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Waterfront Suites and Marina

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Yes the view is alluring..the "management" are a mystery as they are always at their "high-end property"..never did get the opportunity to meet them. Moved into the Waterfront on March 17th, after getting critically and chronically ill from toxic moulds/concealed decay from my rental cabin on Gabriola Island. I was explicit in explaining to the front desk prior to coming...

Thank Pepchew
Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Yes this building is older and needs some TLC, which is what the current owners are working on. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the view from our balcony was beautiful. We loved the old cement walls so we didn't have to worry about noise from others. And the price was nice!

Thank queenofpetersfield
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The phones don't work (front desk says to use your cell); there's no air conditioning except to open a sliding door with no screen. The bathroom sink and tub were chipped and rusty; there were 2 teeny towels with which to dry your bod; the hallway looks like death row! Can it get worse? Yup. The price was NOT in...

3Thank Linda M
Hedley, Canada
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Room was basically OK but there was some kind of spill on the floor |(looked like animal barf) No dish towles or dish clothes The coffee machine had crystalized coffee all around the burner. No phone in the room so you can't call the front desk. The guy at the front desk said they are renovating but still has all...

3Thank Coleen D
Reviewed 21 August 2015

There is a reason this hotel has no reviews from 2013 til now - no one stays here. In some ways this seems like a normal, run-down, older motel that would be cheap, but once you get into it, you realize it is not what it seems. We ended up here when I mistakenly booked another place for the wrong...

1Thank NetworkNut
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2013

This was the dirtiest and the oldest hotel I have ever seen!!! The clerk processed the payment for the room before we had a chance to see it. We get to the room and it is so outdated it was horrible. The beds were hard as a rock and we found dirt, dust and hairs everywhere. The packets of coffee...

17Thank Angel G
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Avoid this place at all costs. It is terrifying, dark, filthy, it smells bad and is in a deserted location. There is no staff on site in the evenings; you are given a key to the entire place and left to fend for yourself. Especially dangerous for women. The hotel from the Shining is luxurious by comparison. Was in Nanaimo...

13Thank Shantel S
Maple Ridge
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Don't be deceived by the name - as best this is a $40 motel. From the moment we arrived, everything was bad - hotel is not always open during the day, room was dirty, oven didn't work, air conditioning didn't work, key didn't work, had bar fridge instead of full size fridge. I truly believe this place is an organized...

6Thank Kate A
St. Albert, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2012

What a horrible place - and smelly and skanky - booked through Expedia - will never use them again - stayed all of 20 mins - long enough to find out this place sucked - no air conditioning, stained rugs, broken plastic chairs, 2 headed bugs in bathtub - yuck - We left after complaining to expedia and hotel manager...

7Thank Marci B
Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 22 November 2011

Lobby was freezing cold. Desk Agent had space heaters set up around her to keep her warm. Our room was freezing cold and the bathroom was a disgusting, dirty, moldy room with an unusable shower. We were told that after 9pm if we needed anything we needed to dial 0 and talk to onsite management. All that happened when we...

7Thank Barb T

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only Oceanfront Accommodation in Nanaimo; Watching Sun-Rising on your bed; BBQ facility; All Unit full kitchen; Oceanview Balcony. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterfront Suites and Marina

Address: 1000 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4C9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $136 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfront Suites and Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Waterfront Suites And Marina Hotel Nanaimo
Moby Dick Oceanfront Nanaimo
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“HIGHLY recommend NOT staying here.”
  • Room 410 bathtub faucet.
  • Mouldy Macbook screen: Room 410
  • Waterfront Inn & Suites tap water..particulates, micro organisms, chemical colouration..
  • Bodium coffee x2 discarded due to funky tap water that made a mouldy, frothy, dank liquid.
  • Rotten Room 410: under kitchen sink
Pepchew, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book in another hotel/motel”
lindam553, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dont stay there”
ColeenD477, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
NetworkNut, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
KateA121, 29 Sep 2012 | Read review
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