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Older budget hotel in Quebec City, 5 min to airport (YQB) with free breakfast & free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and free parking
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers described the staff as friendly and helpful
  • A few guests found the location convenient for accessing major highways and the airport
  • Some rooms are renovated according to guests
Cons
  • Several reviewers noticed cleanliness inconsistencies
  • Several guests complained that their in-room air conditioning units were not in working order
  • A few reviewers thought that the in-room decor and furnishings were dated
  • Breakfast was too basic according to some guests
  • No elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 24, 2015
Overview
This hotel is located in a commercial area within a 10-minute drive of the Québec City International Airport (YQB). This property is ideal for travellers departing from the airport (YQB) or guests who prefer to explore the Québec City area by car. This property is situated within a 3-minute drive of Highway 40 (a major thoroughfare in Québec).

This hotel is 100% non-smoking and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a work desk and ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, and a mini-fridge. Rooms may be furnished with 2 double beds and 1 king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 7:00 am - 10:00 am. Other on-site amenities include coin-operated laundry machines, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), a hot tub and sauna, free newspapers, and luggage storage.

A shopping complex that includes restaurants, a Walmart store, and a movie theatre is about a 2-minute drive from this property. Downtown Québec City, including the Convention Centre, the Grand Théâtre de Québec (performing arts venue), Plains of Abraham (historic battlefield and concert/festival venue), and the Québec Citadel, are all about 18 minutes away by car. Old Québec is a 20-minute drive away and features the Château Frontenac, boutique shopping, and the Québec-Levis ferry. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps) 
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, negative reviews for this hotel outnumbered positive reviews. However, there were a few common compliments noted by guests.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and several guests mentioned that the hotel offered the basic amenities.

Several guests complimented the front desk staff for their friendly and helpful service.

Several reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast.

A few guests found the location convenient for accessing major highways and the airport (YQB). Reviewers also mentioned finding several restaurants nearby.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, negative reviews for this property outnumbered positive reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis.

Several guests discovered cleanliness inconsistencies in their rooms. Reviewers described sheets that were not clean, stained carpeting, and hair in the shower. One guest said that she found an item from a previous guest within the bed sheets, which indicated to her that her sheets had not been changed. A couple of reviewers also complained about the housekeeping service they received during their multi-night stay. These guests mentioned that complimentary items were not replenished, garbage cans were not emptied, and beds were not made.

Several reviewers complained that their in-room air conditioning units were either not in working order or were noisy and disruptive.

A few guests thought that the in-room decor and furnishings were dated and worn.

Isolated complaints included: long waits for food at the free breakfast, broken jets in the hot tub, noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms, a clogged bathroom sink, and unpleasant musty odours in the halls.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.2 out of 5.0, with 67% of 43 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #62 out of 93 properties in Québec City, from 64 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.8 out of 5.0, based on 178 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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Rated 7.0/10 based on 2198 reviews

Ranked #81 out of 88 hotels in Quebec City

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Map Marker Howard Johnson Quebec City
7300 Boulevard Wilfrid Hamel Ouest, Quebec City, QC