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Campbell River
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room was clean and quiet, restaurant food was good service sucked. Beds were terrible, cheap or very old mattresses. Was not aware of additional parking fee.the views from the room were awesome and the location is great.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor, please send me an email to h.traa@coasthotels.com so I can follow up on what happened in the restaurant.

Port Alberni, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is conveniently located overlooking Nanaimo harbour, on the edge of historic downtown Nanaimo and walking distance to numerous boutiques, giftshops retstaurants, Port Theatre, Vancouver Island Convention Centre, and the local casino. The room I had overlooked the harbour, which was a lovely view. The king sized bed, pillows and linens were extremely comfortable and I had an excellent...

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear islandgurl2; Thank you for taking time to write a detail summary on the Coast Bastion Hotel. Our rooms are very comfortable and the views are great, it was nice to see that you visited other restaurants in the area, I know they will appreciate your business as these restaurants adds nice alternatives in the downtown area! We hope to...

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dead centre downtown. Nice restaurants nearby. Ferry to other gulf islands is a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk. Competitive hotel price. Go for a higher floor facing the harbour. Like how they enforce no smoking on the balconies. Parking is across the street or underground and is 10 bucks a day.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

You hit all the right points, the higher the floor the nicest the view! Thank you for taking time to write on TripAdvisor! Please come stay with us again in the future.

Victoria
Reviewed 1 week ago

I value the Coast Bastion''s location and amenities when I am working away from home. The staff is friendly and always ready to help me with any problem I may have, from adjusting a thermostat to replacing a wonky hairdryer. Their restaurant is excellent and good value.

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Henry T, Guest Relations Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Our Ambassadors will be very happy to read your comments. I know many of them do a great job in making everyone's stay a memorable one and it looks like they did that with you. We appreciate you taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor! Look forward in having you stay with us again in the future.

Prince George
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had one of the Harbour view King rooms - Wow, what a view. Short walking distance to many excellent restaurants and shops - however with the in-house Minnoz, you don't need to go out at all. Enjoyed stepping out the door and doing the harbour front walk.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us such a great review. The views are great of the Harbour, we also appreciate you eating in our Minnoz restaurant. We look forward in having you back.

Victoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only had a standard room yet had a wonderful water view which was spectacular at night and also in the morning. Right downtown and by the waterfront. I Love this hotel, the food and service was awesome. Parking seemed a bit challenging but not impossible.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

You are right about the water view it is specatacular at night and in the early morning. Our location is great by the waterfront that has a nice walking path by the ocean. Thanking you for giving us such a great review. Look forward in having you back.

Hazelton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only difficulty I had was trying to find the entrance to the hotel. Once I found it, it would have been helpful if I was told that I could unload my luggage before parking. There were no luggage carts in the parking area. Carts would have saved me a few trips.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I will bring this up with our Bell team to see what we can do about having carts in the parking area.

Nanaimo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night in an absolutely fabulous room with spectacular views. The staff made our stay very pleasant and our overall experience was wonderful. This hotel has become our go to accommodation for future special occasions.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making our hotel your go to hotel for that special occasion! You are right about the views they are spectacular from our hotel. Thank you for mentioning our Ambassadors I know they will appreciate your comments.

London, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A special birthday required a special hotel and the Coast Bastion fit the bill. The king sized bed and super clean bedding were lovely. Our room one the top floor had a spectacular view. Coffee and bathroom supplies were all of good quality. All if this at a good price. The front desk staff were great.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

You could not be more right about the view it is fantastic. Thank you for mentioning all the key points of our property, the rooms with the king size beds are very comfortable. We all appreciate the great rating you gave our hotel.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best in Nanaimo in terms of service, location, quality and price. Close to all relevant locations in Nanaimo. Parking for 24 hour period is oniy $9.50. A good price. Minoz Restaurant a top notch restaurant.

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Henry T, Owner at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time to rate us on TripAdvisor. I know our Ambassadors will appreciate the nice comments about Minnoz as I know many of the servers take great pride in their work. Thank you for also mentioning the location our hotel is close to everything downtown.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Minnoz Steak & Seafood
Minnoz Steak & Seafood
Cuisines: Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the convenience of location and beautiful ocean views from one of the best downtown Nanaimo hotels. Located near the BC Ferries Terminal on Nanaimo's inner harbour, the Coast Bastion Hotel is steps away from the seawall walk-way, Swy-a-lana Lagoon park, specialty shops, superior dining and quaint cafes. Take in a contemporary west coast designed dining experience at Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge. Featuring the freshest local seafood and meats, pasta dishes, gourmet breakfast and tapas. For those in need of relaxation & rejuvenation Pure Spa and Studio 31 are located in the hotel and look forward to pampering you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coast Bastion Hotel

Address: 11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $155 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coast Bastion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 179
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Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo
Coast Bastion Nanaimo
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#1 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
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“Most rooms have a partial view of the harbour, but if you enjoy that kind of thing it's only a few extra dollars for a panoramic view.”
 of 5 bubbles islandgurl2, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a harbour view higher floor. Love the corner rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles tommV8629EF, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the water”
 of 5 bubbles 940graceh, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have an oversized vehicle, let the front desk know so they can direct you to the appropriate parking area”
 of 5 bubbles 557robinp, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The pillows were large and stiff. You may want to bring your own if you have a favourite.”
 of 5 bubbles teacheronthemove2014, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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