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North Star Inn Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39 Forrest Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 3B1, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in North Sydney
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
67 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Contrary to many of the other reviews, I found this motel an excellent stay. Clean & a convenient location for the ferry. Nicely decorated interior in the room with ample furnishings, a fridge, flatscreen TV and extremely fast wi-fi. Nice view out the window at the harbor. The front desk was extremely welcoming and the breakfast was decent. The price... More

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Halifax, NS, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The front desk staff were nice, the bed was comfortable, and it is very close to the Newfoundland ferry (30 seconds away). They also offered a continental breakfast (cereal, bread to toast, and bananas), and the hotel does have a pool. BUT... I am at a point in life where as long as a hotel is clean, I can handle... More

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Newfoundland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for one night in August due to unforeseen changes to my reservations with Marine Atlantic. This hotel is really the only hotel in North Sydney so staying here wasn’t really a choice.  More out of necessity.  I've stayed at this hotel before and the experience was so bad that I was not looking forward to it again. This... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

for our family who just needed a place to park it was great. It was a bit out of the way but that weekend was full booked and we were lucky to get anywhere let alone something that suited our needs for such a great price.

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Houston, TX
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

My brother booked the North Star Inn for family/friends for his wedding which was in the vicinity. After reading past reviews we were looking for backup hotels in the area just in case. We had my brother look the place over before 20+ people arrived at hotel. He spoke to head cleaner and looked at 6 rooms and he was... More

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Alberta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Next to the ferry so we stayed the night. Overpriced and outdated but acceptable in a pinch. The room smelled and the carpets were far from clean - keep your shoes on. Breakfast was good but not included. They advertise a restaurant on their sign but it was closed.

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Alberton, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The room is filthy along with the dirtiest pack and play I've ever seen! The washroom has mold around the tile grout, hairs can be found every where, face cloths are all stained. One of the reason we thought we'd stay here was the pool for the kids but it is too filthy to swim in. NEVER will we stay... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were faced with needing accommodation when Marine Atlantic changed our sailing from an overnight to an all day sailing. We were fortunately almost the first off the ferry to check in. We were told that 40 people were checking in around midnight. We had a comfortable room, convenient to the elevator but not too close to be noisy. The... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed during the holidays for a family event, so I saw a handful of rooms on the second floor. Based on other reviews, I had very low expectations. In the end it was not as poor as anticipated. General room cleanliness was passable. I'd describe the rooms as standard motel fare. One of the beds harbored a few pieces of... More

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Riverview, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Room, furniture, bed smelled badly of stale sweat. Off season so the restaurant was closed, which seems to be a blessing based on other reviews. Windows dripping moisture. Mold and mildew on the grouting in the shower. Lamp shades falling off, two lamps didn't work. Killed several flys in my room. Carpet was filthy. Very run down. Window was open... More

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Additional Information about North Star Inn Hotel

Also Known As:
North Star Hotel North Sydney
North Star Hotel
North Sydney Best Western
North Star Inn Hotel North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Address: 39 Forrest Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 3B1, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > North Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in North Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — North Star Inn Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The North Star Inn Hotel overlooks the Sydney Harbour and the Marine Atlantic Ferry terminal. We are only 2 minutes from the Newfoundland ferry and centrally located to all major tourist attractions in Cape Breton. Indoor Pool and Hot Tub. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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