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Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Hotel or Motel
The historic Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites connects to the new waterfront development at Prince Arthur's Landing.

The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites, built, as a world-famous C.N.R hotel in 1911 is located on the harbour front in Thunder Bay. The famed Prince Arthur offers all the amenities of a full service hotel from an ideal downtown location.

Its old-world charm and hospitality are as enticing as the legendary Sleeping Giant it overlooks on Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake.

Driving Directions

Located in Thunder Bay's downtown Waterfront District, the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites is about 12 kilometres from the Thunder Bay International Airport about a 15 minute drive.

Travelling by car you can connect off the Trans Canada Highway.

Coming from the east, the next exiit after the Terry Fox Lookout is Hodder Avenue. Travel south on Hodder Avenue which then becomes Cumberland St. for an 8 kilometre direct drive to the hotel.

Coming from the west - Red River Road takes you right down to the waterfront and the intersection with Cumberland which puts you at the hotel.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

The Prince Arthur Hotel was built in 1911 by the Canadian National Railway for the whooping cost of $800,000 and was consider the finest hotel between Winnipeg and Toronto.

The origins of the Prince Arthur Hotel are shrouded in myth. It is said that Thunder Bay’s four story waterfront property owes its existence to a late night poker game back in 1908. As the tale goes J.J. Carrick, the mayor of Port Arthur at the time, was playing cards with Sir William Mackenzie –president of the CNR Railway, and his right hand man Sir Donald Mann in their private care en-route to Winnipeg. Upping the stakes, Carrick offered Mackenzie prime land on the waterfront in exchange for a hotel built on the property.

The name Prince Arthur is connected to Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught who was sworn in as Canada’s next Governor General on March 6th 1911, just 8 days before the hotel’s grand opening.


Seasons Open

All Year Round


$95 to $155 per night


The Prince Arthur offers 119 quest rooms ranging from executive and jacuzzi suites with lakeside views to standard rooms for your sleeping comfort.

The hotel has a full service dining room, the Portside Restaurant offering a great view of Lake Superior as you enjoy your meal.

Hotel services include a complimentary shuttle services from the Thunder Bay Internation Airport, free parking, housekeeping, dry cleaning service, pet friendly rooms and a computer in the lobby and room service

Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast

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