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“Overall, the good points outweighed the bad at the Harbor Inn.”

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The Harbor Inn & Marina
Ranked #3 of 4 Stuart B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 26, 2011

I stayed here with my partner for a week in January 2011. Overall, the good points outweighed the bad. On the good side: The room had a screened-in porch overlooking the marina and the St. Lucie River. The sunset the first night we were there was unbelievably beautiful. The room was reasonably priced compared to others we have stayed at in Stuart, and we got the 7th night free which made it even more affordable.
I really loved the location of this motel, on the edge of a residential neighborhood with sidewalks where I could walk every day, and it's also close to a new Publix on U.S. 1 and to downtown via Dixie Hwy. It was so easy to get everywhere we wanted to go from here.
The burger I got one day from the Deck Restaurant onsite was really good. The TV in the room got alot more cable channels than most motels we have stayed in, and the manager was pleasant and very helpful by showing us two different room configurations to choose from when we checked-in. On the down side: this is definitely an old motel. The rooms are small and the bathroom especially was too small for 2 adults for a week. The room had a kitchenette but not quite enough basic supplies to stock it; we borrowed what we needed from friends that live there. The office had erratic operating hours that differed from the posted hours and was not open either time I wanted to speak to the manager. There was no ice machine, you get ice from the on-site restaurant, but it was already closed by the time we got home most evenings. The room had not been properly cleaned before we checked - there was hair on the bathroom floor and in the shower, and I found a large toenail clipping on the floornext to the bed. I wore socks the whole time i was in the room. When the sheets were changed mid-week, the fitted sheet that was put on the bed had a big rip in it. Overall, I would certainly still recommend this hotel, and I would consider staying there again for a long weekend, but not for a week.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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harborinnmarina, General Manager at The Harbor Inn & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write your review concerning your last visit of our Inn! I am very proud of this property and the overall condition and general operation of it. Thank you for both your generous compliments and your helpful suggestions on how your stay could've been more enjoyable. We appreciate all of our guests and hope you will choose the Harbor Inn & Marina the next time you travel to Stuart!

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Reviewed April 24, 2009

We have stayed at Harbor Innand Marina 4 times so far this year will make it our 5Th visit this comimg May 09.
We find it peasfull and if you like boats it is boat heaven .
The Manageress and staff go out of their way to make your stay pleasant.
You ask for a fresh towen you get no questions asked.
We get spoiled
we enjoy the walks along the riverside.
We have lots of TV programs to choose from .
There is a riverside Restaurany on the property where you can choose your cut of steak and barbeque it your self .
May be the only down side is the slight sound of an occasional passing train, but everybody gets that.
The room rates are reasonable.
You can siton the porchand see the sun set across the river and enjoy the breezeoff the river it is all very pleasant.
We like to be out of the city .

Donald and Mavis Cave
from Bermuda.
somers@northrock.bm [--]

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2008

My family and I (2 adults, 1 child) stayed here for one week, and enjoyed our stay very much. We were able to get a weekly rate on the room, which had a kitchenette (sink, fridge, microwave, dishes). Our room also had a screened-in porch, complete with rocking chairs, that overlooked the harbor and the beautiful sunsets. The room was a bit small with the three of us because we had to use a rollaway bed for our daughter. But once the rollaway is folded up in the morning, there was enough room for all of us. The rooms are clean, and although this is an older motel, everything is functional and well-maintained. We actually had problems with our a/c on the second night; management had someone in to work on it the day we called, and when it couldn't be quickly repaired, they offered us another room, which was just as nice as the first. They also gave us a beautiful basket of bath soaps and lotions as an apology for the inconvenience.

We didn't use the swimming pool (opted for beach instead). There is a restaurant on premises, but it's not really geared for kids. There are lots of great places to eat and shop nearby, especially in "downtown" Stuart. Also we enjoyed a nearby diner called the Cafe Roosevelt, which is at the north end of the new Roosevelt bridge on the Federal Hwy.

The Harbor Inn is a little tricky to find because the new bridge bypasses it; you have to stick to the "old" highway to get there, but it's worth it. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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2  Thank LovesLondon64
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Additional Information about The Harbor Inn & Marina

Address: 307 NW North River Dr, Stuart, FL 34994-1151
Location: United States > Florida > Stuart
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Stuart
Price Range: $55 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Harbor Inn & Marina is located on the North Fork of the beautiful St. Lucie River. It has the most breathtaking sunsets on all of the Treasure coasts. Get away from it all in the Inn's cozy rooms; some located waterfront. The 80 slip Marina accommodates boats from 15'-50'. The Deck Restaurant is open for lunch, dinner & for those sunset cocktails at the Deck Bar seven days a week! The sunsets are free! Reservations are encouraged! ... more   less 

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