We booked a room at the Best Western Dorval so we could get some sleep on a 10-hour layover between Cuba and Fredericton.
We arrived at Trudeau Airport in Montreal at midnight and called the hotel on the courtesy phone at the airport exit. We were told the (complimentary) shuttle (which operates 24-hours a day) had just left the hotel for the airport. We walked a hundred metres or so to the outdoor spot where the shuttle stops. It arrived about 10 minutes later.
The hotel is VERY close to the airport and the drive took 5-10 minutes. The check-in was quick and professional (even though it was now after midnight, and there were several groups on our flight who arrived simultaneously). The manager on duty was naturally bilingual (actually probably multi-lingual, although our groups spoke only English and French). The hotel offers AAA and CAA discounts, and was very affordable.
Of course at that hour of the night the restaurant wasn't open, but there are several restaurants and fast-food places in the area that deliver. Menus are in your room. There's also a complimentary continental breakfast.
The room was very nice - not luxurious, but we didn't need luxurious. The sink and mirror are external to the bathroom, which meant one person could use the vanity while another used the toilet or bathtub. (I think this is the reason some people who review this hotel comment on 'small bathroom'.) Comfy bed gave us several hours of sleep before we got up to get our next flight. The hotel does have a fitness center, a pool, and wireless internet, none of which we took advantage of. But they're there. When we checked out the next morning, the hotel shuttle was just about to leave, so we were able to head right to the airport.
Overall our experience of this hotel as a place to stop for a layover, when timelines can be tight, was excellent. The shuttle operates every 15 or 20 minutes, 24 hours a day, and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. We highly recommend it and would use it again any time we have a layover at Trudeau Airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is currently closed for renovations. We look forward to welcoming you again in the spring of 2018. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. An airport property, located 2 minutes from Dorval (YUL) International airport, offering free wifi, free continental breakfast, on-site restaurant, and discounted Park and Stay rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dorval
- Montreal Airport Best Western
- Dorval Best Western