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Owen Sound, Canada
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Harbourside motel this past weekend. We had chose the Harbourside as it had a promotion on for the weekend to attend a blues show along with a nights stay. And what a great stay it was! We arrived at the hotel early on Saturday and were greeted nicely by the office staff and...

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Milton, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Old fashioned motel rooms overlooking harbor, clean, comfortable beds, small table and chairs, sofa and small fridge. Bathroom with hand basin, toilet and shower/tub. Fan but no A/C. We could walk out back sliding doors to lawn with chairs and picnic tables overlooking harbor below. Steps down to harbor walkway, stores, restaurants, pub, boat trips to islands.

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Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Overall review: I have stayed at other motels in Tobermory. Harbourside Motel was by far the best motel. I love Tobermory and I am sure I will be coming back every summer for a long time. If the harbourside motel remains this awesome, I am sure I will be coming back here again and again. Customer Service: The check-in was...

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1Thank Amyy G
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Our room was spotless and overlooked the harbour. The beds were exceptionally comfortable. The staff was friendly. Ferry wasn't running (we called the day before and they said it was). Bit disappointing as we booked there specifically for their 50% off rate for the Flower Pot Island Ferry tour. We did go off-season (just before CDN Thanksgiving) and were able...

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1Thank HappyCanadianEh
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

A benefit of visiting a tourist town during the off season is getting great service and deals on accommodations and that's exactly what we received at the Harbourside. Unfortunately the rest of the town was basically shut down but we enjoyed our nite here facing the harbour. The room was very clean, beds firm and the shower worked well. The...

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Bowmanville, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Stayed here one night also.Room average,ok for just sleeping in.clean.room we stayed in was a bit small .did like the little private area out back to sit and could barbeque if you wanted too.close to everything also.

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I stayed at this motel last year 2014 and also this week in late September 2015 and was very happy there. From the reservation and the helpful front desk to the clean rooms and the amazing flower pot cruise I was very pleased with the whole trip. The rooms are clean and I chose the one with the kitchenette No...

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Thank Maria B
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights. Close to everything and the harbor room views are spectacular. See some posts here that the rooms are basic and that is true...if you want the Ritz stay in the city. It was quiet and secluded. The perfect get away place to relax. Keep your cell phone and social media at home and enjoy what...

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2Thank Mark G
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Chose this motel because of its close proximity to the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from Tobermory to South Baymouth. Room was roomy and comfortable and within walking distance of Little Tub Harbour. Would definitely stay again if traveling this way.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is a pretty basic motel, but in a great location. Perhaps that's why their room rates seem high relative to the condition of the rooms. We had a harbour view room, which gives onto a continuous balcony along the length of the motel. There is occassional foot traffic and the rooms have a big window, so be forewarned re:...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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 

Additional Information about Harbourside Motel

Address: 24 Carlton Street | Ontario, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Tobermory
Price Range: $60 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Harbourside Hotel Tobermory
Harbourside Motel Tobermory, Ontario
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Tobermory
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tobermory
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“Room 35, 34, 36 are all good.”
nelsonw455, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best view is facing the harbour .”
ACHOI, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go online to book your room. They offer a map of the entire motel and description of each room; so you can choose exactly what you prefer.”
tdavetran, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had Room 25.”
minetmew, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 35 is upstairs and has balcony view, balcony entrance, kitchen, close to stores, less noise and great AC”
azn_popcorn, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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