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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, comfortable, and convenient!

Nov 21, 2020 chengkelly2020 Surrey

We booked a very last minute overnight stay (3 hrs. prior to arrival) and the room was readily available. Very clean and the bed was super comfortable. The view was amazing at night, seemed like every room would have a nice view. Conveniently located 5 minutes from the Departure Bay terminal after getting off the ferry around midnight. I would… Read more
We booked a very last minute overnight stay (3 hrs. prior to arrival) and the room was readily available. Very clean and the bed was super comfortable. The view was amazing at night, seemed like every room would have a nice view. Conveniently located 5 minutes from the Departure Bay terminal after getting off the ferry around midnight. I would definitely stay here again next time and stay a few nights longer. Friendly staff too! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great spot to stay in downtown Nanaimo

Nov 20, 2020 Wander11266744348 Victoria, Canada

Everything with the stay was great. The hotel is situated in a lovely area where there are great restaurants, shops and the ocean within steps. Parking costs are reasonable. All the rooms appear to have been renovated recently. I did not visit the gym or onsite restaurant.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice room and friendly, helpful staff.

Nov 18, 2020 m777 Cranbrook

We stayed two different nights, coming and going to Ucluelet. Friendly staff, nice rooms. Good location for walking to restaurants and stores. Safe and covered parking although that is an extra expense.
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Nov 15, 2020 bjsommerville Victoria, Canada

Centrally located to downtown core and waterfront walkways. Our room has a great water view. Room was spotless and very quiet. Easy walking distance to various restaurants. Certainly enjoyed our stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay with a view

Nov 14, 2020 Jason R Vancouver, Canada

Great location - perfect spot in town. The room was amazing, with everything we needed and the most spectacular view. The staff were all super friendly. We honestly cannot wait to come back next time we are in town.