Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Self Rated: 2.5 out of 5
70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R5H4, Canada
3.8 out of 5 rating 605 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.8

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Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Best Western Dorchester Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Nanaimo, within a 5-minute drive of Vancouver Island University and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. This eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bastion and 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Nanaimo Museum.


Make yourself at home in one of the 70 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.


Don't miss out on recreational opportunities including a fitness center and bicycles to rent. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a hair salon, and shopping on site.


At Best Western Dorchester Hotel, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Bastion - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Nanaimo Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Protection Island - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Vancouver Island University - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Brechin Lanes - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Beach Estates Park - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Departure Bay Beach - 5.2 km / 3.2 mi
Frank Crane Arena - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Long Lake - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
Pipers Lagoon Park - 8.9 km / 5.5 mi
Woodgrove Shopping Centre - 11.8 km / 7.3 mi

The nearest airports are:
Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 14.4 km / 9 mi
Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi

The preferred airport for Best Western Dorchester Hotel is Nanaimo, BC (YCD).

Check-in time starts at 3pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • For details on Best Western's privacy policy, visit

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: CAD 30 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free self parking
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Conference space
  • -Hair salon
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Business center
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Fitness facilities
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Shopping on site
  • -Parking (limited spaces)
  • -Designer stores on site
  • -Restaurant
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Rooftop terrace
  • -Meeting rooms
  • -Ballroom
  • -Elevator
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking