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The Harbourfront Inn

2.0 of 5
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505 Harbour Road, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5R8, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel feels like a motel from the 1970s. It was clean, but completely out dated and had a slightly musty smell throughout. Bed and sheet were not good quality, and the breakfast was meager. If another hotel is available in the area, you should definitely pick another option.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here one night as we passed through Sarnia. The hostess, Samantha, was super friendly and helpful. We had a very quiet night's rest. I would have rated this hotel at level five but for the scant breakfast offered.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Reasonably priced, quiet room, friendly staff, close to everything. Good variety of breakfast selection; margarine, jam, peanut butter, orange & apple juice, muffins, fruit, etc. Comfortable walking distance to boat tour, harbor front, park, city centre. Short car ride to blue water bridge, food stores, mall.... We would definitely go back again.

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Timmins
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice, quaint Inn. Clean, spacious room. Bed was a little hard for my liking. Close to restaurants and a wonderful harbour view. Close to downtownand Park areas with picnic tables.Free breakfast, cereal, bagels, Muffins, toast, yogurt, Coffee or tea. I would stay here again.

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

Thank you for sending a review about your recent stay. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed our facility and all that we have to offer. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Blenheim, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Booked this hotel for a getaway and to be close to the water. Had a wonderful time walking around the park right on the St. Clair River. Then a very short drive to Point Edward with another amazing walk at the mouth of the St. Clair leading into Lake Huron. The waterfront in Sarnia is beautiful. The room we booked... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It pleases us greatly to know that our guests enjoy our proximity to the many different sights and surrounding businesses. We are sorry though, that you were unable to connect to the WiFi. Even though you were comfortable and well attended to by our staff, we would have liked you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wanting to have a nice romantic getaway that's not too far from home but harbourfront inn doesn't deal with locals. Which is crap, I was wanting to pay with my credit card as well. I think the policy needs to be changed. We wanted something with smoking near the water but we're denied

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

We sincerely regret that our policy caused you an inconvenience. More 

Aurora, Illinois
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed just one night in Harbourfront Inn -- the area is a bit industrial looking. There are two restaurants within walking distance of the hotel that serve pretty decent food. The room wasn't bad -- you can tell it was a bit worn and older but overall it was clean (not spotless, but clean) and afforded a lot of... More 

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

Our thanks to you for posting a review about your recent stay. We fell that our guest's experiences will always point us in the right direction, which is why your feedback is very important and most appreciated. We do hope that the next time you are in the area, you will choose to stay with us again. More 

Trenton, Canada
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I spent nearly a month as a resident of this hotel and enjoyed my stay very much. As a shift worker on business in the city, the staff accommodated my every schedule change and did their utmost to make my stay enjoyable. Since I travel exclusively by motorcycle in the summer, I always appreciate a hotel that allows me to... More 

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

Dear Eric J, Thank you for submitting such an in depth review. As your recent stay with us was on a long term basis, your experience and observations are quite unique. Whether our guest for a week or a month, it is very important to us that we deliver a consistent quality of service. We are delighted that you were... More 

Flint, Michigan
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Thought we were getting a "water view" which may be true in summer but all we could see were docked freighters and grain silos. Rooms are very dated. Linens & towels had been washed but were stained. Found long strand of hair in bed. We only dealt with one staff member who was very accommodating and friendly (she moved us... More 

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

We sincerely regret that your recent stay with us was not satisfactory. Please know that it is always our intent to ensure 100% guest satisfaction and we are very sorry that we let you down. A discussion about consistent quality control has taken place with housekeeping. As we are located on a working harbour, every winter, for a few months,... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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107 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I got on their website to check out their site and was interested in a reservation. I sent my reservation a week ago and have yet to receive any response from them. If the email address is incorrect on the website, it has not bounced back to me. I wanted to reserve with them rather than through various hotel/motel reservations... More 

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

We are also very sorry that we missed you. When making a reservation, directly from our web site, you have instant access to our rates and availability. As long as there is availability, a confirmation number is issued immediately. Our main email address is harbourfrontinn@cogeco.net and if you send an inquiry from our web site it is directed to that... More 

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