Best Western Dorchester Hotel

70 Church Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4
Phone: +1 250-754-6835   |   Fax: 250/754-7286   |   71 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

There's no better way to explore the beauty of a region than selecting a Nanaimo hotel that's right in the heart of all the adventure.

Other hotels in Nanaimo, BC might try to compete, but guests keep returning to the Best Western® Dorchester Hotel because of the impeccably friendly service, location, and amenities. This Nanaimo hotel is close to the convention centre. Just a quick three-block stroll will deliver you to many popular BC events. How much more can you ask for?

The Nanaimo Convention Centre isn't the only attraction that draws visitors here. The Nanaimo boat races are world-famous. Whether you prefer the Dragon Boat Race or Bath Tub Race, getting on the water (or watching from the bay) is a family-friendly must. Enjoy the views and the adrenaline pumping action of the races.

The Silly Boat Regatta is a much beloved tradition. However, maybe you want something even more exciting. How about a day of bungee jumping? There's no better way to get your heart pumping. The best part is that this Nanaimo hotel is only a short drive to the best bungee spot in central Vancouver Island.

There are multiple arts festivals nearby if you're looking for a little culture. This harbour view location also means that you're right across the street from the Sea Plane Terminal. Close to BC Ferries, Departure Bay and Duke Point, you've never had it better. Take full advantage of the location of your Nanaimo hotel.

Conventions and meetings are the reason many guests book a stay at this Nanaimo hotel. Bring your appetite to the most important meal of the day, because steaming hot eggs and pancakes, fresh fruits and croissants, a variety of cereal and yogurt and our flavorful coffee are all featured for a nominal fee. We do offer a full a-la-carte breakfast (made to order).

Reserve your next vacation at Best Western® Dorchester Hotel and get ready for a trip filled with sightseeing, water sports and fun events!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail lounge, Oasis Lounge in our lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Barber/beauty shop, - Vanilla Alley, hair salon
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax services nominal fee
  • Courier, nominal fee
  • Shipping
  • Elevator
  • Safe deposit box
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services, please see our catering manager
  • Catering
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Exercise facility open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Professional equipment. Treadmill, Elliptical bike, Recumbant bike, multi station gym, training mat, exercise ball etc.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • Guest laundry, open 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Laundromat, laundry room and kitchenette with microwave oven available to guests
  • Elizabeth's Lingerie Boutique
  • Cynthia's Boutique, women's fashion
  • The Sticher's Muse
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Real Estate Office

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

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Conveniently located, the best western dorchester hotel in Nanaimo, British Columbia is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 49.167415  /  Latitude: -123.936565


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. From Highway 19, take Exit 18 to city center. Follow to the Best Western® Dorchester Hotel.

From: The south. From Highway 19, take Exit 9 to city center. Follow to the Best Western® Dorchester Hotel.

From: The east. From Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, follow city center signs. Follow to the Best Western® Dorchester Hotel.

From: The west. From Highway 19, take Exit 18 to city center. Follow to the Best Western® Dorchester Hotel.

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Vancouver Island University

Founded in 1969, Vancouver Island University has an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students in the Vancouver Island city of Nanaimo. Formerly Malaspina University-College and Malaspina College, Vancouver Island University also features campuses in Cowichan, Parksville·Qualicum, and Powell River.

VIU has bachelor and associate degree programs, plus graduate business programs and international programs. Highlights of the 37-hectare Nanaimo campus include the Richard W. Johnston Centre for International Education, the VIU Student Union Building, and the VIU Library.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • Petroglyph Park, history of the First Nations people and rock carvings
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Bastion Museum and boutiques
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Harbourfront Walkway
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Convention Centre
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Nanaimo Port Authority
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Nanaimo District Museum, replica of a coalmine with native exhibits
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Port Theater and Live Symphony
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Maffeo Sutton Park
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Great Canadian Casino
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from City Hall
  • 1 kilometer(s) from Newcastle Island
  • 5 kilometer(s) from Bungy Zone
  • 6 kilometer(s) from Harmac Pacific
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Port Place Mall
  • 0.75 kilometer(s) from Olde City, shopping area

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Casino/gambling
  • Bicycling
  • Nature trails
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing/boating
  • Scuba diving
  • Water sports
  • Theatre
  • Sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, diving and fishing
  • Heritage walks, bird watching and wildlife viewing
  • 5 championship 18-hole golf courses

Nearby Restaurants

  • Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this Nanaimo, British Columbia hotel.
  • Oasis Lounge, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner. Enjoy a cocktail or other beverage in our lobby lounge along with a pub food menu, open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. only.
  • Deep Blue, on premises, cafe, American, open for: breakfast. Overlooking the picturesque Nanaimo Harbour. Open for breakfast only, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

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