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Hotel Manoir Charest

6.4 | Fair
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4-min. drive from city centre, free breakfast, great rates/staff, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
  • Numerous guests found the hotel close to Old Quebec and restaurants
  • The staff were praised for their helpful and knowledgeable service
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed with the breakfast's limited variety
  • Weak Wi-Fi and musty odours were reported by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 4, 2013
Overview
Located about a 4-minute drive from Quebec City's centre along Highway 440, Hotel Manoir Charest is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a shared or private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms with a mini-fridge are also available and all rooms are non-smoking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers tour assistance and a free breakfast. Self-parking is available for an additional $12 per day and pets are not permitted. 

The Parliament Building is roughly a 4-minute drive from the hotel, while Old Quebec and Place Royale can both be found 7 minutes away by car. Residence Hopital General de Quebec is about a 3-minute drive or 11-minute walk away.

Le Carrefour 707 offers shopping about a 4-minute drive away and Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is a 14-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, self-parking $12/day, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 24, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, location, staff and rooms.

The hotel's rates were appreciated by numerous reviewers, who described them as inexpensive, reasonable, budget friendly and affordable. One guest noted, "Very good value for money... I recommend it to anyone traveling with a small to medium budget".

Many lodgers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be central and close to restaurants, public transit, shopping, Old Quebec, Chateau Frontenac, a supermarket, the Plains of Abraham and Quebec City Convention Centre.

Several guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful, attentive and knowledgeable about the area.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several travellers. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (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 the free breakfast and the rooms.

A few patrons complained about the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as limited and basic, with no hot items or protein served (with the exception of peanut butter).

Although the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few travellers had complaints about their accommodations. The reported weak Wi-Fi signals, musty odours and small bathrooms.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 183 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #67 of 124 Quebec City B&B and Inns with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 35 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 24, 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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448 Dorchester, Quebec City, QC