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1424 Highway 105, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B1Y 3Y6 Canada
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#3 of 5 hotels in North Sydney
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We are a 17 unit newly renovated motel located 7 km from the Newfoundland Ferry. All units are air conditioned with a fridge and microwave. There are BBQs on site.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
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Hair dryer
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Climber820030 wrote a review Jul 2022
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We have stayed at this motel a couple of times in the past and have felt it was okay. This time was different. We don’t watch a lot of T.V. but the remote wouldn’t work…no volume and when we called the front desk ( internet says hours are open until 10:00p.m.) and there was no answer we gave up. We are disappointed and will not be staying here again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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SeniorChap wrote a review Sep 2021
St. John's, Canada10 contributions11 helpful votes
This motel was one of the best you can find for clean, modern service and excellent value. The Beauty Rest beds gave a perfect sleep! Don't miss it! There was two rows of attached cottages set back from the highway by a large manicured lawn. The office is in the front of the home which is in front of the cottages. Very tidy.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed in a front cottage but were not awakened by the highway traffic.
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David S wrote a review Oct 2020
Dartmouth, Canada12 contributions1 helpful vote
What a great motel to stay at. Very reasonable price, nice and clean. A little far away from Sydney by taxi 🚕. Went to North Sydney instead. Not much to do there, had a nice evening with the locals at the local Legion. Ate at the A&K Lick A Chick down the road, the chicken 🐔 was the best I've ever tasted.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suzanne2360 wrote a review Jul 2020
Halifax, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
On a recent friends trip to Cape Breton we stayed at MacNeil’s Motel. The rooms were spotless and had all the amenities that one requires for being on the road. The owners brought a BBQ outside our room when we indicated we had food to cook. Friendly location and well situated. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an overnight or even longer location.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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happywanderer23 wrote a review Jan 2020
Guelph, Canada97 contributions72 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night after returning on the ferry from Port-aux-Basques. It is a short driving distance from the ferry terminal and appeared to be popular for that reason. There were a number of parties checking in after that crossing. The property is conveniently located on the Trans Canada highway. The buildings are set back from the road We didn't find traffic noise to be an issue. The room was clean and large. There was a small kitchenette in the room that included a mini fridge and microwave. The bed was comfortable and everything was in good repair. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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RadioDitch wrote a review Oct 2019
Cumberland, Maryland54 contributions24 helpful votes
I made a reservation over the telephone more than two weeks in advance of my stay. I asked the girl/woman on the phone twice to confirm the dates, and the cost. She did. I was looking forward to my stay. I arrived after almost 12hrs of driving to discover she apparently had never written it down in their reservation book. The girl who was working the desk on the office porch tried to help by finding availability in the area, but everyone was full-up. I ended up having to drive 30mins out of my way to Sydney. Make sure you get something in writing/e-mail when you make a reservation with this place.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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kathlene07 wrote a review Aug 2019
Nova Scotia, Canada51 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed at MacNeil's Motel the 1st weekend of August, 2019 for 2 nights. 2 Double beds in the room with great kitchenette. Our room had a slight smell of mustiness, but not enough to really worry about, but I wouldn't have wanted to stay a long stretch. Room was very clean however floor was a little spongy by the door where you walked in. Super cheap. I think its worth the money. Motel check in person was very friendly!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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planetmead wrote a review Aug 2019
Oldsmar, Florida37 contributions5 helpful votes
We arrived in late afternoon. One of the owners, Bernadette, checked us in and took the time to let us know about dinner options in the area. She even made some phone calls to determine if restaurants were open on a Sunday evening. The room was spacious, clean and had everything we needed. It is in a convenient location and we liked it so much we stayed for a second night. Our only complaint was the traffic noise, but it died down by 10:30ish. We like to sleep with the windows open so if you closed them and turned on the a/c it probably wouldn’t be a problem at all. We recommend this motel!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristy M wrote a review Jul 2019
Dallas, Texas289 contributions61 helpful votes
If you are looking for a reasonably priced, clean, comfortable room in a place with good wifi, you've found it. Parking space included with hair dryer, coffee maker, mini fridge, tv, and microwave. Appreciated the advice on things to do on our upcoming journey. Across the street from Kitchen 1409 & Celtic Country Market if you need a GPS location.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tom C wrote a review Jun 2019
London, Canada20 contributions47 helpful votes
I booked my room because of its proximity to the ferry i found a very reasonable rate a very clean room free wifi.it has microwave coffee fridge a large room with a couch table and chairs I would recommend this place when touring the island good location minutes from the Cape Breton Island highlands and sydney
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Close to ferry
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PRICE RANGE
US$82 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandNorth Sydney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about MacNeil's Motel
Which popular attractions are close to MacNeil's Motel?
Nearby attractions include Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Fossil Centre (5.7 km), Indian Beach (7.0 km), and Trinity Anglican Church (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at MacNeil's Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at MacNeil's Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at MacNeil's Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at MacNeil's Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to MacNeil's Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Commercial St Deli, Black Spoon Bistro, and The Lobster Pound And Moore.
Are pets allowed at MacNeil's Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to MacNeil's Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chapel Point Battery Site (7.2 km).