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Econo Lodge Thunder Bay

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our tired and aching bodies arrived in Thunder Bay after a gruelling 16 hours first day of 20 day road trip. As we drove along summer capitals we have seen many places closed down and abandoned, changing world is now a reality. Hotel is a two storey and of course there was no elevator, so do bring up your baggage one by one. To be smart, make sure you ask for ground floor rooms if you are not able to climb stairs. Am not sure if tiredness put me to sleep quickest than I thought. They are ready at 6:00 am breakfast, waffle is our choice this time, thanks for the heavy breakfast but never again to stay in this hotel.

The place was stinky, sketchy and in a state of terrible disrepair. The ceiling in the washroom looked like it would cave in. It was noisy most of the night. I stayed with my mother and two boys on our drive to Alberta. I guess if you are a deep sleeper and don't mind the hotel's state then it would be ok. Personally I won't stay again. I knew from the price that it wouldnt be fantastic but I can't believe that Choice Hotels will admit to owning this property lol.

My husband and I travel to Saskatchewan 2-3 times a year and Thunder Bay is our stop over. We don't like to pay much for a hotel because we only sleep in it for a few hours, shower and hit the road. Our problem is that we travel with 2 small dogs, so our options are limited. We have stayed at this hotel a few times and have endured the smelly rooms, noisy nights, outrageous pet fee, littered outdoor property and sketchy area of town. To be fair, they offer an ok standard hotel breakfast. Regardless, our last stay will be exactly that. ..our last stay. I've decided that I, my husband and my dogs deserve better. I've found another hotel with a reasonable pet fee that I will pay more for and, hopefully, get good value for my money.

Do yourself a favour and pay a little bit more for a better room. Rooms smell very musty and the bathrooms are in serious need of work. Walls are very thin. You can clearly hear the people in the next room. Every toilet flushing and bathroom fan is audible in your room. Noisy guests. If you complain to the front desk they will basically tell you to go whistle. Breakfast is depressing. Weak coffee, stale pastry etc. If you sleep like a brick and don't mind a place to crash for the night you'll be fine. Otherwise spend the extra few bucks to stay at a nicer hotel, you'll thank yourself for it later.

I broke down in thunder bay have to get my truck fixed. Had to take a hotel, didnt get there till 5:30am still had to check out at 11 and pay full price. Walls are thin couldnt sleep from all the noise. Workers are loud in the morning and completely unapologetic.

This place was disgusting! As you can see from the photos this was a dirty dirty place. Black mold on the ceiling around the ac unit, the bathtub black from the dirt, and the bedding all torn up. I was trying to find another place to stay while in the town and everything was booked up! I would have rather slept in my rental car.

We were trying to be the nasty winter weather from Manitoba to southern Ontario in January and pulled into the Econo Lodge in Thunder Bay. The front desk clerk was super nice and helpful. Showed me our room prior to booking. I have started to ask to do this so there are no nasty surprises. The room was small but clean, painted and the bathroom was in perfect clean condition. The carpet looked warn and the cloth chair appeared stained, we just opted not to sit on it. The bed and linens were in great shape. We were not able to stay for the breakfast which is included in the price because we were in a huge hurry to get on the road by 5:30 am. The price was $73 tax included for a room with one queen bed. We did have room 103, you may wish to not have that room as its a high traffic area so you hear everyone coming and going and getting ice. They do take CAA and that is how we got a further discount. I paid with a credit card in advance, they prefer credit card and ask for a deposit if you use cash or debit, so it was easiest, In the morning final bills could not be printed as their computer was down. I gave them my email address but did not receive a bill, Called three times and for some reason they could not email me a bill. Would I stay there again? Probably, the price was right, the room was clean and comfortable enough and the staff was nice.

Stayed there on my way through Thunder Bay and again on my way back through. Staff was excellent and accommodating, rooms very nice and clean.I recommend this motel for the traveler as it is centrally located for shopping etc.

It's an econo lodge, it's basic. The rooms have been recently updated and the location and price are right. There is a McDonalds, Boston Pizza and Quiznos near by. I've never had the lobby breakfast..

Spent an overnight at the hotel to catch a flight on the morning. Hotel is relatively well lit on a main road (Memorial) in Thunder Bay, with a mall and box stores relatively close by. Very reasonable rate. Paper thin walls unfortunately where I stayed, so I got to listen to one of my loud neighbours for a few hours that night. Room was clean, internet was good.

686 Memorial Ave Thunder Bay ON

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Econo Lodge Thunder Bay places you within a leisurely stroll of Port Arthur Stadium and Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. This hotel has 49 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's near the airport and also near Intercity Shopping Centre and Hillcrest Park.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


The 49 rooms are air-conditioned and have coffee makers and free local calls. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Rooms also include free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Econo Lodge Thunder Bay enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 124 reviews