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Strathcona Motel

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545 Hodder Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 1V7, Canada
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Strathcona Motel
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Rating summary
  • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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136 reviews 136 reviews
45 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Florence, CO
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a nice overnight stay at the Strathcona. The owner was attentive and helpful He is biker friendly, providing rags and a bucket to clean up the motorcycle, which is much appreciated. The units are really efficiencies, equipped with a complete apartment style kitchen and separate bedroom. The furnishing are eclectic and a bit worn, but comfortable. The shower... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read all the reviews and thought this would be a good place to stay. However, we were sorely disappointed by this motel. It would appear that nothing has really changed here since it was built in 1956 and the decor is non-existent. The bedroom was small and the bathroom was the size of a postage stamp. Yes, it was... More

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Glad you found our homey, cozy suites clean! We're not the Ritz, but we certainly work hard to make sure that people who stay with us get good value for money, which, we understand, is why the Strathcona Motel is so highly rated by its guests. More

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134 reviews 134 reviews
55 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here twice on our trip so I think that says a lot. Ken is very nice and helpful. He does a very good job managing his small motel. The mini suites as some have described them are very nice basic units. Everything is spotlessly clean and functional. Full size fridge is nice as well as the stove. The... More

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

We are very glad that you found the facilities, services and surroundings pleasing during your repeated stays with us - you are always welcome! Thank you for taking the time to post this review. More

San Diego, CA., USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Though the Strathcona Motel's website mentions their included free WiFi, it's not mentioned prominently and could easily be overlooked by the traveler scanning the many Googled hits for Thunder Bay motels. The WiFi is fast and has a strong signal in this small motel with wonderful mini-apartments. Janis, the wife in this motel owner team, booked us even though we... More

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for your very positive review, and for highlighting the quality Wi-Fi service available at the Strathcona Motel. Always glad to have our American friends and neighbours up to Canada for a visit - please come again! More

Wichita, Kansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

After reading about Strathcona Motel on TA, we made our reservations. It was an easy process, with the owner requesting one nights stay to reserve. We mailed a check and it was processed without problem. The owner does accept US and Canadian payment. Since we had to send a check, the down-payment was US, but we did get Canadian upon... More

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

We always appreciate it when our travelers take the time out of their busy schedules to review their experience at the motel - thank you - we are glad you found it to be of good value. Always happy to take US currency! ;) More

Alfred, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a 50+ year old family-owned motel with only 6 immaculate units. The units are more like mini apartments with full kitchen facilities combined with a living room plus a separate bedroom. Furniture is vintage but great. Value for the price exceptional.. Ken and wife are very accommodating. Located in a residential area with shops close by. All the... More

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your good stay with us. Hope to see you again! More

Wawa, Ontario
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband son and I were going through Thunder Bay headed to Minnesota and he was looking for a place to stay in Thunder Bay...We we found this little gem! The owner was so helpful and nice!! The motel itself was super clean and the beds were the nicest I have ever slept in! Book in advance as it seems... More

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

This review title made our week of cleaning! Glad to hear you had a comfortable stay with us - please come again! More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a very nice and cozy place. I lived in one of these apartments for eight months and never had any problem. The rooms are clean, the vintage furniture is really a good touch, free individual parking spots and the whole building is well maintained. Calm location with amenities nearby (pharmacy, restaurant, gas station, market, robin donuts).The units have... More

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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your business as well as for this kind review of your time spent recently at the Strathcona Motel, including your positive comments about the quiet location, well-maintained facilities, affordable prices and easy access to amenities, both ensuite and in the neighbourhood. We aim to please and are very gratified to hear that we... More

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Additional Information about Strathcona Motel

Address: 545 Hodder Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 1V7, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Thunder Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Strathcona Motel Thunder Bay, Ontario

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