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Motel Express

5.4 | Mediocre | #1 out of 1 hotels in Saint Antonin

Great highway location and rates with an adjacent gas station and nearby coffee shop

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Several reviewers found the hotel's rates to be reasonable
  • The hotel's staff were described as bilingual and friendly
  • Many guests were pleased with the highway location and proximity to a gas station and Tim Hortons
  • Some guests reported old decor and poor Wi-Fi in their rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few reviewers
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Apr 30, 2013
Located along the Trans-Canada Highway halfway between Toronto and Halifax, the Motel Express is geared towards road travellers who require an economical stop-over hotel with an adjacent gas station along the highway.

This hotel has 16 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a sitting area and an iron and ironing board. Mini-fridges and microwaves are also available upon request. Two smoking rooms are available.

The hotel also offers a business centre and free parking. The check-in is located at the adjacent gas station, and on site is a 24-hour Tim Hortons, a convenience store and a drugstore. Up to two pets per room are permitted for an additional $5 per pet per night, and the hotel does not provide wheelchair-accessible rooms.

P'tit Resto provides dining about a 10-minute drive southward, while Centre Commercial Riviere du Loup offers shopping 9 minutes away by car. Club de Golf de Riviere du Loup is a 17-minute drive away. The University of Qu├ębec at Rimouski is roughly an 8-minute drive from the hotel, and Riviere du Loup Airport (YRI) is a 13-minute drive southwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $5/pet/night, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 29, 2013)
The Good
The majority of reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, value and staff.

Many reviewers praised the hotel's location, and found it to be easily accessible, as well as close to the highway, a gas station, Tim Hortons, a drug store and a convenience store.

Several guests described the rates as inexpensive and reasonable, offering exceptional value.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as friendly, efficient, accommodating and bilingual. It should be noted however, that check-in is at the adjacent gas station.

Several guests were also pleased with their rooms, and described them as clean and well equipped with comfortable beds. However, 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 few complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

While the majority of reviewers found their rooms to be clean, comfortable and well equipped, a few guests had complaints. They reported outdated decor and furniture, as well as some difficulty with intermittent and weak Wi-Fi signals.

Noise transfer was mentioned by a few guests, who reported being able to hear guests in adjacent rooms, as well as noise in rooms close to the ice machine and noisy in-room air conditioning units.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 7 out of 10 from 36 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 11 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 from 9 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
Rated by Guests
5.4 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 1
hotels in Saint Antonin

The average guest rating for Motel Express is 5.4 out of 10 based on 353 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Motel Express at #1 out of 1 hotels in Saint Antonin.

Map Marker Motel Express
80 rue Principale, Saint Antonin, QC