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Jacques Cartier Motel
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Jacques Cartier Motel
Ranked #4 of 13 Sydney B&B and Inns
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 thin pillows. No coffee maker or anything for the morning. The only thing good about this place was the proximity to the airport and we only stayed one night - not that we slept very much! We will never stay here again and will recommend that everyone pick somewhere else to spend a night.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Darlene B
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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.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank Pam635836
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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 towels to be re-used, but they were replaced every day anyway.

Free internet (with a code, ask at check in), but no long distance available on the phone (which would have been good for me, but I did have my cell phone so not too big an issue). I would have loved a microwave (and maybe a fridge) to be available as I have specific dietary needs.

The folks at the desk were wonderful to talk to, a true Cape Breton welcome home. I recommend the Jacqes Cartier if you want to travel around or be central in CB Regional without having to pay over $100 per night.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank Cochrane_S8
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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.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank missingthebuffet
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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.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank Stan390
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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, and with the motel itself set well back from the highway it was very quiet. I could see it being a good place for kids, because there was lots of room for them to run around outside. The motel also had a laundry room for guest use which came in handy. The room also had cable tv and free wireless internet. It was a pleasant surprise as I had read previous reviews on this sight which were not good. All I can say is, previous reviewers must have been expecting far too much. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank JMRadford_11
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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.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank key_of_h
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Additional Information about Jacques Cartier Motel

Address: 1396 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1M 1A1, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Sydney
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range: $42 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jacques Cartier Motel is located on Hwy #4 East. We are 2kms West of the Sydney Airport and 1km East of the Cape Breton University. Our Single(1 double bed), double(2 double beds) and kitchenette rooms are available Year Round. Close to The Cape Breton Miners Museum, Marconi National Historic Site, The Savoy Theatre, Dominion Beach, Lingan Golf Club and The Fortress of Louisbourg. A 30 minute drive to the Newfoundland Ferry in North Sydney. ... more   less 
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Jacques Cartier Hotel
Jacques Cartier Motel Sydney, Nova Scotia

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