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Blue Bay Motel

32 Bay Street Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Fishing
Water park offsite
Picnic area
Sun deck
Umbrella
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Green
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English
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644 reviews
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The Blue Bay Motel earns rave reviews for its charming, updated atmosphere and spotless, cozy rooms. Nestled in a prime location, the motel is a stone's throw away from local restaurants, shops, and the harbor, which guests appreciate for its convenience. Reviewers frequently commend the clean, comfortable, and well-appointed accommodations, some boasting stunning views. The friendly and attentive staff at the Blue Bay Motel also receive accolades for their service. Furthermore, travelers consider the motel an excellent value, offering splendid harbor views and superb amenities.
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Excellent
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KerstinSM wrote a review Oct 2023
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Clean rooms, comfortable beds, small details like free cookies. Great price too. Probably the nicest motel I have stayed in. Very convenient location, right in Tobermory. We were allowed to park in their parking lot both before we checked in and after checkout.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Steve L, Owner at Blue Bay Motel
Responded Oct 24, 2023
‘The nicest motel you have ever stayed in’; we are grateful for such kind words! Thank you!
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Guide38258699465 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Very friendly and accommodating staff. Cute, cottage-y decor, very comfy bed and all of the little things you might need… including delicious complimentary shortbread cookies and naturally scented handmade soap!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Tina R wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had an amazing stay at the Blue Bay Motel. The room was comfortable, spacious, and had everything we needed and more. The soap and toiletries were great. The bed was also very comfortable. Overall it really exceeded my expectations. The room was amazing but so was the customer service - and it was super easy to check in! I highly recommend this motel for your visit to Tobermory. It was also a great location, central to the restaurants and shops in the city centre.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Steve L, Owner at Blue Bay Motel
Responded Oct 17, 2023
We love to exceed expectations! Thanks for sharing. 😄
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Vanessa S wrote a review Oct 2023
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My family and I spent 1 night over Thanksgiving long weekend and had a great time. Cute, cozy and clean rooms. Perfect location to walk around. The balcony had nice views of the harbour. Very quiet and quaint setting. Overall, loved our stay there.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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mariancollins wrote a review Oct 2023
Orangeville, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice clean motel, friendly service, easy to check in and out. Close to everything so you could just park your vehicle and walk to restaurants. stores etc. would recommend and stay again, It was very quiet.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Les H wrote a review Oct 2023
Mississauga, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was clean, bed was comfortable. There was a fridge and fan and coffeemaker. Shower had good pressure and was hot. Room was large. 2nd floor view of harbour was nice. EV charger was a bonus. Walking distance to all shops and food. The only downside was front windows single pane so a bit noisy when people were talking outside in the evening.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 6, 2023
Thank you for sharing. We love our EV’s!!
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Mark H wrote a review Sep 2023
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Wonderful destination for a surprise fall trip for my wife. The room was clean, bed comfortable and check in was seamless. Great location within walking distance to many restaurants and attractions.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Miguel S wrote a review Sep 2023
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The place is in great location to restaurants and activities. The was very friendly I would recommend it highly. Everything is within walking distance from the Blue Bay Motel. Another great service was checking in and out contactless.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Sep 27, 2023
Contactless checkin / out makes it easy for all! Thanks for sharing.
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Charlene F wrote a review Sep 2023
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Excellent value with great view of harbor. Plus fantastic shower. Staff very friendly, and plenty Ty of places to eat within walking distance. The National Park visitor center can be reached with only a ten minute walk. Place is old, but oneself, we are only looking for a clean place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Steve L, Owner at Blue Bay Motel
Responded Sep 22, 2023
Thanks for sharing the kind words Charlene!
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Jean Z wrote a review Sep 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Blue Bay Motel Sept 7-10, 2023. It was excellent. We liked the information we were sent regarding check in. Everything was clearly outlined and we didn't actually have to check in, just use a code to enter our room. The room was wonderful. We liked the King bed and the decor was slightly rustic which was lovely. The bed was very comfy. We enjoyed using the mugs in the room for coffee. Everything was very clean and we enjoyed our stay very much. The Blue Bay Motel is located within walking distance of everything. We loved it and would recommend it to our friends.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: We brought some beer and wine and water. The room had a fridge.
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Response from Steve L, Owner at Blue Bay Motel
Responded Sep 15, 2023
Thank you for sharing. We hope you and your friends will be able to join us again soon!
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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.