Airport hotels are all about airport convenience. This usually means close proximity to the airport, extended stay parking for some guests, and breakfast buffets for those early morning flights. Timmins is a small city of approximately 43,000 in northeastern Ontario that has a modest offering of average hotels which are all about 15-20 minutes from the airport. I analyzed the hotels for price, quality of accommodations and service, as well as nearness to restaurants and shopping.

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Editor's Top 4 Picks

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Well-liked Timmins hotel with popular restaurant, free hot breakfast and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Guests were pleased with renovated, clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Location convenient to highway, restaurants and shopping
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the free breakfast
  • Guests found the staff friendly and attentive
  • Highly praised restaurant on site
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Restaurant has limited hours
  • Hotel still needs updating, according to some guests
Timmins Inn came out on top in my analysis, with guests rating it from very good to average. It ranks as the # 1 hotel property in Timmins, is not the most expensive, is only a 5-minute drive to downtown and a 10-minute walk to Timmins Square shopping centre with 70 stores and 2 full-service restaurants. Its guest ratings are 6.8/10 and it offers free parking and Wi-Fi, and some room rates include free breakfast.
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Close to Timmins Square shopping centre, some concerns about dated interiors
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing shopping
Cons
  • Many guests thought that the room interiors were in need of updating
  • Many reviewers complained about disinterested front desk staff
  • A few guests found their rooms uncomfortably warm
  • A couple of reviewers complained about unpleasant smells in their room
The Travelodge came out a little cheaper by comparison on the day I checked the rates, offers the same freebies (parking, Wi-Fi, breakfast) and has an East Side Marios restaurant on the same lot. Ratings were 6.4/10 on the average with a # 2 out of 5 ranking for properties. It is only a 12-minute walk to Timmins Square from this hotel (shopping & restaurants) and a 4-minute drive to downtown.
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Budget property with basic and clean rooms, helpful staff and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found their rooms to be generally comfortable
Cons
  • Several guests described their rooms as dated
  • A few reviewers found their beds to be uncomfortably firm
  • A few guests thought that the dining area for the free breakfast was small
The most expensive hotel of my picks, Comfort Inn offers free parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast. I'm not sure it's worth the extra money as guests seem to rate this hotel as average with a 6.2/10 rating and a # 3 out of 5 ranking for the hotel properties in Timmins. It's a little closer to downtown at 3 minutes' drive but not walk-able to Timmins Square at a 7-minute drive according to Google Maps.
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Newer Timmins hotel with clean and comfy rooms and indoor pool and hot tub
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, hot breakfast, 24-hr coffee in lobby, and newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, comfortable and well appointed with modern furnishings
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub area
  • Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
  • The Timmins Square Shopping Centre (70 stores plus food court) is directly across the street
Cons
  • A few guests found their rooms small

3 Other Hotels Close to Timmins Airport

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Popular Timmins hotel with indoor pool, kitchenette and jacuzzi rooms and free pet stays
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, pets stay free
  • Numerous guests praised their clean and modern rooms
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and attentive service
  • The hotel's breakfast was complimented for its quality and variety
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
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Downtown Timmins budget hotel with well-liked restaurant, free parking and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Many reviewers thought that the hotel was centrally located
  • A few guests described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests were disturbed by noise from outside and inside the hotel
  • A few reviewers described their rooms (in the east wing of the hotel) to be dated and in need of upgrades
  • A few guests thought that the parking facility was small
Location
This hotel is located in the centre of Timmins and is a 15-minute drive from the airport. The area directly around the hotel is partially residential and partially commercial, with a few shops and restaurants within a 5-minute walking distance. 
Parking
Free parking is available for the duration of your stay and the hotel is open to offering extended parking, however they do advise that they are not responsible for vehicles left in the lot for extended periods of time after your stay.
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Within walking distance of restaurants, but concerns about dated interiors
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing nearby restaurants on foot
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests thought that the staff were friendly
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as generally comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests thought that their rooms were in need of upgrades
  • A few reviewers described unpleasant odours in their rooms
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from the halls
Location
This hotel is located just outside of central Timmins and is an approximate 20-minute drive from the airport. There are a few shops and restaurants, including a grocery store and Shopper's Drug Mart, within a 5- to 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Parking
Parking at the hotel is free for the duration of your stay. Extended parking of up to two days may be available depending on how busy the hotel is, as there are only as many parking spaces as there are rooms. If you need extended parking, it is advised to notify the front desk upon check-in.

Tips For Staying Near Timmins Airport

Location
Timmins Airport, otherwise known as Victor M. Power Airport (YTS), is located approximately 13 km, or a 15- to 20-minute drive, from central Timmins. The area around the airport is very rural, and Highway 101 is 14 minutes away by car. 

Several of the hotels located closest to the airport are within central Timmins, and the others are located in the neighbouring towns of Kapuskasing, Cochrane and Kirkland Lake, which are all quite a bit farther from the airport, ranging from a 1.5- to 2-hour drive. 
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Dining
The airport houses one small restaurant, Boogy's Diner, which serves small meals, including sandwiches and hot and cold beverages. They offer to make meals or snacks to-go for those catching their flight, however those looking for a wider variety may want to consider a restaurant in Timmins or closer to their hotel. 
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Getting Around: Driving
The airport offers car rentals through several companies and includes Avis, Budget, Honk, National and Snappy car rental. There is a website dedicated to car rental service specifically for Timmins Airport, which can be used to search for a car rental online.

Taxi companies serving the area include A1 Taxi, Beal Taxi and Veteran's Victory Taxi. 
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Getting Around: Public Transit
The city of Timmins has a public transit service. An adult ride costs $2.50 each way, while seniors aged 65 and up, as well as students aged 5 and over, can ride for $2 each way. Children 4 and under ride for free. Day passes are not available. Students and seniors must show ID to receive the discounted rate.
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Parking
Parking is available at the airport and is free for the first hour, ideal for those picking up or dropping off a passenger for a flight. After the first hour, the rates are $2.50 per hour, $10 per day or $40 for the week. All parking prices include HST.
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