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Blue Bay Motel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence
Mississauga, Canada
1 review
“Great location”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We loved staying at the Blue Bay Motel. We could walk to everything in the little tub, restaurants, stores etc. A cute little town and we would have loved to have stayed longer. The room was very clean and up to date and we felt right at home. We will definitely be back !

Room Tip: We stayed in room 8, 2nd floor, has a large king bed & gorgeous wood décor !
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Kelly was so warm and welcoming, offering advice, lending us umbrellas and plates to eat our local pie.
The room had been recently renovated and the quality beds and other furniture made the room special.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We spent a weekend in July at the Blue Bay-room 16. This room is on the second floor facing the harbour. Awesome view, with large sitting area. This hotel is clean and well maintained. The staff are so friendly and helpful.
Location is perfect, walking distance to all shops and restaurants.
We will be back next year!!

Room Tip: Best room for size and view # 16. Corner unit, beautiful view!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

VERY CLEAN and just an awesome location with a great view of "Little Tub" harbor. Easy walk to all that Tobermory has to offer and just a few minutes from The Bruce National Park main entrance and visitors centre. Kelly and the crew are masters at making you feel right at home!
Thanks guys!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank McBuffalo
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Embro, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We booked 3 weeks in advance and had never stayed in Tobermory before. Upon arrival, I noted how small and really old and ugly the room was. Then I saw a fan in the window. The windows were the old and single pane glass that did nothing to keep the rain or noise out. Yes, it rained at 3 in the morning and it came right in the window through the fan onto the bed! I asked why there was no air conditioning and was told there really was no need and the other hotels didn't have air either. We went to look at other hotels but unfortunately everything was booked up. We were told that we would still have to pay full price for the room whether we stayed there or not. Ordinarily I would understand that policy, but the ads online state the rooms are large and beautifully decorated. That is simply not true! That is the smallest room I have ever seen. And the bathroom was a green tub, 100 year old vanity with sponge painting that looked like a 2 year old painted it, and the window sill in the shower was rotting. And they don't state that there is no air conditioning. I did check other hotels since our return and most do have air conditioning. I am only writing this so other tourists aren't severely disappointed by their hotel choice. And Tobermory is small, so as we found out, it books up and is impossible to get another room. I have never stayed at a worse hotel anywhere, ever and I cant believe how their ads lie. Never again. Hope this helps future travelers to the Tobermory area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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InnkeeperK, Innkeeper at Blue Bay Motel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
We thank you for you stay. We appreciate when travelers post information online about our establishment which assists others in making better travel decisions. We do not believe this forum, or coercions thereof, should be used to spread untruths or to make unfounded accusations. We hope that you will return to our beautiful village and would encourage you on your next visit to experience all our area has to offer.
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Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

spent Labor Day wkend here with a friend - would have liked the 2nd floor (balcony); however we were definitely pleased with our room on 1st floor (#2).
Can't say enough about how helpful and friendly the staff were - very knowledgeable about the area as well.
They have bikes available for touring, which we did - of Mermaid Cove and Big Tub Harbour.
Blue Bay Motel is a great central location - a short walk to anything: shops/restaurants - and it overlooks the Harbour.
Rooms very clean - nice tv in room/beds & pillows were very comfy - and I was so thankful for those great sleeps as it was quiet during the night as well.
I can't wait to return - Kelly also showed us Rm#16 (on 2nd floor) - which would be my choice at some point in my return visits!
Just to sit out on the muskoka chairs would be lovely.
Crowsnest restaurant a good spot to people watch - overlooks the main street/shops and harbour :))
ENJOY!!

Room Tip: they all have their own charm
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I stayed here with a friend over Labor Day weekend. Motel is located in town, walking distance to everything. Very clean, basic amenities. The manager was always available and willing to go above and beyond to help out (agreed to late checkout-no charge, made sure we could get in when we came in late for check in, helped us through the panic of a misplaced purse, offered directions to sights, etc.). We were there to scuba dive and the motel had a place set up to dry gear. It was pricey, but it was Canada in a harbor town over a holiday weekend.

Room Tip: Our room (15) had a nice view, room 16 had a small deck off the side with a great view as well.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Blue Bay Motel

Property: Blue Bay Motel
Address: 32 Bay Street | Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Tobermory
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tobermory
#1 Family Hotel in Tobermory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Blue Bay Hotel Tobermory
Blue Bay Motel Tobermory, Ontario

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