OverviewThe Hampton Inn and Suites Dorval is located off a Trans-Canada Highway service road, about a 15-minute drive from the Montreal airport (YUL). The hotel is popular with air travellers looking for spacious, comfortable rooms and free airport shuttle service.
The 143 rooms in this hotel all feature the Hampton Inn's trademarked Cloud Nine® Beds, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk with an ergonomic chair, and a flat-screen TV. Guests may choose either a studio suite with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed and a sofabed, or a standard room with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.
Amenities at the hotel include an indoor heated pool, fitness facilities, and meeting spaces. There is no on-site restaurant, although there is a bar, and a complimentary breakfast is served daily. Pets weighing up to 75 lbs are allowed for a fee of $50. Airport shuttle service is also provided for free, as is on-site parking. Guests may enjoy the hotel's free Wi-Fi in their rooms and all common areas.
The hotel is located about a 15-minute drive from the airport and an approximate 30-minute drive from downtown Montreal. There are not many options for dining and entertainment in the immediate area for guests to walk to. However, there are some family-friendly and chain restaurants in Dorval, about a 10-minute drive from the hotel. The Place Vertu mall is also about a 10-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Front desk agent (call date: September 29, 2012) confirmed free Wi-Fi.
Overall, the hotel received substantial praise in the reviews used for this analysis.
Many reviewers enjoyed the clean, spacious rooms and comfortable beds and bedding. The hotel's appearance was frequently described as spotless and welcoming.
There were numerous comments that the staff were polite, professional and helpful. The free hot and cold breakfast buffet was praised for its quality and selection, and though the hotel does not have a restaurant, many guests enjoyed the bar and said that the staff were helpful in providing them with delivery menus and suggestions.
Business travellers in particular found the hotel well located for meetings in either the west end or downtown core of the city and said they were repeat guests for this reason.
Many reviewers commented that, overall, the hotel exceeded their expectations and was excellent value for money.
There were some minor criticisms of the hotel in the reviews used, although they were overshadowed by the praise and mostly focused on the hotel's location.
Some reviewers found the immediate area to be lacking in restaurant options. A few reviewers cautioned guests without cars that there were very few restaurants or services within walking distance. As well, there were a few comments from guests who had driven to the hotel and said that it was a bit hard to find.
Some reviewers remarked that the hotel was not especially close to the airport (about 12 km), and there were a few accounts of the shuttle ride taking from 15-25 minutes. As well, a few reviewers mentioned that they needed to call the hotel from the airport in order to request shuttle pick-up.
reviewers ranked this hotel #3 of 7 in Dorval, and rated it 4 out of 5, based on 68 reviews.
Hotels.com reviewers rated this hotel 4.4 out of 5, based on 64 reviews.
Expedia.ca reviewers gave this hotel a 97% recommendation rate, and a rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on 35 reviews.
Front desk agent (call date: September 29, 2012) confirmed hotel's free Wi-Fi.