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The Sleepy Owl

325 Scott St, Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 1H1 Canada
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#4 of 5 hotels in Fort Frances
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A warm oasis in the heart of the exciting downtown core. Close to fine dining, local gift shops, beautiful river front walk and the new town square. All guests will be given access to Energy Fitness gym with our daily pass given out at the front desk. We have 2 city bikes on site, for our guests to use on a first-come first-serve basis.
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FunTraveller34 wrote a review Jul 2023
Winnipeg, Canada1 contribution
My room smelled like urine. No microwaves and couldn’t use air fryer in room. Should remove the carpet in whole building stains everywhere. Just didn’t enjoy my stay at all. Felt like I couldn’t get a good rest. Hotel staff were okay. Needs renovations asap and microwaves.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Other hotels in Fort Frances are same price. Go somewhere else.
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dan j wrote a review Sep 2020
Port Coquitlam, Canada732 contributions272 helpful votes
We stayed for a night on a cross Canada drive, room was clean, the price was right and it wasn't noisy. Got a breakfast bag to go into morning. It is right on the main drag though town with several restaurants near by.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Wade Frieesn, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Hopefully we can get back to normal operations sooner than later! Have safe travels, until next time. :)
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Sue P wrote a review Oct 2019
Ontario, Canada7 contributions
We were greeted by a very friendly girl at the front desk. She was helpful with any of our questions. The hotel was very clean and quiet room. We enjoyed the tea and banana bread offered in the evening. It was nice to sit out in the sitting nook area to chat with your family or with the other guests. The breakfast had a nice selection. It was also nice that you had the option of taking something for the road if you were not staying to eat at the time as they supplied brown lunch bags. The next time we stay we hope to have more time to use the bikes that they have to explore the town. Very nice option. We hope to stay again next summer.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from sleepyowlhotels, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Oct 29, 2019
Thanks for the review Sue! We appreciate our guests and their reviews. Thank you for the kind words, if you have any suggestions for us how increase the value of your stay we are also interested in hearing those :) Safe travels!
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Katyray wrote a review Oct 2019
msp15 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed one night before a canoe trip. Reasonably priced. Staff was friendly, rooms were clean and quiet. Included breakfast was good. Dinner restaurants were within walking distance. Would stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from sleepyowlhotels, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Oct 24, 2019
Thankyou Katyray for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate it so much. Hope the canoe trip went well! :)
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ShelleyBelly2368 wrote a review Sep 2019
Ontario's Highlands, Canada9 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed here beginning of September. First check-in, the staff were wonderful. Second- Room was clean and spotless. Breakfast was amazing. Very Friendly. Great price!! I can honestly say you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from sleepyowlhotels, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Oct 25, 2019
Thanks so much ShelleyBelly for your glowing review. We appreciate your business and for taking the time to give us feedback. Our ears are always open for learning how we can best serve our customers. Safe travels! -The Sleepy Owl
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John W wrote a review Sep 2019
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I have been to Ft Francis/International Falls every year for the past 15 years. I have stayed in most of the hotels in the area. This hotel has been my choice for the last three years. The reason I have my group stay here is because the hotel is well ran. The rooms are well maintained and clean. This year they vastly improved the parking. The hotel used to have a full time cook, which I miss, but they have a great continental breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from sleepyowlhotels, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Sep 9, 2019
Thanks John! It feels good to hear you say this. We love having positive feedback from our guests. Don't be surprised if this one goes on the bulletin board this month. :) Safe travels, from your friends at The Sleepy Owl!
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Henry H wrote a review Aug 2019
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We spent three nights at the Sleepy Owl in downtown Fort Frances and enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast exceeded our expectations. We would definitely go back again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from sleepyowlhotels, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Aug 8, 2019
Thanks Henry for your kind words. We are glad you came to Fort Frances. Hope to see you again, safe travels!
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Krista T. wrote a review Aug 2019
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The Sleepy Owl was our home away from home for our weekend in Fort Frances while visiting with family. The staff was fantastic and accommodating. The rooms were air conditioned, clean and comfortable. Spotless bathroom (no grunge in the corners of the tile like you often see in hotels of all star categories!). There was lots of parking, and while we didn't travel with a boat or trailer, others did and there was plenty of space. They even had two bicycles guests could use! The complimentary breakfast had something for everyone in my family. We appreciated it's great downtown location, and being within walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and even the bridge to International Falls, MN. We would certainly return to this hotel when we come back to visit family in Fort Frances. Thank you for your hospitality!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from sleepyowlhotels, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Aug 6, 2019
Well we would certainly love to have you back again CornFlower Queen, how can we make that happen? :) Thanks for such an in-depth and lengthy review. It does not go unnoticed here at the Nest ;) Safe travels back home!
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chiebert wrote a review Aug 2019
Surrey, Canada2 contributions
Excellent breakfast - hot eggs, sausages, bacon, waffles, etc. and the coffee is better than in any hotel we’ve stayed in. The staff is friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the downtown location so close to the river walk. Would definitely recommend this motel to any Fort Frances visitors!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from sleepyowlhotels, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Aug 6, 2019
Thanks Carol, yes the river walk is lovely, you should see it at night with city lights of International Falls reflecting off of the water :) Thanks for taking the time to give us a review!
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Dave R wrote a review Aug 2019
London, Canada13 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Sleepy Owl the past 3 nights for an extended family event. I cant say anything negative about this hotel! The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms comfortable. The hot breakfast was a perfect way to start the day with great hours. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from sleepyowlhotels, Owner at The Sleepy Owl
Responded Aug 6, 2019
Thanks Dave, we were pleased to have you. Safe travels back to Southern Ontario. :)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Makabi Inn
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sleepy Owl
Which popular attractions are close to The Sleepy Owl?
Nearby attractions include Smokey Bear park (0.7 km), Northwoods Gallery & Gifts (0.1 km), and The Fort Frances Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sleepy Owl?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at The Sleepy Owl?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sleepy Owl?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Landing Cafe, Flint House, and From the Grind Up.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sleepy Owl?
Many travellers enjoy visiting International Falls Public Library (1.5 km).
Is The Sleepy Owl accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.