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Motel Du Chevalier

7.7 | Good | #4 out of 7 hotels in Gatineau

Downtown location with good highway access and rates, minor concerns with bed size

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the highway and Ottawa
  • The hotel's rates were found to be affordable by numerous lodgers
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • A few guests found their rooms and beds to be too small
  • The hotel's lack of breakfast was mentioned by a few lodgers
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Apr 25, 2013
Located in downtown Gatineau and about a 4-minute drive from Highway 50, the Du Chevalier Motel and Suites is geared towards travellers who require an economical and centrally-located hotel offering extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

This hotel has 85 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a DVD player, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one or two double beds, while rooms with a kitchenette are also available. Some rooms have a microwave and/or toaster. Smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available.

Pets are not permitted and the hotel offers wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a business centre, vending machines for snacks, free coffee, tea and hot chocolate and free parking.

Shopping can be found within a 10-minute walk north at Les Promenades de l'Outaouais, while downtown Ottawa is approximately 15 minutes away by car. Tecumseh Golf Club is a 6-minute drive away and Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is about a 30-minute drive south of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 21, 2013)
The Good
The majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, value and rooms.

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be easily accessible on and off the highway, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, downtown Ottawa, Parliament Hill and a pharmacy.

The hotel's value was praised by numerous guests. They described the rates as reasonable and affordable, and also felt the hotel provided great value and a good quality to price ratio.

Several lodgers enjoyed the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as clean and well equipped, with good water pressure and comfortable beds. It should be noted however, that a few guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of common complaints about the rooms, noise transfer and the lack of free breakfast.

Although the majority of guests found their rooms to be clean and well equipped, a few reviewers had issues with their rooms. They felt the beds were too small (the hotel does not offer queen or king beds) and also found the rooms to be too small if accommodating more than two guests. 

Noise transfer was mentioned by a couple of lodgers, who reported being able to hear plumbing noise and also mentioned noisy in-room air conditioning units.

A couple of reviewers were disappointed the hotel does not provide a continental breakfast.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 43 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #16 out of 18 Gatineau Hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 16 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 21, 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
Rated by Guests
7.7 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
4 / out of 7
hotels in Gatineau

The average guest rating for Motel Du Chevalier is 7.7 out of 10 based on 430 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Motel Du Chevalier at #4 out of 7 hotels in Gatineau.

Map Marker Motel Du Chevalier
169 Greber Blvd., Gatineau, QC