- 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
Leisure & Family
Staying in a Guesthouse on Vancouver Island is an enjoyable, sociable and inexpensive accommodation option – a great way to meet like-minded travelers while immersing yourself in the fresh air, coastal sounds & characters of Canada’s West Coast.
If you are taking a holiday or vacation to experience Vancouver Island, or to visit friends and family in Nanaimo the Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a great home-away-from-home. Our heritage hotel rooms are clean, comfortable and simple and our affordable price allows you to spend more on your favourite dining and activity experiences. Downtown Nanaimo has over 40 restaurants & cafes featuring local & world cuisines. We are one block from the harbourfront walkway with 5km of multi-use trails, Fisherman’s Wharf, swimming lagoon, parks & playground, unique shops, marinas and more!
Set up ‘Basecamp’ at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse and stay 3-5 nights in Nanaimo and take day trips to experience the best of Vancouver Island. Surf in Tofino. Zip Line across the Nanaimo River. Hug an ancient tree in Cathedral Grove. Visit major attractions like Buschart Gardens, Empress Hotel, BC Museum in the capital region of Victoria. Go caving at Horne Lake Caves. Take the gondola to the top of Mount Washington. Hike many of the trails on Strathcona Provincial Park. Visit the wineries & artisan farmers of Cowichan Valley.
Families, couples, single travelers welcome - you may arrive as a guest but you will surely leave as a friend!