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Strathcona Motel

Travelers' Choice award winner
545 Hodder Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 1V7, Canada
Strathcona Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small motel with large one bedroom units. Decorated 60's style but clean as can be with great wifi and easy highway access. The owner is very friendly and helpful, even provided bucket and rags so i could wash my motorcycle!

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Amherst, Ns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We prefer a one storey motel when we travel, it allows us to sit outside our room and get some fresh air after being in a car all day long and also there is no one walking around or banging overhead us. This motel filled the bill! We were on a cross Canada tour for two months and heading back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are currently travelling (July 2015) to Alberta from Ontario and were looking for a place to stay in Thunder Bay. We typically look for a clean place with good value to sleep as that is all we are doing when spending so much time on the road. The Strathcona Motel was not only clean and comfy, but also had... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I are travelling from Banff to go back home to the Toronto area and found this motel last minute! The owner was great and super friendly. We had an end room and it was super quiet and very clean! Bed was comfortable and clean as well. No complaints there. Decor may be stuck in the 1950's as... More 

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good sleep! Very happy to have you back anytime! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A fantastic motel that has a full kitchenette, great beds, fast wifi, and a TV. It is very cozy. The owners are very friendly too. The facilities work fine and the bathroom is decently sized. This is by far the best motel in its price range.

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review; please come again! More 

London, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Strathcona Motel is ranked #1 here on Trip Advisor for a reason! The value is terrific. It's a modest motel which offers a lot for a fair price. Very clean and quiet. We wanted a place to stay for a week that had a kitchenette. It was the perfect place for us to relax and cook our meals before... More 

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

We would love to have you back next time you are in #tbay. Thanks for supporting our local, family-run business! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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506 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had never been to Thunder Bay so we didn't know where to stay until we found Strathcona on the internet. And we're so glad we did. A small cozy motel located in a quiet, safe residential area this is one of the cleanest Motels we've ever stayed at. The rooms are small but, adequate. Decorated in a 50's motif... More 

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review and for choosing us during your travels in Canada; glad you liked our retro style! Please come again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our stay at this motel was wonderful! Upon arrival at the motel the owner Ken went through the whole motel room to make sure we knew about everything. The place was spotless, no odors, just a very clean room. On future visits to Thunder Bay I will always stay at this motel. The location is great just off of 11/17.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I and our one year old stayed at The Strathcona for 6 days. It was perfect for us. Super clean, quiet and had everything we needed for a great price! I would definitely stay there again. This spot is also very handy to some great parks that we enjoyed visiting with our little one. Our host was... More 

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Cincinnati
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Staying at the Strathcona is like staying in your own small apartment. Yes it's old but well kept up. It has a real kitchen with full size fridge, a stove and appliances if you want to cook. Ken, the owner, is extremely nice and will talk your ear off if you want! The apartment was immaculate, very clean and everything... More 

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