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Residences Universite Laval Quebec City

6.5 | Fair
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Great value and staff, campus location, extended kitchen amenities

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's value and affordable prices
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • The hotel's location was praised for being close to public transit and shopping
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • Rooms that were not air conditioned were found to be too hot by some reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 29, 2013
Overview
Located on the University of Laval campus just off Highway 175, the Residences University Laval Quebec City is suited to travellers who require an economical hotel for short or long-term stays with easy highway access and extended kitchen amenities.

This property has 864 guest rooms. Short-term rooms (under four weeks' stay May through August inclusive) provide one or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, a telephone, a desk, a wardrobe, a dresser, an armchair, a sink and a shared bathroom. Bedding, towels, soap, and room cleaning are provided twice a week.

Rooms for stays longer than four weeks (available year-round) offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a telephone and a private bathroom. These rooms offer one queen or two single beds, while rooms with a kitchenette and air conditioning are also available.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, vending machines, a library, billiards, tennis courts, table tennis, a gift shop, Restaurant-Bar Le Pub (which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and free parking. Pets are not permitted and the hotel offers wheelchair-accessible parking.

Downtown Quebec City is roughly a 10-minute drive northeast of the hotel, while shopping can be found at Laurier Quebec and Place Ste-Foy, both about a 5- to 10-minute drive southwest of the hotel. The Quebec Aquarium is about an 8-minute drive southwestward, and Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) is approximately a 20-minute drive west. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair-accessible parking available. (Call date: April 29, 2013)

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

Many reviewers praised the hotel's value, and described the rates as good and cheap.

Numerous guests were pleased with the customer service. They characterized the staff as pleasant, multi-lingual, helpful and knowledgeable.

The hotel's location was complimented by several lodgers. They found it to be close to public transit, downtown Quebec City, shopping, restaurants and highway access. It should be noted however, that a few guests found it to be a little far from Old Quebec via public transit (roughly a 35-minute trip).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the the rooms and noise transfer.

While the majority of guests found their rooms to be clean and comfortable, some reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. The main complaint was from lodgers staying in non-air conditioned rooms, who found their rooms to be very hot and uncomfortable, especially during the summer months. Other complaints included small beds and the rooms themselves being too small and difficult to find within the building.

Noise transfer was mentioned by a few guests, who reported being able to hear guests in the hallways and adjacent bar late at night, as well as some plumbing noise.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.1 out of 10 from 141 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 62 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #10 of 21 specialty lodging in Quebec City with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 29, 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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hotels in Quebec City

Rated 6.5/10 based on 983 reviews

Ranked #85 out of 88 hotels in Quebec City

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Map Marker Residences Universite Laval Quebec City
2255 Rue De l'Universite, Quebec City, QC