The city of Thompson, with a population of 12,000, started as a small mining community in northern Manitoba and today functions as a regional trade and service centre. It has a nice, if small, selection of hotels for travellers into the area, (many come in on business), and most are comfortable, clean and cozy with friendly staff. The ones in this list are not only close to the airport, they are also close to downtown adding convenience to your stay. I highlighted a couple of these hotels, but really all are worthy of consideration.

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Editor's Top 2 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$136 CAD
Popular downtown Thompson hotel with well-equipped rooms, steam room & free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired internet, free hot breakfast and free parking
  • Guests found the staff very friendly and accommodating
  • The rooms were well furnished, clean and spacious, according to many
  • Several guests thought the beds were comfortable
  • Guests found the breakfast to offer good variety and quality
  • Guests enjoyed the new room appliances
  • Some guests thought the hotel offered good value
The Best Western sounds like the newest and nicest of the hotels in Thompson, judging from guest reviews and pictures. It's 100% smoke-free with well-furnished, clean and spacious rooms. Guests have commented positively about many aspects of the hotel from the friendly staff, to the excellent free hot breakfast, to the comfy beds and fine bedding. Someone said it's perfectly located close enough to walk to downtown (2 minutes), but far enough from the noise. There's no on-site restaurant, but the Northern Inn & Steakhouse is about a 2-minute drive or 9-minute walk away. (The apple pie looks good!) Their rates are not cheap, but they do include Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast in the room rate.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$222 CAD
Highly praised downtown Thompson hotel with kitchenettes, free breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, DVD movies
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping and restaurants
  • A few reviewers appreciated the on-site laundry and DVD library
The Quality Inn & Suites is a well-loved and newer budget hotel in downtown Thompson, only 10 minutes to the airport. It receives a lot of accolades from its guests who appreciate several aspects of this hotel and its services. All rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed, each equipped with kitchen appliances, with the suites having full-size fridges and additional stove tops. The free breakfast buffet is also highly appreciated for its quality and varied selection with many hot items available. The location is well liked also for its proximity to the Safeway store for in-room meal making and others have liked being close to Tim Hortons and Boston Pizza. There is also a kiddie pool and playground a short walk from the hotel. Guests say the staff go above and beyond and many give this hotel their highest recommendations.

2 Other Hotels Close to Thompson Airport

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$181 CAD
Hospitable downtown Thompson hotel with comfy beds, free hot breakfast & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, full breakfast, parking, local calls, all day cookies and coffee in lobby
  • The rooms were described as clean, spacious and well-appointed by many reviewers
  • According to many guests, the staff were friendly and responsive
  • The breakfast had a wide variety and the area was clean and organized, said several reviewers
  • Some reviewers liked the hotel's proximity to restaurants
  • The hotel was described as bright, clean and well-maintained by some reviewers
  • Many guests thought the beds were very comfortable
Cons
  • A couple guests felt the hotel was overpriced
  • A couple reviewers felt the walls could use more soundproofing
Location
This hotel is an 11-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport and is located down the street from the main intersection of Thompson Drive and Mystery Lake Road. There is a Boston Pizza across the street from the hotel and it is within a 5-minute walk of many shops and restaurants, including Walmart and shops at the City Centre Mall.
Parking
Complimentary parking is available for the duration of your stay at this hotel.
Money-saving
This hotel serves a complimentary full hot breakfast and the breakfast cafe is open Monday to Friday from 5:30 am to 9:30 am and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 6:30 am to 10:30 am. Wireless Internet is also free at the hotel along with local calls. Guests are also treated to free all-day coffee and cookies in the lobby.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$117 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Thompson hotel with comfortable rooms, free breakfast & free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Some guests spoke favourably about the rooms and described them as cozy and clean
  • The breakfast was enjoyable and some reviewers thought the selection was good
  • The staff were complimented for being friendly by some guests
Cons
  • A few guests felt the hotel looked tired and could use more maintenance
  • A couple reviewers thought the price was too high for accommodation provided
Location
This hotel is an 11-minute taxi ride or drive from the Thompson Airport. It is located just north of the main intersection of Thompson Drive and Mystery Lake Road. The area surrounding the hotel is residential to the north of the hotel and retail to the south, where you will find a McDonald's, the City Centre Mall and Walmart. 
Parking
Parking is free at the hotel during your stay.
Money-saving
This hotel offers a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast from 5:30 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and 5:30 am to 10:30 am on weekends. Other free items include Wi-Fi, local calls and newspapers. The hotel also serves tea, coffee and cookies in the lobby.  

Tips For Staying Near Thompson Airport

Location
Thompson Municipal Airport (YTH) is located in Mystery Lake, and is approximately 6 km or an 11-minute drive north of the town of Thompson, Manitoba. The area surrounding the airport is quite rural with a lot of greenery and several lakes nearby. The Thompson Golf Club is an 8-minute drive from the airport and is on the route into town.
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Parking
Parking is available at the airport at the rate of $6.60 per day or $46.20 per week, including taxes.
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Getting Around: Driving
The drive into Thompson will take approximately 12 minutes, and the route is very straightforward; head south along Mystery Lake Road (391).

Enterprise and National Car Rental both service the airport, however, they are not always on site. Car rentals need to be scheduled in advance with either company to have it ready and waiting at the airport upon arrival. Prices for car rentals vary, and will range from approximately $80 to $114 per day.
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Getting Around
There are a few taxi companies plus a handivan service in Thompson. The approximate one-way fare for a taxi ride from the airport to any of the closest hotels will be approximately $16.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
The town of Thompson has two bus routes, however, neither route travels to the airport. Public transit can be used to travel around Thompson and the one-way fare is $1.80 for adults, $1.30 for seniors and students, and children under the age of five ride free.

Schedules vary, but the bus generally runs every half hour Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Full bus schedules and fare details can be found on the city of Thompson’s website.
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Dining
There is no restaurant at this airport or within walking distance. Travellers may want to plan ahead and seek other options at their hotel or in the town of Thompson, where all of the closest restaurants are.
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