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Departure Bay Motel
2 stars

Departure Bay Motel

2011 Estevan Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3Y9, Canada
Nanaimo, Canada
See location+1 250 754 2161
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C$ 81
Cheapest

rate per night

7.3
Good
based on 593 reviews
593 reviews
Room type
Provider
Nightly total
Queen room
C$ 81
Double room
C$ 104
Standard Room
C$ 113

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About Departure Bay Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

This comfortable motel in Nanaimo provides free wireless internet, as well as a vending machine and luggage storage. It is conveniently located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Departure Bay Motel has 20 rooms offering all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay. They are also fitted with a microwave, an oven and a refrigerator.

Departure Bay Motel is a convenient place to discover Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus and Wellington Railway Station, as well as everything the local area has to offer. It is also ideally situated in close proximity to a range of dining options.

Latest deals for Departure Bay Motel

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Departure Bay Motel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Kitchen

  • Electric kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

General

  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Private entrance

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Key access
  • Private check-in/check-out

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Outdoor

  • Grill
  • Balcony

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Dining

  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Bedroom

  • Clothes rack

Things to do

  • Casino

Reviews of Departure Bay Motel

7.3
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8.1Couples
1.5Friends
4.9Families
8.4Solo
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4.8Mediocre
Anonymous, Dec. 2018

Pros. Very clean, good check in time.

Cons. The room was very drafty probably due to poorly insulated walls. The TV remote wouldn't allow to adjust the volume, and to top it all off, the continental breakfast that we were really hoping to utilized got cancelled due to a worker not showing up. I couldn't understand why the owner of the place just couldn't step up and lay out what was needed to serve her guest. Instead she did nothing and then decided to place blame on an employee. That was our first experience at Departure Bay Motel, and most definitely our last.

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What are the nearby attractions to Departure Bay Motel?

Departure Bay Motel is conveniently located near Beach Estates Park, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Nanaimo Golf Club, and other local attractions, making it an ideal base for exploring the area.

What are the unique amenities offered at Departure Bay Motel?

Departure Bay Motel offers unique amenities such as a vending machine for drinks and snacks, as well as a grill and balcony for guests to enjoy outdoor activities and dining.

What can guests expect from the customer service at Departure Bay Motel?

Guests can expect friendly and helpful staff at Departure Bay Motel, ensuring a smooth check-in procedure and providing assistance throughout their stay.

How is the cleanliness at Departure Bay Motel?

Departure Bay Motel maintains clean and comfortable rooms, ensuring a pleasant stay for guests. However, some guests have mentioned the need for updates and improvements in certain areas.

When is the best time to visit Departure Bay Motel?

The low season at Departure Bay Motel is in January, while the high season is in August. Guests can plan their visit accordingly to enjoy the best of what the motel and the surrounding area have to offer.

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Opt for a Room Away from the Highway

Several guests mentioned that the rooms close to the highway can be noisy, so consider requesting a room away from the highway for a quieter stay.

Check Room Amenities

Some guests noted that the rooms come equipped with a microwave, oven, and refrigerator, making it convenient for longer stays or for those who prefer to prepare their own meals.

Consider Noise Levels

Several guests mentioned that noise from neighboring rooms and upstairs can be disruptive, so light sleepers may want to bring earplugs or consider requesting a quieter room location.

Take Advantage of Nearby Dining Options

The hotel is ideally situated close to a range of dining options, including a Mediterranean restaurant next door, providing convenient choices for meals during your stay.

Be Mindful of Room Cleanliness

While some guests found the rooms clean and comfortable, others mentioned issues with cleanliness, such as dirty carpets and dated furnishings, so it may be helpful to set expectations accordingly.

Plan for Nearby Attractions

The hotel is conveniently located near attractions such as Beach Estates Park, Nanaimo Golf Club, and Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park, offering opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration.

Consider the Season

If planning a visit, consider the seasonality, as January is noted as the low season, while August is highlighted as the high season, which may impact availability and pricing.

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

The hotel allows pets on request, making it a suitable option for those traveling with their furry companions, although additional charges may apply.

Check for Special Services

The hotel offers wake-up service and private check-in/check-out, providing added convenience for guests who may require these services during their stay.

Evaluate Value for Money

Some guests mentioned that the hotel offers good value for the price, particularly due to its proximity to the ferry terminal and nearby business district, making it a practical choice for budget-conscious travelers.

Location

2011 Estevan Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3Y9

What's nearby

  • Beach Estates Park353 m
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital0.9 km
  • Brechin Lanes1.6 km
  • Nanaimo Golf Club2 km
  • Frank Crane Arena2.4 km
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park2.5 km
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre3 km
  • Bastion3.2 km
  • Nanaimo Museum3.3 km
  • Sundown Divers3.6 km
  • Pipers Lagoon Park4.3 km
  • Wellington Railway Station4.4 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Departure Bay Motel

Low season

March

High season

August

Average price (weeknight)

C$ 146

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 125
Cheapest month to stay with an average 29% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 31% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at Departure Bay Motel

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Top tips for your stay at Departure Bay Motel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Departure Bay Motel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in March and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Departure Bay Motel, plan to stay on a Friday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Departure Bay Motel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 139, while the most expensive was C$ 139.
  • How long should you stay at Departure Bay Motel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Departure Bay Motel

  • Where is Departure Bay Motel located?

    Departure Bay Motel is located at 2011 Estevan Road, 3 km from the centre of Nanaimo. Beach Estates Park is the closest landmark to Departure Bay Motel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Departure Bay Motel?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Departure Bay Motel.

  • Does Departure Bay Motel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Departure Bay Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Departure Bay Motel offer free parking?

    Yes, Departure Bay Motel offers free parking.

  • How far is Departure Bay Motel from the airport?

    Departure Bay Motel is 3 km from Nanaimo Harbour. Departure Bay Motel is 16.7 km from Nanaimo Arpt.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Departure Bay Motel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Departure Bay Motel in Nanaimo and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Departure Bay Motel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Departure Bay Motel.

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Good to know

Value for money

7.9

Distance to downtown

3.0 km

Nearest Airport

Nanaimo Harbour

Distance to airport

3.0 km