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Harbourside Motel

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24 Carlton Street | Ontario, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Harbourside Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the perfect place to stay in Tobermory for many reasons! Our room overlooked the harbour where the cruises left, mere steps away. There is a boardwalk to meander along which leads to several different shops and restaurants. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. There were 3 adults and 1 child staying in our room. It was sufficient for... More 

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay at the Harbourside Motel. We are glad that your stay was comfortable and as you mentioned our convenient location just cant be beat! It is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Blue Heron Cruises is just steps away, departing from the same property and the 2for1 coupon... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is only few steps away from the ferry dock. If you are going to flowerpot island, you can park your car at the motel and walk down to the ferry dock in minutes. We are staying at room 38 facing the harbour, the view is incredible. There are few BBQ racks available if you want to cook the... More 

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

Our location simply cannot be beat! Whether you are here to tour the town or catch the ferry, once you are here, you are just steps away from all that Tobermory's downtown section has to offer. Room 38 offers spacious accommodations with a great view of Little Tub Harbour. We appreciate that you took the time to leave a review... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in suite 400. It had an amazing view of the harbour, and we had a balcony right outside our room with chairs. Loved sitting out there at night. I would say this motel has the best location in the village of Tobermory. Overall I had an amazing time.

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Room 40 - it does have a great view of the harbour and we are located just steps away from the downtown section. Thanks so much for leaving a review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very cosy! It was very good there. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly! Their was a BBQ there for anyone to use. Steps away from everything. Chairs outside the room so you can enjoy the view. The only downfall was we had to let the hot water run for a while before it got hot. We... More 

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Harbourside Motel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your getaway and we do hope to have you stay with us again soon. Have a great day! More 

Ontario
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff; room was very clean and very affordably priced. We had stayed there previously, in one of the larger rooms and were very happy with it. This time, however, they only had the smaller rooms available. The pictures on the web site do not adequately depict just how small these rooms are - 1 queen sized... More 

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that the room that you stayed in during your visit did not meet your expectations. Our Motel (as well as other accommodations in Tobermory) are very busy especially during the peak season so the larger rooms and rooms with a view do tend to book up quite quickly with advance reservations which we always recommend. Please keep... More 

Tullamore, Ireland
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night passing through the lovely Tobermory. We hadn't booked anywhere so just turned up on the evening and got a room. The woman at reception was very friendly and offered us lots of tips on what to do in the area and a bit further afield. She also recommended the Crows Nest pub which had... More 

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

Our staff do an amazing job of keeping our rooms spotlessly clean and we always try to provide the very best service possible. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in beautiful Tobermory and Thank you so much for leaving a review of your stay at the Harbourside Motel. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a night early July, staff are very friendly. Hotel is in an excellent location, boat cruises leave from right there. Basic room, clean, fridge, microwave, coffee macjine, tv, and free wifi. Two for one boat cruise ticket when staying here. Would definitely go back.

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review of your time at the Harbourside Motel. Our staff take pride in excellent customer service and spotlessly clean rooms. We hope to see you again - sooner rather than later :) More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving to the Harbourside took a little thought. Nobody mentioned it was on a one way street against Hwy 6. But once you figure out the round-a-bout from Front St. and then Eliza St to Carlton St. it wasn't too bad. We were a little early for our 3pm check-in so we just walked down the stairs in the back... More 

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review about your stay at the Harbourside Motel. Room 11 offers an excellent view of Little Tub Harbour and the "downtown" section. Once you have checked in with us, you are within walking distance to the shops and restaurants in the business section and the Blue Heron Cruises depart... More 

Bradford
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Me and my husband spent 1 night at the harbourside motel. The motel was VERY clean and inviting. The staff were very friendly and inviting. Check in and check out process was a breeze. Beautiful location and view from most rooms. Room was everything you could ask for, very clean, clean sheets, tv, fridge, 4 piece bathroom and a beautiful... More 

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Harbourside Motel. Our front desk staff pride themselves on excellent customer service and our housekeepers leave each room spotlessly clean. The Harbourside Motel does book well in advance especially in July and August so advance reservations are definitely recommended. We really appreciate that you took the time... More 

Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is one of many places in Tobermory - I'd say one of the larger ones too. The company that owns this place also owns several shops and one of the boat tour companies in town. Service was great. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Rooms had coffee, tv and most importantly (for me) - free wifi!!! I would... More 

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BlueHeronCo, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourside Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Harbourside Motel during your visit to beautiful Tobermory! We truly appreciate that you took the time to leave a review. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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