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Making Waves Boatel

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second stay on the Boatel and I cannot imagine staying anywhere else when visiting Toronto. Diane and Captain Ted are excellent hosts. In addition to the gourmet breakfasts, Diane is a wealth of knowledge about attractions in Toronto. The Boatel is situated in a great location to access Toronto by foot or public transportation. It is also... More 

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1 Thank Michelle K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and we wish we could have stayed longer. Great location - just a short walk to most of the attractions and Diane and Ted were lovely hosts (we loved the breakfasts). Highly recommended for a unique visit to a great city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely people and a great location. The only time we have been able to walk from our accommodation to the airport (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport). Just don't expect much room in the two smaller cabins!

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Thank Vaughan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across Diane and Ted’s unusual bed and breakfast while looking for lodging for two nights in Toronto. Super experience. The Boatel is such a fun and different place to stay in the heart of downtown. Walking distance to the CN Tower, stadium, museums, and great restaurants. Nothing like sitting on the deck in the late afternoon enjoying a... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boatel far exceeded our expectations!!!! It made our stay in Toronto truly unique! We loved Diane and Ted and the accommodations were amazing. The boat and harbor area are beautiful and it is walking distance to many attractions. Diane's breakfasts are delicious and unique.. We can't wait to go back again!!!!!!!!

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While looking for properties to stay at in Toronto during a month long trip I came across the interesting concept of staying at a Boatel. The hostess Diane answered all my questions and was more than helpful in providing options for each day, which were gratefully accepted. As I was arriving into Toronto early on the Canadian, I had the... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a world- WOW! Our experience on the Making Waves Boatel was all we had hoped it would be and more! Diane & Ted are super hosts and the location could not be beat. The accommodations were great and the gourmet breakfasts that Diane whipped up were yummy. She and Ted truly are lovely people and made us feel very... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for somewhere different to stay for a break in Toronto look no further than the Making Waves Boatel. The location is ideal for attractions and transport, yet enjoys the peace and views of the waterfront. We booked a double ensuite room which was very comfortable and surprisingly spacious for a cabin. The boat is owned and... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After parking our car at the marina, we started our two day Boatel adventure. Greeted by Diane at the marina, we walked to the Boatel to begin our two days of experiencing Toronto from a different perspective. After running some errands before our check in, we were offered a glass of wine to start our visit which we enjoyed with... More 

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saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Toronto for a quick weekend to catch some blue Jays games and decided to try this unique b&b downtown. Sooo glad we did!! Diane and Ted are gracious hosts, the breakfasts were delicious, accommodations were comfortable, and the other guests were friendly. The boat itself is beautiful and the rooms are spotless. Our bed was comfortable and... More 

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your stay at the most unique Bed and Breakfast in Toronto aboard a 65 foot motor yacht moored in the heart of downtown Toronto. Guests are gently rocked to sleep and wake-up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast surrounded by a post card view of the city and Toronto harbour. Leave the car and walk everywhere, shopping, catch a baseball game with Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and restaurants galore... all within a short walk or street car access away. Close to the theatre district with many choices of live theatre and musicals to choose from. Take time to enjoy a hop-on-hop-off tour of the city or rent bike to tour the waterfront. Book the whole boat and ask us about having dinner on our skylounge. Take in one of the charters in the harbour for a romantic evening cruise before returning to your own private yacht. Come back to the boat to enjoy the spectacular view from the aft deck and experience life on the water. Warning: marine life is addictive; your first visit won’t be your last. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Making Waves Boatel

Address: 539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown West , Harbourfront
Price Range: $169 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Making Waves Boatel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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