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BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2080 Highway 61, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7J 1B8, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 33 hotels in Thunder Bay
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is slightly out of TBay, but close enough to the airport. No channel guide for the TV, and the staff didn't even know what station was CTV. Restaurant closes at 10pm on Sunday - if you are coming from the west of Canada arriving in TBay then you are at minimum 1 hour out - should be open later.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel in a nice quiet but still convenient location. Room was very clean with newer furniture. Overall great experience. I would gladly stay again. ALL staff were friendly and helpful and helped make the stay a good one.

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Prince George
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed in this hotel on our way driving from British Columbia to Toronto this summer. We were thrilled with everything from the staff to the comfort of the rooms to the beautiful grounds and most especially to the food in the restaurant. This hotel isn't fancy but it has everything you could possibly need and the... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel twice at the beginning and end of my trip from Toronto to Kenora. We had a rental car, and the drive from the airport was less then 10 mins. If you're looking for a hotel walking distance to entertainment and lots of restaurants, this is not the hotel for you. There is a restaurant in... More

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East St Paul, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family reunion in Thunder Bay on the August long weekend & had an excellent stay at the Best Western Nor'Wester Hotel. All of the staff, especially Karen & Tannis, provided our family with excellent friendly service & a memorable stay during our family reunion. The accommodations were excellent, the pool was great & the hotel is in... More

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emartineznw, Manager of Business Development at BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Thank you kindly for taking the time to post your excellent review and ratings of our property following your recent family reunion. I am very pleased to read that every detail of your reunion was looked after and that our amazing staff was there for you all the way! It was a pleasure serving you and your family... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stop on our big summer road trip east was three nights in Thunder Bay at the Nor'Wester. It was perfect! Nice room with a king sized bed. The small fridge and microwave were bonuses we didn't expect. It's easy to find and on the outskirts of town, so easy to get on and off the road for sightseeing... More

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emartineznw, Manager of Business Development at BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hi Pamehla, Thank you for your rating and review of our hotel following your recent stay with us. I am happy to hear that you are one of our many lucky guests that have seeing wildlife nearby and that enjoyed sightseeing :) Thanks again for staying with us and look forward to your return! Please feel free to contact me... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time we booked our wedding venue to the day we said "I do" Caryn and her entire team were nothing but sheer perfection and professionals through out it all. For our family and friends the accommodations were simply put and shared to us "perfect". The help and positive service from the team made our dream a true reality... More

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emartineznw, Manager of Business Development at BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Lindsay c, Thank you for your recent visit to the Best Western PLUS Nor’Wester Hotel & Conference Centre and thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic review. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you make your dream wedding a reality! I am extremely happy to read your comments of every interaction you had... More

Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful backdrop of the mountain range, the grounds are well tended to and the flowers and plants as well. The staff were very courteous and accommodating. The staff were on the ball when it came to refilling platters, removing empty dishes, providing an uncluttered area. The food was excellent and good sized portions. We had pre-booked a room but a... More

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emartineznw, Manager of Business Development at BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hello KatanaDan, Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to post a review following your recent stay with us, and for sharing your experience with our Tripadvisor readership. We are very pleased that you enjoyed and liked all of the upgrades we have done and continue to do. Your feedback gives us an excellent opportunity to see... More

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter and new son in law had their wedding at this hotel, the staff was excellent in providing a stress free enjoyment for us all. Our family and friends from near and far are still talking about the great food and the beautiful landscaped scenic yard where the ceremony took place. The staff were very accommodating in letting not... More

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emartineznw, Manager of Business Development at BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and wedding guests. It was a pleasure catering to your party and would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experience with our valued Tripadvisor community. It is always nice to hear the views and feedback from our guest on services we provide... More

Brampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before I stayed at this hotel I also stayed at two others in Thunder Bay and both were subpar to say the least. The rooms at the Nor Western are much larger and newly updated compared to the other hotels In the area. The staff and management are very helpful and friendly, amenities are great and no to mention the... More

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Thank you for your making us your number one hotel in Thunder Bay and for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your fabulous review. I am pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and that you were met with the service and amenities you expect and deserve throughout the property. We do hope to... More

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Address: 2080 Highway 61, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7J 1B8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Thunder Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Nor`Wester Hotel And Conference Centre
Best Western Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Best Western
BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre Thunder Bay, Ontario

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Discover this newly renovated Thunder Bay, Ontario hotel offering full-service accommodations near Fort William Historical Park, Loch Lommond ski resort, Thunder Bay Tournament Centre, and Kamview Nordic Ski Centre. Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre has it all! Featuring an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, private steam and sauna rooms, and a full scale fitness centre. Situated in beautiful Thunder Bay, Ontario, this hotel provides guests with exceptional customer service, superb full-service amenities and an unbeatable Nor'Wester Mountain location, only 7 minutes from downtown. Guests will be treated to spacious guest rooms featuring cable television, Flat Screen TV's, Fridges, and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Suites are also available to accommodate the entire family. For a more comfortable stay on the road, our well appointed standard rooms or our luxurious suites will meet or exceed your expectations. We look forward to your next stay! ... more   less 
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