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Old Country Motel
Ranked #26 of 34 Hotels in Thunder Bay
Keswick, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great value, clean room and friendly owner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I was in town for a business trip. Decided to stay on a few extra days and was looking for an affordable in-town option. I found Old Country to be a nice experience. I stayed in Room 1, which appears to be recently updated. The room had a stove top, fridge, kitchen sink. The bathroom was spotless. Beds were comfy. The location is ok, the Hoito is a few blocks down the road. Great place to stay if you want to save a few bucks and get a good night sleep. I plan to stay here next time I'm in town.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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3 Thank David_Sze
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Lakeview, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We knew from the get go that this was not the best place to stay in Thunder Bay. If you can afford to stay at another motel I would suggest you do so. The rooms are out dated, floor dirty overall first look is not good and if we were not so tired we would have moved on to another motel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank blurgill
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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

As soon as we opened the door, we knew we couldn't stay there. There was the stench of urine in the room and floor was very dirty. The owner/manager wasn't available, so we simply left to find somewhere else to stay and ate the cost of the room. We called him to let him know, and he was very nice and offered to show us a different room, but it was already too late at that point. We felt bad since he was so very nice, but the rooms were in a condition we were just not ready to deal with.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank smithjen78
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Dryden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We travel a LOT. We have stayed in many Delta Hotels, Hiltons, etc....all at a whopping price for nice decor. Sam is the friendliest owner you could ever meet, if you need something, just ask he will get it for you. The rooms are OLD, he is busily trying to update each one. New bathrooms, little kitchenettes, it is a Quaint & Quirky place to stay. So if you can handle & overlook some outdated furnishings & enjoy a nice comfy bed, this is the perfect place to stay. The price is right & like I said, just ask SAM for anything. One night we were staying there, and there were a band of travelling "bagpipers" ( yep, kids who played bagpipes) didn't speak English well, arrived late & SAM COOKED THEM DINNER !! Try getting that service at your 5 star hotels.

Room Tip: The rooms at the front are a little noisier with road traffic, so ask for the ones at back. He has...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Preciouspet
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My family spent three nights here during a stay in Thunder Bay. The motel was simple and older but had some nice updates--comfortable beds, updated bathroom. The family suite we stayed in had two bedroom areas separated by a wall and a simple kitchenette with a funny stovetop/refrigerator combination, but all functioned well. Gas grill in the common area if you were so inclined to use it, as well as patio furniture under a pretty crabapple tree. The owner, who took over this property about a year ago, was friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and strove to make sure we had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Serafina S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Sam was very friendly and always in for a chat.
The room has character, bathroom was completly new, the kitchenette is fully equipped and the most important thing: It was very clean! Laundary, WiFi and TV worked without problem.
Djuring our stay I had a bit of a cold and he brought me a lemon and vitamin pills every day.
We enjoyed our 3 days there very much and we can’t agree with the older reviews because Sam did a good job in the renovating.

Lena&Ingeborg

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank LenaTheMicrowave
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Saskatoon saskatchewan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Other than the owner being a very accommodating person and the rooms were somewhat clean, but the walls were paper thin and the dust was a little too much. A bit more effort would make this place great but the owner seems more intent on keeping you there with idle chit chat and diversions about the city and the new flooring in the rooms. We will spend the extra few dollars on a chain hotel and be guaranteed we aren't going to hear our neighbours snoring next time.

Room Tip: DON'T stay in number 12, or 11, or any of them, I'm sure the walls are the same throughout.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Shawntel_12
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Property: Old Country Motel
Address: 500 Cumberland St N, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4R8, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Thunder Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 34 Hotels in Thunder Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Country Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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