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Gite l'Escale du Nord

9.7 | Excellent
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Rural B&B a 14-min drive to Mont Tremblant Resort with highly praised hosts and breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the quality of the hotel's free breakfast
  • The staff were praised for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel's location was frequently described as beautiful and tranquil, as well as close to highway access and Mont-Tremblant
Cons
  • No in-room TVs or bathroom toiletries were reported
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 20, 2014
Overview
Located about a 4-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp and an 8-minute drive from Mont-Tremblant's city centre, the Gite l'Escale du Nord is suitable for travellers who prefer a hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible. 

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, massage services, two lounges with games and a library, a dining area, a communal kitchen (for which a $5 fee per day applies), a home cinema/meeting room, a business centre, a balcony, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are not permitted. 

Casino Mont-Tremblant is about an 18-minute drive from the hotel, while Mont-Tremblant Resort can be found 15 minutes away by car. Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve is roughly a 1-hour and 50-minute drive away and Mont-Tremblant International Airport (YTM) is a 50-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 17, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's breakfast, location, staff and rooms.

The hotel's breakfast was praised by numerous reviewers, who described it as tasty, original, delicious, incredible and exquisite, with excellent coffee. One guest remarked, "Breakfasts were all really delicious, with fresh fruit every day, the main course, and then a little dessert/muffin to end it all. I enjoyed it all!". A few patrons found the breakfast portions to be on the small side, however.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location, finding it to be beautiful and tranquil, as well as close to Mont-Tremblant Resort and Village, restaurants and highway access. One patron noted, "L'escale du Nord is a very, very good place for lodging in the region of Mont-Tremblant. It is very close to most of the attractions and restaurants of the area but still isolated in a quiet and beautiful little forest setting".

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by travellers, who characterized them as friendly, attentive and helpful with recommendations and arranging taxis. One guest wrote, "Denis and Veronique and their family were wonderful hosts and they made us feel very welcome. They have a great knowledge of the area and were able to recommend many activities such as walking trails and canoeing as well as restaurants in the village".

Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, beautiful and spacious, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of travellers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported no in-room TVs, a small-sized room and no toiletries such as shampoo or conditioner in the bathrooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 29 Mont Tremblant B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 152 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 6 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 5 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 4 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 17, 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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hotels in Mont Tremblant

Rated 9.7/10 based on 244 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 36 hotels in Mont Tremblant

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Map Marker Gite l'Escale du Nord
1505 Montée Kavanagh, Mont Tremblant, QC