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Strathcona Motel

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place, very neat and clean! Located on a quiet street. Close to the highway and great value for money, with a gracious and pleasant owner! Ken is loaded with information and loves to share it with you. The unit is well stocked with everything, and you feel you are at home. For people with kids, Centennial park is close...

1Thank farah j
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We stayed in Room #3. We had a separate bedroom and combined living/kitchen area with table, stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and Keurig. It was nice to have the ability to cook. The room is comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed meeting and chatting with the owner. The Wi-Fi worked great. The location is mostly residential and is very quiet.

1Thank Tammy C
Millbrook, Canada
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Rooms are clean and comfortable, and Ken is a busy, solicitous host. Please call ahead; there is no office onsite. (My mistake!) In all, a great savings for clean rooms and all the trimmings: free wifi, hdmi hookup for TV, fridge & microwave, nice shower, and the rest.

1Thank CentreLineGraphic
Gimli, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Motel with a business associate in the next unit, # 1 & 2 for two weeks in January. The motel is clean, very quiet and well maintained. We were working long hours and it was great having the kitchen to grab a quick meal on our time schedule. The owner was fantastic. A great place to...

1Thank Cyd-Brett
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Very clean, neat, reasonable rates and owner / managers! Fantastic features for the price = great value. Will def stay there again. Sitting room, Sep bedroom, gas stove, apt sized fridge, Keurig, not fancy but comfy and cozy. Doesn't get much more decent than this!!! Thanks Ken! Good luck on the Green certification Process & more power to you. Glen...

1Thank Glen H
Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Small motel with large one bedroom units. Decorated 60's style but clean as can be with great wifi and easy highway access. The owner is very friendly and helpful, even provided bucket and rags so i could wash my motorcycle!

1Thank whatinterestsdavid
Amherst, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We prefer a one storey motel when we travel, it allows us to sit outside our room and get some fresh air after being in a car all day long and also there is no one walking around or banging overhead us. This motel filled the bill! We were on a cross Canada tour for two months and heading back...

2Thank 797Bicks
Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Hope you enjoyed the rest of your cross-Canada tour; thanks for staying with us. There are outlets in the bathrooms for hairdryer, etc - sometimes just a bit tricky to see; happy to show you next time! Thanks again for taking the time to write this positive review; we like our quiet neighbourhood too.

Reviewed 18 July 2015

We are currently travelling (July 2015) to Alberta from Ontario and were looking for a place to stay in Thunder Bay. We typically look for a clean place with good value to sleep as that is all we are doing when spending so much time on the road. The Strathcona Motel was not only clean and comfy, but also had...

4Thank Lindsay G
Collingwood, Canada
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are travelling from Banff to go back home to the Toronto area and found this motel last minute! The owner was great and super friendly. We had an end room and it was super quiet and very clean! Bed was comfortable and clean as well. No complaints there. Decor may be stuck in the 1950's as...

2Thank sessionsss
Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good sleep! Very happy to have you back anytime!

Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

A fantastic motel that has a full kitchenette, great beds, fast wifi, and a TV. It is very cozy. The owners are very friendly too. The facilities work fine and the bathroom is decently sized. This is by far the best motel in its price range.

Thank Mountainscaler
Rusnak1956, Owner at Strathcona Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review; please come again!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Strathcona Motel

Address: 545 Hodder Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 1V7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Thunder Bay
Price Range: $50 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Strathcona Motel Thunder Bay, Ontario
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Thunder Bay
#1 Best Value Hotel in Thunder Bay
#2 Green Hotel in Thunder Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Thunder Bay
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“Bring cash.”
CentreLineGraphic, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Can't go wrong with the price and location if you are looking for a clean place to stay.”
797Bicks, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Cash only for payment”
lindsayg306, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We were in two different units and I could not really pick one. They are all good.”
mrsboll, 20 Aug 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are the same. #1 is closest to the street, but I can't imagine there was much noise from traffic.”
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parentsof5, 11 Jul 2014 | Read review
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