

There's no better way to explore the beauty of a region than selecting a Nanaimo hotel that's right in the heart of all the adventure.

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Other hotels in Nanaimo, BC might try to compete, but guests keep returning to the Best Western® Dorchester Hotel because of the impeccably friendly service, location, and amenities. This Nanaimo hotel is close to the convention centre. Just a quick three-block stroll will deliver you to many popular BC events. How much more can you ask for?

The Nanaimo Convention Centre isn't the only attraction that draws visitors here. The Nanaimo boat races are world-famous. Whether you prefer the Dragon Boat Race or Bath Tub Race, getting on the water (or watching from the bay) is a family-friendly must. Enjoy the views and the adrenaline pumping action of the races.

The Silly Boat Regatta is a much beloved tradition. However, maybe you want something even more exciting. How about a day of bungee jumping? There's no better way to get your heart pumping. The best part is that this Nanaimo hotel is only a short drive to the best bungee spot in central Vancouver Island.

There are multiple arts festivals nearby if you're looking for a little culture. This harbour view location also means that you're right across the street from the Sea Plane Terminal. Close to BC Ferries, Departure Bay and Duke Point, you've never had it better. Take full advantage of the location of your Nanaimo hotel.

Conventions and meetings are the reason many guests book a stay at this Nanaimo hotel. Bring your appetite to the most important meal of the day, because steaming hot eggs and pancakes, fresh fruits and croissants, a variety of cereal and yogurt and our flavorful coffee are all featured for a nominal fee. We do offer a full a-la-carte breakfast (made to order).

Reserve your next vacation at Best Western® Dorchester Hotel and get ready for a trip filled with sightseeing, water sports and fun events!

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details.
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Latest Reviews


Traveler Reviews

“Great stay!”
By rachelstratton
on 11-Mar-18

Great staff and close to amenities! Nice view of the harbor from my room. I would like to go back for a personal stay to use the location for shopping, yoga, restaurants and to walk along the ocean...

“Waterfront window”
By Durmahli
Burnaby, Canada on 02-Mar-18

The Dorchester Hotel is accross the road from the Nanaimo waterfront and we were fortunate enough to have a room with a lovely view. We arrived in the afternoon, so free hotel parking was available...

“It's the People that make the Difference”
By NVanHiker
North Vancouver, Canada on 18-Feb-18

Just a short note on this already well-reviewed hotel. The location is terrific, both for walking the waterfront, shops, and the Old City Quarter during the day, and sampling Nanaimo's restaurants...

By Leah N
North Vancouver, Canada on 04-Feb-18

We were fortunate enough to have selected the BW Dorchester to host a special birthday reception. Nick, the Catering Manager, was stellar to deal with from the planning stages, to collaborating on...

“Waterfront Hotel”
By ellymae
Victoria, BC on 27-Jan-18

We booked a room here via Expedia, it didn't quite meet our expectations. The room we booked was supposed to have a queen sized bed in it - the bed is slightly bigger than a double, and not very...


Hotel Amenities


  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail lounge, Oasis Lounge in our lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Barber/beauty shop, - Vanilla Alley, hair salon
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax services nominal fee
  • Courier, nominal fee
  • Shipping
  • Elevator
  • Safe deposit box
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Conference services
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services, please see our catering manager
  • Catering
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Exercise facility open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Professional equipment. Treadmill, Elliptical bike, Recumbant bike, multi station gym, training mat, exercise ball etc.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • Guest laundry, open 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Laundromat, laundry room and kitchenette with microwave oven available to guests
  • Elizabeth's Lingerie Boutique
  • Cynthia's Boutique, women's fashion
  • The Sticher's Muse
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Real Estate Office
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  • Cable satellite television with movie channel, all new LCD flat screen televisions
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Wake-up calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • High quality furnishings
  • Executive suites available
  • AM/FM radio stereo, with MP3 hook up
  • Refrigerator available
  • Desk/work area, with electrical outlet at desk level. Parsons Tables
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Voice mail
  • Air-conditioning
  • In-room safe electronic safes
  • Easy chair available
  • Sofabed available
  • Some rooms have mountain views
  • Some rooms have harbour views
  • Some rooms have city views
  • Bathrobe available, in executive suites only
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