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“Just what I was looking for!!”
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Strathcona Motel
Ranked #12 of 33 Hotels in Thunder Bay
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North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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“Just what I was looking for!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I am travelling from North Bay, Ontario to teach in the La Loche reserve in Northern Saskatchewan, and after 14-15 hours of driving in one day, all I wanted was a place to sleep and a hot shower in the morning. Well, I found it here! Gas station and pizza/sub place right down the road, and the owner is very friendly and welcoming (not like at those bigger, chain hotels). The apartment is clean, has everything you need, and at $50 a night I could rest easy. Very easy to find, just off the highway. I would highly suggest coming here if you need a quick stop-over. ^_^

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words and positive review -- a real blessing for a small, independent, family-run business. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Let me set the scene. This is a no frills place. But for $40 a night (if you stay 2 nights) you get a mini apartment complete with a kitchen, fridge, microwave, sleeper sofa, bedroom, closet and private bathroom in a very nice residential area of North Thunder Bay. Easy to find, easy to get to downtown and other nearby attractions.

The owner, Ken, is wonderful, knowledgeable, kind and friendly, and we enjoyed talking with him daily.

You aren't going to get a pool, fancy toiletries, turn down service or breakfast in bed. What you get is a honest family running an honest business, a clean, comfy bed, hot shower and a nice place to relax after a day of sighseeing.

I can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #2...it was perfect and more than we needed or expected for the price.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you kindly for taking the time to write. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again soon!
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Property: Strathcona Motel
Address: 545 Hodder Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 1V7, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Thunder Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Thunder Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Thunder Bay
#2 Green Hotel in Thunder Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Thunder Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated since 1956, the Strathcona Motel prides itself on being clean, quiet and affordable. Steps (or cycle) to gorgeous parks located in the Current River Greenway, an 18 hole municipal golf course and other attractions, you won't regret spending the night in this residential setting. We believe that a comment left by one of our guests recently says it all: "Your place here... it's really a hidden gem." We invite you to come and stay with us and see if you aren't charmed too. ... more   less 
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Strathcona Motel Thunder Bay, Ontario

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