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Making Waves Boatel

539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3 Canada
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#1 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
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.
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539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3 Canada
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Toronto Island Airport1 miSee all flights
UnionToronto Rapid Transit17 min
St. AndrewToronto Rapid Transit17 min
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Canada perfect wrote a review Sep 2019
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Perfect Job! Wish you all the best on your Bahamas mission! The boat is in Perfect condition! Congratulations! Diane and Ted are so amazing and Time was to Short to keep in touch more. Thanks für all!,
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Biggest room with shower
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Steve Zodiac's Travel World wrote a review Sep 2019
Canada8 contributions17 helpful votes
THE QUAY TO A GOOD VISIT Making Waves Boatel is Toronto & Ontario's only boat motel. And it's been rated as one of the best boat hotels in the world! Although location is key (Queen's Quay West, to be exact) the real reason to LOVE this BOAT is that Captain Ted and Diane offer completely comfortable cabins and high-class hospitality. And an egg-cellent breakfast prepared with TLC! In short, it's a better B&B. Did I mention that my stay here was very comfortable and convenient? It's close to downtown Toronto - minutes away from CN Tower, Union Station, Rogers Centre and Ripley's Aquarium. Not to mention Billy Bishop Airport and the Toronto Islands. And you can easily get there by TTC streetcar. But - because you're on the waterfront - you don't FEEL like you're downtown. You feel like you're on holiday! How good is it? So good that they don't do Air B&B. I'd love to stay there again and recommend it to anyone who appreciates the personal touch.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Boatelboat, Owner at Making Waves Boatel
Responded Sep 28, 2019
Thanks Steve. What a fun review - glad you enjoyed your trip to Ontario and go to enjoy Toronto and the Boatel
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wayne1harris wrote a review Aug 2019
Put in Bay, Ohio38 contributions7 helpful votes
Location: Just west of the financial district and 200 yards of public transport. CN tower an easy walk. Hosts Captain Ted & Diane: These are two of the most wonderful hosts you’ll ever meet. Diane sat with me to go over all the key points of Toronto interest. She’s also a bit of a Toronto historian as a bonus. Food: As the pictures show the freshly and basically individually prepared breakfast was marvelous! General: The boat is clean and well organized, rooms are spacious with the beds being comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
canadabeachbound wrote a review Aug 2019
Ingersoll, Canada124 contributions9 helpful votes
Great stay with Diane and Ted. They welcome you onto their boat and make you feel right at home. Close to everything in downtown Toronto but yet tucked away in a quiet section dockside. Single room is small but all you need since you can sit anywhere on the boat and watch the activities on the water and planes coming in to Billy Bishop airport. Best sleep I have had in a long time as the boat gently rocks you to sleep. Dianne makes a spectacular breakfast! Would definitely return again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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sbruces66 wrote a review Jul 2019
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada1 contribution
The most relaxed environment you can ever imagine, but yet steps away from the heart of Toronto. Highly recommend for those looking to avoid the impersonal experience of staying at a downtown hotel. Diane and Capt. Ted are very gratious and welcoming to their home, and are very accomodating. Sitting on the top deck at night with a refreshment while taking in the sights of the Toronto skyline is relaxation at its best. Specially prepared breakfast in the morning is an event. We thank Diane and Ted for allowing us to share their home.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
CanadaOntarioTorontoDowntown / Downtown West / Waterfront Communities-The Island / Harbourfront / Bathurst Quay / Old Toronto
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Frequently Asked Questions about Making Waves Boatel
Which popular attractions are close to Making Waves Boatel?
Nearby attractions include Toronto Waterfront (0.2 miles), The National Ballet of Canada (0.10 miles), and Ireland Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Making Waves Boatel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Making Waves Boatel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Making Waves Boatel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi-Ne Sushi, Tim Hortons, and Loch and Quay.
Is Making Waves Boatel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Toronto.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Making Waves Boatel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Making Waves Boatel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre (1.3 miles), Spadina Museum (3.0 miles), and Casa Loma (3.0 miles).
Does Making Waves Boatel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.