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Holiday Inn Motel
Ranked #21 of 33 Hotels in Thunder Bay
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't Stay Here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

I'd like to start off by saying I have nothing against cheap motels. We've been driving across Canada and typically staying in non chain motels around the $70 mark. We're not expecting modern beautiful rooms, just clean maintained places at a good price.

This motel was not those things. First off the room and bedding smelled like cigarettes. The drapes didn't cover the window to the parking lot up, and there was no lamp. The room was clean, and there were no bugs. Not atrocious, but there are definitely better places for the same price.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

I arrived in Thunder Bay at 2am from Kingston ontario looking for an inexpensive place to crash for a few hours. They didn't answer the phone so I just showed up and rang the bell, the gentleman at the front desk (whom I believe I woke up) was very nice and accommodating, he charged me $65 for a room which was better than the $150 most hotels in the area charge. The room was clean with fresh towels and sheets and the bed believe it or not was more comfortable than your standard hotel bed. If you've had a long day on the road and just want somewhere to rest for a few hours before you continue on I would recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, Canada
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was a very run down motel. I would not feel safe staying here. The curtains didn't cover the windows properly, the rug had white fur on it, one of the chairs had the legs tied together and the cupboards were disgusting. We were told it was a non-smoking room but it didn't smell like it was. It also had a mildew smell to it. After we took a look at the room we went back and got a refund. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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spent one night here on a moto trip across canada. It was clean with easy entry and safe for a very nice price. Owner as very friendly with info on sites to see in the area. Its not the newest place around but very good for the price.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

To start off the communication is very bad i was attempting to contact a room and they said she was not there no one here by that name meanwhile was there for two days already. The fridge didnt work has old teleivisons the overall service was very very poor . and do they take pets or not it seemed like she wasnt sure and made up a price

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joe m
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Toronto
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2011

Called seveal placing in Thunder Bay without finding a room available. Several conferences in town. This place took my reservation but when I arrived from Toronto at 9:30pm they said they were full and had no rooms.
When I asked why the woman on the phone would take my reservation, the guy behind the locked door said "sometimes they over-book" Thank you!
Took a hour to find another place with a room.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fathom45
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thunder bay
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2010

just stayed 1 night,seemed to be in a safe an quiet area,slept good and the rooms were fine as any motel I've stayed in,very clean.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Motel

Property: Holiday Inn Motel
Address: 375 Kingsway, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 2A6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Thunder Bay
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 33 Hotels in Thunder Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Holiday Inn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hotel/motel, Budget priced, Clean and Comfortable, non-smoking rooms available, free high speed wireless, air conditioned, located in the central south end of Thunder Bay within 10 min drive to airport, very quiet and safe location, 24 hr front desk, one block south on Kingsway Ave, off East Arthur St. Come stay with us. ... more   less 
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