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On Hwy 338, free WI-Fi, clean rooms, but concerns about dated room interiors

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
  • Views of the river from the rooms were praised by many guests
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Many guests described their rooms as dated and in need of upgrades
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 25, 2014
Overview
This motel is situated among shops and restaurants on Highway 338 and overlooks the Saint Lawrence River. With no on-site restaurant or recreational facilities, this property is well suited for guests looking to access the highway and explore the area by car.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a coffeemaker and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a mini-fridge and a microwave or a full kitchen (stove, fridge, microwave, dishes and cooking utensils) and a dining table. Hair dryers and irons and ironing boards are available on request. 

Other on-site amenities include free parking and long-distance calls in the lobby. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Access to Highway 20 is 3 minutes away by car, while Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site is a 9-minute drive away. The Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is 40 minutes away by car, while downtown Montreal is a 50- to 60-minute drive away and includes Mont Royal Park, the Bell Centre, Olympic Stadium, La Ronde Amusement Park and Le Place des Arts. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

The author was unable to reach an English speaking front desk agent on March 26, 2014 to verify the pet policy and wheelchair accessibility.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests found this property well located for accessing the Highway 338.

The rooms were often described as clean, while a few reviewers added that their rooms were quiet. Many guests praised the views of the river from their rooms.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a few reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service.
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The Bad
Many guests described their room interiors as dated and in need of upgrades, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. These guests described mirrors on the ceiling, old bathroom fixtures, a leaky faucet, torn wallpaper and stained carpeting.

A couple of reviewers noted that the on-site parking facility was small.
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Sources
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 6.7 out of 10, based on 22 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 1 hotel in Saint-Zotique, with an average of 2.5 out of 5, from 2 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 26, 2014 to verify some information, but was unable to reach an English speaking front desk agent.
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.
Map Marker Motel Rive Du Lac
317 Principale Street, Saint-Zotique, QC