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Bob's Motel

235 Authur Street W., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5P7, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A little dated but a good place to stay. The guy that runs it is friendly and the rooms we get are clean and updated. I really like being able to drive up to the door and unload my luggage. Unlike other fancier more expensive places nearby with an elevator and then a long walk down a long hallway. The... More 

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Winnipeg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Ideal for a night or two in Thunder Bay Clean rooms and inexpensive. Next door to Boston Pizza and McDonalds. The only negative is the wifi is iffy. I stay at Bobs 4 or 5 times a year when passing thru T Bay

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We always stay here very time we come to tbay. We get great service and hes always nice and very accomidating. He even told me that if i didnt want to get in the box of the truck to plug my cord into the plugin i could park by his suv and use his cord. That was very helpful seeing... More 

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canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

made reservation at Bob's for March 19, & for April 1,2013 as I was flying to vacation in Cuba & I live 65 miles from T.B. My return flite to TB was late ,1am & had no problem getting my room. Beds were very comfortable, room spotlessly clean & nice and warm. I spent 25yrs in the hotel business so... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Most of the reviews we read were horrific, but Mexicoanny's recent comments encouraged us to give Bob's Motel a try -- and our experience echoes hers. We were promptly served at reception, our room was recently renovated, and there was nothing to complain about IF you're OK without Wi-Fi and air conditioning, which the staff clearly indicated on the phone... More 

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Probably the worst motel in all of thunder bay. From poor service to poor rooms in n general. The front desk people are always rude and almost every person I know who was stayed here has found something disgusting in their rooms. The only upside is that its located on arthur street but there are tons of nicer hotels on... More 

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COLLINGWOOD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had read very unfavourable reviews but a friend suggested i check it for myself and it provided very decent, basic accommodation. The room, bedding and linens were clearn, microwave worked, windows opened so airy, heat and hotwater very adequate, weekly rate was the best i found for quality. i did not expect the staff to be models of sartorial... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

I was visiting Thunder Bay with frugal friends and they booked this hotel, which cost $72/night (I guess that's reasonable for this area). I would not have chosen to stay here and definitely won't stay here again. A resident manager checked us in and I immediately knew what we were in for...he had on shorts, a saggy tanktop, bare feet... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

Traveling from Winnipeg to Sault Ste. Marie to visit family. Not knowing Thunder Bay very well, we were tired and didn't want to keep driving so we took a chance, as the outside didn't look too bad. It was dirty inside and very noisy- seemed like a truck stop type of place. Didn't get much sleep for all the noise... More 

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Dryden,ON.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

What a duimp!!!!30C and no air-conditioning in any of the rooms. The carpets were so dirty (one can't imagine), that the NWHU should be notified, as this is very unhealthy. The owners should be ashamed to rent out these rooms for $65 per night. I shouldn't rate this place a 1-star, but the location was good for us. If you... More 

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