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 arriving and it was appreciated. The owner was very thorough in letting us know how everything worked in the lodging. They have recently updated to cable tv and also offer wireless internet which was nice. The motel is very clean, very, very clean. It is what I imagine it was like to walk in during the 50's when it was started. There have been some updates such as in linen, and the tub was resurfaced, but the the kitchen table was of the period. The price was very good as well. If we ever return to Thunder Bay, we would definitely stay again. No it is not of the same caliber as a modern hotel, but it was nice to have a small kitchen/living room in a clean environment for a great price. And it is much cleaner! It is located in a single home neighborhood, across the street from a golf course with easy on/off access to the highway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned and operated since 1956, the Strathcona Motel prides itself on being clean, quiet and affordable. Steps to gorgeous parks, a municipal golf course and other attractions, you won't regret spending the night. 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
- Also Known As:
- Strathcona Motel Thunder Bay, Ontario