Coast Bastion Hotel

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

The hotel

Kicking-off point for strolls along the seawall, days out in downtown Nanaimo, and jaunts to scenic shoreline spots from nearby Nanaimo Harbour, Coast Bastion Hotel is comfortably close to all the action. Its location by the harbour doesn’t just give you mesmerising ocean views, it also makes experiencing the ocean’s attractions effortless — whether you fancy swimming in Mallard Lake on Newcastle Island, sailing north to the waterfront parks of Piper’s Lagoon or Neck Point, or simply toasting your stay at Canada’s only registered floating pub, over on Protection Island. When you’re ready to rest, Coast Bastion Hotel welcomes you home with creature comforts like complimentary WiFi access, indulgences like the spa’s oxygen therapy, and a taste of British Columbia at Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge, where the menu often features West Coast favourites like wild BC salmon and Granville Island Honey Lager.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Conveniently located near BC Ferries Ferry Terminal on the waterfront in Downtown Nanaimo, overlooking the Georgia Strait, close to many local restaurants and shops. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport: 3 hours 15 minutes, to include ferry crossing.

Hotel information

179 rooms. All with Juliet balconies, air-conditioning, LCD TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, coffee maker, safe, iron and board and hair dryer. Comfort Rooms are located on the 3rd–7th floors and feature partial ocean views from the Juliet balcony, with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Rooms are located on the 8th and 9th floors with partial ocean views from the Juliet balcony and include soft bathrobes for your comfort, with either 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Rooms are found on the higher floors, offering partial ocean views from the Juliet balcony and include soft bathrobes for your comfort, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge. Pure Spa* and Oxygen Bar*. Studio 31 Salon*. Fitness centre. 24-hour room service*. Concierge service, bike storage*, business centre. Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi access. Self parking is available for CA$9 per 24 hours (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great bed - good hotel

Jan 17, 2020 lisa d Salt Spring Island, Canada

The bed at this hotel was the best ever. Hotel is very clean, nice staff, good restaurant and it's right downtown so you can walk everywhere. ATM in the lobby, ironing board and iron in the room - even a bathrobe!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great as always

Jan 8, 2020 DeannaG22

Was very happy to find out that this hotel is dog friendly! I brought my 8 month old black lab with me and he was a little over excited when we got there (with all the new smells). The staff recognized I was having a hard time holding onto him while checking in so one of the girls came around to distract him while we finished up. She also offered… Read more
Was very happy to find out that this hotel is dog friendly! I brought my 8 month old black lab with me and he was a little over excited when we got there (with all the new smells). The staff recognized I was having a hard time holding onto him while checking in so one of the girls came around to distract him while we finished up. She also offered to help me up to my room with my bags which was much appreciated! Had breakfast in the restaurant the next morning and the service was wonderful there as well :) Read less
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Jan 6, 2020 Lesley C Nanaimo

In order to enjoy our evening out we booked a room in our local Coast Bastion Hotel.It was money well spent as we had no concerns about finding a cab late in the evening.Instead we returned to the wonderfully located hotel and finished our evening in our beautifully appointed room.We were given a free upgrade as,availability allowed and felt very… Read more
In order to enjoy our evening out we booked a room in our local Coast Bastion Hotel.It was money well spent as we had no concerns about finding a cab late in the evening.Instead we returned to the wonderfully located hotel and finished our evening in our beautifully appointed room.We were given a free upgrade as,availability allowed and felt very well taken care of by staff. We would repeat this "tourist in our hometown" adventure again as would our friends who joined us. Read less
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Jan 4, 2020 natan a Sechelt, Canada

Beautiful water views. The restaurant was amazing and the staff were great. The location was central and close to Harbour Air Sea Planes which was exactly what we were looking for. We will definitely be back again!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of The Best Hotels Ever!

Jan 2, 2020 dsimak Vancouver, Canada

The title says it all. Coast Bastion Hotel has a great location, its staff is fantastic and make you feel like family. The hotel has numerous facilities and I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation.