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539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3 Canada
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#1 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
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Enjoy your stay at the most unique Bed and Breakfast in Toronto aboard a 65 foot motor yacht moored in the heart of downtown Toronto. Guests are gently rocked to sleep and wake-up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast surrounded by a post card view of the city and Toronto harbour. Leave the car and walk everywhere, shopping, catch a baseball game with Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and restaurants galore... all within a short walk or street car access away. Close to the theatre district with many choices of live theatre and musicals to choose from. Take time to enjoy a hop-on-hop-off tour of the city or rent bike to tour the waterfront. Book the whole boat and ask us about having dinner on our skylounge. Take in one of the charters in the harbour for a romantic evening cruise before returning to your own private yacht. Come back to the boat to enjoy the spectacular view from the aft deck and experience life on the water. Warning: marine life is addictive; your first visit won’t be your last.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
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Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, French

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Grade: 82 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Canada perfect wrote a review Sep 2019
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Perfect Job! Wish you all the best on your Bahamas mission! The boat is in Perfect condition! Congratulations! Diane and Ted are so amazing and Time was to Short to keep in touch more. Thanks für all!,
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Steve Zodiac's Travel World wrote a review Sep 2019
Canada8 contributions24 helpful votes
THE QUAY TO A GOOD VISIT Making Waves Boatel is Toronto & Ontario's only boat motel. And it's been rated as one of the best boat hotels in the world! Although location is key (Queen's Quay West, to be exact) the real reason to LOVE this BOAT is that Captain Ted and Diane offer completely comfortable cabins and high-class hospitality. And an egg-cellent breakfast prepared with TLC! In short, it's a better B&B. Did I mention that my stay here was very comfortable and convenient? It's close to downtown Toronto - minutes away from CN Tower, Union Station, Rogers Centre and Ripley's Aquarium. Not to mention Billy Bishop Airport and the Toronto Islands. And you can easily get there by TTC streetcar. But - because you're on the waterfront - you don't FEEL like you're downtown. You feel like you're on holiday! How good is it? So good that they don't do Air B&B. I'd love to stay there again and recommend it to anyone who appreciates the personal touch.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 28 Sep 2019
Thanks Steve. What a fun review - glad you enjoyed your trip to Ontario and go to enjoy Toronto and the Boatel
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wayne1harris wrote a review Aug 2019
Put in Bay, Ohio38 contributions27 helpful votes
Location: Just west of the financial district and 200 yards of public transport. CN tower an easy walk. Hosts Captain Ted & Diane: These are two of the most wonderful hosts you’ll ever meet. Diane sat with me to go over all the key points of Toronto interest. She’s also a bit of a Toronto historian as a bonus. Food: As the pictures show the freshly and basically individually prepared breakfast was marvelous! General: The boat is clean and well organized, rooms are spacious with the beds being comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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canadabeachbound wrote a review Aug 2019
Ingersoll, Canada124 contributions9 helpful votes
Great stay with Diane and Ted. They welcome you onto their boat and make you feel right at home. Close to everything in downtown Toronto but yet tucked away in a quiet section dockside. Single room is small but all you need since you can sit anywhere on the boat and watch the activities on the water and planes coming in to Billy Bishop airport. Best sleep I have had in a long time as the boat gently rocks you to sleep. Dianne makes a spectacular breakfast! Would definitely return again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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sbruces66 wrote a review Jul 2019
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada1 contribution
The most relaxed environment you can ever imagine, but yet steps away from the heart of Toronto. Highly recommend for those looking to avoid the impersonal experience of staying at a downtown hotel. Diane and Capt. Ted are very gratious and welcoming to their home, and are very accomodating. Sitting on the top deck at night with a refreshment while taking in the sights of the Toronto skyline is relaxation at its best. Specially prepared breakfast in the morning is an event. We thank Diane and Ted for allowing us to share their home.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jaime wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
Diane and Ted were amazing hosts and made sure we were up to date on the events happening during the days we were visiting, with a very personal touch. You really felt you had a local helping you plan your days! The boat itself is an unique experience to try. The cabin, decoration throughout the boat, and breakfast experience were all top notch. Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scubabob2000 wrote a review Jul 2019
Toronto, Canada10 contributions5 helpful votes
My 4th stay ( losing track) at Making Waves Boatel for Toronto Honda Indy weekend. Arrived 10 minutes earlier than predicted and 5 hours before normal check in. Messaged prior to make sure that's ok, Diane was as usual, quick back to say that was ok. Arrived, hugs from my hosts, introductions to Claire, also a boatel mate, quick beer, because it's Indy and off to Canada's only Indy race. Return to meet Ruth and Rudolf from Switzerland also Crew..quick change to head to Mountain Equipment Coop to get a Portage yoke for my canoe. In retrospect...maybe walking around Toronto with a piece of ash after buying it...yeah. Returned home, greeted with Diane's stuffed animal display ( become a fun thing where we leave them posed, myself before races and she before I returned.She pulled out Scarlett (ships bird) and a Fraggle. Bear and I speechless. Anyhow...my experience with Making Waves Boatel as a premises? Always friggin amazing. As a repeat guest, Diane worries she's made me the same breakfast. As a repeat guest, I worry someone else makes it. It truly boggles. The Hosts of the boggle? Beautiful people. My cabin for Indy in 2020 already booked.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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elsplace wrote a review Jul 2019
Richmond, Rhode Island309 contributions139 helpful votes
We stayed on the Boatel for only 2 nights. Diane and Ted were very gracious hosts...Accommodations were perfect. We were fortunate enough to have the "suite" with our own bathroom. The room is obviously smaller than a hotel room, but it was perfect for us. We loved being able to walk to everything, and then come back and relax outside on one of the deck areas with a glass of wine, and enjoy the view. They do have some beer and wine for sale on their boat and there is also a Beer Store and a Wine Store down the street. The boatel is very convenient to just about anything you need. There's a couple of small grocery stores down the street and a drug store. There's a Subway Sandwich Shop and a Starbucks right across the street and a few nice restaurants, which I'm sure Diane will let you know about. We walked everywhere...to the CN Tower, Rogers Stadium, Hockey Hall of Fame, St. Lawrence Marketplace, etc. etc. Lots to do and you don't have to worry about driving. We truly enjoyed our stay at the boatel!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Philippa A. M wrote a review Jun 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates25 contributions4 helpful votes
I used to stay in the Fairmont - Now I stay in the Boatel. What could be better than a bed and breakfast in a boat in the scenic harbour? Diane and Ted are wonderful hosts and the breakfasts are the best! The cabins are well laid out, (but are ships cabins, so are small in comparison to a hotel room), beds comfortable, nice linens and towels - and it is a lovely place to be in Toronto, almost under the CN tower on the waterfront. I really miss them off season!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Dianne L wrote a review Jun 2019
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What a fantastic place to stay! Owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was superb! Room was tastefully decorated and very clean. Contact to stay was very much appreciated. Can not wait to return.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$182 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioTorontoDowntown / Downtown West / Waterfront Communities-The Island / Harbourfront / Bathurst Quay / Old Toronto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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MAKING WAVES BOATEL - Prices & B&B Reviews (Toronto, Canada)

Frequently Asked Questions about Making Waves Boatel
Which popular attractions are close to Making Waves Boatel?
Nearby attractions include Pirate Life (0.4 km), Toronto Waterfront (0.3 km), and The National Ballet of Canada (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Making Waves Boatel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Making Waves Boatel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Making Waves Boatel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi-Ne Sushi, Tim Hortons, and Iruka Sushi.
Is Making Waves Boatel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Toronto.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Making Waves Boatel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Making Waves Boatel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre (2.1 km), Spadina Museum (4.8 km), and Casa Loma (4.8 km).
Does Making Waves Boatel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.