We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Mermaid Motel & Cottage Court
Nearby Hotels
US$212
US$128
Travelocity
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$281
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
Wasaga Motel(Wasaga Beach)(Great Value!)
US$95
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
Kingsbridge Inn(Wasaga Beach)
US$114
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$171
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Casa Cottages(Wasaga Beach)
US$584
Booking.com
View Deal
Saga Resort(Wasaga Beach)
Hotels.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Wu Wu's Cabins(Wasaga Beach)
Hotels.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotels.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Reviews (69)
Filter reviews
69 results
Traveller rating
53
9
4
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
53
9
4
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsping pong tabletwo storytim hortonsgeorgian baythe ownergrahamiwonamotelbbqcottagewasagagasbeachplaygroundfridgefamiliespots
Filter
Updating list...
60 - 65 of 69 reviews
Reviewed June 13, 2011

It takes a certain personality to be in the service industry. I was a landlord for over 20 years and I must have been a tedious so-and-so. The properties I leased were my own - I lived there, too - and as much as it was sometimes rough to bear the parties, repair the damage, and pick up after tenants, it must've been far worse to have the landlord living next door.

I suppose turnabout is fair play....

This is a nice little place - a run-of-the-mill motel, then half a dozen housekeeping "cottages", plus a couple of two-story "condos", two units of three bedrooms each, all nestled in a large and shady compound mere minutes from wherever you think you need to be. Very convenient.

Family-owned and operated it would appear, and it has everything for a pleasant stay: there's a solar-heated salt-water pool (Pool Hours: 11am-8pm, Bathers must take a Shower, No Food on the Deck, No Drinks on the deck, Wash Your Feet, No swimmers under 16 unless accompanied by an adult, Emergency Phone located under the picnic shelter - there were at least 8 signs plastered to the pool gate), 15 low-quality but functional BBQs set up & operable, for anyone to use ("you cannot move the BBQ!!"), a sandy playspace for the little ones (No One Over 12 Years Old, No One over 85 pounds, Anyone Under 5 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult - more signs), a slightly lopsided ping pong table if that inspires you - all in a leafy and fenced acre or two, close to anything you'd want and with a comforting amount of wear and tear. You will feel at home.

If Her Ladyship wasn't so over-bearing it would be Paradise on a Budget.

Nothing escapes her gaze, everything deserves a comment, or usually a warning - "don't get my carpet wet!!!" (when leaving the pool to go change) - "don't forget check out is 11am" (when merely walking about the place) - "park straighter next time" (when unloading my car), I could go on.

She also was nice enough to empty my garbage while I was away with the family one day, but also took separately stowed empty cans and bottles (beer and wine and otherwise) from their boxes and cases (worth $0.10 each) and insists she was doing me a favour.

Look, I'm a generally nice guy, and pretty easy to get along with - my kids are good as gold, quiet and polite, and we were all in bed before 10 pm every night. But Jeez Louise, it was like living at home with my Mom again in Grade 7. And, since neither my Mom nor this Landlady could be everywhere at once, the solution is to put a warning or reminder or a rule on a sign every 10 feet. I swear - there were signs EVERYWHERE. It was freaky!

Look up "Micro-Manager" in Webster's and you will see her picture. Eyes in the back of her head, watching your every move. The only thing that detracted from our experience.

Motel average, value average - it ain't the Oberoi, but it'll do.



"....Sign Sign everywhere a sign,
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind,
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign......."

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank JayCl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 17, 2010

What a charming, clean place - everything you could want and more - 5 minute walk to bach - lovely salt water pool - thank God no chlorine!!! - a/c in all accomodation, tv, internet.. and the owners - they couldn't do enough for the guests - it is well kept and well run - will be returning again and again

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank bionicwoman325
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed September 8, 2009

This little gem was quite a surprise! We were expecting a "seedy little motel", but this place is far from it. We were very happy with everything...super clean, all the amenities one could need in a motel room and very close proximity to everything in Wasaga. Although the salt-water pool is small, it is also spotlessly clean along with the deck and seating area. We will certainly go back again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Torontocanucker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 14, 2016
Google Translation

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed June 1, 2016
Google Translation

Room Tip: aucun conseil tout est calme
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews