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“Nice Place” 4 of 5 stars
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Thunder Bay Inn
1460 Dawson Road Hwy 102, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1H8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #9 of 33 Hotels in Thunder Bay
Yellowknife, Canada
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13 reviews
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“Nice Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is the third time we have stayed here in the last year. Rooms are clean and spacious. There are microwaves and fridges in the rooms plus hi speed internet. All rooms are none smoking which is nice. There are in room movies. but you can not view anything that is still in theaters. No elevator. Comp breakfast is offered from 6 to 9 am.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We spotted the sign on the highway and decided to check out this motel when we got to Thunder bay....We were greeted by a friendly and helpful gentleman called Ben. Ben supplied two extra bath towels and two extra pillows when requested...
I inspected two rooms and settled for a queen bed ground floor looking out over carpark and main road.. The view was interesting to me..
Room and bathroom , very clean. and tidy ..It was a large bedroom, with two door fridge freezer.... The writing desk was too small.
No coffee maker, no electric kettle to make tea or coffee, no microwave....to heat food..
Hot water was supplied in flask to make tea overnight... but it is not hot enough...
a microwave was available at end of the hallway to heat food and make tea...But this is very inconvienent when i want to make up tea late at night or early morning, having to get dressed to go out to hallway to make tea... No swim pool...This town has a lot of old motels and hotels..
I think this was the best looking property i viewed in the area... A good secure motel..I hope they will install a microwave in future in the rooms..
I would stay here again if in the area...friendly and helpful staff...

Room Tip: front rooms overlook carpark and main road, rear room overlook the forrest, all rooms are good...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

we stayed at this great place back a few years ago, great value for money, good bed and masive bath... had some great fun in it with my lovely wife..lol . without going on forever it is just a very good clean, comfy well run hotel. The owner told us to look out for bears, our room faced the woods, we are not sure if he was just kidding us . Next time we are in Thunder Bay were would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We spent 4 nights at this gem of a hotel - Sept. 10th to 13th inclusive. Having decided to make this road trip back home to family in Thunder Bay without reservations, we didn't quite know what to expect. This was the last hotel we checked out, after being very dissappointed in the 3 others we had looked at. We were welcomed the moment we entered the door, and because of our difficulty with stairs, the owner changed a room in order to give us a first floor room, facing the highway. We had no propblem with traffic noise during our stay. The Thunder Bay Inn is privately owned and it shows - it is immaculate with well appointed rooms, containing a quiet fridge, a large flat-screen TV, table and 2 chairs, spotless bathroom and free WiFi. The bedding and towells were the best of our whole 4 days on the road. The location was perfect for our stay - close to grocery stores, restaurants, LCBO, etc. We found Connie and Ben (owners) very kind and accommodating - to the point that coming back each evening was akin to coming home. We would highly recommend this hotel to one and all, for business or pleasure trips. During our stay, the hotel was fully booked each and every night - I think that says it all. Our Thanks to the Thunder Bay Inn for making our trip home so enjoyable and restful.

Room Tip: I would make reservations for this hotel on our next trip to Thunder Bay - we lucked out this time b...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

When we booked for our one night stay at this small hotel, we had planned to arrive at about 11 pm but had to drive over 500 km. In the end, we arrived at about 1 am the next morning. The hotel owner was waiting up for us and was welcoming. The next morning, we found the cold continental breakfast to be more than adequate. Guests do take the food back to their rooms where there is a table & chairs, which is great for us. Although we had not taken much food we found that we could not eat the croissant nor a banana. The croissant was wrapped for us to take it away; we were welcome to take the fruit too and more coffee in travel cups. We had stayed at this hotel some years ago when the property was owned by someone else. We were impressed by the positive changes and the much improved atmosphere and outdoor space. We are both sensitive to tobacco smoke and agree with the strict no smoking policy. We would happily stay in this hotel again.

Room Tip: The hotel is located on a quiet road but you could ask for a room overlooking the back yard for more...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whitefish, Canada
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Nothing special about this place. Very Sterile. Rooms are clean. Staff are not very friendly, to a point of being rude, but do provide the bare minimum of service. Price was very high considering what we got. A little out of the way if you are doing business in Tbay. There are many places in Thunder Bay that provide better service, are significantly cheaper, and are closer to down town. For the price you may as well stay at the Valhalla.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Arborg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Had stayed here four years ago and was back this week in Thunder Bay and had the opportunity to stay again and was pleased that the hotel was as good now as in '08. Rooms still clean and comfortable and had a quiet night. Last time I had expressed concern about not seeing signage but noticed that there were road signs indicating the hotel and distance yet to travel. Its only a a couple of kilometres from the junction of Hwys 11, 17 and 102 so it is easy to locate.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thunder Bay Inn

Address: 1460 Dawson Road Hwy 102, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Thunder Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Thunder Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Break from Lifes Adventure. Enjoy your stay at the Thunder Bay Inn Hotel, a calm, comfortable and clean place to recharge. New and friendly staff. Convenient location. Affordable rooms, clean and quiet for all visitors. Just the right spot to stop, just minutes away from the airport, downtown waterfront and shopping at the Intercity Mall. ... more   less 
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