Nature's Inn Kenora

Nature's Inn Kenora

1505 Erie Street, Kenora, Ontario P0X 1C0 Canada
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#1 of 3 small hotels in Kenora
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Quiet, clean, safe and located off of Highway 17. Six different unique styles of rooms to choose from. Some rooms are fully equipped for light meal preparation and long term stays. All rooms have 51" TVs with cable, mini-fridge, microwave, heated bathroom floors, parking right outside your door and decking with outdoor seating. 100% smoke-free rooms and select pet-friendly rooms. Due to the high volume of guests traveling with cell phones and internet accessible devices we have chosen to provide FREE Wi-Fi to replace phones in the room and reduce costs to our guests. Easy access to Lake of the Woods, close to beaches, water park, hiking trails and boat launch
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Iron
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Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English
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Mik wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an outstanding property, it is a great choice. Our accessible Kitchenette looked exactly like the picture, it was immaculately clean, and had nicely updated doors, bathroom, window coverings, stone counters and concrete terrazzo style floor. Kitchen area thoughtfully designed, and was appointed with everything we needed : dishes ,cutlery, cutting knife and board, kettle, toaster, mini 4 cup (?) coffee maker (I would bring your own favorite coffee though), spatula, serving spoon, dish cloth towels soap and dish drying counter mat, ice bucket, fry pan, 2 sizes of pots, wire cart to store your groceries and use as work space and dish towel rod, broom and dustpan, ironing board (iron? didnt notice if had) and adjacent bathroom was a huge storage closet area (for example you could store your bikes in there),
garbage and recycle bins under cabinet, small new kitchen sink, 1 burner cooktop, hot pad for counter, mini fridge with freezer, large work counter, and a 2 person long dining table and chair set.
I did not notice if there were wine glasses! LOL.You should always travel with your own :) ;)
Our suite and the ones on either side of us had a small bistro patio table and 2 chairs outside nice for morning coffee, and I am not a smoker, but do note they permit it out there, but they have "butt stops" those tall recepticles for smokers to put there butts in, so it is kept very tidy, and beautiful flower planters too. We could park right outside our door.
The ladies who checked us in were friendly, knowledgable, thorough, and approachable..everything you want. Plus they used a COVID19 contactless method to check us in and out. Everything we wanted and needed!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms face hwy unsure if noise. Our accessible suite quiet ground level, faced in ,...
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Hi Mik97531, Thank you for such a detailed list of what the Deluxe Queen Suite has to offer! Those rooms are truly lovely and offer pretty much everything that a person needs for a short or a long stay. There is an iron in the room, it is just hidden on the shelf behind the door in the roomy bathroom. As for wine glasses we do have some in the office that we can provide to guests as well as a wine opener. We try to make a guests stay away from their own home as comfortable as possible so if there is ever anything that you need to make your stay a little more like home please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you again for staying at Nature's Inn Kenora and writing us a wonderful review! All the best!
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Frank E wrote a review Sep 2020
Winnipeg, Canada15 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here on a 2 day fishing trip to Lake of the Woods. Another individual had made the reservations, so I was not aware of this hotel in advance. I had a "deluxe" room, which had polished concrete floors (I hate carpet in hotels). The furnishings was very new and very tasteful. We could park our truck and boat/trailer right beside the building without having to unhook the truck from the trailer. We could even plug in to charge the trolling motor batteries. Everything was extremely clean. My unit had 11 foot ceilings, which was perfect for having our 10 foot muskie rods standing up in a corner of the room. The unit had a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, as well as an assortment of pots and pans and dishes.

There is a public boat launch within a half mile of the hotel, making this a perfect hotel for fishermen.

Overall, you cannot go wrong with this reasonably priced, clean, and well furnished motel. One more thing...the staff were extremely friendly as well!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I had room number 6. It was a perfect location so I could keep an eye on our boat/trailer parked...
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Hi 555franke! Reading your review put a massive smile on my face, thank you so much for taking the time to write it and give us a rating! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in one of our Deluxe Queen Suites. If you come back in the winter for some ice fishing you can try out the heated floors as all of our Deluxe Queen Suites and Mini Suites have heated floors. Thank you again for the review and we hope to see you again soon!
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TravelingGlenn wrote a review Jan 2020
Calgary, Canada61 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Room 15 one night. The staff were friendly and when the stated rate was higher than Trivago displayed, they lowered the rate to match. The room was on the lower level facing away from the highway and very quiet. The bed was comfortable. There is no breakfast included. The hotel is in a suburb of Kenora on the west side. On a Monday evening we could not find a restarurant open nearby, other than the typical fast food; we had to drive into Kenora proper.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Though there is little traffic on the highway at night, request a room that doesn't face the...
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Response from Natures_Inn_Kenora, Front Office Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Thank you TravelingGlenn for taking the time to give us a rating and write us a review! Finding a solution to the lack of restaurants and delivery options for guests of Nature's Inn Kenora is definitely something that has been high on my list of things that I am trying to tackle. We hope to see you again and maybe next time we will at least have a breakfast option for you. Safe Travels!
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BackPacker96408 wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great experience! The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms had everything we needed. Although we don’t have pets, the hotel allows pets but expectations of pet owners are laid out clearly. There was a dog in the room next to our’s and there were no issues at all. We had stayed at a popular chain hotel in Winnipeg the previous night and Nature’s Way was far superior to it. I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the rooms and amenities at Nature’s Way, as I find roadside inns are often “hit and miss”. It was obvious those working at Nature’s Way care about providing good service. Thanks!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Aug 4, 2022
Hi BackPacker96408! Thank you so much for giving Nature's Inn Kenora a try and for such a lovely review! We are so happy that your enjoyed your stay at Nature's Inn as we do work hard to offer a clean, comfortable and pleasant stay for all guests. Our housekeeping staff was elated to receive the cash tips that you left! Thank you so much and we hope to see you again in the future. Safe travels!
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Nuccia M wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We just arrived back from Kenora having stayed at Nature’s Inn.

Wifi didn’t work, very small selection of tv channels, no glasses or mugs ( as pictures show) but rather only 4 paper coffee cups. Room was supplied with old furniture, bistro table and chairs served as dining table and there were keys to rooms rather than card keys.

People in adjoining rooms could be heard and the hotel is off the highway which is noisy! Parking lot in the back of building was not cleared of snow for its guests!

All of this for a whopping 186.00 a night!!!

Having travelled many years and stayed in several different hotels, this room is worth 79.00 NOT 186.00!!

This is a MOTEL with a hotel price!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Mar 30, 2022
Hi 744nucciam, We are saddened to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at Nature’s Inn Kenora. I am assuming that your reservation was made online versus giving us a call. Please be aware that the cost of rooms booked online may be listed higher then if you give us a call. We highly encourage potential guests to call us to ensure that the accommodations that we can offer suit the needs of the traveler. We have 5 different styles of rooms at different rates. We are not ashamed of the rooms that we offer to guests as we do a lot of maintenance on each room and the property. We are in the business of offering a product to thousands of people every year and everyone has different expectations and preferences so although we try to get it right for the majority of our guests, we may not meet the expectations and preferences of everyone looking for accommodation in Kenora. We never want a guest to leave unhappy so if we don’t feel that we can meet the expectations of the potential guest we encourage shopping around. Kenora is different than most other cities in Canada as it is small and pricey, from gas to groceries to accommodation, guests should expect to pay more in Kenora than in other cities in Canada. Given your comment about our location I would like anyone reading this to be aware that almost all of the hotels and motels in Kenora are located on Hwy 17 and there is also possibility that you will hear the train horn from most hotels as the railway system runs through Kenora. We do our best to keep our furniture, tables, chairs, etc. updated but as we are a small family run business, we do our room updates a few rooms at a time, so we are able to spread the cost out over time. The bistro table and chairs fit really well in the space and partially why they were chosen for that room type. We added those items to the room hoping guests would appreciate somewhere to sit and eat rather than having to eat on the bed which I am sure happens in a lot in other hotel rooms. Keys vs keycards does not indicate old it does however indicate cold. Kenora can become very cold in the winter months and when we tried to switch from keys to keycards, we ran into an issue with the keycard not working due to the weather conditions and since all of our rooms are accessible from the outside, we had to stick with good old-fashioned keys. I cannot comment on the Wi-Fi not working as we haven’t had any complaints about our Wi-Fi since we upgraded to Shaw Fibre. When guest’s check-in we do recommend that they test everything in the room including the Wi-Fi so if anything is not working correctly or something needs attention, we can address it immediately. I happened to be the person checking you in that night and you did not let me know of any issues with the Wi-Fi nor did any other guest. As for the TV channels we have found that our regular guests often travel with their own Firestick, Roku Stick, Google Chromecast, etc. and the only channels they are really interested in is weather, sports and news so we have made the decision to improve our Wi-Fi and not offer quite as many TV channels as we once did. We do offer both mugs as well as paper cups in 3 styles of rooms that we offer. The other 2 styles of rooms are standard rooms and only have paper cups. That being the case we do have a small inventory of mugs, plates, cutlery, etc. if anyone would like to borrow them for their stay regardless of what room they might be in. Front desk is not 24 hours, but we encourage guests to contact us before we close if they have any questions, concerns, or requests. Unfortunately, our rooms are not soundproof, but we do have an on-call phone number in the room binder as well as posted near the office door which can be used to report any noise complaints as everyone deserves a good night’s rest. Front desk staff are trained to make guests aware at check-in of the after-hours phone number. The plowing of the parking lot is somewhat difficult to manage as we hire a company to come and plow the parking lot for us as we do not have anyone on staff that is trained and certified to operate the equipment needed. Given that Kenora is a small town with a high demand for snow removal and plowing we must hope that they are able to get to us in a timely fashion after a snowfall. The total cost of the room that you mentioned above is with taxes and just to be clear $27.86 is strictly taxes. We merely collect taxes for the government. “Worth” is truly in the eye of the beholder. It is evident that you do not see the value in what Nature’s Inn Kenora is able to offer and we wish you luck finding suitable accommodations in the future. Again, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Nature’s Inn Kenora, but we do appreciate you sharing your feedback and giving us the opportunity to respond.
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Mike M wrote a review Jul 2022
Medicine Hat, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great place to stay. Check in was very friendly and efficient. My room was on the small side but it was meticulously clean! The room had a fridge, microwave, hotplate, kitchen sink, coffee machine, glasses, dishes, tea towels and even dish soap. The bed was clean and comfy. There was a giant TV on the wall. I will be planning to stay here every time I pass through Kenora.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: I've stayed in three different rooms and they were all impeccably clean and comfy.
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Jul 20, 2022
Hi Mike, Yes our Mini Suites are small but efficient and at a much lower rate than our larger rooms so single travelers don't have to spend quite so much when staying in Kenora. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to see you again. Travel safe and have a great summer!
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Robert C wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The smallest room I have every stayed in (I’ve travelled in Europe) & a huge premium $$$ attached to the rate because I was travelling with a dog. The “pet” fee they call it. Price gouging at its best. The room was 14X7 & claustrophobic. The neighbourhood was/is “in transition” & I had to remove the contents of the car into the room (common practice in Kenora). Another reason why Kenora is such an undesirable place to stay. Better options east & west on the TransCanada highway proper....never going back!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Sep 22, 2020
Hi Y6511Frobertc, Our Mini Suites are small, and we hope that everyone that books a Mini Suite with us does understand that. These rooms are very efficient and have high ceilings and we have many guests truly enjoy them, but some do not due to the size of the room. The $25 pet fee is charged for the extra cleaning that is required after a pet has stayed in a room. Our housekeeping staff put extra time and attention when cleaning a room if a pet has been in it as it is our goal to always provide exceptionally clean rooms for all our guests. We appreciate your feedback.
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Adam Jameison wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On our way back to Calgary from Parry Sound, Nature's Inn was a huge relief. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and modern.
The Front Desk was very friendly and helpful. They gave us a jumpstart to the van without complaint and recommended a few solid restaurants in Kenora.
True, the hotel is on the outskirts of Kenora, but for that, the price is lower and the drive into the town is only about ten minutes.
Would solidly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Sep 22, 2020
Hi jamieonvision, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and a rating, we greatly appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend us! All the best
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lestero289 wrote a review Jun 2020
Weston, Florida13 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We are travelling from Edmonton to Ottawa and are trying to be super careful about Covid threat. I spoke on the phone before booking and was assured they were taking special measures to protect customers. I agree - no complaint there - the room is basic and very clean. My only observation is the cost for the room. You will have to do your own diligence. Our very acceptable room in Regina was 1/2 the cost.
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We were on ground floor but much noise above us on second floor.
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Sep 22, 2020
Hi lestero289, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and give us a rating. As for room prices in Kenora (especially in the Summer months) we can't easily be compared to other cites or towns as we turn into a resort style town with resort style prices in the Summer. Hope you are staying safe!
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Eytan L wrote a review Oct 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff and front desk were precise and welcoming.
The place is very clean and cozi and we enjoyed the stay though in light of the walls transferring easily sounds from and to other rooms and we were with kids , it was hard to keep super quiet.
We recomend the place , it is very close to town and accessible
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kenora Manager, General Manager at Nature's Inn Kenora
Responded Nov 3, 2021
Hi Eytanl2021, Yes, unfortunately our rooms are not soundproof but we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us nonetheless. Thank you for staying at Nature's Inn Kenora and for taking the time to give us a review and rating. Travel safe!
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billubarber007 asked a question Aug 2016
Winnipeg, Canada
what's the check in time
Answer from Natures_Inn_Kenora
Kenora, Canada4 contributions
Check in time is standard 3pm however call the front desk they may be able to accomadate a wee bit earlier
Liane C wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The ground level rooms are further from the road."
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evergreen1002 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Ontario, Canada8 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Its worth the money!"
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F4981JCmichaels wrote a tip Nov 2023
Vancouver, Washington2,650 contributions266 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get an upper room!"
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Trevor S wrote a tip Jul 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keewatin Place down the road a little ways has groceries & a laundry mat that is very reasonably priced. Store sells pretty much everything"
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edda wrote a tip Sep 2022
Perth, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would recommend making reservations - they are full tonight (Tuesday)"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nature's Inn Kenora
Which popular attractions are close to Nature's Inn Kenora?
Nearby attractions include Husky The Muskie (4.2 km), The Muse - Lake of the Woods Museum & Douglas Family Art Centre (5.1 km), and Tunnel Island Trail (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nature's Inn Kenora?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Nature's Inn Kenora?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Nature's Inn Kenora?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Nature's Inn Kenora?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nature's Inn Kenora?
Conveniently located restaurants include Plaza Restaurant & Tavern, Lake Of The Woods Brewing Company, and 901 Westside.
Are there any historical sites close to Nature's Inn Kenora?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mather-Walls House (0.5 km).
Is Nature's Inn Kenora accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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