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Central location and great service, but some concerns with breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests who found it near restaurants, shopping, and highway access
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-maintained rooms
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with the selection of the breakfast and lack of breakfast room
  • A few reviewers felt the hotel's rates were too expensive for what they received
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 15, 2013
Overview
Located on Highway 175 and roughly a 5-minute drive from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi, the Comfort Inn Chicoutimi may appeal to those travelling by car who require a hotel with easy highway access in central Chicoutimi.

This non-smoking hotel has 80 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Queen rooms with sofabeds are also offered, and mini-fridges and microwaves are available upon request. The hotel offers a business centre, free parking, and a free continental breakfast. Pets are not permitted, and accessible rooms are also available.

Restaurants nearby include Cora's (next door), and Quebec Resto and Yuzu Sushi, which can both be found within a 5-minute walk northeast of the hotel. Place du Royaume provides shopping, roughly 1 minute away by car.

Le musee de la Petite Maison Blanche can be found approximately 8 minutes north by car, while Chicoutimi Golf Club is a 7-minute drive south of the Comfort Inn Chicoutimi. CFB Bagotville and Bagotville Airport (YBG) are about a 15-minute drive southeastward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted. (Call date: Jan. 7, 2013).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, and rooms.

The hotel's location was a source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They described it as close to Chicoutimi's centre, the waterfront, highway access, restaurants and shopping malls. It was mentioned by a couple guests that there is nice scenery surrounding the hotel.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as welcoming, helpful, and bilingual, providing excellent service. One reviewer (when describing their experience with the staff), mentioned they were, "More than accommodating of any requests I made".

Several guests were pleased with the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as spotlessly clean, well-maintained and comfortable. It should be mentioned however, that a couple of guests felt the carpets needed upgrading in their rooms.
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The Bad
While many of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them, which included the free breakfast and the cost.

The hotel's included breakfast was a source of disappointment for some patrons. They found the selection offered to be limited, and felt it should have also included hot items. It was also mentioned there was no seating in the breakfast area, and that guests were required to take their food back to their rooms, which some found inconvenient.

A few reviewers felt the hotel's rates were not worth the price based on what they received. These guests cited the poor breakfast selection as well as the lack of mini-fridges and microwaves in their rooms to be factors contributing to the hotel's poor value.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 73 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 out of 10 Chicoutimi hotels from 16 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with a 70% recommendation rate from 10 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 7, 2013 to confirm 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.
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