Whether Nanaimo is your go-to for Vancouver Island adventures or you’re stopping en-route to another destination, you’ll find plenty of lodging options in beautiful locations to suit your needs.

You could choose to settle in with a well-appointed suite at a high-rise hotel overlooking the sailboats in Nanaimo Harbour, or stay within walking distance of malls and restaurants in the north end.

No matter what inspires your visit – family fun, a romantic escape, a meeting, outdoor adventure, a girlfriend getaway, sports tournament or some other reason – you’re sure to find a hotel or motel that suits the occasion.

Upscale vibe: Most of the city’s finest hotels are located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo each offering a variety of rooms, services, fitness and dining options. These include Courtyard by Marriott, Coast Bastion, Best Western Dorchester, Quality Inn and Ramada. If you wish to stay in the north of the city, The Grand Hotel and Long Lake Inn are two great locally owned options.

On a budget: More affordable Nanaimo motels can be found throughout the city, but for the best variety check out those downtown along Stewart Avenue, Terminal Avenue and Nicol Street. These are especially great choices if you want to stay near the Departure Bay ferry or Gabriola Island ferry terminals.

Kid-friendly amenities: Traveling with kids? Book one of Nanaimo’s south end hotels with a pool. Kids love the indoor pool at the Days Inn by Wyndham, outdoor pool at Inn of the Sea Resort in Yellow Point, and the indoor pool and waterslide at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay.

Accessible Accommodations: If you require an accessible space, the Coast Bastion, Courtyard by Marriott and Grand Hotel all have options for barrier-free accessible rooms as well as other amenities. Check out our Accessible Travel page for more information.

For those looking for a more personal touch, or if you prefer to bring your bed with you, Nanaimo is also home to numerous high-quality Bed and Breakfast’s and several campsites.

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