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The Harbourfront Inn
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Sarnia
Marietta, Oklahoma
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100 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were planning on staying in Port Huron, but we missed the turn off for the hotel and ended up across the border. Called while in line for customs and the Harbourfront Inn had room on Sat night despite 2 weddings that weekend. Price was reasonable, location was excellent if a little hard to find, room was clean and stay was surprisingly quiet. We were only woke up once all night due to noise in the hallway. With 2 entire wedding party's going on, that was amazing!

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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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LONDON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

A group of us stayed at The Harbourfront Inn for one night this past weekend. We booked this hotel based on a recommendation from a friend who lives in Sarnia. We were there for an event in Sarnia for the night and just needed a place to crash for the night. It worked for what we needed and for a Motel it was very clean. You can tell that they have done some updates over the years including granite counter tops in the bathroom. Our only complaint was that the free breakfast was done by 9a.m, it would have been nice if it went until at least 10a.m. Other than that, no complaints. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: We were there on a Saturday night and the one Restaurant located off the parking lot had a live band...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Alpena, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed one night in Sarnia on a cross-Canada trip and selected it after consulting the TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The hotel is very conveniently located to the border crossing and right on the water front. There is a very nice walking path immediately adjacent to the hotel that traverses the adjoining protected wetlands, a huge green space, and if you take it the opposite direction, it continues for quite a distance along the water front. A very pleasant place to stretch you legs and relax after traveling. The nearby restaurants offer a variety of cuisine. The night we stayed there was a free outdoor concert in the nearby park (along the walking trail). The hotel itself was older but had been consisently maintained and was clean and tidy. The room we had (133) had both interior and exterior access...a real convenience, especially when there are so many pleasant outdoor activities. I agree with a previous review...the morning "breakfast" was very sparse...but that is not high on our list of priorities. Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend the Harbourfront Inn to folks who like reasonably priced lodging in a very pleasant setting.

Room Tip: If it is something you prefer...ask for a room with both interior and exterior access.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Georgetown, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

The rooms are clean, the furnishings are tired, the air conditioner is cooling but noisy. The advertised "breakfast included" is a broken juice machine, a coffee pot, 2 loaves of bread and a toaster - that was disappointing. The staff are a bit distracted, but eventually quite friendly and helpful. The hotel is well situated but on the ground floor, i was not about to leave my windows open at night.

Room Tip: Tim Hortons is only 2 blocks away
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Hamilton, Canada
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

We used Trip Advisor to search for accomodation in the Sarnia area and were surprised to find this place as 5th top choice. After staying here, we found it has the best location adjacent to the main boardwalk along the river and also looked as nice as the Holiday Inn and Best Western from the outside.

My wife and I are not big on motels, prefer hotels, but this place was both clean and comfortable.

The boardwalk is right outside your door and close to two very good restaurants "Stokes" and "Paddy Flaherty's"

If your into fishing, which I'm not, it is the perfect place, as we seen many people fishing off the peer right beside the motel.

Room Tip: Stay on the ground floor as doors open to parking lot and easy access to your car. Bring lawn chairs...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Flushing, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We've stayed at the Harbourfront for many years. We have nearly always had very pleasant experience. We will continue to return. Watch the weekends that the city of Sarnia has Bayfest. Lots of noise and a bit tough to sleep with all of the partying. We really do love the Harbourfront.

Room Tip: Inside rooms are usually the quietest.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Midland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

We travelled to Sarnia for one night to celebrate my Grandmother's 90th birthday! We have stayed at the Harbourfront before and it has always been a great experience.
The staff is super friendly and accommodating and the rooms are clean & fresh. The location next to Centennial Park and the river can't be beat, especially since we were there on Canada Day. We had front row seats for the fireworks right outside our room.
With the reasonable rates and great location, I would highly recommend the Harburfront Inn. I won't stay anywhere else when visiting Sarnia.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Harbourfront Inn
Address: 505 Harbour Road, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5R8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Sarnia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Sarnia
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Harbourfront Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 102
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