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    Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

    1 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
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    30/7/2017 31/7/2017
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    Overview
    • Excellent15%
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    • Average41%
    • Poor11%
    • Terrible7%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Fitness centre
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Needed just a night to myself and had a wonderful relaxing time. Enjoy the pool and also the fitness center next door enjoyed a tanning bed treatment. Enjoyable walk to the water front and while I was there a dog show was taking place. Tim...More

    Thank CanadianCitizen66
    Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 1 week ago

    Good Day CanadianCitizen66 Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The hotel fitness facility is wonderful with tanning and work out stations. Our outdoor pool is a great play to relax. Thank you Regards Erik Brook...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We booked in last minute , it was budget friendly . We usually pick ones with a spa and try to have a nice massage while away, but had no time this visit . The hotel was clean , the service was great and it...More

    Thank Marie H
    Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 1 week ago

    Good Day Marie We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We are budget friendly hotel known for great service and clean and comfortable rooms. Our downtown location makes the hotel an ideal spot while visiting...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Could use some updating, but it's clean and the staff are super friendly! There's no breakfast - Tim Hortons across the street and all kinds of restaurants close by. Access easy enough off Hwy 1. Close to BC Ferry!

    Thank 7-dani-23b
    Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 1 week ago

    Good Day Great to hear the staff were super friendly. The Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel has a great location in downtown Nanaimo - with many services and amenities close by. Thank you again Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Staff friendly, Hotel clean, Right on harbour walkway, Nice outdoor pool, Near downtown, One of us could smell something faintly around the hotel, Just a little dated but a great place to stop. Had a great time here.More

    Thank FamilyoffourKent
    Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 1 week ago

    Good Day Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. The staff at the Howard Johnson Harbourside do take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms with a great downtown location. Our outdoor pool is a wonderful place...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed in Howard Johnson Harbourside for 2 nights. Old hotel, definitely needs a major renovation. First thing that we noticed was the smell, smell of old,durty place. If you open the drawers of the dresser there are dust bunnies and hair. Same for the...More

    Thank Vesela-F
    Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 1 week ago

    Good Day Vesela-F I am so very sorry we did not meet your expectations during your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms. Our housekeeping team is known for excellent cleaning standards and...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$75 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 101
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    • Nanaimo
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