Lodging in Thunder Bay
July 31, 2012 1:17 PM Subscribe
One night and one day
Ontario: Thunder Bay.
Where, oh where, to stay?
posted by Elly Vortex to travel & transportation around Thunder Bay, ON (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I are heading to Thunder Bay on the weekend of Labor Day. We're going to be there just one night (getting into town around 6 on September 1st) and then we'll be moving on to our next stop mid-afternoon the next day.
We don't really have any plans at the moment. My boyfriend has never been to Canada - never been out of the country! - so whatever we do, I hope that there are lots of Mounties and people saying "eh" to live up to his lofty "foreign country" dreams...even though we'll literally just be driving a few hours up the road from my house.
It is up to me to find a place for us to stay. I don't know Thunder Bay at all, and online searching hasn't really given me any great ideas. Aside from gawking at "washrooms" instead of "restrooms" and working out currency conversion in our minds, we have no plans. Hope us, Mefi!
We're outdoorsy people in our 30's. We will be doing a lot of hiking on this trip. I've heard that there are amethyst mines up there, and I think that he'd be interested in that sort of thing. If we don't come up with any great ideas for activities in our half-day, I figure we'll just walk around town (look in little shops, maybe pop into a museum or something). BF likes trains and history. I like art and history.
We require clean lodging, although luxury is not necessary. Free, safe parking for the car is important. We will be doing a lot of hiking on this vacation, so comfortable is GOOD. If the hotel/b&b had a whirlpool in the room that would be double plus good. We don't care about frou frou like a white-tablecloth restaurant or mints on the pillows. I am more comfortable in a cabin in the woods than right in the middle of a downtown I am unfamiliar with...is Thunder Bay a friendly town or an urban wasteland?
Any thoughts? What say you, Metafilter?