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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
    3 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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Gambo, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very uncertain about staying because of some of the reviews, we were very happy that we decided to try it anyway. They must have done upgrades since a lot of the reviews because we have stayed in three hotels from Truro to North Sydney and even though this place had the lower reviews we found it to be... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had reservations here and had stayed here many times before. It used to be crowded with folks using the Newfoundland ferry with a bar and restaurant. When we showed up we found (no matter the advertising) no restaurant, no bar and no people staying there. As the restaurants in the neighborhood were also closed we had no option but... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This hotel has changed so much since renovation! High speed internet running Win 8 near the lobby. The pool is clean but could be warmer. Staff is friendly and answers every question. There are flat screen TVs in every room and rooms are fairly clean. My only qualm was that the restaurant was shut down due to lack of business... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
75 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Address: 39 Forrest Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 3B1, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > North Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — North Star Inn Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
North Star Hotel North Sydney
North Sydney Best Western
North Star Inn Hotel North Sydney, Nova Scotia

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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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