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Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lil Gem! Small motel, but spotless, comfy & inviting! Only 32 km from the ferry! We stayed overnight early Aug 2016!! I had reserved in advance & mentioned to Sue that we were on a motorcycle trip! She was very helpful & remined me, of keeping a watch out for deer, especially at night!! Anyhow, day of arrival, I... More 

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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Before arrival, I had constant emails with Su. I was staying for the night with my GF for our 3 year anniversary and I just wanted to do something special. Su went above and beyond and took care of it. The room itself was spotless! AC worked great and we had a fan in the room as well. There was... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had an overnight stay here while on the island. Great little motel. Only 6 rooms of which we had 2. Friendly, helpful welcome and nice, clean, basic rooms. Plenty of space for 4 of us in the 2 double bed room, air con worked well and the bathroom was clean with bright white towels. 2 chairs outside in bright... More 

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Amherstburg, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Sue and her sister Kit run a clean marvellous motel and store. Highly recommend! Very clean and comfy comfy! Used as home base as we travelled the island. Just wish we could have stayed longer. So easy to get to. Right on Highway 6 and just down Queen Street is Logo Beans Coffee House which is a must go to... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

The owner, Sue, is most friendly and you will find the rooms spotless! Sue cleans herself, not trusting to hired help. She offers touring advice and will give you a discount code to use when booking the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry. We were most pleased and received a warm welcome with expressd interest and concern for our satisfaction. She even offered us... More 

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Caro
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had a very enjoyable stay that included a nice conversation with the owner. Think about it. Where can you find a six unit motel that is super clean, not run down yet has modern amenities like a mini fridge, free wifi, and flat screen TV? If taking the ferry do ask Sue if there is still a discount code... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The customer service was above and beyond! We were even given a Canada flag ice pack as a gift! My boyfriend and I were visiting Manitoulin island for Canada day. We were very impressed with the service and cleanliness. We will be back! Just off the highway and a few minutes drive into a lovely little town!

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Thank Veggie313
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The room was very big and clean with a fridge, flat screen TV and coffee maker. A full bath was great as again with kids just a shower won't do. The Host was friendly and great giving us free wifi and very informative. With everything in town closing at 6pm pointing us to the Little Stop On the Way. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Wayside two nights. Very easy to find, even though, at first, it seems in the middle of nowhere on highway 6. Rooms have been renovated and are large and clean. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Still, overpriced for that area, on the main highway.

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Toronto
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to stay. Clean and comfortable with a pleasant owner, Sue. Large rooms and very quiet. Just note that everything..grocery, LCBO, most area conveniences close at 6 p.m here. We arrived at 6, hungry, and had no choice but to pay $82 for a meal down the road as it was the only one open.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Wayside Motel

Address: 15462b Hwy 6, Manitowaning, Ontario POP 1NO, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Manitoulin Island > Manitowaning
Price Range: $109 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wayside Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Great Hosts Sue and her sister Kit”
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“Any room is a great room here, have stayed in several and all spotless and wifi works great.”
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