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Quiet, clean, centrally located, and close to restaurants and shopping

Pros
  • Numerous guests liked being near to either shopping or restaurants
  • Several guests considered the hotel to be clean and/or comfortable
  • The staff were often called friendly and/or helpful
  • Several guests thought that the hotel was quiet
  • Free Internet, free continental breakfast, free parking, and free local calls
Cons
  • Some guests considered the hotel's distance from the airport to be a drawback
  • Occasionally guests complained about the Internet not being secured
  • Some guests wished their rooms had a microwave
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 16, 2012
Overview
The Days Inn and Suites Thunder Bay is located on the north side of Sibley Drive and just to the southwest of the Harbour Expressway and Balmoral Street intersection. Both Confederation College and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery are within 600m of the hotel. The Intercity Shopping Centre is about 1.9km to the east of the property while Lakehead University is about 2.5km to the north of the hotel (walking distances - Google Maps).

Facilities at this property include free parking, elevators, a laundromat, a fitness centre, a hot tub, an indoor heated pool, and meeting rooms. Guest rooms offer one queen bed, one king bed, or two queen beds and room rates include free Internet, free continental breakfast, and free local calls.

Common room amenities include coffee makers, air conditioning, hair dryers, televisions with cable, and desks. Some rooms offer refrigerators and/or microwaves and there are some rooms with kitchens at the hotel.

Check in time at this property is at 3pm while check out time is at 11am.
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The Good
Guests who stayed at the Days Inn and Suites Thunder Bay were very happy with the hotel and there were very few complaints about the property. The hotel's location, its cleanliness, its staff, and the breakfast all received strong reviews.

Guests that liked the hotel's location often said that there were restaurants and/or shopping nearby. Some guests also said that the property was "central" in Thunder Bay while some motorists were able to get to highways or expressways with ease. Related to the hotel's location, several guests indicated that their stay was a quiet one.

Many guests considered the hotel to be clean and/or comfortable. In regard to the hotel's cleanliness, guests often indicated that their rooms were up to standard. Additionally, many guests who described their rooms as comfortable specifically mentioned their beds.

The staff at the hotel hardly received a complaint and they were often described as "friendly" and/or "helpful." The breakfast at the hotel was considered "good" by multiple guests and some guests seemed to like the available selection at breakfast as they listed many items, which included cereals, fruits, and breads.

Lastly, some guests were appreciative of the fact that the hotel had a pool, which was called "nice," "refreshing," or even "awesome."
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The Bad
Guest complaints for this hotel were rare and without much concentration on any particular issue.

Every once and while a guest mentioned that the hotel's location was not the best for the Thunder Bay airport. The location was also moderately criticized as one where hotel patron's needed to have vehicles to get to the hotel.

A couple guests were disappointed that their rooms lacked microwaves as not all rooms had this amenity. 

Occasionally a guest had trouble with the Internet. One patron claimed that it was inconsistent and a couple others thought that it was insecure.

Lastly, there was not a lot of praise for the prices of the room rates at this hotel.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked the hotel 2nd of 30 properties and the site had 68 reviews.

CanadianHotelGuide.com guest ratings averaged to 8.4 points out of 10 and the site had 20 reviews.

Google Places guest reviews averaged to 4.3 out of 5 and the site had 4 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.
Guest Reviews
8.5
Very Good

Rated 8.5/10 based on 296 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 12 hotels in Thunder Bay


9 out of 10 | Patti stayed April 15, 2014

"Great and comfortable place to stay"

"No bad things at all"

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9 out of 10 | Linda stayed April 06, 2014

"Its all about the waffles!"

"Great place to spend a weekend with my grandson, close to restaurants, nice pool, comfy beds and great breakfast!"

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8 out of 10 | Janet stayed September 03, 2012

"This hotel is located so close to Confederation College and has a wonderful continental breakfast,close to Tim Horton's and Montana's Restaurant. Great place to stay! Really easy to find in Thunder Bay."

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7 out of 10 | Maris stayed September 08, 2011

"Starting point for our 10,000 km adventure"

"We decided to stay for 2 days so we could look at the city and surrounding area...we loved it..."

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10 out of 10 | Steve stayed June 05, 2011

"This is the place to stay in Thunder Bay!"

"The young lady at the front desk was a delight! She could have worked at the visitor center. She was very knowledgeable. The bed was very comfy and the room was spotless."

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8 out of 10 | Lawrence stayed March 01, 2011

"Perfect Location"

"I needed to tape 9 episodes of my show at Confederation College, and the Thunder Bay Days Inn couldn't have been better located. The Inn is Just minutes from the airport as well as the main road into town and just seconds from Confed College. And the continential breakfast was excellent!"

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10 out of 10 | Jackie stayed November 06, 2010


8 out of 10 | Tod stayed October 10, 2010


10 out of 10 | Lynda stayed July 03, 2010


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 22, 2010


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 17, 2010

"The staff at the front desk was very helpful and humourous when they answered my questions. Only complaint: I could not find the ice machine."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed December 02, 2009


7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 18, 2006

"First night screw-up - had to stay in a smoking room first night, but was then transfered to a non smoking suite the next three nights. The smoking room was very smelly of course and not clean. A hair shampoo bottle from a previous guest behind Hide-a Bed and a pen top on the floor beside bed. Vacuuming quality suspect. Otherwise the hotel was as expected."

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8 out of 10 | George stayed September 17, 2006

"the front desk clerks were courteous and friendly , helpful the room cleaning staff were friendly ,patient and thorough A GOOD STAY"

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10 out of 10 | Maureen stayed July 30, 2006


9 out of 10 | Paul stayed July 06, 2006

"Both my wife and I were quite pleasantly surprised with our overnight stay."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 19, 2006


7 out of 10 | Kelly stayed May 13, 2006


8 out of 10 | Roxanne stayed March 19, 2006

"The maid knocked on our door to clean our room 8am. She waited a half an hour and came back again. We were not checking out on this day and I think she could have cleaned the rooms of the people who checked out before trying to do our room twice. Also I think in a nice hotel such as yours to charge $2.50 for a bottle of water was an insult. We were asked when we checked out if we used the water so they could add it to our bill. When paying over a $100 a night I think the water could have been free."

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9 out of 10 | Stephanie stayed March 03, 2006

"The rooms were comfortable and clean. The hotel staff were very friendly and definitely did their best to make my stay enjoyable. I would stay here again."

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9 out of 10 | Elaine stayed October 05, 2005

"The beds are not that comfortable. The complimentary breakfast is perfect..."

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9 out of 10 | Wendy stayed July 03, 2005


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 14, 2005

Map Marker Days Inn & Suites Thunder Bay
645 Sibley Drive Harbour Expressway & Balmoral, Thunder Bay, ON