We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coast Bastion Hotel

11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4 Canada
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (423)
Room & Suite (384)
Dining (39)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#2 of 17 hotels in Nanaimo
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
The Coast Bastion Hotel is located in the heart of charming Nanaimo, near the ferry terminal and within walking distance to the seawall walkway, restaurants, bars, and boutiques of all kinds. Our guest rooms are bright and modern, featuring complimentary Wi-Fi as well as access to our business centre and well-equipped fitness centre. Enjoy our spectacular ocean views!
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Family
Languages Spoken
English
2410Reviews19Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 1,457
  • 665
  • 174
  • 68
  • 46
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Cosmopolitan592282 wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions3 helpful votes
I needed an operation at the local hospital and as I live north of Nanaimo I decided to stay at the Coast Bastion. What really struck me was the comfort of the room and the amazing service from all staff who helped me considerably especially on my departure post op
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Wow, thank you for the amazing review!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Jim S wrote a review Nov 2023
10 contributions3 helpful votes
We did a staycation for two nights and it was absolutely wonderful. From the service in setting up the reservation to checking in, to the spectacular room with even better views, to an amazing meal at Minnoz, everything was outstanding. Parking is easy and convenient. The restaurant and lounge are tremendous and the chef obviously knows the best planning and execution for the menu, located downtown near the amazing waterfront for walkway and views, and the streets around have such interesting stores and options. Cannot recommend it higher. Renovations planned will only make it better!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded Nov 20, 2023
Thank you for the amazing recommendation!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Erin N wrote a review Oct 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great service from Ian at the front desk, but other staff failed to mention that there was no parking available after charging me for space, were snarky - and when asked about parking claimed there were 300 spaces - despite knowing the hotel's portion were closed for resurfacing. Circled lot forever - finally parked to find a city issued ticket when I returned. Service sucked, closed access to lot required circumnavigating the region with luggage to find access., wifi was crappy and tv had no signal. Stay at the new Marriott across the street if you value time, service and a pleasant stay.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Wait until the garage is repaired before trying to park here!
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded Nov 1, 2023
Erin I am sorry that you did not have a great experience and can feel your frustration about the parking experience. As I mentioned, both downtown hotels share the same lot and are struggling with the city taking one floor out for resurfacing. We normally have been able to manage the parking experience without issue, the night you were here the VICC had a large convention, and the city lot could not handle the volume. On November 10th the lot will return to normal. Again, please accept my apology for the parking insanity.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Sophie B wrote a review Aug 2023
6 contributions
Recently did a road trip up island with a friend and the Coast Bastion in Nanaimo was by far the best hotel we stayed at! The staff were immediately so welcoming and genuine, we felt at home as soon as we walked through the doors. There was large water jugs in the lobby (one iced and one iced with cucumber infusion) which were well stocked through our stay which was great because it was a hot couple of days! The room was very clean and updated, gorgeous view of the harbour with our own little Juliet balcony. Very private, massive bathroom with tons of counter space (important for two girls travelling together). The beds were really comfy- not too soft as that always causes me to have back pain- we both slept great! The parking was easy and included, and I really can’t say enough about the staff, they were wonderful. Great location, easy to get to. Highly recommend!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: You can book this hotel through scene points! Great value and location
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded Aug 18, 2023
Thank you for the kind words and the 5 star review.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
dunmar9 wrote a review Aug 2023
Brisbane, Australia137 contributions70 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 nights at this excellent hotel so we could attend the local Blues Festival held in a park nearby. Our room 410 was spacious and had a lovely view over the harbour. It was clean and well equipped. The staff are helpful and have some nice recommendations for local shops and restaurants close by. The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious homemade soups and has an extensive menu. The wait staff are very friendly and efficient as are all the staff at this hotel We would recommend it to all travellers including those with dogs We would also recommend the Nanaimo museum and Seriously coffee and the Vancouver Island Military museum plus of course the Nanaimo Blues Festival which is very well run So much to see and do in Nanaimo
Read more
Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They have parking but we didn’t need it and used local taxis
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded Aug 14, 2023
Thank you for the 5 star review
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
bcguy2014 wrote a review Aug 2023
Vancouver, Canada169 contributions41 helpful votes
+1
Friendly staff, comfortable beds and great view of water front. Rooms included telephone, TV, coffee machine, fridge, alarm clock, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, A/C and in-room safe. The only down side was another guest who dog barked when they walked between the elevator and their room.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded Aug 14, 2023
thank you for the great feedback
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
joebobeo wrote a review Jun 2023
california128 contributions71 helpful votes
Great place to stay in Nanaimo. 6 minutes from ferry, perfect for a late ferry arrival ( got there at 9 pm and it was a quick drive to the hotel). Parking is only $9 and the room is great. View was amazing, great view of the harbor. Nice area to walk around. Can walk to the grocery store from hotel and also a nice walk around the harbor
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded Jun 28, 2023
Thank you for reminding guests that we are a water front hotel with amazing views.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
DAVE_NIAGARA2013 wrote a review Jun 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada57 contributions56 helpful votes
NOT DISABLED FRIENDLY. My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights last week (1 night & later 2 nights). On both occasions the small lift/elevator to move disabled people between the lobby and the dining room would not function without staff intervention. Basic design or installation error. ALSO: the showers in the bathrooms are UNSAFE as they lack both safety grab bars and stipled nonslip floors. POSITIVE NOTES: Dining room staff friendly & helpful; Great View from suite. BUT Management very defensive re safety problems with the attitude of "ho hum, we've heard all this before".
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded Jun 21, 2023
I saw your notes and I am sorry that you felt your concern was not properly addressed. The lift is new and I'm disappointed that the unit did not meet your needs. We'll be following up with the installer.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Alvin W wrote a review Apr 2023
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
Bed is very comfy and the pillows are awesome. Normally I get the stiff and flat pillows at some places. The hotel staff very friendly and the staff at the pub are super friendly. The view of the water front is amazing.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Great food served at the Minnioz Restaurant and Lounge. Super friendly staff
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded May 4, 2023
thank you for the amazing review! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
United_2015 wrote a review Apr 2023
Montreal, Canada14 contributions4 helpful votes
Large comfy beds in spacious rooms. Had an excellent view of the bay. Appreciate the green practices. Shower was great with lots of hot water. Ian at the front desk was very helpful. Claim chowder in the restaurant was delicious. Extra coffee provided in the room within minutes of asking.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The restaurant has excellent food. Like the way the dining room is divided so that you have some...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from David McQuinn, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel
Responded Apr 24, 2023
Thank you
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Nanaimo area.
PRICE RANGE
C$170 - C$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
coast bastion hotel nanaimo, coast bastion nanaimo
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandNanaimo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
179
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Coast Bastion Hotel - UPDATED 2024 Prices, Reviews & Photos (Nanaimo, British Columbia) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Coast Bastion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Coast Bastion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Harbourfront Walkway (0.2 km), Nanaimo Museum (0.2 km), and Vancouver Island Military Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coast Bastion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Coast Bastion Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coast Bastion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Coast Bastion Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coast Bastion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Asteras Greek Taverna, Gabriel's Gourmet Cafe, and The Nest Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coast Bastion Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coast Bastion Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Coast Bastion Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Coast Bastion Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Coast Bastion Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Bastion (0.04 km).