Coast Bastion Inn Nanaimo

Coast Bastion Inn NanaimoThe Coast Bastion Inn Nanaimo is the city's top city centre hotel. The 15-story Coast Bastion Inn Nanaimo, 11 Bastion St., was built in 1985 and has 177 rooms, 68 of them suites. Prices range from around $163 plus 14 percent tax for a standard room to $375 plus tax for a premium suite with Jacuzzi. The rates do vary and one should always ask about "specials" when calling. Extra charges are levied for underground parking, pets, and pay-per-view movies.

All of the premium and superior rooms are on the top floors--avoid the third floor where the smoking rooms are found. All rooms have a small stand-up balcony and one should request one facing the harbour. A bath tub, desk, TV, and coffee maker are provided in all, but only the premium rooms have a minibar.

The Coast Bastion has a tiny fitness room and sauna for guests. Public facilities include meeting rooms able to accommodate up to 400 people just upstairs from the small carpeted lobby. The Coast Bastion's Minnoz Restaurant and Lounge (daily 6 am to 11 pm) off the lobby has a good reputation. The menu gravitates toward seafood, although the beef, chicken, and pasta choices are adequate. Tapas are served in the lounge (open until midnight). Rooms service is available around the clock.

Updated on 24 August 2010.

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