Best Western Northgate Inn

Best Western Northgate Inn

Traveller (44)
Balcony view - Metral Dr - light occasional traffic?
Room & Suite (45)
Dining (3)
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4.5
#3 of 17 hotels in Nanaimo
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Located in Nanaimo,BC, the Best Western Northgate Inn is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Vending machine
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

6450 Metral Dr, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L8 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 61 out of 100
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Nanaimo Airport
Qualicum Airport
32.3 km
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Detailed Reviews
Gail E wrote a review Sep 2022
5 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A nice, attractive place. It was close to Starbucks, a grocery store, and the highway. It was handy to visit the places we wanted to go. When we checked in staff was very helpful and friendly. I enjoyed talking to them.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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DanOndersteBo wrote a review Jul 2020
Vancouver, Canada99 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overnight stay in the time of COVID - so lots of precautions being taken. Excellent front desk person who gave us good suggestions for local dinner options and a beautiful park 10 mins drive away. She had a kind demeanour with our kids, helping them with hot chocolate sachets and a kettle so they could enjoy a treat. This BW is very standard in terms of room fitout, beds, bathroom - the little balcony is a bonus but it does look over the adjacent highway. Everything spotlessly clean. My only complaint is lack of somewhere like a patio outside or a rooftop deck area where we could sit and enjoy a takeout meal or play cards with our kids - that kind of amenity would be great in the current circumstances.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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DBG2761 wrote a review Aug 2020
Burnaby, Canada10 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The welcome we received at this location and the service from the staff was stellar. I've never felt so welcome and at home. The front desk experience, the housekeeping. Everything was friendly and enthusiastic. With Covid restrictions in place everything about travel is strange, but at this property we felt right at home.
I have a very bad back, and I found the beds here to be a bit too firm for me, but that in no way spoiled anything - it was a good sleep and always comfortable beds at Best Westerns. This location is in the north part of the city so not for someone wanting to be in the center of town, but everything is close, there is plenty of easy parking and I far prefer this to their downtown property.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Resort00307218390 wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for business. It is close to shopping and some restaurants, not much else close to the property at the north end of Nanaimo. Rooms are nice, breakfast is included, but it is pretty basic because of Covid protocols (packaged muffins, bacon, eggs from a carton I am sure).
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: November 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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William T wrote a review Jul 2022
Pattaya, Thailand136 contributions71 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Outdated Pet Policy for a newer/renovated hotel that is owned and operated by Powerhouse Enterprises LTD. The only allow pets in certain rooms in certain areas of the hotel and not all rooms are “pet friendly” which is the way most hotels these days now operate. Booked a room through Hotels.ca for an executive King and request a pet friendly room. Hotel changed the booking to a cheaper regular room with two queens and stated they were unable to refund the difference or refund the room. Had to contact the booking website who spent over 30 minutes on the phone with them sorting it out and getting the room difference refunded to us. Also, no restaurant in the hotel or around the area and hotel right on the main highway so lots of traffic noise during the night. Room heated up but the bathroom remained as cold as ice during the night
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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garylongpg wrote a review Jan 2022
38 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here in January and we were upgraded to the jacuzzi suite as I am a diamond select member with BW rewards. It was a nice gesture and we really appreciated it. Overall, this hotel is a bit dated and could use some TLC but it's clean and we found the staff to be pleasant. I'm not sure the price of the rooms is really reflective of the style of rooms but I guess things are getting more expensive everywhere. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Canadian_Pam wrote a review Mar 2023
Guelph, Canada53 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lots of parking and a modern, clean hotel. Housekeeping is by request only. We were there for 2 nights so we simply asked for additional towels at the front desk. Microwave in the room was unexpected but turned out to be handy as we brought back baked items that were best warm! The hotel is nowhere near downtown. We were using the hotel as a jumping-off for points beyond Nanaimo so it worked out fine but if you are looking for a place that allows you to easily explore the historic downtown, this isn't it. Lots of pillow choices on the bed but I didn't strike gold!
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Housekeeping is by request only. Lots of parking.
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Glorge wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything , especially the room was outstanding clean n quiet. Room 209 was such a large spacious room, their heating n chilling was so easy to do . Loved the stay there. Would tell everyone about it
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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thomasjenn567 wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The entire property was well taken care of and CLEAN! In these days that is extremely important and I will return and chose Best Western wherever I travel. Even when I had my pets with me I felt well taken Care of and had no problems settling the pets in. Thank you Northgate in Nanaimo!!!
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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valueseeker604 wrote a review Sep 2020
british columbia134 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, well maintained hotel with grab and go breakfast (during Covid19) to start your visit to Northeastern Vancouver Island. Easy access to/ from highway. This hotel is directly across from superstore and a block away from Woodgrove centre, costco and other shops so you can stock up for your trip. Also close to restaurants and coffee shops. Room has the largest fridge i have every seen in a motel or hotel, microwave,coffee maker, and safe. Staff is accommodating and fulfilled our request for a quiet room.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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SenorTropicana asked a question Aug 2020
Spruce Grove, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
is a cot available for the room
tluvbear asked a question Feb 2019
Victoria6 contributions19 helpful votes
Is elevator working now? I see it wasn’t from Feb 16 to 23.
Answer from GMNorthgate
Sorry for the extended delay in a reply. We pre-scheduled a complete modernisation of the elevator and it was returned to service on February 25th. Thank you to all of our guests for your understanding and a huge shout out to those guests who volunteered to be on the Top (3rd floor) to free up rooms for guests who may have health or mobility concerns. You are amazing!
twinklemelody asked a question May 2017
Singapore, Singapore761 contributions115 helpful votes
Is the hotel walking distance to woodgrove mall ? Any bus stops to VIU near the hotel ? Thanks
Answer from GMNorthgate
Thank you twinklemelody for your query. Yes, the hotel is within walking distance of Woodgrove Centre Mall as well as a number of other retail locations in north Nanaimo. There is a bus stop just opposite the hotel that services the route to VIU as well as another bus route that goes to downtown Nanaimo. The bus to VIU (#15) runs approximately once an hour every day except Sundays. There is also one of the city's primary bus exchanges at Woodgrove Centre Mall with access to multiple bus routes. Thank you again for your inquiry.
Answer from GMNorthgate
Thank you Becky D, for your query. As of February 2014 our restaurant and pub were closed. However we do still serve our complimentary continental breakfast to our guests in the restaurant facility. The official Best Western website will have the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding any Best Western property and we recommend it as the primary source for reservations and hotel information. Unfortunately there are many sites which we have no control over the accuracy or updating of information. Thank you again for your inquiry.
budd32018 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Fort St. John, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Follow the leash rule to avoid having your dog run off chasing a rabbit"
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Mog wrote a tip Sep 2023
Kelowna, Canada163 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room on the third floor due to some traffic news."
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Canadian_Pam wrote a tip Mar 2023
Guelph, Canada53 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Housekeeping is by request only. Lots of parking."
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Dane A wrote a tip Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Inside court"
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Disasterpiece2020 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Port McNeill, Canada27 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a room on the non-highway side of the hotel if possible."
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PRICE RANGE
C$203 - C$272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western northgate hotel nanaimo, best western nanaimo, nanaimo best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN Northgate Inn
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandNanaimo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Northgate Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Northgate Inn?
Nearby attractions include Woodgrove Centre (0.7 km), Olive This and More (0.3 km), and Cabela’s (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Northgate Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Northgate Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Northgate Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Northgate Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Northgate Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nori Japanese Restaurant, Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant, and Simonholt Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Northgate Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Northgate Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Northgate Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Bastion (10.6 km).
Is Best Western Northgate Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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