Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Self Rated: 2.5 out of 5
70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R5H4, Canada
3.8 out of 5 rating 693 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.8
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 Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Bastion. This eco-friendly hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Nanaimo Museum and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park.


Stay in one of 71 guestrooms featuring 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 desks, as well as phones with free local calls.


Enjoy recreation amenities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a hair salon, and shopping on site.


At Best Western Dorchester Hotel, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM for a fee.

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
WildPlay Nanaimo - 11.9 km / 7.4 mi

The nearest airports are:
Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 14.4 km / 8.9 mi
Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Sechelt, BC (YHS-Sunshine Coast Regional) - 101.3 km / 62.9 mi
Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 58.2 km / 36.1 mi
Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 56.1 km / 34.9 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 may be 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 Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

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.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of We Care Clean (Best Western) guidelines.

  • The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.
  • 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 22 for adults, CAD 10 and CAD 22 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 30 per pet, per night

  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Conference space
  • -Hair salon
  • -Restaurant
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Business center
  • -Ballroom
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Shopping on site
  • -Parking (limited spaces)
  • -Meeting rooms
  • -Rooftop terrace
  • -Designer stores on site
  • -Elevator
  • -Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • -Wheelchair accessible – no
  • -Food and water bowls
  • -Uncovered parking
  • -Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • -Bicycle rentals on site