Located on the Trans-Canada Highway, the Thriftlodge Cochrane South may be preferred by car travellers who require an economical hotel along the highway, as well as those taking the Polar Bear Express train from Cochrane (roughly a 15-minute walk).
This hotel has 40 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms have two double beds, while suites offer one queen and a sofabed, or two double beds and one single bed.
The hotel offers a business centre, a hot tub and sauna and a meeting room.
Accessible rooms are available and on-site parking is free. Cats are allowed for $5 per night, and dogs are allowed for $10 per night.
Terry's Steak House Restaurant offers on-site dining, serving lunch and dinner daily. Nearby restaurants include JR's BBQ Ranch (roughly a 10-minute walk north), and New Mandarin Restaurant (a 2-minute drive). The nearest shopping centre is the Porcupine Mall in Timmins (about a 1-hour and 20-minute drive).
The hotel is near the following local points of interest: The Polar Bear Conservation and Educational Habitat and Heritage Village are a 2-minute drive northeast, while the Tim Hortons Museum (located inside the Tim Hortons Event Centre) can be found 6 minutes away by car. Timmins Airport (YTS) is about a 1-hour and 40-minute drive northeast of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free. (Call date: Nov. 22, 2012).
Verified with a front desk agent, July 2013: $5 nightly charge for cats, $10 nightly for dogs.