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Riverside hotel with reasonable rates and good highway access

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests found the hotel's rates to be reasonable
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to the highway and downtown Montreal
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • The hotel's bathrooms were described as outdated by a few lodgers
  • A few guests reported noise transfer
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 25, 2013
Overview
Located adjacent to the St. Lawrence River and about a 3-minute drive from the nearest Highway 132 on-ramp, the Hotel L'Express Longueuil is geared towards travellers who prefer an economical hotel with easy highway access and on-site dining.

This hotel has 65 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one queen or two double beds, while suites offer additional amenities such as a balcony and a jetted tub.

Hotel amenities include meeting/conference space, a business centre, a mini casino, vending machines, free parking and breakfast vouchers for each guest at the hotel's restaurant, La Grosse Pomme, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The hotel does not offer wheelchair accessible rooms, and pets are permitted for a $200 deposit per stay.
Please note this hotel does not offer an elevator.

Charron Island can be found about 6 minutes away by car, while Place Versailles offers shopping about a 10-minute drive away. Casino de Montreal is about a 17-minute drive away. Six Flags Montreal is roughly a 15-minute drive from the hotel, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is 30-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for a $200 deposit per stay, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 22, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's value, location and rooms.

The hotel's overall value was praised by many lodgers, who described the rates as affordable, reasonable and excellent. One guest stated the hotel had the best value, while another remarked the hotel had a good price to quality ratio.

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as right off the highway and easily accessible, as well as close to downtown Montreal and bridges for easy travel to other areas.

Several guests complimented the the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean and spacious, with comfortable beds. It should be noted however, that a few guests had complaints about their rooms (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 noise transfer and the rooms.

A few guests complained of noise disruptions during their stays. They reported noisy in-room air conditioning units, as well as noise transfer from adjacent rooms and vehicles in the parking lot.

While the majority of lodgers found their rooms to be clean and comfortable, a few reviewers were disappointed with their rooms. They reported worn carpets and outdated bathrooms which they felt were in need of an upgrade.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 94 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with a 72% recommendation rate from 47 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 6 Longueuil hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 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
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Rated 6.0/10 based on 455 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 4 hotels in Longueuil

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Location
Map Marker Hotel L'Express
2800 Marie-Victorin Boulevard, Longueuil, QC