Contemporary Rooms & Suites

In The Heart Of Downtown

Although our heritage-listed building dates from 1900, Cloudside is a totally new hotel right in the heart of Nelson’s historic downtown, offering stylish, contemporary alternative to standard accommodations for the discerning traveler. With just eight guest rooms (three of which have two separate bedrooms), we offer a high level of personal service and attention to detail, including a 24-hour front desk. All of our individually-designed, modern rooms have private bathrooms, high-speed Internet access, 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.

Molded partly by Nature, and partly by a stubborn refusal to conform, Nelson is a potent infusion of art, heritage, and counter-culture overseen by the sublime sub-alpine. Blessed by four markedly different seasons (see our Gallery for an insight), temperatures soar in summer but rarely plunge too far in winter. Snow is a feature for just a couple of months – more than can be said for nearby Whitewater ski hill which is a fixture in the top ten snowiest resorts in the world. There are over fifty bars, cafes and restaurants in which to eat and drink, dance, or chill out. All are within a few minutes walk of the hotel.

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

Whitewater Ski back country touring
Aerial view of Nelson and Kootenay Lake

Bring Your Appetite

Food is a big, big deal in this little city. This might explain why Nelson makes a solid claim to have the highest number of places to eat per head of population in Canada. Rumour has it that there is an even greater density than that of Manhattan, and certainly more than Vancouver. During the daytime you’ll not walk more than twenty downtown metres without passing a cafe or coffee shop, and there are even three coffee roasters in town (as well as three breweries).

In the warmer months (and there are lots of those) patios and terraces spill out onto the sidewalks. People-watching is de rigeur – and we have as wide a range of colorful folk as we have places to feed them. From the gloriously restored 1898 Library Lounge, now a bustling pub, right across the gastronomic spectrum to a garlic bistro, a vegetarian organic Indian café run by Hari Krishna devotees, and a Taiwanese tea house, there is an array of over fifty eating venues just within the downtown city blocks. That’s from a little city with a population of not quite 10,500. And we didn’t even include the award-winning Fresh Tracks Cafe at Whitewater Ski Resort, high up just over the horizon.

Safe to say, there is something for everyone, so bring an appetite.

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.


Glad we stayed away from the bigger hotels

Fred, January 2018's avatar

We looked at other properties and even Airbnb but your location and the individual style of your hotel attracted us. We don't like to follow the crowd. We are so glad that we chose you as our stay was first class, and your welcome and the room made it so very memorable.

Fred, January 2018 - Salmon Arm, BC


The Redley Family, Christmas 2017's avatar

Loved loved loved the top floor apartment! So much attention to detail. And what a great view to the lake! Thanks for making our trip even more special.

The Redley Family, Christmas 2017 - Brisbane down under

See you next year

Dana and James, January 2018's avatar

I am not sure why anyone would stay anywhere else, especially as you offer such a great ski deal and free coffee at the Rel-ish bistro. But let's hope not too many people find you (note from the owner, Chris - hmm, not too sure about that!) so we can have the same room next ski season.

Dana and James, January 2018 - Kingston, ON