Departure Bay Motel

2011 Estevan Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3Y9, Canada
+1 250 754 2161

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Departure Bay Motel
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About Departure Bay Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

This comfortable motel in Nanaimo provides free wireless internet, as well as a vending machine and luggage storage. It is conveniently located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Departure Bay Motel has 20 rooms offering all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay. They are also fitted with a microwave, an oven and a refrigerator.

Departure Bay Motel is a convenient place to discover Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus and Wellington Railway Station, as well as everything the local area has to offer. It is also ideally situated in close proximity to a range of dining options.

Rooms available at Departure Bay Motel

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Wed 10/27
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Amenities at Departure Bay Motel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24hr front desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Cleaning products
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Electric kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette


  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Private entrance

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Grill
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Clothes rack

Reviews of Departure Bay Motel

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4.8 Mediocre
Pros:Very clean, good check in time.

Cons:The room was very drafty probably due to poorly insulated walls. The TV remote wouldn't allow to adjust the volume, and to top it all off, the continental breakfast that we were really hoping to utilized got cancelled due to a worker not showing up. I couldn't understand why the owner of the place just couldn't step up and lay out what was needed to serve her guest. Instead she did nothing and then decided to place blame on an employee. That was our first experience at Departure Bay Motel, and most definitely our last.

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2011 Estevan Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3Y9

What's nearby

  • Beach Estates Park348 yd
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital0.6 mi
  • Brechin Lanes1 mi
  • Nanaimo Golf Club1.2 mi
  • Frank Crane Arena1.5 mi
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park1.6 mi
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre1.9 mi
  • Bastion2 mi
  • Nanaimo Museum2.1 mi
  • Sundown Divers2.3 mi
  • Pipers Lagoon Park2.7 mi
  • Wellington Railway Station2.7 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Departure Bay Motel

  • Departure Bay Motel is located at 2011 Estevan Road, 1.9 miles from the center of Nanaimo. Beach Estates Park is the closest landmark to Departure Bay Motel.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Departure Bay Motel.

  • Yes, Departure Bay Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Departure Bay Motel does not offer free parking.

  • No, Departure Bay Motel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Departure Bay Motel is 1.9 miles from Nanaimo Harbour. Departure Bay Motel is 10.4 miles from Nanaimo Arpt.

  • No, Departure Bay Motel does not have a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

1.9 mi

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