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The Harbourfront Inn

2.0 of 5
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505 Harbour Road, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5R8, Canada
The Harbourfront Inn
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Sarnia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Timmins
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Blenheim, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Trenton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Flint, Michigan
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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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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 

Stayner, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went to meet another couple and stayed the night. Great beds!!!!! Clean rooms. We stayed on smoking side because couple we were with smoked. Smell wasn't even bad. Coming from a non smoker. Staff pleasant and helpful. Morning breakfast was vast and yummy. Would definitely come here again.

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

Thank you for letting us know how pleased you were with your recent stay. It is always so nice to plan a getaway with friends so that everyone can just relax. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and we look forward to your return visit. More 

Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Visiting Sarnia for a Funeral, we checked out the local places to stay for a couple nights. As the Harbourfront still has some rooms in which we could enjoy a cigarette with our morning coffee, as well as good rates and a convenient location, we checked in. I read other TA reviews, here's mine: Water pressure, there was plenty. Room... More 

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

Thank you for submitting such a detailed review. Your opinion on so many features is very important to us, as it will help direct us in our ongoing efforts to provide you and others with a stay that is beyond adequate. Unfortunately, the snow storm that day did create an undesirable situation for all. The best that we could have... More 

Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Whenever we return to Sarnia for a visit we stay here. Good value; always a positive experience. Staff friendly and accommodating. Close to the river, border, walking trails and parks, yet enough off the beaten path to be relaxing. I did notice, on our last trip there, that I detected a slight odor of cigarette smoke in our "smoke-free" room... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know about your most recent stay. Our location is definitely a unique aspect of the hotel and it is always nice to hear from guests who have enjoyed it over the years. We regret that on this visit, you detected a slight smoke odor in your room. Repeat business, such as yours, is invaluable. Please... More 

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