Thunder Bay has some very good hotels and some poorly rated ones. I picked from among the highest rated hotels in the city while considering how competitive their rates were, the quality of their rooms and amenities and the experiences of their guests. Last of all I considered their location for its convenience. My picks are the two hotels I consider to offer the best overall value to guests in Thunder Bay.
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Modern rooms, data ports, mini-fridges, restaurant & bar, 45' indoor pool, hot tub
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Many guests enjoyed their spacious, clean, well-appointed and comfortable rooms
  • The staff received many compliments for being friendly and courteous
  • Many guests were very pleased with the quality of food and service supplied by the hotel
  • A few guests said their beds were comfortable
  • Many guests enjoyed the quiet and beautiful location in the mountains
  • Many guests thought the hotel provided good value
  • Some rooms have microwaves, living areas, spa showers, jetted tubs and fireplaces.
  • Large fitness facility, private steam rooms, sauna
Cons
  • No elevator on site
  • A few guests thought the hotel was a little far from town
The Best Western Nor’Wester Hotel & Conference Centre is my pick for great value for airport travellers, especially or guests wanting to be away from the downtown hive of activity in Thunder Bay. This hotel is a great facility with very inviting and well-designed spaces. It also has an abundance of amenities for an amazing room price. It’s a 15-minute drive to downtown Thunder Bay and about 9 minutes from the airport. Guest rooms are modern and beautifully arranged with flat screen TVs, data ports, DVD players and mini-fridges in all rooms. Some rooms have microwaves, living areas, spa showers, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Guests can enjoy the leisure amenities on site including a 45’ indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and private steam rooms. There is a large fitness facility and business centre for guests on site. The Cliffhanger Restaurant & Bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For added value, the hotel supplies complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and airport shuttle. And perhaps best of all, this beautiful area in the Nor'wester mountains offers outdoor enjoyment with golfing and skiing nearby.
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Book from ~$134 CAD
Highly praised north Thunder Bay hotel with well-liked free breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast, all day hot beverages
  • Rooms were large and clean, according to guests
  • Staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Regional hospital and to the highway
  • Many guests seemed very pleased with the free breakfast
Cons
  • A couple of guests got rooms with older TVs
  • Some guests were disturbed to hear noise from adjacent rooms, and AC units
  • A few guests felt the room price was a little high
The highly-recommended Days Inn Thunder Bay North is my second choice for good value in Thunder Bay. This is a basic hotel with very high guest ratings, offering a good room for a reasonable price with additional freebies thrown in, including Wi-Fi, parking, all-day hot beverages, and continental breakfast with fresh waffles. It’s 10 minutes’ drive to the city centre and 9 minutes to the airport. Rooms are clean and well-maintained with mini-fridges and flat screen TVs and hotel amenities include a gym, business centre and guest laundry.

8 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Thunder Bay

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Book from ~$104 CAD
An airport hotel with free shuttle service and an on-site restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the Thunder Bay Expy and to the airport
  • Guests liked the food in the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Guests complained about cigarette smoke odours
  • A number of guests were bothered by noise from guests in neighbouring rooms
  • Aging decor, according to guests
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Book from ~$145 CAD
Popular Thunder Bay hotel with indoor pool, jacuzzi suites and well-liked free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • The staff were very helpful, kind and friendly said guests
  • Guests typically described the hotel as clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Guests found this location convenient to airport, highway, shopping and restaurants
  • Guests liked the free breakfast and said it had a nice assortment and was good quality
  • The pool was also clean and a hit with the kids
Cons
  • A couple of guests said their AC units were noisy
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Book from ~$154 CAD
Guests enjoyed the free breakfast at this airport area hotel
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Guests enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast
  • Guests said rooms were clean and comfortable
Cons
  • Guests complained of noise from other guests and from the airport
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Thunder Bay airport hotel 3 min to YQT with free shuttle, free parking and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, 24-hour airport shuttle
  • Guests liked how close this hotel was to the airport
  • Guests enjoyed updated rooms and found them comfortable
  • Many guests said staff were friendly and helpful
  • Many guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Many guests were well pleased with the shuttle service
Cons
  • Some rooms are worn and still need updates say guests
  • A few guests suffered noise disturbances
  • There was the odd complaint about slow Wi-Fi
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Book from ~$142 CAD
Thunder Bay hotel 2 min to YQT with free: shuttle and parking, indoor pool and waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Families especially enjoyed the pool and waterslide
  • Guests found the staff friendly and accommodating
  • Several guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Guests found the location convenient to the airport, the highway, shopping, groceries and restaurants
  • Many guests reported clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • A number of guests were bothered by noise from other guests and from the pool area
  • Occasionally guests complained of a lack of attention to detail from housekeeping
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Book from ~$116 CAD
Guests praised this hotel's free breakfast and proximity to the Thunder Bay Expy
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Guests felt that they received good value for the price paid
  • Guests said that the breakfast was tasty, nutritious and filling
  • Clean, large rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • Aging decor, according to guests
  • Some guests complained about odours of cigarette smoke
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Book from ~$90 CAD
Well-liked Thunder Bay budget motel with basic rooms, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Guests found the staff friendly and helpful
  • The room price was attractive to many guests
  • Guests found the rooms to be clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Guests liked this location for easy access to main highways, restaurants and gas stations
  • Several guests were pleased with the free breakfast
Cons
  • Some guests said the hotel was older and somewhat tired
  • Some guests found the rooms and bathrooms a little small
  • No elevator
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Book from ~$125 CAD
Thunder Bay hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, jacuzzi suites and free airport shuttle
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle
  • Guests liked this location near the waterfront, restaurants and shops
  • Staff worked hard to please, according to guests
  • Clean rooms, according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed views of the marina and waterfront park
  • Some guests enjoyed meals at the restaurant
Cons
  • Aging decor, in need of a makeover, according to guests
  • Small bathrooms, according to guests
  • A few guests were bothered by noise from other guests