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“What a sweet homey little place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of My Friends Inn Manitoulin

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My Friends Inn Manitoulin
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Manitowaning
Certificate of Excellence
Orillia
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181 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“What a sweet homey little place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visiting Manitowaning is like stepping back in time to a simpler pace of life, and staying at "My Friend's Inn" completes the experience. It was so relaxing sitting out in front of our room reading in the sun in our rocking chairs, and getting a friendly visit from Mini Cooper the cat, who greets all the guests. We sipped our complementary premium coffee and tea, and felt right at home.

Room Tip: Wifi was on and off because of service on and off on the Island, other than that, the room we had...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank CorinneOrillia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights and did not want to leave this motel!
The owners detail to the rooms and grounds are top rate.
We were on a motorcycle and got caught in rain when we arrived . The owner made a point of bringing extra towels so I could clean and dry my bike. This happened during check in. I knew then that we were going to like this place.
They are very friendly and helpful to their guests.
We will be back for sure.
Thanks Maureen!!
Cheers,
Don and Ellen Pigeon
Kitchener,Ontario

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Don P
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Tours, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

A warm welcome. The room is comfortable and clean with all you need at a reasonable price. We couldn't find fault with the motel. The price is very reasonable. If you want à good dinner ,Try the restaurant down the road: reasonable princes for freshly cooked local fish.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank GillianKathleen
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London, Canada
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57 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Charming owners and charming cat! Not so much an inn as a very nicely renovated motel, a row of eight rooms. The Inn comes complete with a charming cat who loves belly rubs. The rooms are well equipped and nicely appointed with coffee maker, microwave and some basic dishes. The floors are a nice hardwood and the in was clean and quiet, The owner was very helpful finding us food after the restaurant in town was closed (we got take out from the golf course) and with storing our bikes. There's a BBQ there and a nice area for sitting outside and so if we'd been more organized we might have cooked there. You can read our full story here, http://fitisafeministissue.com/2014/07/09/manitoulin-island-bike-trip/

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank SamOntario
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights..Very very friendly owners. They allowed early check-in upon request. Rooms are newly renovated and well furnished. Quiet neighbourhood, close to the beach and restaurant.

We enjoyed the gas BBQ...Will visit again if I get a chance..

Stayed July 2014
Helpful?
4 Thank Sairam V
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Brockville, Canada
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

Room very clean and equipped with fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Owners cheerful, friendly and helpful with suggestions of things to do on the island. We enjoyed Sunday brunch with local people at the Manitowaning Golf Club very much. (Hotel guests were allowed a 10 percent discount). We found the Centennial Museum at Shaguiandah really interesting. Manitoulin scenery is wonderful, and the residents were all friendly and welcoming. My Friend's Inn is perhaps a 30 km drive from the ferry and about 30 km from the Little Current bridge across to the mainland. I would highly recommend My Friend's Inn to anyone looking for a place to stay on Manitoulin Island.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Bernie L
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Ayr, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed a night while in town for an event. The room was immaculate! There were all the amenities you could want or need in the room. The service was exceptional and had a very welcoming feel. The location is perfect for anyone planning to make day trips around the island as it is fairly central.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank travisbakker
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Property: My Friends Inn Manitoulin
Address: 151 Queen Street | Po Box4, Manitowaning, Ontario POP 1NO, Canada (Formerly Hembruff's Motel)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Manitoulin Island > Manitowaning
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Manitowaning
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — My Friends Inn Manitoulin 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated 7 room motel in quaint village of Manitowaning. We have rooms with two double beds, rooms with one queen size bed or one room with a king size bed. All rooms include a small fridge, microwave, Tassimo coffee maker, electric fireplace, wifi, cable, a/c. The rooms are all non smoking. There is a picnic area provided with a gas barbeque for guest use. Comfortable outdoor chairs provided for each room. Rates are starting at $85 plus tax per room per night. ... more   less 
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