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151 Queen Street Po Box4, Manitowaning, Ontario POP 1NO Canada
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#2 of 2 hotels in Manitowaning
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Completely renovated 8 room motel in quaint village of Manitowaning. We have rooms with two double beds, rooms with one queen size bed or rooms 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
BBQ facilities
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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GrumpyGhost wrote a review Sep. 10
6 contributions8 helpful votes
The idea of road trips are romanticized before they even begin. The vision of the perfect vista passes by as the perfect song plays on the radio... windows open... barefoot passenger. But, as the miles add up, so do the half empty bottles and used napkins on the console, and the party slowly slides back to reality. So, what you're left with is the hope for those gem moments that break through and remind you why you thought this was a good idea. For us, our stay at My Friends Inn was one of those gems. For the those wanting the bare facts: the place is very clean, charming, safe, with very comfortable beds/pillows. It has all the amenities you would expect to find in a chain hotel: smart TVs, Keurig machine with complimentary coffee, fresh soft towels and linens, etc. And, I have to say we felt more comfortable in these rooms than we did the night before in the chain hotel in Sault Ste. Marie. But, you didn't come to this island because you wanted a corporate modeled vacation. And, this is what popped out so strongly during our stay. After parking, we strolled to the office door and saw a handwritten sign saying "Head to the left... we're checking out the trailer in the driveway'. So, to the left we went... and were soon greeted with "Hey! Looks like the sign works!" And, thus began a series of great conversations of welcome, trip aspirations, dining options, history, aerospace engineering, etc. The owners are so genuinely kind... we really felt at home... it was a pleasure to stay here, and it was hard to leave. But even so, I asked my passenger to put on socks.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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jbwaters wrote a review Sep. 6
Ontario, Canada22 contributions8 helpful votes
We chose this Inn because Manitowaning is about a 20 minute drive to South Baymouth to catch the ferry to Tobermory. We were made to feel very welcome by Betty-Anne upon our arrival. She was very helpful with info about local restaurants and directions. The room was very clean and fresh, a bit small, but for one night, it was fine. I would request a larger room next time, when we plan to stay longer!♥ The mini fridge was clean, the freezer worked great to refreeze our ice packs for the next day.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Mike D wrote a review Jul. 2022
Powassan, Canada1 contribution
Spent the night after a game of golf at Rainbow Ridge. Betty-Anne was very friendly and accommodating, the rooms were very comfortable and super clean and they even had a plug in for electric vehicles. Will definitely be back. The name says it all.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SUE H wrote a review Jun. 2022
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While the room was not large it was spotless and smelt so clean. Nicely refurbished and comfortable. There was a lovely patio with a barbeque and the owner was so friendly and helpful. Well situated on the island for passing through or a base to explore from. I would highly recommend for your stay on Manatoulin Island. There is not much I'm the town but probably everything you need, grocery store, LCBO, gas station, a couple of cafes, drug store and a couple of galleries. But be warned the gas station closes at 5 on a Friday and is closed on Saturday, the cafes close early too unless you want to drive up the road a bit. Don't let that discourage you from staying here, you won't be disappointed with the motel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tracey M wrote a review May 2022
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A quaint little inn with a very lovely couple that run it. Rooms were perfect for our weekend getaway of hiking. Rooms have a bar fridge, microwave, tea kettle and a Keurig that take the small oval pods not the tall ones. We brought our own pods but didn't fit. Their no name medium roast was quite tasty though. Rooms also have a TV and an electric fireplace. Beds were very comfortable also. We brought our own food and used their bbq, however we had to do our dishes in our bathroom sink as there was no bar sink. Lol. Not a problem though. Once again the owners were very nice and hospitable. Won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rebecca L wrote a review May 2022
Port Elgin, Canada1 contribution
My Friends Inn is a great motel! I’ve never had a better sleep in my life, then I did there! The beds are extremely comfy and the black out curtains are a bonus too! Very clean and comfortable! Would definitely recommend staying at this motel!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lori Orford wrote a review Nov. 2021
Winnipeg, Canada47 contributions35 helpful votes
The moment I walked in and was greeted by the bright smile and helpful manner of owner, Betty Anne, I knew our stay would be wonderful. The property is in excellent condition with touches of tasteful outdoor decor and accessibility to a BBQ and comfy sitting area. The room was most particularly spotlessly clean which is massive for me. The bed was comfy. We had a table/chairs and coffee bar area which also included a mini fridge and microwave. The motel was easy to locate just off the highway coming from both South Baymouth (ferry location) and Little Current (access to island). Betty Anne and her husband Wayne went out of their way to ensure our stay was remarkable and for that we are grateful.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Gabby Wright wrote a review Oct. 2021
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We loved our roast here so much we came back a second week and didn't disappoint, can't wait to book again. Staff where very friendly and they even had amazing gluten free options, our dogs where welcome which was so nice.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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selkiem wrote a review Oct. 2021
Toronto, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely lovely motel! Spotlessly clean, well appointed, provides a microwave, mini-fridge and single-use Keurig coffeemaker (with complimentary pods). Comfortable beds, up to date bathroom and situated so that Manitoulin's wonderful attractions are all within a fairly quick comfortable drive. Great coffee shop/diner in the village as well as a grocery store (be warned though -close early - 6 pm) but 20 minutes to Little Current where you can find restaurants/stores open later. Absolutely would recommend. Proprietor Betty Anne is lovely, and can offer great tips on where to eat, hike and go for other attractions!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Amber wrote a review Aug. 2021
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My boyfriend and I stayed here for a few nights while we were up on the island helping out with the Cancom golf tournament. The room was very clean, had everything you would need and the owners were so kind and considerate. They made sure we always had everything we needed and were always willing to go above and beyond. This is definitely my new favorite place to stay when we travel to the island!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$97 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hembruff's Motel
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioNortheastern OntarioManitoulin IslandManitowaning
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about My Friends Inn Manitoulin
Which popular attractions are close to My Friends Inn Manitoulin?
Nearby attractions include Cup and Saucer Trail (5.7 km), Assiginack Museum (0.5 km), and Manitowaning Lighthouse (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at My Friends Inn Manitoulin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at My Friends Inn Manitoulin?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at My Friends Inn Manitoulin?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at My Friends Inn Manitoulin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to My Friends Inn Manitoulin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loco Beanz Manitowaning, Rainbow Riidge Golf Course, and Fat Laura's.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at My Friends Inn Manitoulin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.