- 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
Convenient, affordable, welcoming – great reasons to choose the Painted Turtle Guesthouse while you are visiting Nanaimo for medical reasons.
Affordability! The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is an affordable accommodation option while you are in Nanaimo for medical appointments. We offer weekly and monthly accommodation rates September to June annually – please contact us for prices and availability.
Comfortable atmosphere! The Guesthouse offers a home-away-from-home environment with friendly welcoming staff, self-catering kitchen, onsite laundry, lounge room with fireplace, reading material including daily Globe & Mail newspaper, recycling & sustainability initiatives, paid parking directly across the street and a primary bus stop on our front door step. Our rooms are simple and cosy, have complimentary high-speed wireless and are telephone and TV free.
Convenient location! Only 4km from the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, minutes from Caledonia Medical Centre and several downtown dentists, convenience to medical services and easy transportation options is likely a key consideration for you. We are in the heart of downtown & close to a shopping mall, library, a great selection of cafes & restaurants, professional services and the famous harbourfront walkway for recreation options.
Accessibility! Please note that we are a 1875 Heritage property that has been fully renovated and restored, but we have some access restrictions that may be important to some medical visitors.
At the Painted Turtle Guesthouse:
- We have 20 rooms on the second and third floors with stair access only (no elevator);
- All washrooms are centralized and private use, but we do not currently have ensuite bathrooms (watch for our Deluxe room options when we expand)
- Sleeping rooms are telephone and TV free, and our convenience amenities are located in the common areas including payphone, self-catering kitchen, coffee service and coin operated laundry.