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Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant

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5216 551 Hwy, Ontario P0P 1T0 Canada
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Just up the street from famous sand beach at Providence Bay on Manitoulin Island. Very popular tourist area with several events and festivals in the immediate area. The largest freshwater island in the world, and one of the most beautiful. It's all definitely worth a visit! This bay is famous for its sand beach as well as the rainbow trout that run up the river in the spring and the salmon that do the same in the fall. Dear guests! We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Manitoulin Huron Sands motel and restaurant. On behalf of the staff and management, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and congratulate you for choosing our motel. Manitoulin Huron Sands Motel has been reopened under a new management and a new name. Huron Sands Restaurant is offering all day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner All homemade meals and baked goods. International menu, European experience. EV Charger on site is available
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Restaurant
Beach
Hiking
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Highchairs available
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Hebrew
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Don wrote a review Aug. 6
Woodstock, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
Due to a last minute cancelation of our accommodations by an unscrupulous motel owner in Mindemoya, Huron Shores saved our trip by coming up with some challenging room adjustments and providing excellent service the duration of our stay. And when i say “OUR”... I’m referring to four big burly bikers and we had a great time. Providence Bay is a beautiful little town with small town hospitality in a big way.. too bad the province of Ontario, DOUG FORD, doesn’t fund the infrastructure of this island gem better.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Pansonne wrote a review Jun. 2022
Canada43 contributions78 helpful votes
This motel has won award for its architectural wavy roof design. The rooms are large with 10 foot ceilings. Furnishings are "Ikea" contemporary with microwave and fridge. Smallish bathroom. Parking good. Floor easy to get dirty as it is close to the beach. Food cooked on the premise kitchen yummy and reasonably priced. One down side: bouncy but firm beds. Location is far from shopping but close to highways. Nearby fish and chips is outstanding.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Margaret R wrote a review Sep. 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We just finished a three night stay at this motel. It’s typical of older, individually owned motels - feels a bit retro. It’s clean, roomy and very comfortable. Room amenities include a fridge, micro, coffee maker and a kettle for us tea drinkers. Didn’t meet the owners but we had many lovely chats with the housekeeper, who couldn’t be nicer or more helpful. Providence Bay is a bit of a drive to some of the Island’s attractions but each drive is beautiful. The beach is spectacular and you need to experience the sunsets. The best kept secret is Huron Island Time, the little shop on the beach. The ice cream is superb but the homemade Jamaican food is amazing!! Note- there are not a lot of restaurants open this time of year, so plan accordingly.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Harish wrote a review Sep. 2021
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Finding a stay in Manitoulin Island during this long labour weekend (Sep 2021) was impossible. I was hesitant to book this motel at first due to its limited reviews. We reached the motel at around 8-9PM when the restaurant was almost closing. We were welcomed by Ms. Vera, a beautiful & extremely polite lady at the check-in/restaurant counter. She did make sure that our stay was so perfect ! (Thank you, Ms. Vera!). This motel beat my expectations. Rooms were large and clean. Few stuffs in the room were very old (like the couch, coffee maker) , but I was really impressed to find out that they had everything that we wanted during our stay. Motel is very very close to the beach.. Loved that family time walking to the beach during evening and also doing our own BBQ right behind the motel. We just got back home and my 3 year boy is still asking me - "When are we going to sleep in the motel again?".
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Date of stay: September 2021
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AquaBuena wrote a review Sep. 2021
Oakville, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
We have stayed at Huron Sands in July for two nights. Rooms are very spacious, clean and equipped with everything you need,breakfast was very tasty, especially oladushki-pancakes.Location is amazing, very close to a beautiful sandy beach and a boardwalk.We will definitely stay at Huron Sands again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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westielover_TO wrote a review Aug. 2021
Toronto, Canada354 contributions54 helpful votes
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This was our third summer visiting Manitoulin Island. We’d driven by Huron Sands many times on the way to the gorgeous Providence Bay public beach which is just down the street, but never stayed there until now. We originally rented a cottage on a resort on Lake Kagawong for a week, but needed to stay an extra night and the owner of Perivale Gallery (in Spring Bay) recommended Huron Sands so I made the reservation. Just before our trip, I decided to stay one further night to allow for a more leisurely drive home to Toronto, and they were able to accommodate the extra night, but because they were booked solid, they unfortunately couldn’t keep us in the same room for both nights. However, this allowed us to try out two different types of rooms and when our last day turned out very rainy and I emailed them to ask if there was any way they could let us check into our second room early, so my little son and I didn’t have to aimlessly drive around the island for several hours in the rain, they were kind enough to let us in early to unpack and relax. The owners are two lovely women who were unfailingly friendly and helpful. They also cook incredibly delicious food! We tried their pizza, lasagna, wonderful breakfasts (it sounds weird to rave about scrambled eggs but they were amazing!) and would happily go back just for the food! However, we loved the accommodations as well! We first stayed in a room with two double beds, a couch, and a little set up with a bar fridge, microwave, plug-in kettle and coffee maker. The next night, we were in a room with a double bed, a pull out couch, and more of a full kitchenette with cupboards full of cutlery, plates, bowls, etc, and again, a bar fridge, plug-in kettle, microwave and coffee maker. Both times, we asked for a cot for my 7 year old son and he must have thought it was very comfortable because he fell asleep quickly and easily every night we were there. The pull out couch was less comfortable, I must admit, but the rooms were so spacious and airy (the ceilings are lofty and high!) that we could pull out the couch and add a cot and we still had tons of space to walk around. Best of all, the rooms were comfortable and sparkling clean! Showers and bathrooms were white with not a speck of mould or cracked grouting. Sheets, towels, pillows, and blankets were also white and clean. Even the laminate wood floors were lovely and clean. The motel itself is one of those old-school retro single floor sprawling type buildings with rooms in a row with front doors facing the parking lot so you can drive right up to your door and park and unload easily. These rooms are great for older people as well as there are no stairs anywhere to negotiate. Due to the pandemic, they’re only serving takeout from their in-house restaurant (we want to try their many traditional Russian dishes next time!) through a little takeout window that you also use for checking in and out. While I was there, I was delighted to notice an electric car charging from the charging station right under their little Canada Post mailbox! The place has free wifi and cable tv, an in-house restaurant that serves delicious food, friendly helpful and accommodating owners, impeccably clean and well appointed rooms, AND it’s literally 2mins down the road from the softest sandy beach on the island with a children’s playground and a little ice cream and hamburger counter. What more could you ask for? I would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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everlast_34 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Toronto, Canada166 contributions70 helpful votes
We stayed at the Huron Sands on a motorcycle trip through the island. While we don't have particularly high standards on a trip like that, the Huron Sands over delivered! The staff were really friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the proximity to the lake can't be beat. It was a great experience and I'd absolutely stay there again when on the island.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Zuza H wrote a review Jul. 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Thanks a lot for this great experience! We were welcomed with open heart and Vera took care for us like we were her family. The rooms we super clean and cozy, the food was 100% home made and great! Thank you Vera! 👍
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daniel H wrote a review Jul. 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
WOW!!! A fantastic place in a fantastic area. Vera has elevated hospitality to the highest level with the greatest meals, clean rooms and great ambience imaginable. All 6 of us in our group loved everything about the motel, food and location. We can’t say enough about our stay. We cannot wait to come back again!! Thx Vera!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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A M wrote a review Mar. 2021
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My family and I stayed at the Huronsands Motel during the off-season in Manitoulin. I’m always a little trepidatious staying in a motel, but my worries quickly faded as soon as we opened the door to the room. The rooms are VERY clean with all the amenities that we needed. Now, during the off-season it can be difficult finding a meal on the island, and we were so fortunate to have the ability to order from the restaurant at Huronsands. During this time of year the menu is limited, but I can honestly say we enjoyed the BEST cabbage rolls and Plov I’ve ever had. On top of all of this, we were able to bring our dog with us because what would be a family trip without him!? All in all we would recommend the Huronsands to anyone, and we plan to visit again. Thank you for the amazing stay and incredible hospitality!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$148 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioNortheastern OntarioManitoulin Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Providence Bay Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lake Huron Fish and Chips, School House Restaurant, and Clyde's CookHouse.
Are pets allowed at Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Huron Sands Motel and Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Hebrew.