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“Enjoyable Visit”
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Blue Bay Motel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence
Brantford, Canada
1 review
“Enjoyable Visit”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We enjoyed our recent stay at the Blue Bay Motel very much. We have come for a number of years now and have had a great stay each time. The rooms are very comfortable, the staff is always friendly and helpful, and we really enjoy the environmentally friendly touches. We look forward to coming again next summer.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Barrie, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

A great getaway spot. Right in the little tub harbour, best room is 0, you get your own front patio, excellent for people watching and relaxing. Very biker friendly, offered towels to wipe down the bike. Definitely visit again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We've been staying here once a summer for the last few years. Always enjoy it and this time was no different. It's clean, comfortable, and can't beat the location. Also the owner and staff are all really welcoming and helpful.

It's just a short walk to the visitor centre where we picked up a great hiking trail that did a 4k loop off of The Bruce Trail. Lots of great opportunities for swimming and we had a great time. It's rare to be so close to all that the park has to offer and be able to come home to the comforts of a comfortable, clean room and hot shower rather than a tent and sleeping bags.

One of the really cool things about the room is the shower. It's made out of natural stones and really neat!

Looking forward to returning next year!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a great place to stay in Tobermory. With updated rooms and pleasant finished pine furniture, this is the most enjoyable place I've stayed in Tobermory.

Great location right on Little Tub harbour. Perfect if you are in Tobermory for the SCUBA diving, as you can drop your gear off at the docks and return your car to park at the motel, then walk back to the docks in 2mins.

Am already booked for a follow-up trip in September. Won't stay anywhere else in Tobermory!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Christopher M
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Orillia
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186 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had a very enjoyable two night stay at the Blue Bay Motel. It was located in the heart of the "Tub", east walking distance to a walking trail (part of the Bruce Trail with a lookout tower nearby). Restaurants, boat tours, ice cream, coffee all within a few steps. A guide book in our room put together by the motel host, with suggestions for activities and general info, as well as menus from the local restaurants and recommendations for same. Very helpful.

Room Tip: We had a room on the second floor, and had a nice view of the harbour. Just be prepared to lug suitc...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank CorinneOrillia
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InnkeeperK, Innkeeper at Blue Bay Motel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to accommodating you again!
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We recently stayed at the Blue Bay and had a wonderful stay. Great room on the ground floor overlooking the water. The staff were very friendly and had great recommendations for activities to do in the local area. The rooms were very clean and the beds very comfortable! We will be back soon.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Two of us traveled, each in separate rooms, each with the same review: see title above!
Great location has almost everything you will need.
Clean as a whistle. Comfortable beds and bedding. Mine was a king, with a small sitting area on the side. All the amenities, except a telephone, in our rooms. That was a blessing! And the staff were helpful almost to a fault.
Okay. I was disappointed that there did not seem to be any fish in Tobermory but "whitefish". No lake perch. No pickerel. But you can't blame the motel for that.
In fact, I cannot fault the Blue Bay for anything. It was all - dare I say it - really really enjoyable.

Room Tip: No tips - every room had beds of various sizes. Good choices.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Blue Bay Motel

Property: Blue Bay Motel
Address: 32 Bay Street | Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Tobermory
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tobermory
#1 Family Hotel in Tobermory
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tobermory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Blue Bay Hotel Tobermory
Blue Bay Motel Tobermory, Canada - Ontario

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