28 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019

2 guests - 1 room

OK, so you know you want to go to Nanaimo, but where should you stay? It's actually not an easy question — with so many different options, where do you even start? Well, we think the most reliable people to tell you what it's like to stay somewhere is other travellers.

We've found that the best peer-reviewed affordable hotels in Nanaimo include some of its best-known properties, including Coast Bastion Hotel, Port-O-Call Inn and Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo.

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Taaja K
Taaja K

My husband and I and our children have spent holidays here over the past 40 years. I can't believe I am living here being such a city person, BUT I LOVE IT!..and so much so that we moved here 2 years ago and bought beautiful Randle House by the Sea in the heart of Departure Bay. 3 steps to the beach and into the ocean! Very grateful!

Mike Howard
Mike HowardSeattle

If Victoria is the gateway to Vancouver Island for Americans, Nanaimo is the gateway for Canadians - for everyone else? Just depends on your route of choice. Nanaimo offers access to old growth forests, unique nightlife, waterfront adventures and... well, you could always drive to Victoria...

Darren Anderson
Darren AndersonSan Francisco

Next to Victoria, this is the next biggest town on the island. There isn't a whole lot to see or do here, but like most small towns there are a few cute coffee shops and stores to look around at.

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy

This functional gateway city is many visitors to Vancouver Island's first port of call.


The least expensive month is December, with an average of £72 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Nanaimo is May, with an average price of £102 per night.
The average price of a hotel in August last year was £72 per night. This is 17% less than the average nightly price of £85 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Nanaimo, the expected average temperature in August is 18.8°C/65.8°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 24.6°C/76.3°F. The coolest month is February, with temperatures averaging 0.6°C/33.1°F.
The nearest airport to Nanaimo is Nanaimo Harbour (ZNA) (0.29 miles). Other nearby airports include: Nanaimo (8.67 miles) Sechelt (22.48 miles) Qualicum (26.28 miles) Maple Bay (28.23 miles) Vancouver International (34.12 miles)

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