Located just off the Thunder Bay Expressway and a 3-minute drive to Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT), this hotel is popular with travellers needing quick access to the airport at the beginning or end of a trip.
All of the 261 rooms at this smoke-free hotel have free Wi-Fi, a single-cup coffee/tea maker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Guests can choose from a variety of room types including standard rooms, split-level rooms, business class rooms and suites.
The hotel has drive-up rooms and additional room amenities include: sofabeds, sunken living rooms, sliding glass doors that open to the courtyard, work station with office chair, bathrobes, microwave, nightly turn-down service, free local calls, free local faxes, free morning newspaper and free continental breakfast.
Suites may offer a separate bedroom with second TV and main living area with dining table that seats 6, sofa and chairs, a second washroom, a 2-person jacuzzi and a 2-person multi-head shower.
Free parking is available on site and the hotel offers a free 24-hour airport shuttle service. Pets are permitted for an additional $20 per night, per pet.
Guests of the hotel have a few restaurants on site to choose from. Timbers Restaurant has a casual atmosphere and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Runway 25 Steaklounge serves dinner daily. The Lounge offers a sports bar atmosphere and light snacks. Brew Crew Cafe offers Starbucks coffee and pastries that are made in house.
On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a gym, an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor basketball court. Guests are also offered passes to Movati Athletic, located across the street, featuring a full fitness facility.
Shopping is available at the Intercity Shopping Centre, a 9-minute drive away. Lakehead University is about an 11-minute drive away, while Fort William Historical Park (a re-creation of the days of the North West Company and the Canadian fur trader) is a 13-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent: free 24-hour airport shuttle leaves every half hour and picks up at all incoming flights, pets can stay for $20 per night, each; all rooms are non-smoking (call date: May 14, 2015).