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Harbourside Motel

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24 Carlton Street | Ontario, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are just home from one of the best weeks holidays ever. The cottage beautiful, clean,best view ever. The staff from motel, cottages, boat cruise were friendly, cheerful ever so helpful in every way. Thank you all for a wonderful holiday Gloria & Albert Smith

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 2 nights there in 2014, customer service is great! Very clean and its location is very convenient. I tried to book with them again this year but they were full. The motel doesn't have air conditioner ( it wasn't needed) but they provide a fan just in case. And regarding the wifi, you need to get a password... More 

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

Too bad to hear that you were not able to join us this year... it has been a very busy summer with lots of reservations being made. We do have more availability in September and October if that helps at all :) We have 7 rooms that have air conditioning - but obviously they book up early. Hopefully you will... More 

Richfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night and it was very enjoyable. It is located right across from the ferry, which is so handy. The floor was wood, which is so much nicer than carpeting- very clean. The location was great, right near a food store. We had a room facing the water with a balcony. I just can't say enough... 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 stay at the Harbourside Motel on beautiful Little Tub Harbour. Our convenient location just cant be beat - whether you are staying over to catch the ferry or if you are just spending some time in Tobermory. Thank you for taking time to leave a review for us and we... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in this motel before & I am not disappointed to return. The room overlooking Little Tub Harbour was clean and comfortable with air-conditioning and a mini refrigerator. The beds were very comfortable. The staff is super friendly and efficient. The check in is fast and the rooms are easy to find. There are BBQ's overlooking the harbour... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review of your stay at the Harbourside Motel. We are glad that you continue to enjoy staying with us - we are happy to have you return! We do offer a very convenient location and try to ensure that you have all of the comforts of home while staying with us. Room 40 is our... More 

Brampton, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Tobermory we stayed at the Harbourside Motel. It was a nice place to stay. The only thing the had no AC. Very simple place! The staff was very friendly and gave us good suggestions for places to eat and see. We went on a boat cruise which was very nice. It was the called... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay at the Harbourside Motel. It is true that only a handful of our rooms offer air conditioning - we always recommend booking early to ensure that you get the rooms that best suits your needs. We are always just a phone call away and are happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I were impressed with this motel. Great view of the marina harbour as well as walking distance to all restaurants and shops. Friendly staff, rooms are clean as well as the beds and sheets. Highly recommended!

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed the time that you spent at the Harbourside Motel. We are just steps away from the downtown section and also offer free shuttle bus services north of Warner Bay Road (call for details) Thanks so much for leaving a review for us, and we hope to see you again during your next visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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 

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