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Jacques Cartier Motel

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1396 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1M 1A1, Canada
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Jacques Cartier Motel
Ranked #13 of 15 Sydney B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Although the accommodation was clean and affordable we should have checked to see if they had AC - they don't and on a scorching few days it was unbearable. They did lend us a small electric fan but it made little difference. Another drawback on this accommodation NO Fridge, NO micro, NO coffee maker. Very basic through and through.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

After a nightmarish camping trip that ended with a flooded tent we checked in here to dry off and enjoy a hot shower. It exceeded our expectations for such a reasonable price! The rooms were clean and comfortable which is all we wanted, the staff was kind and courteous. We'd stay again for sure!

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Glace Bay, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I stayed here for a month in the summer and I found it to be a pleasent experience. The staff were very efficient and carinf, often going out of their way to accomodate. The rooms were clean and comfortable allowing for a good nights sleep and a feeling of well being.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

No air conditioning; no fans. We had to leave the windows open in order for us to breathe! We had to then close the windows because of the noise - cars & motorcycles racing down the road; people outside talking loudly (past 11:30pm - they are supposed to observe a "quiet time" starting at 11:00pm). The bed had 2 very... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The motel is easy to find and the kitchenette is a real boon. I was able to cook some vegetables - a real rare treat when travelling.

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Cochrane, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

I was travelling due to a death in the family, and had a limited budget for hotels. The value for the room is great. It was just large enough to ensure I didn't feel closed in, and very clean. The furntiture is very reminiscent of a bed&breakfast rather than a hotel. My only negative was I do hang up my... More 

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Prince George, BC, CANADA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

This is the perfect location if you just want somewhere to sleep before catching a flight in the morning. There is no restaurant, no food, the room is old, I was worried about bed bugs. Seemed fine. We survived. It was nice and cheap for just a one night sleep.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

A nice family-run motel. Spacious modern rooms. Clean rooms, friendly service. Laundromat available. Limitations: phone in room doesn't dial long distance or 1-800 numbers, no hair dryer, no fridge in room.

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Port Hope, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

While attending a family wedding in New Waterford, Cape Breton we stayed at the Jacques Cartier Motel just outside of Sydney for four nights. It's an older motel but has some renovated rooms. We stayed in the end unit (at back) which had an updated bathroom and featured a kitchenette outfitted with dishes, dish cloths etc. It was very clean,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

Do yourself a favor... spend a few extra dollars, and stay somewhere with better accommodations. The only good thing to say about it, is they had hot water. Staff was unfriendly and rude - for no reason. They had no cots. Their beds are tiny, and the rooms are dusty and tiny.

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Address: 1396 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1M 1A1, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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Jacques Cartier Hotel
Jacques Cartier Motel Sydney, Nova Scotia

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