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BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian
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70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
+1 250-754-6835
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was in the hotel we stayed at, we only ate breakfast there but it was good, good portions but I did find it a little pricey. The waitress was charming and very entertaining.

Thank NonaleaB
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167 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited with friends for a night out. Found the restaurant to be really nice. Food was good but the prices are quite high - has to be a really great occasion for us to visit again.

Thank billandwendy
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Biill and Wendy, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us, and hopefully we could welcome you again. We'll implement your feedback for our future improvement. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel More 

Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 29 November 2016

buffet was selection of salads,2 hot meals chicken stir fry,beef/mushroom pasta dish and selection of pastries. excellent meal along with great service.

Thank margaret182016
Williams Lake, Canada
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Too bad for some of the food as the service was very good and the hamburger was not bad. The seafood chowder was pasty and glue like (sever noticed it also made it easy to return) and the pasta shrimp and pesto was .... Ok, nothing special. We had a few problems that were dealt with very well and keeps... More 

Thank Chad W
Lake Stevens, Washington
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196 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I do not know why this is not the highest rated location in Nanaimo to stay. You are right on the waterfront, great rooms, fine dining. The view from the room is wonderful. Simply cross the road to get to the waterfront or trendy places to eat or shop. We ate in the restaurant and had a wonderful meal with... More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Two day visit to Nanaimo, this hotel is right downtown across from the marina walkway.staff were friendly and helpful. As this is an old hotel the rooms are small but have great beds , rooms updated and clean. Close to funky shopping and restaurants.

Thank Karen M
Kamloops, Canada
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stayed in the hotel and the restaurant is adjacent to the lobby. Had dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The service and food was very good.

Thank Ken H
Port McNeill
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Dorchester and breakfast before checking out was the icing on the cake. Our server was super friendly and the service was top notch. My companion had a 1/2 order of Eggs Benedict with fresh fruit and I had poached egg, multi-grain toast & fresh fruit. Coffee was hot and plentiful. Using our 20%... More 

Thank orcaland
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157 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I was so jetlagged arriving in this hotel that I could have slept on a wooden floor. Luckily this bed was big and very nice, so I had a great night of sleep. Hotel is clean and staff was nice. There was not so much space in the room to put the suitcases. Parking is a 2 minute walk from... More 

Thank Jinne O
Carseland, Alberta, Canada
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Very reasonably priced food with a 20% discount if you're staying at the hotel. Service was prompt & friendly. Limited menu and hours, so be sure to check this first.

Thank Lori C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-754-6835
  • This restaurant is at Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Deep Blue restaurant is located in the lobby of Best Western Dorchester Hotel. Operating for Breakfast and Dinner. Our menu varies from Fruit Granola Parfait to full American Breakfast for Breakfast hours, and various appetizer menus to Pasta, Fish&Chips, or Steak for Dinner Menu. Don't miss our beautiful picturesque Harbour View!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?