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Forest Inn & Conference Centre

11 May Street, Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1A3 Canada
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#2 of 3 hotels in Sioux Lookout
The Forest Inn & Conference Centre has 42 Guest Rooms located on the beautiful shores of Pelican Lake. Each Room is fully equipped with Queen Size Beds,32"Flat Screen TVs, Fridge, Microwave & Coffee Maker. Complimentary Breakfast consists of French Toast, Pancakes, Omelets, Breakfast Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit, Juices, Tea & Coffee. Wireless Internet is throughout the Hotel at no extra charge and the Forest Bar & Grill is open Monday through Saturday from 4PM-10PM. Full Conference Facilities to hold up to 64 People with Fully Catered Luncheons and Dinners. Large parking areas to accommodate Commercial Vehicles, Boats, RV's and Trailers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Rob wrote a review Apr. 2021
Oshawa, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
First off I must say the staff was both helpful and very friendly considering the limitations of Covids restriction guidelines. The rooms were as expected size wise which suited my needs perfectly and very clean which I was very happy about, however the bathrooms while dated, not a big deal, had low water pressure in building 2 at times, but again not a big deal. The thing that was a big deal for me was the fact that it felt like there was an OPP substation in the complex, there was police attending the property on calls EVERY night, sometimes twice in the same day, which forced me to get up to ensure my vehicle was safe. Like I mentioned above I was very happy about the rooms and employees, and if they were able to figure out how minimize the police appearances then maybe I would stay there again next time I'm in the area or very least highly recommend it to others who are looking for a quiet place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Leah M wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Stayed here for a hockey tournament . Out dated bathtub. When having a shower had to wait about five minutes for the hot water to kick in. And there was hardly any water pressure. Someone took our parking spot when it clearly stated that the spot was for guests only. Tried to eat at the Forest bar and Grill, was told if we never made a reservation it would be a 20 minute wait. So we eat somewhere else. And because of the fact there was a hockey tournament going on they jacked up the price on the room. I would never stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from GayleHoey, General Manager at Forest Inn & Conference Centre
Responded Feb. 22, 2020
Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to send us your comments. We have undergone many Guest Room improvements over the past year including flooring, beds, TVs, bathroom pedestal sinks and low flush toilets ~ the Tubs are next on our list for sure! While we do our best to ensure parking is available right in front of Guest Rooms, we had a handicapped individual park in the closest spot to the Restaurant, which resulted in the rest of your Hockey Team mates each bumping over a spot, which ended in your spot being taken. I apologize for the inconvenience of you having to park towards the Lake. On Friday, February 14th, our Restaurant was very busy due to it being Valentine's Day, and falling on the Friday as well. We try to do our best to accommodate our Guests and apologize that you were not able to wait the 20 minutes for an available table. Once again, I Thank you for staying with us and apologize for your dissatisfaction. We certainly hope we can be of service in the future. (And just a side note: As with many Hotels, there is an extra charge when there are 4 People staying in one Guest Room) Regards, Gayle Hoey General Manager
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Gayle G wrote a review Nov. 2019
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It was so nice to be back at the Forest Inn for a short time. Gayle and Deni and their staff made my stay awesome as always. Very Clean, the restaurant has the best food and they always go the extra mile to accommodate. It was so nice seeing everyone. Hopefully it won’t be so long before my next visit. Would highly recommend staying at their wonderful Inn
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from GayleHoey, General Manager at Forest Inn & Conference Centre
Responded Feb. 22, 2020
Thank you for staying with us at the Forest Inn & Conference Centre Gayle. We always appreciate you choosing us for your accommodation needs when in Sioux Lookout. Cheers!
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Rick H wrote a review Oct. 2019
Cambridge, Canada427 contributions152 helpful votes
Considering this place is on a major highway yet has the appeal of being out in the middle of nowhere, I was very impressed by what they offered and the cleanliness of the building itself. It has green tones through out. The pine look. Nice large front desk. I phoned ahead to book my room and was checked in in less than two minutes. Nice modern rooms where you can go down a hallway or walk right outside from your living room. Well looked after and I believe they have the power bars in the room so you can plug more than one item in the room on the same side of the bed. Would certainly stay here again. There is a Best Western across the street but the place is always full.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from GayleHoey, General Manager at Forest Inn & Conference Centre
Responded Feb. 22, 2020
Thank you so much for staying with us along with your kind comments. I will pass them along to my Staff. We hope to be of service next time you visit our beautiful little Town!
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Phoenix S wrote a review Jul. 2019
Thunder Bay, Canada12 contributions5 helpful votes
Very poor Wi-Fi, no iron and ironing board, small outdated bathroom with no counter space, do not offer nor promote corporate rate, air struggling to work. On the other hand, great restaurant and awesome view.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from GayleHoey, General Manager at Forest Inn & Conference Centre
Responded Feb. 22, 2020
Thank you for your stay with us and taking the time to send us your comments. We have since upgraded our Internet which has improved the overall speed and connectivity. We have irons and boards available to all of our Room Guests upon request. My apologies that you were not made aware of this. Our lowest rate is provided to all of our Guests, regardless of travel purpose and are glad that your received that rate. Thank you again for choosing the Forest Inn and we are pleased that you enjoyed the Forest Bar & Grill during your Stay!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Inn & Conference Centre
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Inn & Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Forest Inn & Conference Centre?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Inn & Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Forest Inn & Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forest Inn & Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pelican Lake Sandwich Company, Forest Bar & Grill, and Roy Lane.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Forest Inn & Conference Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Forest Inn & Conference Centre have airport transportation?
Yes, Forest Inn & Conference Centre offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Forest Inn & Conference Centre?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Forest Inn & Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.