Accommodations in Thunder Bay

Are you looking for a place to stay during your campus visit? Here are some recommendations for you to consider. The following hotels offer discount rates for people who are visiting us here at Lakehead. 

An outdoor view of residence at Lakehead University.

Residence Accommodations

At this time, we are not able to offer short term accommodations on campus. We hope to offer this service to visiting future students and family soon. For more information about rates and room types, visit our Residence Accommodations website, or contact Guest Services at (807) 343-8512 or 807-343-8010 Ext. 8379 or by email at Guest.Services@lakeheadu.ca -or conference.services@lakeheadu.ca

Alternatively, the following hotels/motels offer discount rates for people who are visiting us at Lakehead

Days Inn & Suites

645 Sibley Drive
(807) 622-3297

Outside view of the Days Inn.


At the time of booking advise the Registration Desk that you would like the university rate.


The recently-renovated Days Inn and Suites offers 92 beautifully decorated rooms and suites. It features an indoor pool, free high-speed internet access in all rooms, a restaurant on site, free breakfast, free parking and local calls, cable television in all rooms, a fitness centre as well as a spa. It is within 20 minutes by foot to the University. It is also minutes away from several other restaurants such as The Keg, Caribou, Montana's, Kelsey's and Applebees. For more information, visit their website here

Days Inn North

1250 Golf Links Road
(807) 344-3297

Outside view of the Days Inn North.

At the time of booking advise the Registration Desk that you would like the Lakehead University rate. To receive the rate, bookings must be made directly with the hotel.


The Days Inn and Suites is a newly-built hotel (2007), offering beautifully decorated rooms and suites. It features free high-speed internet access in all rooms, free parking and local calls, cable television in all rooms, a fitness centre, and free continental breakfast. The Days Inn North is 100% non-smoking. Pets are not allowed. It is about 0.5 km from the University and next-door to the 5Forks Restaurant. It is also 5-10 minutes by car to several other restaurants such as The Keg, Caribou, Montana's, Kelsey's and Applebees. It is the closest hotel to Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay campus, about a 10-15 minute walk, or 1 minute drive.

Travelodge 

450 Memorial Avenue 
(807) 345-2343

Outside view of the Travel Lodge.

To receive the Lakehead University special rate, please ask for the "Lakehead University Student Rate". The Travelodge Hotel is a 15-20 minute walk or a 2 minute drive from the University and features a free Bear Bites breakfast, a gym/fitness centre, free high speed internet access, and a pool. The Travelodge is just a few short minutes by foot to Boston Pizza. For more information, visit their website here.

Comfort Inn

660 Arthur Street West 
(807) 475-3155

Photo of Comfort Inn Hotel Room

At the time of booking, please use the code "LUNIV" to receive the Lakehead University rate. Located close to the Thunder Bay airport and a 10-minute drive from the Lakehead campus, the Comfort Inn offers easy access to all major attractions in the Thunder Bay area. The beautiful and tastefully appointed rooms provide the best in convenience and relaxation. There are irons, ironing boards and 32-inch LCD plasma televisions in all rooms. This 100% smoke free hotel has rooms furnished with either two double beds or a queen-size bed. For maximum convenience, the hotel offers plenty of free parking with same-weekday valet service. A currency exchange, newsstand and valet cleaning services are also available. For more information or to book online, visit them online.

For more ideas on where to stay in Thunder Bay, check out the City of Thunder Bay's Tourism site.