About the Courthouse Hotel

A 40-Room Boutique Hotel in Thunder Bay

The Courthouse Hotel is Thunder Bay's boutique hotel featuring 40 guest rooms, a Ballroom, and meeting rooms.


About Our Hotel

The Courthouse Hotel is a boutique hotel catering to business travellers, families, and other visitors looking for something a little extra special. That’s apparent the moment you see our Beaux Arts architectural façade, from the stunning views of Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant, to the quiet elegance of our hallways and common rooms. We’ve designed the hotel to be what every hotel should be, relaxing, pampering, and (for our business travellers) productive.

More Home than Hotel

We love all our historic traditional touches such as oak trim and original moldings, but we also love modern amenities such as high-speed WiFi and 49” flat screen TVs. We believe you’ll love this perfect blend of classic and modern, too.


Our Location

The Courthouse Hotel is walking distance to everything you need including restaurants, nightlife, Marina Park, artisan cafés, churches, theatres, library, shopping, and more. You’re also close to St. Joseph’s Hospital (two-minute walk), Bora Laskin Faculty of Law (five-minute walk), Lakehead University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (10-minute drive), the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (10-minute drive), Confederation College (15-minute drive), Thunder Bay Art Gallery (15-minute drive), and Resolute Forest Products (25-minute drive). The airport is a just 20 minutes away by car or taxi.

Map of Thunder Bay
The Courthouse Hotel was built in the 1920s as a courthouse for Port Arthur, now part of Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Our History 

The Courthouse Hotel was originally built as the Superior Court of Justice for Port Arthur (now part of Thunder Bay), which operated here from 1924 until 2014 when it moved to its new location on the south side of the city. It was designed by F.R. Heakes, a Toronto-based architect who became known for his designs of other government buildings including seven other courthouses in Northern Ontario.

The elegant façade and stately interior are reflective of the Beaux Arts architectural style popular in the early part of the 20th century. This classic form still remains fresh and beautiful today.


Do Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay is both an urban centre and an outdoor paradise. Located on the edge of the Boreal Forest on the shores of Lake Superior, it is your jumping off point for many outdoor activities including sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, ATVing, horseback riding, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ski-dooing, and more. As a city of 110,000 people, Thunder Bay is also home to many vibrant bars and restaurants as well as libraries, art galleries, performance theatres, sporting events, movieplex (Silver City), shopping, and other activities.

Find out more on Thunder Bay’s tourism website: www.visitthunderbay.com 

The Courthouse Hotel, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada