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Harbourside Motel

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We are conveniently located on picturesque Little Tub Harbour. We are the closest motel to the Chi-Cheemaun ferry dock and just steps away from the downtown section of Tobermory. We have thirty-six units with a variety of water views and facilities, including some with kitchenettes. All units have cable TV, electric heat and several have air conditioning. (Please note that only the rooms specified have Air Conditioning.) The Harbourside Motel has several patio areas where you can enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of Little Tub Harbour. Enjoy a picnic under our shade trees or soak up the sun as you lounge in one of the motel's many wooden chairs. Blue Heron Cruises tour boats leave from the same property. Blue Heron Cruises offers glass-bottom and jet boat cruises of the Shipwrecks in Big Tub Harbour and tours though Fathom Five National Marine Park.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Marina View
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211Reviews
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63Room tips
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We wanted to explore a bit of Bruce Peninsula NP in the off season and chose late October to do so and this property to stay at. Tobermory after Thanksgiving weekend is really off season - most of the stores and restaurants are closed for winter, the ferry is shut down and the Fl
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Response from BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review 2eratics. Exploring the Bruce Peninsula National Park in the off season is a great choice! You are right - most of the businesses close down around Thanksgiving or soon after. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the kitchenette, beds, and view of the harbour. We are also very proud to hear that you found our staff friendly! Please come back & stay with us again during your next trip to Tobermory!
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Really enjoyed our stay. Comfy king bed. There was great hiking in the area. Good restaurants to eat at. Perfect access to ferry. It was very clean and reasonable. Weather was crappy but we hiked anyway.
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Response from BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Thank you Ernst H for taking the time to write us a review. We are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Harbourside Motel. Yet the weather wasn't well, we are glad you were able to do some hiking and enjoyed the food at some of the local restaurants.
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Loved staying here! The room was clean and the bed was comfy. The motel is right in the harbour steps away from everything. Was quite and relaxing. The outdoor sitting was great, could see everything that was going on in the habour
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Response from BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Thank you so much 277belinab for taking the time to write us an excellent review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room, the outdoor patio, and the location of our motel. We hope you come and stay with us again in the future!
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Tobermory is a beautiful town but parking is VERY limited and expensive...$3.00 per hour with a 3hour limit. However, if you stay at Harbourside, you can walk everywhere. And a cruise to flowerpot island is a must and guests get a boho ticket with your stay. The rooms are basic,
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Response from BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review Joy R. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found your room clean & comfortable. Like you said, we do provide free parking for all our guests, and in the off-season, we do provide our guests with 2-for-1 coupons that can be used with our boat cruises. This is an excellent time of the year to go for a boat cruise as it isn't as busy and crowded. From the motel, you can walk to all the local restaurants and shops, and like you said, there's a great place behind the motel for breakfast. Once again, thank you for taking the time to write us a review & we hope to see you again!
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I'd checked out another place prior to coming here but didn't want to spend that much, so came here where my room on a Tuesday in September was $85. ($96.05 taxes in).
This is an old tired motel but they keep it nice. I thought it was weird that as I had three devices I needed t
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Response from BlueHeronCo, Project Coordinator at Harbourside Motel
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review David. We are glad we could provide you a nights stay and an extra towel to wipe down your motorcycle.
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View of the harbor from the back of the motel
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Kitchenette room with harbour view and AC.
Lovely relaxing view.
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Hi, do you have a room available on Oct 6 and how much is it?
Hello Kary, Thanks for your question! Please call us at 855-596-2999 and we will be happy to let you know if we have any rooms available!
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We need 2 rooms for 1 night stay, Aug 30th 2018 check in, Aug 31st check out. Do you have any rooms available on a budget?
Hello Mary, Thanks for your question! Please call us at 855-596-2999 and we will be happy to let you know if we have any rooms available!
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Hi, do you guys have any rooms available tomorrow night? 25th July? Thanks
Hi do you have anything Aug 11 to 13th and is it pet friendly?
ask the hotel, not a reviewer!
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is there any motel open on June 30th ?
They are open, but may be booked up. I suggest looking for available rooms! This time of year is, well, busy......!
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"Bring ear plugs if staying peak season"
"Hotel is associated with the Blue Heron Cruise line"
"Request a room at the end of the building above the store below for best views."
"Two types of rooms. With AC you dont see the water. Without AC you can see both sides."
"Be specific when booking and expect to pay more for getting more (kitchenettes, air conditioning, harbour access)."
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