Welcome to coast bastion hotel

Enjoy ocean views in our downtown Nanaimo hotel

Experience downtown Nanaimo, BC like never before at Coast Bastion Hotel. Perched right on the scenic waterfront, our hotel offers awe-inspiring harbour and ocean views, as well as easy access to everything that makes Vancouver Island so unique.

Experience our newly renovated accommodations, each featuring a Juliet balcony with partial or full ocean views of Nanaimo Harbour and the Port of Nanaimo. Enjoy thoughtful amenities including air conditioning, openable windows for fresh air, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a mini fridge and a microwave. Treat yourself to comfort and unwind in our Coast premium King Suite View with Soaker Tub and relax in a soaker tub placed in front of windows with stunning panoramic ocean views, designed for ultimate relaxation. Finally, enjoy the roominess of a king-size bed with our signature triple-sheet bedding for a truly comfortable sleep.

We love our city, and we want you to love it too; nothing is more important to us than providing you with a Refreshingly Local™ experience. (Case in point: we have our beehives on site, which we use to produce delicious house-made honey.)

Throw in pet-friendly accommodations featuring ocean views, exceptional dining and versatile event venues and you’ve got a recipe for an unforgettable experience. You can also feel good knowing that we’re dedicated to protecting the planet, with our Refreshingly Green™ program of environmentally sustainable hotel practices. 

Sanitized for your safety: Find out more about our commitment to cleaning and disinfecting to safeguard our guests and Ambassadors against COVID-19, norovirus, and influenza. View Coast Clean.


Get More for Your Money

newly renovated rooms

Unwind in Style in the Heart of Nanaimo

Come and experice our freshly renovated rooms! Each one is decked with deluxe bedding, and each has either a Juliet balcony or a full-size balcony. Oh, and guess what? Some even come with soaker tubs where you can soak in with a view of the water!

services & amenities

Amenities Around Every Corner
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    Electric Vehicle
    Charging Stations
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frequently asked questions

Find answers to your questions about our hotel

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 12pm

Please give us a call at 250.753.6601 or email us cbifrontdesk@coasthotels.com should you require to check in early or request to check out late. Additional fees may apply.

The hotel is about a 15-minute drive from Nanaimo Airport (YCD) via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N. Get directions from the airport to our hotel.

Harbour Air operates a terminal at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza, situated in the heart of Nanaimo Harbour. The waterfront terminal is conveniently located just across from the hotel, offering a quick and brief 3-minute walk from door to door.

If you find a better rate online, Coast Hotels will not only match the price but will take an additional 10% off the room reservation backed by our Best Rate Promise. See full Terms & Conditions to submit a claim.

Unfortunately, our hotel does not have a swimming pool or hot tub. Visit our hotel's service and amenities page for more information on what we offer.

We have a connected parkade that is accessible through the hotel parking elevator, complete with electric vehicle charging stations. All guests are required to check in at the hotel before parking their vehicles, allowing us to provide you with the parking elevator key. For detailed pricing information, please refer to our service and amenities section.

We recommend to call our Central Reservations line at 800.716.6199 or email us at info@coasthotels.com if you need to modify your hotel reservation. Please have the confirmation number ready which can be found on the reservation confirmation email.

Our Coast Rewards Member Rate is available to you when you join our Coast Rewards program. Savings start at a minimum of 15% off our lowest advertised price and are offered year-round. 

Our location

The Heartbeat of the City

A prime downtown location in Nanaimo, steps away from shopping, cultural attractions and the waterfront – it doesn’t get any better than this.

more to experience

Eat (and Drink) Local

Popular with both hotel guests and Nanaimo locals, Minnoz Restaurant + Lounge offers fresh BC-inspired fare, featuring superb seafood.

Take Care of Business

Our flexible venues are well-suited to everything from brainstorming sessions for 10 to seated conferences for 300.

Nanaimo Nuptials

Dance the night away under soaring ceilings in our spacious ballroom, or exchange your vows in the open air on our Malaspina balcony.

Great Visit to a Fantastic Hotel!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bastion. Excellent food, a great view, and a clean well maintained facility. From the front staff, to the restaurant, we enjoyed our visit very much. Highly recommend this Hotel.

- Barry T

Awesome Experience

The hotel was awesome! It was very clean. The room and view were great! The staff were fantastic! The location was perfect and central. We had a great trip and would definitely stay again and will recommend staying there to our friends and family.

- monicamcd44

Best View of the Harbour

If you’re looking for a view of the harbour this is the place to be. We were in room 1010 and it was perfect. Large spacious area with a big bathroom. Here are many restaurants surrounding here as well. My husband loved walking the floats.

- mynamedoesntmatter12