- 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
Occasions & Events
Every Nanaimo occasion and event deserves special attention, and the owners & staff at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse are committed to making your stay memorable with our intuitive service, engaging atmosphere, and varied accommodation options. Unlike chain hotel accommodation, the Guesthouse blends the best features of a small boutique hotel, family inn, inner city bed and breakfast (B&B) and international hostel.
Local and regional event planners on Vancouver Island. If you are planning a wedding, reunion, festival, church or cultural event, include the Painted Turtle Guesthouse as your preferred budget accommodation option along with another hotel and B&B options.
Out-of-town event planners. Choosing the Painted Turtle Guesthouse for your accommodation needs is more than a simple hotel booking. Guesthouse owners, Bruce & Angie have 10+ years event management experience and can help connect you with local suppliers, venues, event management companies to help make your event spectacular!
Consider the other advantages of our accommodation venue:
- Exclusive facility bookings available October – June (20-50 guests)
- 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;
- Great Room suitable for informal meetings or presentations (up to 30 people)
- Help booking professional, casual or groovy group meeting spaces off-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