- Business Traveler
For business owners, travelling salespeople, government employees on the go and marketing executives, business travel is still an important part of company success. Nanaimo is a hotspot for business travellers because it is centrally located on Vancouver Island.
- Extended Stay
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers all the comforts of home for our extended stay travelers. Whether you are working in the area, a student studying for a short period of time, between homes or a snow bird looking to migrate to warmer climate, we have affordable accommodation with home-away-from-home amenities to suit your needs.
- Group Coordinator
Need group accommodation for your business, organization, club, church, school, team or special event? The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a fresh alternative to traditional hotel, motel or hostel accommodation with our unique group services & amenities. If your group size is between 10-50 people, consider a stay with us! Choose your group type below for more detail.
- Leisure & Family
Prefer traveling with like-minded people & meeting others while you travel? Enjoy being immersed in the heart of the community you are visiting? Appreciate staying in unique accommodations run by owners & staff that are passionate about enhancing your travel experience? Then you’ll enjoy the Painted Turtle Guesthouse for your next Nanaimo visit as a family, couple, or single traveler.
- Special Events
A perfect base for your special events! From girl's nights, reunions, regional retreats, weddings and any occasion where you want to stay in the same place. Combining accommodation, self -catering or catered options AND common areas to make us a unique choice to stay with a few or up to 50 of your favourite friends & family. Full facility bookings available select months - wow!
- World Traveler
Meetings, Education & Training
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." - Albert Einstein
Nanaimo is abundant with education & training opportunities, from academia at Vancouver Island University and Sprott-Shaw Community College, to Road Scholar (previously ElderHostel) and further education programs, to private arts, leisure & personal development courses.
Are you planning Nanaimo accommodation for a seminar, meeting, conference, government, education or training event for 10-50 people? Consider the Painted Turtle Guesthouse as a fresh, budget alternative to traditional hotel, motel or hostel accommodation. Our ambiance suits informal business and corporate, or leisure groups. We can also refer you to professional, unique or groovy meeting spaces on-site or a few steps away, including the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.
Education & training groups can also take advantage of our Great Room & amenities including:
- Flexible multi-purpose room for small meetings and events. Click here for details.
- Fully-equipped modern kitchen for self-catering;
- Breakfast and bagged lunch catering services – request menu & prices;
- Stay&Save program for 10-15% discount at select restaurants and cafes;
- Group presentation space on-site;
- Lounge room with foozball, fireplace, games and comfortable seating;
- FREE WiFi (and paid internet kiosks);
- FREE luggage and equipment storage;
- Pre-post event concierge services to help arrange group trips, activities and excursions.
Group Booking Inquiry