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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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, Canada
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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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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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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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46 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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Florence, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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 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
93 helpful votes 93 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 

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