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Diplomat Motel

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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Classic Suite, 1 Bedroom | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Diplomat Motel

Diplomat Motel

2.0 star property
No-frills motel in Nanaimo

6.8/10 Good

345 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is CA $89
Price available on 01/02/2023
333 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R4T5

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 9 min drive
  • Duke Point Ferry Terminal - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 2 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 11 min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 47 min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 79 min drive
  • Sechelt, BC (YHS-Sunshine Coast Regional) - 23.1 miles/37.1 km
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base) - 30.6 miles/49.3 km


  • Firehouse Grill - 9 min walk
  • Nana Sushi - 12 min walk
  • Gabriels Gourmet Cafe - 14 min walk
  • Fiddlehead Bistro - 14 min walk
  • Sukkhothai Gourmet Restaurant - 15 min walk

About this property

Diplomat Motel

A great choice for a stay in Nanaimo, Diplomat Motel is just 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from the airport. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service

Working away

  • Business center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 10 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Diplomat Motel Nanaimo
Diplomat Nanaimo
Diplomat Motel Motel
Diplomat Motel Nanaimo
Diplomat Motel Motel Nanaimo

Frequently asked questions

Does Diplomat Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Diplomat Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Diplomat Motel?
As of 3 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Diplomat Motel on 6 Dec 2022 start from CA $89, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Diplomat Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Diplomat Motel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of CAD 10 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Diplomat Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Diplomat Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Diplomat Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Firehouse Grill (9-min walk), Nana Sushi (12-min walk), and Gabriels Gourmet Cafe (14-min walk).
What's the area around Diplomat Motel like?
Diplomat Motel is a short 14-minute walk from Nanaimo Museum and 16 minutes' walk from Bastion.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Jaime, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Cindy, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Unsafe part of town; room smelled like urine; very noisy.
Lisa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We stayed there before and like the locate. Nice and quiet.
Sandra, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

People were friendly
Billy George, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel is perfectly adequate, and the price is right, but the neighborhood is not very desirable, lots of street people around.
Debbie, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

The hotel was very clean and close to Duke Point. I liked that it had a mini kitchen. The internet was extremely slow and the air conditioning was very very noisy. Other than that everything was good
Mylene, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Staff was very helpful. The location was good.
Anthony, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Balu, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

It's dirty because nobody ever cleans it.
qiao fen, 2-night trip
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