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Harbourside Motel
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 1, 2011

This motel is clean and in a good location on the harbour. Room is quite small, but well kept. Great value as they gave you a Buy one and get one free coupon for Blue Heron cruise (9am only)!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

We stayed here August 28 2011. Very disappointed. No air conditionning made the place unbearable, and the bathrooms are missing grout and are nasty. The shower would be substandard in a barnyard, and none of us got a good sleep. Great location, and the staff seemed nice - but this place needs a good fire.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

After reading several reviews about this motel, and having never stayed in a motel before, I was extremely leery about what to expect (thinking Bates motel or worse!).

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Harbourside Motel was very clean, the staff was friendly, and the location cannot be beat! You can literally walk to the harbour in less than 5 minutes, which is very convenient for dining, shopping, &/or boating activities.

Would definitely stay here again if I return to Tobermory!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

We booked adjoining rooms for our children and ourselves and stayed one night(thankfully). The rooms are dated and not worth the price, there is no air-conditioning in the rooms - they are hot and stuffy. The carpets were damp and smelly. We have stayed in Tobermory on many occasions but never at this motel - this was our first and last time.
On a positive the location was good, and when we reported that our remote for our tv did not work, it was taken care of right away. Most of the motels in the immediate are comparible in price I would suggest booking at one of those.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights.Everything is perfect except some rooms are old and inconvenient.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank ye z
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

I stayed here for one night while waiting for the ferry the next morning. I stayed in their smallest room, which was quite small, but quite comfortable. The location can't be beat. You can walk to anywhere in town from here. They have some nice chairs out back that look over the harbour. Very relaxing location, comfortable bed.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 20, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights while exploring Fathom Five N.M.P. and Bruce Peninsula N.P. The location is outstanding! We had a back room with the deck access. On the deck were chairs to enjoy the marina view and stairs to access the marina walkway. The walkway has little shops including a grocery store and it's also where the boats for Flowerpot Island are docked. Rooms were very clean, air conditioner worked great and there was plenty of space for myself, my husband and our 6 year old son. Also, there's a wonderful gift shop below, The Net Shed which carries great souvenirs and lots of Life Is Good products.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Harbourside Motel

Address: 24 Carlton Street | Ontario, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Tobermory
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Tobermory
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tobermory
Price Range: $49 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are conveniently located on picturesque Little Tub Harbour. We are the closest motel to the Chi-Cheemaun ferry dock and just steps away from the downtown section of Tobermory. We have thirty-six units with a variety of water views and facilities, including some with kitchenettes. All units have cable TV, electric heat and several have air conditioning. (Please note that only the rooms specified have Air Conditioning.) The Harbourside Motel has several patio areas where you can enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of Little Tub Harbour. Enjoy a picnic under our shade trees or soak up the sun as you lounge in one of the motel's many wooden chairs. Blue Heron Cruises tour boats leave from the same property. Blue Heron Cruises offers glass-bottom and jet boat cruises of the Shipwrecks in Big Tub Harbour and tours though Fathom Five National Marine Park. ... more   less 
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Harbourside Motel Tobermory, Ontario

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