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Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not stayed here for a while but had a difficult time finding a pet friendly room in Nanaimo. The plus of the stay was that we did get a pet friendly room at this hotel. It is very run down and tired looking. The...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We spent just one night here but would have definately stayed longer if we would have had more time. The room was very clean, there was shampoo etc and the fitnesscenter is great! Scott from the reception and also the guy in the morning were...More

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Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 16 November 2017

Good day augelins Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff truly do make a huge difference at our hotel. They all take great pride in providing great service, value and a clean and comfortable...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I chose the Howard Johnson as a cheap and cheerful night in Nanaimo. It was definitely cheap, but not that cheerful. Although it is now a non-smoking property, the hotel does still smell of smoke, including our room. We unfortunately were given...More

1  Thank Foreverliz10
Response from Erik B, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Day Foreverliz10 I am so very sorry we did not meet your expected hotel experience at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The location of your guest room was not a great experience for you which I apologize, I am sorry that a vehicle...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

The hotel room was clean, the rooms are very quiet, the showers were lovely (hot and good water pressure), and the staff were friendly and helpful, but the beds ruined it all for us. The beds are very firm and oddly lumpy. I woke up...More

Thank Thamar A
Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 15 March 2018

Good Day Thamar A Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. I am so glad to hear the room was clean, quiet and shower worked extremely well. Yes the staff are know for friendly and...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I was not a happy guest, my first room was posted as non smoking but my nose told me otherwise. It appears that they simply put a sign on a room that was formerly a smoking room without cleaning carpets or painting. They did move...More

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Response from Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo HarboursideResponded 7 March 2018

Good Day rvscotty I am so very sorry we did not meet your expectations during your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo I am sorry the room smelled of smoke. We are 100% non smoking property and yes we did repaint the rooms,...More

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Free Parking
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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