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Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites is a 2 star hotel in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 17 North Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
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Scenic waterfront views, within a 5-minute walk to Marina Park

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Guests liked this location near the waterfront, restaurants and shops
  • Staff worked hard to please, according to guests
  • Clean rooms, according to guests
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

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Sep 21, 2012
Overview
Located a 5-minute walk from the Lake Superior waterfront and Marina Park (wading pools, picnic areas and walking paths), this hotel is popular with guests who want to stay in a central location, or who seek older "charm" in their accommodations (this older hotel was built in 1911 for CN Rail and still has some original pieces).

All of the 120 rooms at this hotel are smoke-free and have free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, a microwave and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose between standard rooms (queen or double beds) or more spacious suites (some of which have a separate bedroom and/or a jacuzzi). Pets are permitted for $15/night.

Guests can dine on site at the Portside Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There are a number of restaurants located within a 5-minute walk of this hotel. On-site amenities include free parking, an indoor pool, a gym, a hot tub and a sauna. 

This hotel has shopping (Safeway, LCBO) in less than a 5-minute walk away. St. Joseph's Hospital is within walking distance as well, about a 10-minute walk away. The downtown Thunder Bay area is about a 10-minute drive away, while Lakehead University is an 8-minute drive. This hotel is about a 25-minute drive to Fort William Historical Park (a re-creation of the days of the North West Company and the Canadian fur trader). Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is about 15 km from the hotel, so air travellers should plan for about an 18-minute drive. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi and parking (call date: September 20, 2012).
The Good
A lot of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable, mostly due to good service from staff and the hotel's location.

Staff received a number of compliments from guests at this hotel, who frequently described them as friendly, accommodating and helpful.

Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Marina Park and to the Thunder Bay waterfront (about a 5-minute walk). They said that the proximity to the marina also provided some nice views of the boats and of the waterfront. Guests liked that this hotel was close to restaurants and to shops (Safeway, LCBO a 5-minute walk away).

Guests generally felt that rooms, although older in appearance, were clean.

There were some additional comments about comfy beds and from guests who appreciated the security in the parking lot.

The Bad
Although many of the reviews used for this analysis were positive, guests did commonly complain about a few items, like the overall appearance of the hotel, and problems with the layout of the bathrooms.

A number of guests said that this hotel was showing its age and was in need of renovation and repair. The exterior of the hotel, as well as linens, furniture, carpets and window covering were mentioned specifically. Guests commented on broken doors off their hinges and poorly mounted air conditioning units.

There were a number of complaints from guests about the size and the condition of the bathrooms. A few guests felt that the bathrooms were small and awkward to move around in and lacked counter space. There were a number of suggestions that the bathrooms were in need of a makeover and/or a thorough cleaning and several guests commented on mold around tiles. A few guests thought that the water pressure in the shower was low.

A few guests were disturbed by noise, both from the hallway and from guests in neighbouring rooms.

Some guests felt that the neighbourhood that this hotel was situated in was undesirable, and they weren't confident about its safety.

There were some additional complaints about spotty, slow Wi-Fi connections and about slow elevators.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #9 out of 30 Thunder Bay hotels, based on 98 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.8 out of 10, or "good", based on 38 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.7 out of 5, or "good", based on 42 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi and parking (call date: September 20, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
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Guest Reviews
6.2
Fair
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.2 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 158
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites is #9 out of 12 hotels in Thunder Bay ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Fort Mcmurray, AB CA rated Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites 6 out of 10 on August 03, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Mark from Markham, ON CA rated Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites 8 out of 10 on February 28, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The hotel staff was excellent, polite and outgoing. Specifically the gentleman who worked the evening shift. The hot tub and pool area was a little worn looking but not horrible. Great view of the waterfront. A balcony would take this place up a big step."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Donna from Scarborough, ON CA rated Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites 8 out of 10 on October 18, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The only critism I had was the lighting in the room. The main room was very dull & the bathroom was the same. However I would choose this hotel as it was very central to my needs."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Patricia from Duluth, MN US rated Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites 7 out of 10 on July 03, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Wonderful lake view."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Austin, MN US rated Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites 8 out of 10 on May 30, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Room did not have air conditioning...some did though...gotta watch out for that."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
David from Duluth, MN US rated Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites 7 out of 10 on May 18, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We were on the waterfront side of the hotel & the view was very nice. However, there is a train track a block or so from the hotel & we were awakened all night by very loud trains going by! The bed was comfortable but we certainly got a poor night's sleep due to the trains!"


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Sauna
  • Refrigerator
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Full-service catering
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathrobes
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Indoor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Smoking Room
  • Family Room
  • Free Parking

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6.2
Fair

#9 out of 12 hotels in Thunder Bay city based on 158 guest reviews

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