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Econo Lodge Saint-Apollinaire Canada

8.2 | Very Good
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Modern rooms, great staff and value, minor concerns about location

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their modern and well-equipped rooms
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's value was praised by several lodgers
Cons
  • A couple of guests mentioned there were not many restaurants or sightseeing options close by
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 8, 2013
Overview
Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway and about a 2-minute drive from Saint Apollinaire's city centre, the Econo Lodge Saint Apollinaire is popular with travellers who require an economical stopover hotel offering a complimentary breakfast and easy highway access.

This non-smoking hotel has 32 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one or two double beds, while some rooms also provide an iron and ironing board, a jetted tub and a sitting area with a sofabed. 

The hotel also offers a bar, free coffee, weekday newspaper delivery, elevators, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pets are permitted for an additional $15 per pet per night, with a limit of one pet per room, and accessible rooms are available upon request. Tim Hortons is a 2-minute drive or 8-minute walk away.

Laurier Shopping Centre is about 20 minutes away in nearby Sainte Foy, while the Chaudiere Waterfalls are about a 20-minute drive northeastward. Quebec City is roughly a 25-minute drive northeast of the hotel, and Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is approximately a 30-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $15/pet per night, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 3, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff and value. Some guests also praised the location for its proximity to the highway, however, there were a few complaints about location (see below).

Many guests praised their accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds and pillows and high ceilings.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, efficient, hardworking and bilingual.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as affordable, the value as excellent and also cited the free breakfast and free Wi-Fi as adding to the hotel's worth.

Some guests also praised the hotel's breakfast, describing it as copious, with a good selection of hot and cold items. The breakfast room was described as spacious with lots of seating.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's location.

While the majority of reviewers were pleased with the hotel's close proximity to the highway, a couple of guests had complaints about its location. These reviewers mentioned there were not very many restaurants, sightseeing or entertainment options close by.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 1 Saint Apollinaire hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 3, 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.
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Map Marker Econo Lodge Saint-Apollinaire Canada
372 Rue Laurier, Saint-Apollinaire, QC