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32 Bay Street Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada
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#1 of 12 in Tobermory
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
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Private check-in / check-out
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
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Blackout curtains
Desk
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Kitchenette
Minibar
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Global676262 wrote a review Jun. 19
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Thank you for a great time away visiting beautiful Tobermory Ontario!!! Blue Bay Motel staff have been incredible and so welcoming! Our wonderful room had the best scenic view over the harbour and it was just so convenient to walk to all the shops and restaurants, not to mention we hiked the perfect trail just down the street to the lookout over Georgian Bay!! It was altogether a great experience!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! (Kris & Dave)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Marcus H wrote a review Jun. 11
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The wife and I enjoyed our time there , the hotel was clean and very comfortable and a cottage feel to it as well, everything is in walking range in town with excellent restaurants around the harbour, the wife and I definitely recommend staying at this hotel😊
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Best times to visit are early June if you like it less busy and late July if you like to swim in...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey Marcus, Thanks so much for your kind words! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks you for sharing your experience with other travellers! All the best, The Blue Bay Motel Team
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Jenni B wrote a review Jun. 3
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We loved our stay at the Azure cottage of the Blue Bay Motel! It was amazing to see the ferry come in to dock just as we arrived. The cottage was clean and the view spectacular. I also appreciate that we had the option to stay for a single night. Desk staff were always available when I had a question by phone. Thank you! What a great memory you helped us create!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Tyler Schaeffer, Marketing at Blue Bay Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, We are SO glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! The views at Azure are incredible. Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We truly appreciate it. We hope to have you back again soon! All the best, The Blue Bay Motel Team
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Uriya B wrote a review Jun. 3
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Bed was comfortable, parking was good, I liked the self check in idea (could have saved us a lot of waiting time in other motels...), only downside was the long forms to read and fill before checking in. On the other hand, since everything is automated - we were so stressed out to check out in time that we forgot some clothes in the room eventually... A minus was that we could hear other guests leaving the motel early in the morning.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Tyler Schaeffer, Marketing at Blue Bay Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for taking to the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We switched to automated check in/ check out during Covid. We are sorry checking out caused you stress! Next time, ask us for a late check out! Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again, soon! All the best, The Blue Bay Motel Team
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carol k wrote a review May 2022
Red Lodge, Montana11 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel was very clean and comfortable. It was recently updated and nicely decorated. And it has good parking. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is walkable to restaurants and shopping. I would definately stay here agan and would recommend it for a vacation spot or just passing through.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey Carol! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We truly appreciate your kind words. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again, soon. All the best, The Blue Bay Motel Team.
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Jann VS wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed on main level in room 1. This motel has a great view to the bay, and ferry dock. Our unit was nicely decorated, very clean and beds very comfy. You can tell the owners take great pride. Walking distance to stores in Tobermory. Absolutely would stay here again. 👍
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Tyler Schaeffer, Marketing at Blue Bay Motel
Responded May 16, 2022
Hello! Thanks so much for your kind words! May is a great time to visit Tobermoy. Less people, lower rates and (can be) great weather! We hope to see you back soon! Blue Bay Team
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LEjk wrote a review Oct. 2021
Grimsby, Canada43 contributions30 helpful votes
What an amazing location. I’m so grateful for your booking efficiency, accuracy in booking and cleanliness. I loved looking out on your harbor for sunrise. the fridge, coffee maker and updated bathroom were great. Safety covid protocol insitu
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Bring masks, consider kettle as well
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Response from Tyler Schaeffer, Marketing at Blue Bay Motel
Responded Oct. 26, 2021
Hello LEjk, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We really appreciate your kind words. We are SO glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Blue Bay Motel. Stay safe and warm this winter and we can't wait to see you again soon! The Blue Bay Motel Team
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Rose P wrote a review Oct. 2021
Ancaster, Canada45 contributions7 helpful votes
This motel is ideally located. The room was very comfortable. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The ability to check in and out without needing to go to the office first is a new one for us, and we went in to meet them anyway. glad we did as were given excellent advice on where to eat. It was quiet at night, comfortable bed and with good curtains. our only thought was there should have been more light. We needed to use our flashlight to work the coffee machine. LOL. everything was very clean. We will certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: bring a flashlight.
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Response from Tyler Schaeffer, Marketing at Blue Bay Motel
Responded Nov. 4, 2021
Hello Rose, Thanks for leaving a review for us, we really appreciate you taking the time. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The contactless check-ins was implemented this year, it was implemented because of Covid-19 of course. Though we never mind a visit from guests, we are glad you stopped in. I will talk to the team and see what we can do about lighting around the coffee makers. Thanks for the feedback! We hope to see you again soon, thanks again for the review. Have a warm and safe winter!
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Sane3 wrote a review Oct. 2021
Toronto, Canada48 contributions50 helpful votes
We took a chance at this motel given that there aren't too many choices available in this town but were not impressed as all the reviews treat it to be. The good thing about it is its location and that it is close to all the restaurants and the dock. And the staff there is professional and accommodating. The rooms are clean with all covid protocols followed. However, the rooms are small and not very comfortable. It does get a little hot inside and there are only fans available to cool off. The bed is comfortable, but the leather sofa bed is not; especially on hot days where it is super uncomfortable! The worse thing about this motel is there are spiders crawling almost everywhere from the windows to door edges, some of them hanging off the railing and the outside roof; and some of the small ones even manage to come inside the room and hide in corners. Another family in an adjacent room (whom we did not know) simply left this motel for this reason alone. For me personally, its not a big deal, but for my family who is super afraid of spiders, I had to keep ensuring there were not spiders in sight just so they could stay inside in peace. Also, during our stay, I had requested the front desk to clean our room and bathroom as we were staying for a couple of days. But that did not happen as we got back to our room after a long day only to find that we had fresh towels and toiletries; and nothing else cleaned or even bed made up. Perhaps it was due to covid precautions but be prepared to not have anything cleaned up if you are planning to stay for more than a day. Other than that, this motel is over priced and not really worth the money in my opinion.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Tyler Schaeffer, Marketing at Blue Bay Motel
Responded Oct. 7, 2021
Hello Sane3, Thanks for sharing your review with the Trip Advisor community. We are very lucky to have our motel located so central to everything the town has to offer. This year’s team members have been amazing while dealing with lockdowns and Covid Protocols. We can’t thank them enough. Room Service: Since the beginning of the pandemic, we introduced Covid protocols to ensure our guests are as safe as possible when visiting. One of those protocols is limiting the number of times our team members will enter your room during your stay. It’s obvious our team didn’t understand the request and for that we apologize. We do offer room service, at request of the guest. We missed the mark on this one. We look forward to servicing rooms again, daily, when it is safe to do so. We will chat with the team to fix this moving forward. Creepy Crawlers: We spray for spiders as often as we can. This year we switched to a natural repellent, which is better for the environment. They certainly aren’t city spiders, and we can attest to that! We are sorry they caused issues during your stay. Blue Bay Motel Team.
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ToTrebor wrote a review Sep. 2021
Toronto, Canada229 contributions106 helpful votes
Very happy with this motel. Great central location, convenient for restaurants and boats and very comfortable Only issue and not directly their fault. Power went out and COVID restrictions meant no staff to help guests. Hopefully won’t happen until again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Nice little garden at back to bbq rtc
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Response from Tyler Schaeffer, Marketing at Blue Bay Motel
Responded Sep. 23, 2021
Hello Robert, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We are very lucky to be located in the heart of all the great restaurants and shops that Tobermory has to offer. Unfortunately Mother Nature doesn't always co-operate with vacation plans... We apologize on her behalf. Sometimes our staff steps away from the front desk to take on the days laundry. We do have an after hours phone in the lobby that rings directly to our wonderful Inn-keeper, Sarah. If this happens in the future, please use the phone so we can assist you better. Reviews like this help us improve our team and motel. We will look at getting a sign over the phone to ensure guests know they can reach someone on site. Gratefully, The Blue Bay Motel Team.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Bay Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Bay Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Sweet Shop (0.1 km), Golden Gallery Tobermory (0.2 km), and Tobermory Harbour (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Bay Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Bay Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Blue Bay Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Bay Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shipwreck Lee's Of Tobermory, Tobermory Brewing Company and Grill, and Crowsnest Pub.
Is Blue Bay Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Tobermory.
Does Blue Bay Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Blue Bay Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.