The Bluebird Motel

2.0 star property
Convenient to Departure Bay Ferry Terminal

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The Bluebird Motel

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Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen | Living room
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Combined shower/tub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchen | Private kitchen
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Overview of The Bluebird Motel

6.6 out of 10 Good
6.6/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
995 Terminal Ave N., Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4K3
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette (Deluxe)

  • 37 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Suite, 1 Bedroom

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchen

  • 56 sq m
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Duke Point Ferry Terminal - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 3 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 16 min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 52 min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 83 min drive
  • Sechelt, BC (YHS-Sunshine Coast Regional) - 21.9 miles/35.2 km
  • Pender Harbour, BC (YPT-Pender Harbour Waterdrome) - 30.7 miles/49.4 km


  • Sukkho Thai - 3 min drive
  • Asteras Greek Taverna - 3 min drive
  • Perkins Coffee Co - 3 min drive
  • Manvirro's Indian Grill - 3 min walk
  • McDonald's - 4 min walk

About this property

The Bluebird Motel

The Bluebird Motel puts you just a 5-minute drive from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal.



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

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - midnight
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (2 total)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Property amenities


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • 2 buildings/towers


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: CAD 100.00 per stay


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: CAD 10.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 10 per pet, per stay

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Bluebird Motel Nanaimo
Bluebird Nanaimo
The Bluebird Motel Motel
The Bluebird Motel Nanaimo
The Bluebird Motel Motel Nanaimo

Frequently asked questions

Does The Bluebird Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Bluebird 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Bluebird 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 The Bluebird Motel?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 total. There's a charge of CAD 10 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of CAD 10.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Bluebird Motel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Bluebird Motel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Bluebird Motel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Bluebird Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Nanaimo (3-min drive) is nearby.
What's the area around The Bluebird Motel like?
The Bluebird Motel is a short 19-minute walk from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and 20 minutes' walk from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

One night so all good cuz we needed to sleep. The beds are fine, but pullout couch should be replaced
Kathe, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Navin nair, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Old motel but decent place to stay
They accommodated us even if we were late for checkin due to closure of Hiway 4. We are so grateful for their service. Its an old motel that was not fully renovated but Its a decent place to stay.
Maja, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Not Impressed
This hotel did not meet our expectations at all. The front desk staff were unfriendly, the front desk room smelled like smoke, the staff sat outside and smoked right by the stair entrance, the room smelled so unbearably like cleaning agent that it was hard to breath - even our food tasted like Pine-Sol after being in the fridge, the couch had stains on it, no blankets for the pull out bed were provided, the pull out bed was horrible to sleep on because the mattress was so thin, the bathroom needed significant repairs, the shower head was at chest height… I could go on. It was definitely not worth the money and we will not be going back.
1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Check in was good. Place was old but not in bad shape. Cloth couch and chairs were old and stained! We had a “Non smoking” room, but it was very evident that it had been smoked in and tried to cover it up with a heavy dose of deodorant spray!
Abe, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

yijan, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

check in/out experience could've been improved. there was no review of amenities or wi-fi (I had to ask). we waited a while to check out as no one was at the counter. the pull out bed was surprisingly comfortable.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

CHADI, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location, friendly staff and over-all a great place to stay! Thanks for having us!
Amy, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 1-night trip
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