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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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Waterloo, ON, Canada
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bed is quite firm and comfortable. The staff is knowledgeable, kind & helpful!! The Heat/Air Conditioning unit is new and works quietly!! This is a real plus in an older hotel/motel. We love the convenient outdoor access on the lower floor!! The included breakfast is just OK. For lunch/dinner - two great restaurants are within walking distance.

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Bucerias, Mexico
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69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We liked the location of the Harbourfront Inn - close to walking trails along the river and walking distance to some restaurants. The room more than met our needs and provided good value. Breakfast was adequate. Reception staff were pleasant and helpful. Some previous guests had complained about the quality of the Internet. We arrived the day an upgraded system... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your comments on our upgraded internet, location and value. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Sarnia. More 

Trenton, Canada
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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is an update on a review I posted earlier in the year. The hotel just invested heavily in a new WiFi system and internet connection and I have to say, it is a huge improvement over the old system. Connections are strong and reliable and speeds are very good. I have spent 5 months, on and off as a... More 

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Thank Eric J
dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

Dear Eric J Feedback from our loyal guests is so very important and we sincerely appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy your time with us and that our staff, amenities and location are to your liking. We hope to continue and improve upon our service to you and... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Planned to stay two weeks. The bed is VERY hard. Main disappointment is the wifi that is advertised . If you aren't in the lobby you cannot get it! We have been told the wifi hasn't been upgraded for years due to the cost. I fortunately that's the main means of communication ! Even local bar has better wifi access... More 

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Thank Mary H
dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you encountered so much trouble connecting to the Internet. Please accept our apology for the inconvenience. At the time of your stay, we were in final discussions with regards to upgrading the service and did so in early October. We hope that the next time you are in Sarnia you... More 

Columbus, OH
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59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

One night, early September. Hotel is nicely located just over border from U.S., next to water. There is a nice walk path next to hotel that goes into town, right next to the river. Continental breakfast okay. Nice size room, decent bed, bathroom, TV, air con, etc. Restaurants next door. Good deal.

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1 Thank ColumbusTom
dseller, Manager at The Harbourfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sending a review about your recent stay. We are very happy to hear that you found your room comfortable and enjoyed all aspects of our unique location. We look forward to having you back in the near future. More 

Hong Kong
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108 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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

Thank you for your review. Though we were not the fit that you were looking for, we do appreciate your mention of the fact that your room was clean. Our dedicated housekeeping staff work hard to ensure that. In regards to the continental breakfast, we can only resort to its definition......”a light breakfast with only baked goods and beverages such... More 

Pensacola, Florida
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156 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

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

Thank you for posting a review. We sincerely appreciate your kind words in regards to Samantha's customer service. It is always nice for staff to know what a great job they are doing. We are very glad that you had a good rest, but very disappointed that you felt our continental breakfast was not adequate. Presently, we are not equipped... More 

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

Thank you for submitting your review. It gives us a great deal of pleasure to know of your satisfaction with everything you experienced during your 5 day visit at the Harbourfront Inn. We look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you again. More 

Timmins
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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