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Econo Lodge Forestville

7.9 | Good
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Clean and comfortable Forestville hotel on Hwy 138 near ferry port with restaurant and pub

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free stay for dog under 10 lbs
  • Many guests were pleased with the quality of food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the customer service they received during their stay
  • The hotel's rooms were a source of several compliments by lodgers
Cons
  • Some guests reported noise disturbances during their stay
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 22, 2014
Overview
Located on Highway 138 and roughly a 7-minute drive from the Forestville-Rimouski Ferry, the Econo Lodge Forestville is suited to road travellers requiring an economical and pet-friendly stay with easy highway access in Forestville.

This hotel has 55 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer one queen, one king, or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, and a hair dryer. Irons are available upon request, and some rooms include a mini-fridge and a work station. The hotel offers a business centre and meeting space, and parking is free. A maximum of one dog (up to 10 lbs) is permitted per room free of charge, and this hotel is wheelchair accessible.

On-site dining is offered at Le Danube Bleu, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The hotel also offers pub food and drinks at Le Chianti, which opens each day at 4:00pm.

Golf Meandre is roughly a 2-minute drive east of the Econo Lodge Forestville, while shopping can be found 5 minutes north on foot at Galeries Forestville and about a 17-minute drive north at Liquidation 138. Forestville Airport (YFE) is about a 35-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 1 dog (up to 10 lbs) free of charge per room. (Call date: January 7, 2013).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's restaurant, staff, and rooms.

Many patrons were pleased with the hotel's on-site restaurant. They described the food as being well-cooked, nicely presented, of good quality, and with reasonable prices. It was also said that there were good specials and an extensive menu. 

The hotel's staff were a source of several compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly and efficient.

Several guests praised their rooms and described them as clean and spacious, with comfortable beds and pillows and a good Wi-Fi signal. It should be noted however, that a couple guests described their rooms as having worn decor and small bathrooms.

It was also mentioned by a couple of guests that they found the hotel to provide good value, with "cheap prices" and "a very good price/quality ratio".
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The Bad
While many of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints among them about noise transfer.

Some guests complained of noise disruptions during their stay. They reported being disturbed by highway noise, cars and people in the hotel's courtyard, loud air conditioning units in the rooms, an ice machine, and a garbage truck early in the morning.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 36 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with a 79% recommendation rate from 14 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 7, 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.
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Map Marker Econo Lodge Forestville
5 Route 138 East, Forestville, QC