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Feeling At Home When Travelling

39916937Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, a few days on the road can make any of us start to miss home.  While the best way to feel at home on the road is to stay at a hotel that puts your comfort first, there are a few ways you can make your hotel feel a little more like home.

Display Personal Photos

Seeing a familiar face when you walk into your hotel room is very welcoming.  So make a point of travelling with a framed photo of your family or a photo that brings to mind a favourite memory.

Make Use of the Closet and Dresser

Living out of a suitcase loses its appeal before long, so the next time you check into your room instead of exploring what’s on TV first, start with unpacking your suitcase and utilizing the closet and dresser.

Bring An Extra Change of Clothes

Even if it means bringing a bigger suitcase, don’t leave home without packing at least one comfort outfit.  That way when you get back into your room for the night, you can lose the suit and instead lounge in your favourite pair of sweats and hoodie which will help you to unwind and relax before bed.

Make Friends

Instead of staying locked in your room, find a common area in the hotel, like our restaurant or lounge, and spend some time getting to know other people staying in the same hotel.  Making connections with like-minded people can help give yourself a sense of home, even when on the road.

Let us be your home away from home on your next trip to Timmins.


Timmins Rock

Hockey GameWhether you’re in Timmins for business or pleasure, no trip to Timmins is complete without taking in a Timmins Rock game.

The Timmins Rock compete in the Junior A league of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL).  Lead by Head Coach & General Manager, Paul Gagne, the team is currently sitting 3rd in the East division and have garnered 67 points during the 2016-2017 Regular Season.

Timmins Rock home games are played at the historic McIntyre Arena, built in 1938 by J.P. Bickell.  Tickets for regular season games are $12/adult, $10/Senior and $5/child.  Get your tickets for Timmins Rock games on their website or at the box office, which opens 90 minutes prior to the puck drop.

Need a room for your stay in Timmins? We’d love for you to stay with us at The Senator Hotel & Conference Centre.

Family Day In Timmins

Things to do for Family Day in Timmins.If you find yourself in Timmins for Family Day weekend, there are plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy and having fun.  Including,

South Porcupine Winter Carnival

The 41st South Porcupine Winter Carnival kicks off Friday February 17 and runs until Sunday February 19 and there are fun activities for the whole family.  Some highlights include a free magic show at Northern College, free inflatable rides at RMSS, a fireworks show and parade. See this website for a complete list of activities.

Free Swim

Take part in a free swim at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex, starting at 4:30 pm on Family Day. The Archie Dillon Sportsplex has a lap pool, warm pool, and deep pool complete with diving boards, a slide, and rock wall.

Free Skate

The City of Timmins is offering a free skate at the McIntyre Arena Family Day from 4pm-5pm. Or stop in at the Hollinger Park to skate outdoors on the longest figure eight rink in North America.

Porcupine Ski Runners

The Porcupine Ski Runners Family Day Event runs Family Day from 9am to 6pm.  During this time all day fees and equipment rentals will be half price.  The Porcupine Ski Runners has trails for skiing and snowshoeing ranging from 1.25 km to 17 km in length.

Book your stay in Timmins at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre.

A Valentine's Day To RememberPlanning Matters

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you want to get it right and in order to do that, you need to plan ahead.  Nothing kills the romance of the day like spending an hour waiting to get seated.  Plan ahead by reserving a table and when your sweetheart sees that you took the time and care to plan ahead to make it a great night, they will feel cherished.

dining-roomMake It A Memorable Night

The Senator Dining Room can help you make this Valentine’s one to remember. Just call 705-267-6211 to reserve your table and we will take care of the rest. Our classy decor will set the romantic mood as you and your Valentine are treated to a six course meal skillfully prepared by our gourmet chef.  You won’t find a Valentine’s meal like this anywhere else in Timmins. Courses include amuse bouche, soup, salad, an appetizer, entrees, and of course, dessert.  See our menu for the night here.

Senator Hotel TimminsGo The Distance

And you can go the distance by booking a nights stay in a suite in the newly renovated Senator Hotel. In the Shania Twain Suite you’ll find an all-marble bathroom, featuring a spa shower with wall jets and a rain shower head, plus a king bed with designer wrought iron headboard and Duvet, and a top-floor view of the City of Timmins. In the Algonquin Suite you’ll get a 42″ plasma television, oversized all-marble bathroom with air jet soaking tub, a fireplace, a sitting area with sofa and coffee table and a micro plush king-sized bed.

Make this Valentine’s Day in Timmins one you will reminisce on for years to come with the Senator Dining Room & Hotel.