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“Not a bad place for a night or two.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Econo Lodge

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Econo Lodge
Ranked #18 of 33 Hotels in Thunder Bay
Cambridge, Canada
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Not a bad place for a night or two.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed here on our way through for a nite,price was right as it allows pets also with a few restrictions,room was clean and shower was above average,checkout was a challenge as the room key cards stopped working well before checkout.The girl at the front desk wasnt impressed with having to reprogram the keys and the breakfast was just ok.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Golden, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

This hotel is the true meaning of you pay for what you get. The price isn't too high at all, but your not getting a whole lot. The halls had a slight smell of marijuana, the rooms were small and kind of tight. I understand it was winter and it was snowing, but the hotel driveway was covered in ice leading up to the door; I almost slipped and fell every time I had to walk from either my car to the hotel, or from the hotel to my car. The wifi however was fairly fast. There is a fitness facility in the same building, and loud music was heard throughout the lobby while a fitness class was going on, thankfully I didn't have a room near the fitness facility...but I pray for those who end up in a room near it. Breakfast was also sub par, I had to stop at a rest stop a half hour outside of TBay to have another breakfast (which ended up being a delicious breaky sandwich). All in All, you pay for what you get at this hotel

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Kitchener
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Once again, this hotel was excellent for our needs. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the free breakfast was perfect. The shower was absolutely awesome. A great way to start the day. The hotel had free WiFi so this was great after no WiFi in Wawa.

Room Tip: Do not know if there was a pool and there was no restaurant at the hotel, but restaurants were close...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

I've stayed at the Econo Lodge in Ottawa and Montreal. This is by far the BEST one. Rooms were very clean, free wifi and parking, free continental breakfast, free gym! Very friendly staff. Lots of places to go out and have dinner near by. Awesome stay.
We stayed at the Econo Lodge as a stop along our drive across Canada.
If you're a light sleeper bring ear plugs, travellers check in at all hours.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Appleton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Very unfriendly staff. All requests were met with resistance. I had never experienced this at another hotel and I travel a lot. Spend a couple of dollars more and feel good about where you stay. We will never be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bowmanville
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102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

We arrived at the Econo Lodge after a long, wet drive from Sault Ste. Marie. We booked by telephone and received a very good rate including breakfast $76 + tax. The staff was very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Our room was small but it appeared to be newly renovated with the exception of the air conditioner which was quite noisy. Bed was comfy and we had a good night's sleep. While the hallways could use some work, we were quite happy with our stay. Breakfast included hot items. We'd stay here again - it's in a good location, a restful night and good breakfast - for the price, you can't beat it!

Room Tip: This is only a 2 story hotel - our room was on the second floor and we had a quiet night.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bowmanville
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102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Rooms had been renovated. Small but comfortable and clean. Hallways could use some work. Air conditioner a little noisy but worked well. Good location. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast included hot items.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 686 Memorial Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3Z5, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Thunder Bay
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 33 Hotels in Thunder Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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