Originally Posted by 'Flagger
...I didn't, however, have any problems with hotels. I didn't have any reservations at either hotels or ferries. Nowhere did I get turned away for vacancy issues...
Indeed, I understand from reports here that a motorcyclist is very unlikely to get turned away from a ferry. A bike needs only a little space on the vehicle deck.
However, to get a cabin for an overnight cruise, I'd recommend reservations: on my crossing from NS to Nfld, I have been told that there were no cabins left (I reserved mine a few weeks before).
Similar story with hotels. I have been lucky to find most accommodations just by stopping and asking - although in Rocky Harbour, NL, I took the last room. The big exception is Labrador West, because of the construction season: Wabush Hotel, for example, was fully booked several weeks in advance.