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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay at this clean hotel.

Sep 20, 2020 Alexander Stewa... G Vancouver, Canada

Staff were helpful. COVID practices in place. Enjoyed our stay. Nice and close to amenities and the harbour were we moored our boat for the weekend. Our dog was also welcome. WOuld like to try again after COVID issues are no longer needed to be addressed.
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Sep 20, 2020 Ladnermag Delta

Hotel was well located -- we could walk to everything we had planned to do. Nice hotel, friendly staff. We had a problem with the TV and it was fixed immediately. We would definitely stay here again. It was a great way to end our "staycation" on the Island..
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Sep 19, 2020 shawn h Kelowna, Canada

stayed here on our foodfest trip...room was great..clean. modern.and front desk was excellent .... nice view to harbour..close to everything.felt they went above and beyond with there safety protocol good to see...would recommend to stay here...will stay here again
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor customer service and dingy

Sep 14, 2020 Chelsi_Grace

The customer service in this hotel was awful. There was only one person working, so if we needed anything we had to go down and get it. Not worth the price we paid for the room. I would expect that at a cheap motel. Not to mention the key cards stopped working twice in one night. And stains all over the floor. Gross.
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Sep 13, 2020 randallbrowne Brantford, Canada

The location is great however the level of attention to detail conflicts with the price. Room was not attended to in three days no replenishing of items such as coffee etc. When I tried to rebook as the location is great they could not guaranty the harbor view and the price was escalated quite a bit.