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The Harbourfront Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   505 Harbour Road, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5R8, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 14 hotels in Sarnia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Sarnia for a great family reunion, this hotel was a great escape from the wonderful chaos & noise of over 50 family & friends, of several generations, ours being the oldest. It proved to be a wonderful retreat for some quiet walks along the harbour before bed. Bedtime was most comfortable, large room, with walkout to the water &... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the location is nice and quiet and close to everything. The room was clean and affordable. Rooms are a good size and we had a view of the waterfront , we had a nice walk along it in the morning. The staff were very friendly and very helpfull. Would stay here again for sure. I think people need... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here because of decent reviews and the fact that it was near the water. On pulling up in front I was not impressed at the overall look of the place, but it was typical of an older hotel, so I thought " It will probably be ok". Hmmm.. The girl at the registration desk was bright and friendly... More

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dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay. Please accept our apology for the faulty shower/tub. Our maintenance department will investigate this thoroughly, as the majority of guests comment favourably on our water pressure. While we are very glad that you found our staff welcoming and your room clean it is understood that other issues got in... More

Saint Thomas, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Had to get a room at the last minute and this one had one available. It was a busy weekend with a major hockey tournament going on so few rooms available anywhere in Sarnia - Port Huron area. The bathroom toilet was not clean, looked like someone had been sick. I went to get ice in the ice bucket and... More

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dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

Dear LH My reply to your email (received by me, on January 21), along with my sincerest apologies, was sent to you on January 23. My apology for the delay. In that reply, I expressed my appreciation for you contacting us directly, thus allowing us the opportunity to assess and take immediate action. You stated in your email that... "I... More

Ontario, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed overnight at the Harbourfront Inn, and have to wonder whether the other reviewers actually stayed at the same hotel. While the staff were reasonably pleasant, they have a long way to go by way of improving their customer relations. The hotel is very dated, though fairly clean, and the rooms of a good size. However the mattress must have... More

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dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

We are very disappointed that your stay with us was unsatisfactory and apologize for any inconvenience. The majority of our reviewers have consistently mentioned our friendly and helpful staff, so with this in mind, it is essential that we examine the lapse in service. As it is a bit unclear as to which issues were immediately reported to the staff,... More

Kelowna BC Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel on several occasions over the last 5 years, and the experience this year was very pleasant, as usual. The location on the river offers a closeup taste of the Seaway commerce - a large grain carrier was being loaded at the elevators next door, which we found interesting. Lots of restaurants close by, as... More

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dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyalty to the Harbourfront Inn. Repeat business, such as yours, is invaluable. We truly appreciate your kind review. Your description of our "unique" location is perfect! Interesting views, parks, food and Casino...we are well placed and able to offer something for everyone. Our objective is to continually provide the type of service that meets with our... More

Kankakee, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We chose this place because of the location - we wanted to be able to walk along the waterfront and explore a little. We found it very pleasant. Some of the nearby park area was fenced off but there was still lots of walkway that led to downtown and a nice park area. Our favorite feature in the park was... More

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dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

It is very nice to know that you took full advantage of all aspects of our location. We are perfectly situated for all who enjoy walking and biking as well. So glad that you discovered the scale model of the Great Lakes! We sincerely appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to post them. We look forward... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Harbourfront Inn impressed us on several fronts. The staff was very friendly. Although the rooms are a little dated, the bed and pillows were clean and comfortable and the air conditioner worked well and wasn't too noisy. We found our room on the ground level to be very quiet. Overall the room was clean. We did, however, have a... More

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dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

We deeply regret that the bathtub in your room was not properly cleaned and offer you our sincerest apology. There are no excuses for this oversight. The situation has been discussed with the entire housekeeping staff. All have been reminded that extra effort and attention to detail must always apply and never more so than when cleaning a bathroom. While... More

Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were traveling to the US and wanted a close by hotel near the border and this hotel serves its purpose. The staff were nice and very helpful. The room was nice and clean, the bed was nice. Breakfast was standard, coffee/tea/fruit, cereal; nothing special. During our breakfast we met with a couple who filed for complaint to the hotel... More

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dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

As you have pointed out, we are well positioned for those traveling to and from the US. Many guests have remarked on the convenience of being only minutes away from the Bluewater Bridge crossing. It please us to know that you were satisfied with our location and our service. In reference to the complaint filed, about the cats in the... More

Langley City, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had a long stay at the Harbourfront Inn while visiting a relative in hospital. The Harbourfront has a great location, the room was good and breakfast was fine for us. What really impressed us was how helpful and friendly the staff were as we dealt with a lot of uncertainty in our family situation. We would highly recommend the... More

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dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

It was our privilege to be of service to you during such a stressful time. The comfort and well being of our guests, has long been the "heart" of the Harbourfront Inn. Our helpful staff were pleased to extend, to you, any extra attention that you required. We hope that your family situation resolved itself in a positive manor and... More

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Address: 505 Harbour Road, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5R8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Sarnia
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Harbourfront Inn 2*
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