Pet Friendly Hotels in Nanaimo


Are you planning to stay in Nanaimo with your favorite pet? We have created the latest guide for Nanaimo to help you find a pet friendly hotel, a pet friendly restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and the best dog friendly hotel close to the Nanaimo main tourist attractions. 

From mountain trails, parks, to dog-friendly cafes & restaurants there are tons of activities for you and your dog or cat to enjoy together as a whole family!


Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Nanaimo

1. Smoke On The Water BBQ
2. Merridale Cidery & Distillery
3. COCO Cafe

Dog Friendly Tours in Nanaimo

Nanaimo is a city and ferry port on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. At its heart, the Nanaimo Museum displays exhibits on the city’s industries and indigenous peoples. Near the Harbourfront Walkway, the Bastion is an 1853 wooden tower with cannon firings in summer. Shops and cafes fill the Old City Quarter. Offshore, on Newcastle Island, trails lead to beaches and First Nations sites.


1. Coast Bastion Hotel 3* – Pet Friendly Hotels Nanaimo


Hotel Coast Bastion Hotel

Boasting rooms with ocean or city views, this hotel in Nanaimo city centre is 2 minutes’ walk to shops and restaurants on Harbourfront Walkway. A restaurant is located on site.

A 47 inch LCD TV and free WiFi are available in each modern room at Coast Bastion Inn. Select rooms offer the comfort of bathrobes and a refrigerator.

Featuring large bay windows, on-site Minnoz Restaurant and Lounge showcases views of Nanaimo Harbour. Local seafood, meats, pasta dishes and tapas are among items on the menu.

The room is spacious and clean with very nice view. It’s very clean. Fridge is good size. Starbuck coffee is very nice to have.the amenities are of good quality. Those little things are really nice to have.

Besides, the hotel is very pet friendly. We will definitely recommend to our friends and we will come back again.

I thought the room with vinyl flooring was great for stays with furry family. I asked for a broom and dustpan so I could sweep the floor but there was none available.

It is always messy with cat litter no matter how hard I try and it made our room less than ideal because we couldn’t keep the floor clean. Even a handheld rechargeable vacuum would be a nice touch particularly in the ‘pets’ room.

We really like staying at the Coast Hotels because they are pet friendly (we have a dog) and generally lovely hotels. The Coast Bastion is in downtown Nanaimo so very convenient. The only negative being having to pay for parking.

We were given a large corner room overlooking the harbour. It was clean and we felt the hotel was working hard to maintain good covid practices.

The central location meant we could walk our dog along the waterfront and we had access to multiple restaurants which almost all offered takeout options.

With our spacious room and its great view, we were happy to eat our meals in our room.

Comfortable and relaxing for us and for the dog. Just what we wanted for our getaway.

Pet Friendly Hotels Nanaimo
Pet Friendly Hotels Nanaimo

How much does a room costs at Hotel Coast Bastion Hotel?

Prices start 178$/night for Coast Two Doubles.

This room features a Juliet balcony with city and partial sea views.

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2. Inn Inn on Long Lake 3* – Pet Friendly Hotels in Nanaimo Canada

Inn Inn on Long Lake

This hotel is located on Long Lake, 10 minutes from downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia. It serves a daily continental breakfast and all rooms feature a lake view from a balcony or patio.

Inn on Long Lake offers air-conditioned rooms furnished with a microwave and refrigerator. Each room has a 42″ flat-screen cableTV, MP3 connection and a coffee maker.

Guests of Long Lake Inn can use the gym equipment and relax in the hot tub or dry cedar sauna. The inn features free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Set on the shores of Long Lake, this straightforward hotel is 10 km from downtown and 7.6 km from BC Ferries Departure Bay Terminal.

Video Review of Inn Inn on Long Lake 

It’s the best of both worlds: a wonderful lake view, complete with kayak and peddleboat rentals, sitting right at the edge of a busy highway.

All rooms have a private balcony or patio with BBQs on the property, which is also pet-friendly.

Popular with families and plenty of parking onsite.

Not a new property but simple accommodations: bathroom looked renovated and rooms are large, equipped with microwave and refrigerator, and big, bouncy beds.

The old air-conditioner is very noisy but it blocks the white noise of the highway traffic. (You also get a constant breeze on the balcony but there were too many spiders for my liking to keep the door open!)

Continental breakfast was ok — prepackaged sweet pastries and such to go but still appreciated.

TV channel options were meh. Staff is friendly. Would recommend to families who need to be near the city but want that lakefront vacation feel.

Great inn with very pleasant/friendly staff. Everyone seems to really like their job! Very pet friendly.

Two doors to rooms with a patio door; very spacious rooms. Microwave, fridge and Keurig coffee maker.

Hot tub in a separate room on the property. Lots of variety for breakfast: 3 types of muffins, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cook your own waffles, etc.

Short walk to a trail on other side of the lake.

Pet Friendly Hotels in Nanaimo Canada
Pet Friendly Hotels in Nanaimo Canada

How much does a room costs at Inn Inn on Long Lake?

Prices start 117$/night for Queen Room with Two Queen Beds with Lake View.

A microwave, fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities are provided in this room. Free Wi-Fi and a 42″ flat-screen cable TV are offered. A seating area is included.

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3. Best Western Dorchester Hotel 3* – Pet Friendly Hotels in Nanaimo Canada

Hotel Best Western Dorchester Hotel

This downtown Nanaimo hotel overlooks the Inner Harbour and is across the street from the Seaplane Terminal. The hotel offers free WiFi and free parking.

Best Western Dorchester Hotel features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A coffee maker and free local calls under 30 minutes are also provided.

Overlooking Nanaimo Harbour, this relaxed hotel is 4 minutes on foot from the Vancouver Island Conference Centre and 3 minutes’ walk from the Nanaimo Museum.

The informal rooms and suites have flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers. Some have harbour views, and feature mini fridges and pull-out sofas. Wi-Fi is available.
This is a beautiful old hotel that is well maintained.
Our room was tastefully decorated, clean, comfortable with a stunning view of the harbour. They even brought a blanket, dish and water for our dogs.
Great service at the front desk very pleasant and helpful, nice room was perfect for us and our two dogs as well as food from the restaurant was really good. Was in great location went for walk along Harbour was beautiful.

This hotel is a super convenient location, which is why I selected it. Walking distance to grocery, restos and Harbour Air. My room had huge windows that overlooked the Marina and the view was beautiful.

I was so impressed by the new and modern reno but was most impressed by the friendly and helpful staff. Staff was professional, super safety conscious and still managed to be warm and welcoming which was so appreciated. My stay was shorter than originally planned and I was a bit sorry to not be staying longer.

I was traveling with my kitty cat which was no problem and the room even had a cute little food and water dish in the room for pets – a nice touch. Many hotels are dog friendly but do not allow cats; the Dorchester was pleased to have us both 🙂

Pet Friendly Hotels Nanaimo
Pet Friendly Hotels Nanaimo

How much does a room costs at Hotel Best Western Dorchester?

Prices start 106$/night for Queen Room – Non-Smoking.

This double room features air conditioning and tea/coffee maker.

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