- 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
Winter Stays & 'Snow Birds'
Staying on Vancouver Island to make the most of the warmer climate? The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is the ideal place to rest your heels over the winter season.
'Snow Bird' is a Canadian term for Canadian residents that head to warmer climates to escape deep cold & snowy environments. Environment Canada recognizes Nanaimo as one of the mildest climate regions in Canada for its above-zero temperatures through fall and winter, and comfortably warm weather in spring and summer. Nanaimo's coldest months, between November and February, typically have daytime high temperatures in the 6 to 9 degrees Celsius range, and lows of about 0 to 2 degrees Celsius.
With comfortable rooms and a warm, welcoming atmosphere the Painted Turtle Guesthouse is the ideal budget place to rest over the winter and enjoy the warmer winter climate. Our guests enjoy full use of the Painted Turtle rooms and suites, the Great Room, kitchen and recreational faciliites. And, for single travelers the Guesthouse offers an ideal situation to have constant companions throughout your stay.
Our central location puts you right in the middle of the action, with boutique shopping, the Christmas lights and the enjoyment of fine dining restaurants and cafe's in the town centre. The following are amenities and recreation facilities that are within easy walking distance or a very short bus ride, with a bus stop at our front door.
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City of Nanaimo Aquatic Centre - one low entry includes access to lap pool, wave pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, weight room!
Nanaimo & District Regional Library - across the street and open daily!
The Port Theatre - offering local, regional and world-class arts and cultural events.
Bowen Park Recreation & Seniors Complex - walking trails, lawn bowling club, community events, frisbee golf and our own Millstone River.
Port Authority's Harbourfront Walkway - our seawall provides over 4 kilometers of paved and stone walking past shops, marinas, cafes, parkland & a lagoon.
Contact the Painted Turtle Guesthouse
We offer weekly and monthly rates with prices varying on dates and occupancy. Please contact us to enquire about availability: