In The Heart Of
Downtown Nelson

Cloudside is the top-rated Nelson hotel (TripAdvisor, Expedia, Google, Booking.com, Hotels.com). Located in the heart of Nelson’s historic downtown, we offer something very different: a stylish, contemporary boutique alternative to standard hotels for the discerning traveler.

All of our individually-designed, modern units have private bathrooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, refreshment facilities with fridges, HD satellite TV, a/c and individually controlled heating.

Private parking is off-street at the rear of the property, where there is also easier access for checked-in guests. Shady private terraces are located in a great position for people-watching on the Victoria Street side, whilst a large, secluded sun-deck with loungers and parasols is hidden at the rear.

Don’t just visit Nelson, come and be part of it.

Rear deck at Cloudside Hotel

Contemporary Rooms & Suites

Upscale. Downtown. Out Of the ordinary.

Rated #1 Nelson Hotel

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Great Location

Right in the heart of Nelson’s historical downtown, all the shops, dining and cafes are right on our doorstep. And we count the renowned coffee shop Oso Negro as a neighbor. 

Book Directly for Lowest Rates

We always offer the LOWEST rate. You will NEVER get a better price on third party travel booking sites. Call or email us if you want us to beat their rates!

Independent and Locally Owned

Nelson owned and operated, not part of any chains. There are no shareholders….just us.

Nelson is unique. So are we.

Looking for a hotel? You might want to choose somewhere else. We are nothing like a standard chain hotel. We have no pub. No restaurant, bar or pool. And we are really quiet. Unique, like Nelson. But if you don’t do different, we understand. 

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What People Are Saying

We used a travel agent for a three week trip to BC and the Cloudside was the stand out hotel. The location was perfect, the staff helpful beyond what was expected on several occasions, and our room was beautiful. Five stars!

The Denhams, UKBest hotel on our Canada trip

It made a welcome change to stay in a hotel which was not like all of the others. Charming, quiet and spotless. It's hard to tell until you've stayed just how special this place is.

Mike, BobcaygeonTotally unique

We need these folks to set up a chain of Cloudsides so that there is one everywhere we stay!

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Want to find out more about Nelson?

Looking for some ideas for things to see and do in Nelson and the surrounding area? Check out our tourism website to start making plans.