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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Large rooms, lots of counter space, clean, nice view of the ferry, handy laundry room, helpful and friendly staff; near ferry to NFLD but we were just looking for something nice near Sydney. fridge in room.

Thank OntarioFoodie1974
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were so happy with our experience here that we cancelled our other hotel plans for when we were scheduled to return via the Ferry back from Newfoundland a week later. The desk clerk was fantastic, the food and the service in the on-site restaurant were great, the room was really comfortable, the bed linens and mattress conducive to a...

Thank LovesZebras
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a cheaper alternative to the more expensive hotels in Sydney. It is right across the street from the NF ferry. Although, there is a restaurant in the hotel, there are lots of eating options within driving distance. The room we had was clean enough but had a funny smell. The halls smelled funny too. The hotel has laundry...

Thank nicksmomToronto
Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent room!! Could still smell the fresh paint from all the updates. Nice new everything in the rooms, I could see into a few other room in the morning and they were also redone. Our room even had a lazy boy recliner!! Fridge in room, real cups/glasses in the room. On site restaurant was good, the view is amazing. Close...

Thank DLD99
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here the night before our crossing large clean rooms - would stay here again excellent location very friendly staff - lots to do and see when you are not rushed - excellent restaurants very close as well

Thank Ken W
Lethbridge, Alberta
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The beds were so comfortable! The room was spacious and clean. The price was right for what we got. What I didn't like about the hotel is the restaurant. Although the food was fairly good, it was sooooooooo understaffed and we had to wait FOREVER! We were told the bar was closed around an hour before the sign indicated. When...

Thank heat912
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We had an unplanned stay at this hotel due to the fact that we missed the ferry by 10 minutes because we were delayed at customs and immigration incomprehensible reasons. The gatekeeper for the ferry directed us to this hotel which we appreciated at night. However when we arrived, the price per room was more than $10 more per night...

Thank ursula72
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is an average hotel, with upgrades needed. But the staff were very kind and helpful. Breakfast was very basic and the rooms as minimal as possible, but I was given every consideration by the staff.

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I liked: - good location, near the ferry and the restaurants - clean - availability - we found a room on the same day - good beds I didn't like: - depressing lobby and lighting - staff could smile more - no restaurants after 20:00 in the area - stay away of the hotel's restaurant - horrible! Let's be clear:...

2Thank QuebecDeltaLima
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Went for a wedding and stayed for a few days. Ida, our cleaning person, was very helpful and thorough. The hotel is much better now that there are new owners, completely redone. Restaurant was good and the bar had entertainment on the weekend. Seemed very busy as well.

Thank MaryAnn D

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel North overlooks the Sydney Harbour and the Marine Atlantic Ferry terminal. We are only 2 minutes from the Newfoundland ferry and centrally located to all major tourist attractions in Cape Breton. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel North

Address: 39 Forrest St, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 3B1, Canada (Formerly North Star Inn)
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > North Sydney
Price Range: RM463 - RM623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel North 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
North Star Hotel North Sydney
North Sydney Best Western
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The ferry side rooms are a little larger.”
 of 5 bubbles NSmum, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are staying for more than the odd night ask for a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Johnfaeaberdeenshire, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The harbour view is worth asking for”
 of 5 bubbles glecur, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Toilet and sink are in separate areas.”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our first floor room was close to the front and the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles rodlarmer, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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