We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Buccaneer Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Buccaneer Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 310: English reviews
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great place to stay. I came for a business trip and needed the convenience of having a small apartment. I found this at the Buccaneer Inn plus a very comfortable bed. The owners, Dave and Marlene, are very friendly and welcoming as are the staff.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Michelle56_13
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Michelle56_13, It was lovely to have met you and we are very appreciative of your complimentary words about your suite and stay with us. Thank you for having chosen to stay at The Buccaneer. The suite you stayed in, 102, is particularly well laid out to accommodate a longer stay. Larger kitchen preparation area, full size fridge and a...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Buccaneer inn for 5 nights we were two couples and my two sister in laws .we had 3 rooms and all of them were clean and cosy .They met all our needs and the views from two of the rooms were lovely you could even see the sea planes coming into land. The inn's owners were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Fiona G
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This Inn offers a variety of accommodations. We needed a small suite with kitchen for a few day not far from home as we were renovating. PERFECT place. Not too expensive, clean, with great people to help you. Bonus... it's just minutes from Departure Bay, view of marina and New Castle Island. Close to downtown Nanaimo or the boardwalk.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CTarTrip
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear CTarTrip, Thank you so much for having choosen to having stay with us. We know that as a local resident that you had many to choose from and we're glad you picked The Buccaneer Inn. We're glad you found your suite perfect for your stay while you're home was being renovated. Our suites offer small kitchens, a seperate bedroom...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Realizing we weren't going to catch the last ferry back to the mainland, we opted to stay at the very conveniently located Buc Inn. Great bed! Not astonishingly cheap, but the price was right and the hosts are great and very helpful.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Burnabonian57
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Burnabonian57, Thanks for having stayed with us and for noting our comfy beds. We have the same bed in our home and get great sleeps every night as well! Also glad the price was right and that you enjoyed meeting some of our team members. In the unfortunate circumstance that you miss the last ferry again, you'll now know...

St Austell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We arrived on a dull day and got some rainy weather so our impression may be affected by this. Check in and future contact with lady in reception all good. Room/suite fine. Beds comfortable. Really good to have a kitchen after several days of eating out and Save on foods supermarket excellent. There was a lot of noise from the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sally H
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sally H, Thanks for your review and for noting you enjoyed your experiences with our staff and that the kitchen, room and the beds were all to your liking. We are truly sorry to read that you did not enjoy your experience in Nanaimo itself. Rest assured that Nanaimo is not a dying town but it is a different...

Heber City, Utah
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Buccaneer Inn for two nights after completing a six day backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail. The staff were so friendly, helpful and welcoming. The drying room and laundry facilities were super helpful for us and our king suite was perfect. We could not have asked for a better spot to enjoy some rest and relaxation...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EdLuvsUT
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear EdLuvsUT, Congratulations on completing the West Coast Trail! Fantastic hike that is. Marlene hiked that many years ago and still has great rememberances of her experience. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed and felt comfortable in your Fireplace Suite and that it was the perfect spot to relax after your hike, get everything cleaned and dried...

Toronto
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great location just a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal. The super friendly owner greeted us. No AC but with open window and fans we had a great sleep. Bed was really comfy and HD TV and wifi worked great. Walked to the bar on the water near the ferry for dinner.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Govancouver
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed in room 201 for 3 nights and were sad to leave. It's a superior room but worth paying the extra for the additional living space and separate kitchen. As readers we were impressed with the interesting books scattered around. There's a nice walk into Nanaimo which starts close by. The property is right on the road but that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John W
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks John for having stayed with us and for your review. Really happy to read that you enjoyed our Fireplace Suite. It is more spacious and roomy than our other suites and affords you enough room to spread your stuff out, relax and get comfy. The wood burning fireplace really adds to the ambiance in the winter months. And the...

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stayed a short 2 nights at Buccaneer Inn. Was lucky to check in early as my room, number 101, was ready. Check in was friendly and fast. Room cosy, but fine for two. Nice size TV, as well as a microwave and fridge. Comfortable bed with duvet. Room had a ceiling fan and upright fan to ensure good air flow....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Neil D
BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much Neil for your very detailed description of our motel, your Corner Studio and Nanaimo. I think many fellow TripAdvisor members will find this review very useful. We hope to be of service to you again and look forward to welcoming you back. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The Inn is a very nicely located and clean family owned motel. The owners were friendly and helpful in suggesting places to see and accommodating our special requests. There in no elevator and a few stairs to climb even for the ground floor units.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mark H

253 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (36)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (19)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (178)
Viewed
Chart House (52)
Viewed
Double Kitchen Suite (25)
Viewed
Queen Suite (24)
Viewed
Queen Suite with Sea View (31)
Viewed
Studio (18)
Viewed
The Hotel (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (39)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Nanaimo hotels
6.4 km away
The Inn on Long Lake
The Inn on Long Lake
#2 of 19 in Nanaimo
289 reviews
2.3 km away
Coast Bastion Hotel
Coast Bastion Hotel
#1 of 19 in Nanaimo
1,151 reviews
1.2 km away
Ramada Nanaimo
Ramada Nanaimo
#5 of 19 in Nanaimo
277 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.2 km away
BEST WESTERN  Dorchester Hotel
8.6 km away
BEST WESTERN Northgate Inn
4.4 km away
Days Inn - Nanaimo
Days Inn - Nanaimo
#7 of 19 in Nanaimo
434 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersBronze level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CLOSEST TO DEPARTURE BAY FERRY! BOOK DIRECT WITH US FOR BETTER RATES THAN ONLINE BOOKING SITES! Dave, Marlene and Christopher welcome you to your home away from home in Nanaimo! We're the closest hotel or motel to BC Ferries Departure Bay and a scenic oceanside stroll on the Harbourside Walkway to our Historic Downtown and Old City Quarter. We feature ocean view, nautically themed, spotlessly clean, comfortable, quiet, one bedroom suites with separate bedrooms and full kitchens, economical cozy studios and a separate and a newly renovated, seperate, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with gas fireplace, lovely kitchen, private yard with BBQ and ensuite laundry. We're centrally located in Nanaimo across from Newcastle Channel and several waterfront restaurants and pubs. Free WIFI, parking, in-room coffee, full kitchens (in suites only), fridges, microwaves, HDTV, games baskets and guest laundry are provided. We offer a large, private, seasonal BBQ area with picnic tables and games. The Buccaneer Inn makes a great base for business trips, visiting friends and family and your kids at Vancouver Island University, medical visits to Nanaimo Hospital, home insurance claims or shopping! Nanaimo's central location on Vancouver Island makes us a great base for exploring Victoria, Tofino, Long Beach, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Duncan and Chemainus. We look forward to welcoming you to Nanaimo, The Buccaneer Inn and our new Chart House! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buccaneer Inn

Address: 1577 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $118 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Buccaneer Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Buccaneer Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Buccaneer Hotel Nanaimo
Buccaneer Motel Nanaimo
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
#2 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Buccaneer Inn staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Buccaneer Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a first floor room if you have difficulty carrying luggage up a few stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Michelle56_13, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, room 202, king bed, view of marina, ocean & island”
 of 5 bubbles CTarTrip, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room which may have to be on an upper floor, if you can manage lots of outdoor metal steps.”
 of 5 bubbles SallyH809, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“201 worked for us as a family”
 of 5 bubbles JohnW675, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are a variety of room styles and sizes at this motel, so be sure to find out what is right for you.”
 of 5 bubbles 897neild, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay