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Grandview
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Great value and location”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Nice clean room, a pleasant five minute walk from "downtown" on a boardwalk along the waterfront. Nice to be away from all the traffic. Our room was on the second floor, close to a deck overlooking the harbor. Beds were good and room was very clean. Only downside was spotty wifi, maybe it's better in other rooms but my wife kept getting booted out of her bridge games, the signal was not strong enough. Great place to stay for divers.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2013

During our two-night stay, we were very happy with the motel. The beds were exceptionally comfortable, as were the pillows. A few qualms: there were few wall-plugs in our unit (#7) and the toilet paper was sheer one-ply. Bring some with you, and you'll thank me for the time you save. Otherwise, the staff was friendly with great local recommendations. The ice-machine and Keurig coffee maker were both very handy, as they were located just a few doors down in the motel's office (almost always open).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Im not sure if we just happened to be unlucky this time, or if its a regular thing... but Im not going here again.
The outisde looks quite inviting. The rooms are ok. Not too bad. I didnt have high expectations from this motel. We arrived an hour after our check-in time... and the room wasn't ready (the lady didnt even apologize or anything).
After it was ready, the shower backed up; so did the sink.
They used a plunger and some draining liquid to get rid of it all. Room was left stinking; smelled like an open sewer.
Like I said, its possible that we just got super unlucky.
I still wouldnt go back to those showers though. There's no space to do anything, but stand.
Even the largest (King) rooms have the same cramped showers.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I loved the hotel and the whole place at Tobermory its really great but the only problem i had there are no gas stations open after 7pm i had 1/4 tank i had to leave at 9 pm for an emergency to go to toronto i drove for 105km to fine a gas station in owne sound city another thing you don't have so many options for food, i saw some ppl they brought their own food with them other wise the nature is so beautiful .

  • Stayed June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Grandview is located at the entrance of the little boardwalk that runs alongside Tobermory Harbour which takes you into "downtown" Tobermory in about 5-10 mins - depending on how leisurely you walk. The best feature is the awesome patio deck that overlooks the Harbour and allows you to take in a beautiful sunset while enjoying some "higher-end" type fine-dining.
Our room ( # 8) was clean and clearly newly renovated; linen was new and bath towels were OK although - as some have mentioned - a bit worn. We did not have a problem with noise but our travel pals in the neighboring room did. My biggest problem was the very tiny shower - so small that I felt claustrophobic and would not return just because of that - so that is 'personal'; my husband did not have a problem with it. No fridge, no coffee maker and no hairdryer - but plenty of soap, conditioner and shampoo in the wall mounted dispenser in the shower stall. TV and clock radio were fine as was the heater in the room. Also : free coffee and tea available round the clock in the office area. The on site restaurant was the best part of the experience but it is overpriced. 4 adults shared 3 entrées and 3 appetizers - no drinks - for $ 171. Everything was good but my crab stuffed whitefish was stuffed with artificial "surimi" crab and we also agreed that we'd had better steak ( which rang in at $ 35). No breakfast service so next morning we had breakfast at Tobermory's (premier) Princess Hotel - which had an equally impressive menu at a somewhat more reasonable price ( and rooms have balconies) ..........plus their rack rate was better by 10% - so next time we would probably prefer to stay there !

Room Tip: There seems to be a higher elevation with a walkout deck - perhaps those rooms "up there"...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

One of the best things about the Grandview is its location—pop across the street and you can take a nice stroll on the walkway along the harbor and into “downtown” Tobermory. It’s especially striking at sunset. And, of course, the proximity to Bruce Peninsula National Park is a big plus.

My room was big enough, the bed comfortable, and noise was never an issue. A mini-fridge would’ve been nice, but the place isn’t huge and the ice machine is right in the middle of the complex, and was always full, so that wasn’t a problem. The shower was tiny, and to spin around I almost had to put my arms over my head. But the hot water was always reliable, so I’ll tolerate showering in a phone booth a few times. I’ll gladly make that trade. The Wi-fi was a little slow, but otherwise worked okay.

The dining room was smaller than I pictured—but the food was great. I had the orange ginger salmon, topped with cashews. It was outstanding. At $28 it was pricey, but you get what you pay for. I’ve had average salmon dinners for $20, I’ll gladly fork over an extra $8 if it’s worth it. And the wonderful view of the harbor and Lake Huron far beyond makes the food taste that much better.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Manitoulin Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was the most reasonable priced accommodation we found, and so glad we chose to search around the bay. Balcony room was very comfortable and really enjoyed being able to go out onto the raised deck to enjoy the view. The Chi-cheemaun ferry, docks right across from the Grandview. Ample parking and nice and close to rooms. Short drive to catch the ferry. Enjoyed a free coffee from the office and watched the boats coming and going from the "Tub" in the early morning. Have recommended to friends that this "IS THE PLACE TO STAY". Met a couple from Southern Ontario that came and stayed for a weeks vacation. That's another recommendation of it's own.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Grandview
Address: Earl Street | PO Box 35, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Tobermory
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
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Hotel Class:2 star — Grandview 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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