Located along Highway 520 and about a 7-minute drive from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), the Econo Lodge Aeroport is popular with travellers who require an economical stopover hotel with a free 24-hour airport shuttle and a free continental breakfast.
This hotel has 76 air-conditioned guest rooms, 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 king bed, while rooms with a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a jetted tub are also available. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
Hotel amenities include a business centre, meeting/conference space, free parking and a free continental breakfast. A free 24-hour airport shuttle is also available, providing service every half hour. Pets are not permitted and the hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.
There is an on-site bar featuring pool tables and televisions, as well as a cocktail hour. Room service is provided.
Le Biftheque Restaurant is about a 1-minute walk from the hotel, while Place Vertu offers shopping 7 minutes away by car. Molson Stadium is roughly a 25-minute drive away, and Dorval Municipal Golf Club is about an 8-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: April 3, 2013).
Guest reviews consulted for this analysis were mixed. Some reviewers had a positive response to the hotel's value, staff and rooms.
Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's overall value. They found the rates to be affordable, inexpensive and fair, and cited the free Wi-Fi and free airport shuttle as factors contributing to the hotel's worth.
The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by guests. They were characterized as friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Several lodgers were satisfied with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean and spacious, with comfortable beds. It should be mentioned however, that some guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis were mixed. Some guests had a negative response to the hotel's rooms, soundproofing and location.
While the majority of reviewers found their rooms to be clean and spacious, several guests had complaints about their accommodations. These guests reported outdated decor, worn carpets, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, broken heating units and broken light fixtures.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few guests. They reported hearing guests in adjacent rooms and rooms overhead, as well as noisy in-room air conditioning units and noise from guests in the hallway waiting for the shuttle.
Although the majority of lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the airport, some reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's location. They found it to be in an isolated and industrial area, without many restaurants around and also described it as difficult to find.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3 out of 5 with an 69% recommendation rate from 198 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #142 out of 168 Montreal hotels with an average rating of 2 out of 5 from 84 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.5 out of 10 from 216 reviews.
The author called the hotel on April 3, 2013 to verify some information.