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Thunder Bay Ontario Hotels & Motels

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Located in Northwestern Canada bordering Lake Superior, Thunder Bay, Ontario, is the great northern escape you never knew you needed. If you're looking for a scenic getaway in the great outdoors, consider this Canadian town, perched on the northwest head of Lake Superior. Rocky cliffs, sweeping bay views, waterfalls, and historic forts are just a few of the natural and manmade wonders you will discover here. More from this guide...

Thunder Bay Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Days Inn & Suites
645 Sibley Dr., Thunder Bay, ON P7B6Z8
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Comfortable beds
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Days Inn North
1250 Golf Links Rd., Thunder Bay, ON P7B0A1
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Towneplace Suites Thunder Bay by Marriott
550 Harbour Expressway, Thunder Bay, ON P7B6P4
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 3 meeting rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Thunder Bay
1041 Carrick St., Thunder Bay, ON P785P9
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
Econo Lodge
686 Memorial Ave., Thunder Bay, ON P7B3Z5
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
Travelodge Thunder Bay
450 Memorial Ave., Thunder Bay, ON P7B3Y7
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
Super 8 Thunder Bay : 439 Memorial Ave.
439 Memorial Ave., Thunder Bay, ON P7B3Y6
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
555 West Arthur St., Thunder Bay, ON P7E5R5
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • About half of guests thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average
  • There was no continental breakfast
Comfort Inn Thunder Bay
660 West Arthur St., Thunder Bay, ON P7E5R8
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 78 rooms
  • Regular internet service
  • Great location
Best Western Thunder Bay Crossroads : 655 West Arthur St.
655 West Arthur St., Thunder Bay, ON P7E5R6
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • 84 rooms in hotel
  • Close to shopping
  • Friendly service
Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre
698 West Arthur St., Thunder Bay, ON P7E5R8
  • Low Cost Airport hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Most guests found problems with the furniture
  • Included breakfast
Hampton Inn & Suites - Thunder Bay
760 Arthur St. West, Thunder Bay, ON P7E5R9
  • Mid-scale property
  • Hotel has 104 rooms
Valhalla Inn
1 Valhalla Inn Rd., Thunder Bay, ON P7E6J1
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Gym is available on property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay : 2240 Sleeping Giant Prkwy
2240 Sleeping Giant Prkwy, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 0E7
  • Four star property
  • 149 rooms in property
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The Courthouse Hotel An Ascend Hot in Thunder Bay
277 Camelot St., Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4B3
  • Midscale hotel
  • 41 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites : 17 North Cumberland
17 North Cumberland, Thunder Bay, ON P7A4K8
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in property
  • Professional service
  • Internet is poor
Best Western Plus Norwester Hotel & Conference Centre
2080 Highway #61, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1B8
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Great room
  • Every guests reviewed thought it was pleasantly quiet
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details

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The town of Thunder Bay is the most populated city in Northwestern Ontario, settled by about 107,000 residents. Logging and agriculture have been supplanted by research and information technology. Thunder Bay is home to the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute. It's also home to Lakehead University and Confederation College. As modern as it may be, the town still functions much as it always has in days past, as a major port city and seat of history.

Nearby Fort William Historical Park invites visitors to step into the past at a living history museum, staged as a 19th-century fur trading post as it would have appeared in 1816. Visitors can wander through a village with over 40 structures, populated by historical re-enactors, from French and Scottish fur traders to natives of the Ojibwe tribe.

Whether you plan to spend time on the waters of Lake Superior, visit for business, or step into the past at a living history exhibit, your visit to Thunder Bay, Ontario, is sure to be memorable.

When should you visit Thunder Bay, ON?

Thunder Bay experiences a humid continental climate, much influenced by nearby Lake Superior. Summertime is mild, in the mid to upper 60s, while winters can be milder by Canadian standards, in the negative teens. Despite the cold weather, Thunder Bay does not receive as much precipitation as nearby Michigan due to the regional weather patterns imposed by the Great Lakes.

The mild summers are perfect for people who prefer cooler summers for hikes, fishing, and outdoor activity. Meanwhile, the cool winters are ideal for outdoor hockey and cross-country skiing. The formal gardens at The Centennial Botanical Conservatory are wonderful in spring and summer, and in winter months, the tropical arboretum offers a warm indoor escape.

Thunder Bay presents a full calendar of annual events that are family-friendly, even throughout the cold winter months. Winter fun days invite people to snowshoe, paint snow, build snow sculptures, dog sled, or cook outdoors, then warm up with an indoor craft activity. Warmer weather heralds outdoor movie and concert season, and the annual June Kite Festival at Chippewa Park. The biggest celebration of all comes in early July, when Thunder Bay celebrates Canada Day on the waterfront with the area's biggest fireworks celebration.

Each summer, visitors and history buffs come from far and wide for the "Great Rendezvous" at Fort William Historical Park, which is a recreation of the annual meeting of company fur traders that once took place here. Participants from across the US and Canada register to camp for the weekend and take part in the reenactment. The Fort's amphitheater hosts events throughout the year, from hockey in the winter to camping in the summer. If you are planning to visit this event, be sure to book your Thunder Bay, Ontario, hotel accommodations early!

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seasonality of hotel rates in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay by Star Rating

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Where are the best luxury hotels in Thunder Bay, ON?

The beauty of nature is the chief amenity you can hope to enjoy in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and the Best Western Plus Nor'wester Hotel and Conference Centre in Thunder Bay capitalizes on that fact. The sprawling hotel feels rustic, yet refined, with a wood-paneled, cabin-like feel, unfurling across its grounds with wide windows and spectacular mountain views. In the warmer months, guests can sit under the stars on the expansive patio, and in the colder months, the large indoor pool, spa tub, and sauna beckon.

The Best Western Plus Nor'wester Hotel and Conference Centre is equipped to host events of all kinds, from graduation parties and wedding receptions to business events. It's equally convenient to town and favorite recreation spots like Fort William Historical Park and Loch Lomond Ski Area.

Guest rooms at the Best Western Plus Nor'wester Hotel and Conference Centre are superbly equipped to meet all your needs, including free toiletries, an in-room coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board, and even a hair dryer. You can catch up on e-mail with free wireless internet or turn on the flat-screen television to watch the cable programming. Local calls are also free. Room service is available during limited hours, but you can also step into Cliffhanger Restaurant downstairs, serving up international cuisine. Breakfast is served daily as well, for a fee.

What affordable hotels are near Thunder Bay, Ontario?

3 Star Average Prices: $103.50

Days Inn by Wyndham Thunder Bay North continually impresses guests with its well-kept, modern property and exceptional service. An affordable nightly rate includes guest access to a fitness center on-site, plus a free daily breakfast served in the sunny atrium downstairs. As you dine on hot and cold breakfast favorites, you can enjoy the view through the arch-shaped windows, including a charming outdoor patio, seating area, and trellis that frames the woodland beyond.

Guest rooms and suites at the Days Inn by Wyndham Thunder Bay North are decorated in soothing tones of gray, brown, and cream, almost blending into the rocky landscape outside. You'll find upscale accents here, such as French doors and kitchenettes in select layouts, as well as pull-out couches to accommodate larger parties of friends or children.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Thunder Bay

2 Star Average Prices: $91.00

2 Star Hotel Prices in Thunder Bay

What hotels offer the most value in Thunder Bay, Onatio?

Guests who are planning long-term stays in Thunder Bay, Ontario, should consider Marriott's TownePlace Suites Thunder Bay. The apartment-style layout includes a full-size refrigerator and stovetop, giving you options to stay in and cook, an added value that saves money on dining out.

Plush bedding and cozy, contemporary décor invites you to stay a while, watching movies in bed on the LED television, or venturing downstairs to the indoor pool and spa tub. A 24-hour fitness center is ideal for night owls, and there's a convenience store downstairs as well to satisfy any late-night cravings. In the morning, you can wake up to a hot (and free) breakfast reception — adding even more value to a great stay in Thunder Bay.

If you're looking for a stylish hotel at a value price, head over to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Thunder Bay. This hotel is decorated with cheerful colors and bold patterns, from lemon yellows to cornflower blue. More than a pretty face, you'll find great amenities here, including an indoor pool, free daily breakfast, shopping on site, and barbecue grills outside. Plus, you'll be just minutes away from the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and Port Arthur Stadium.

What Thunder Bay hotels provide guests with discounted rates?

Seniors, military and government service members, and AAA members will find excellent hotel discounts at Comfort Inn in Thunder Bay. This business-district hotel is newly renovated with a modern sensibility, from the glossy black granite-like countertops to the caramel-colored carpeting and bedding. Pops of red bring warmth and welcome to the lobby space and its fireplace. Be sure to indulge in the free daily breakfast during your stay, including making a hot waffle at the breakfast station, then hit the road quickly with express check-out.

AAA members looking for great deals in Thunder Bay, Ontario, will be hard pressed to find better pricing than at Econo Lodge Thunder Bay. This economy motel offers everything you need, especially a great night's sleep in a clean, well-kept room convenient to Thunder Bay's best attractions. Complimentary amenities include free wireless internet, cable programming, coffee/tea makers, toiletries, and a morning breakfast of favorites like bagels, muffins, and hot coffee.

What should you do and see on your stay in Thunder Bay, ON?

Mount McKay lies just south on the Indian Reserve of the Fort William First Nation. At 1,585 feet, Mount McKay is the highest point of the Nor'Wester Mountain range. The barren, flat-topped rock face is ringed by forests lapped by the shores of Thunder Bay. The mountain is named after a fur trader who resided in the area in the mid-1800s; however, the mountain's significance stretches back much further.

The Ojibwe tribe refers to Mount McKay as "Thunder Mountain" in their native tongue, and the flat-topped peak is still used by the Ojibwe for sacred ceremonies. The land has only recently opened to non-First-Nation people. The easiest path to Mount McKay's summit is up the eastern face, which terminates in a lookout on the lower eastern plateau, with sweeping views of Thunder Bay and the city harbor. For more hiking opportunities, head over to the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, so named for the rocky outposts that looked like a sleeping giant. On the trail, you might spot a glimpse of a moose or a wolf on the move.

Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout is another local site of note near Thunder Bay, Ontario. The monument is dedicated to cancer research activist Terry Fox's marathon of hope. Terry Fox, afflicted with cancer, nevertheless set out on a trans-Canada walk in April of 1980 to raise money for cancer research. The site is located just miles from the spot where Terry terminated his walk.

No visit to Thunder Bay, Ontario, is complete without a visit to Kakabeka Falls on the Kaministiquia River, just 30 kilometers west of the city. The impressive waterfall's 130-foot drop accounts for its nickname, "The Niagara of the North."

FAQs about hotels in Thunder Bay

What are the best rated hotels in Thunder Bay?

Days Inn North, Towneplace Suites Thunder Bay by Marriott and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Thunder Bay are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Thunder Bay?

Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay, Days Inn & Suites and Days Inn North are the top 3 luxury hotels near Thunder Bay city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Thunder Bay?

Days Inn & Suites, Days Inn North, and Towneplace Suites Thunder Bay by Marriott are the properties closest to Thunder Bay city center.

What are the best independent hotels in Thunder Bay?

Valhalla Inn, Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre and The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Thunder Bay?

The Courthouse Hotel An Ascend Hot, Comfort Inn Thunder Bay and Econo Lodge are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Thunder Bay?

Best Western Plus Norwester Hotel & Conference Centre and Best Western Thunder Bay Crossroads are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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