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Top tips for finding Nanaimo hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Nanaimo, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Nanaimo in January and December.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Nanaimo if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Nanaimo found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $135, while the most expensive was $270.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Nanaimo for 3 days.
  • Hoping to spend your vacation relaxing by the ocean? Select a hotel next to Neck Point Park, a beachfront park known for scenic views and scuba diving. The Gulfview Drive Ocean View B&B is an affordable choice that is only a three-minute walk to the park and a five-minute walk to Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park.
  • If you’re interested in learning about the city’s history, choose a hotel near the Nanaimo Museum, such as the Coast Bastion Hotel, just a three-minute walk from the museum. The Nanaimo Museum contains a variety of interactive exhibits exploring the local culture and art.
  • For travelers who enjoy hiking, think about staying at a hotel near Pipers Lagoon Park, such as the Stephenson Point Seaside B&B that is less than a 10-minute walk away. Pipers Lagoon Park is located right on the waterfront and has a large variety of hiking trails and excellent bird watching opportunities.
  • To be in a vibrant area with a high concentration of restaurants and boutiques, choose a hotel in the Old City Quarter, such as the Best Western Dorchester Hotel. This hotel will put you within walking distance of many popular establishments, including Bistro Taiyo and Charlie’s Closet.
  • If you would like to gamble during your trip, book a hotel near the Casino Nanaimo, a casino that has slot machines, card games, live entertainment, and an on-site restaurant. The Cambie Hostel is a budget accommodation in Nanaimo that is only a five-minute walk to the casino and is located inside a historic building.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Nanaimo

  • What hotels in Nanaimo have a good view?

    The Hammond Bay Oceanside Bed & Breakfast is located on the Pacific Ocean and has rooms with views of the water; plus, it has its own private beach. The Marinaside Resort is a straightforward choice that overlooks a marina and offers suites with views of the ocean.

  • What are some good hotels in Nanaimo near Petroglyph Provincial Park?

    The Value Lodge Motel is an affordable option that is only an eight-minute walk to Petroglyph Provincial Park, a historic green space that contains indigenous rock carvings, and is adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway. The Days Inn by Wyndham is also located along the Trans-Canada Highway and is only a seven-minute walk to the park.

  • Which hotels in Nanaimo are near the WildPlay Element Parks?

    WildPlay Element Parks is a massive obstacle course that has swings, bungee jumping, and zip lining. Kiwi Cove Lodge is a short drive from WildPlay Element Parks and offers guests free parking, a business center and an airport shuttle.

  • What hotels in Nanaimo offer an indoor pool?

    The Grand Hotel is only a four-minute walk to Long Lake and has an indoor pool, a whisky bar, and a restaurant with views of the hotel’s gardens. The Inn on Long Lake is a budget choice located directly on the shores of Long Lake and features both an indoor hot tub and a sauna.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Nanaimo?

    The average price of a double room in Nanaimo is $179, but it varies considerably depending on location, facilities, and seasonality. In the last 3 days, KAYAK users have found double rooms for as cheap as $100.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Nanaimo?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Nanaimo with free parking or free breakfast. Top-rated options with free free parking in Nanaimo include Best Western Northgate Inn and Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo, while popular hotels with free breakfast in Nanaimo include Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo and Best Western Northgate Inn.

  • Which amenities do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Nanaimo?

    The most sought-after amenity KAYAK users looked for in their hotel in Nanaimo is: pool.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Nanaimo?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Nanaimo districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Nanaimo city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Nanaimo hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Nanaimo that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Island View B&B, Best Western Dorchester Hotel and Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo.

Where to stay in Nanaimo?

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