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Close to highway, great rates, clean and spacious but dated rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to highway access and attractions
  • The hotel's rates were praised by many reviewers for being affordable and economical
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated rooms and noise transfer from the parking lot
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2013
Overview
Located a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 111 on-ramp and about an 8-minute drive from Dartmouth's city centre, the Lake City Motel is suitable for car travellers who require an economical hotel with an in-room microwave and mini-fridge and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a desk. Rooms with a coffeemaker are also offered, and hair dryers and iron and ironing boards are available upon request. The hotel has smoking and non-smoking rooms.

The hotel also offers 24-hour reception, a communal kitchen, guest laundry, a business centre and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $12 per pet, per day. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible. 

Tacoma Plaza is about 6 minutes away on foot, while Dalhousie University can be found 18 minutes away by car. Dartmouth Heritage Museum is roughly an 8-minute drive from the hotel, and Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $12/pet/night, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 22, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests, who described it as central and easy to find, as well as close to Sobeys, Cole Harbour Heritage Park, Halifax, shopping, restaurants, highway access, the airport, a gas station, a bus stop, Lake Banook and Dartmouth Crossing.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as reasonable, low, economical and affordable.

Several reviewers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds and good air conditioning. A few guests complained about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few reviewers complained about their accommodations. They reported dated decor and furniture, musty odours, noise transfer from guests in the parking lot and a lack of hot water.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 49 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 46 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #10 of 15 Dartmouth B&B and Inns with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 22, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
6.5
Fair
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10 / out of 12
hotels in Dartmouth

Rated 6.5/10 based on 177 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 12 hotels in Dartmouth

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Location
  • Mic Mac Mall (1.2 km)
  • Dartmouth Crossing (2.7 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (5.4 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (7.3 km)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (8.2 km)
Map Marker Lake City Motel
40 Lakecrest Drive, Dartmouth, NS