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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 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.

2Thank Stan390
Port Hope, Canada
Reviewed 14 July 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,...

6Thank JMRadford_11
Reviewed 15 March 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.

1Thank key_of_h
San Diego, CA
Reviewed 14 October 2009

The first thing I thought when I walked into my room was "you've got to be kidding me." The second thing I thought was "this is exactly like the motels in horror movies." Smell: heavily musty and vaguely of urine. Furniture: ancient, and cheap and tacky even when it was new 40 years ago. Bedspread: you wouldn't even want to...

1Thank NovaScotiaFromCali
London Ontario
Reviewed 26 August 2009

Owners were very helpful and our stay was enjoyable.Close to the places we wanted to see and close to eating places and other conveniences.Also as a kitchenette we could do some basic meals in the room.

3Thank Lloyd114
Reviewed 29 July 2009

This was chosen because of the kitchen facilities and proximity to a family wedding. The owners were very helpful, kind and hard working. The motel is old and does have a musty smell in the rooms. We were able to save by cooking in our rooms, and it was close to the wedding site. The owners went out of their...

1Thank merle55
Reviewed 18 May 2009

This is a very basic hotel. It needs an update. It is clean, but you should only go there if you want a very, very basic room with no extras. No coffee, no long distant calls, no wifi.

Thank Musman2
Reviewed 29 March 2009

The motel is by far the best in Sydney, The rooms are super clean. The proprietors are very, very friendly. The hospitality was superb. I asked for an extra pillow and got two. I certainly stay there longer next year. Wonderful 'home away from home'

Reviewed 2 November 2008

I have been travelling on business and staying at the Jacques Cartier Motel for the past 4 years. The proprietors have always treated myself and my business partner with the utmost respect and courtesy. The rooms are spotlessly clean, comfortable, and the showers are always consistant. Also, the motel is exceptionally quiet, considering it is off a main highway. Overall,...

1Thank KingstonStevie
Reviewed 11 August 2008

My wife and stayed here for 2 nights and it was by far one of the worst motels we've ever stayed at - very musty and old - appears as though there has been few updates in over 20 years and for $200 for 2 nights it was certainly not worth it. The owner was rude to my wife and...

Thank chestico

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Jacques Cartier Motel

Address: 1396 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1M 1A1, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Sydney
Price Range: ₹ 2,802 - ₹ 4,878 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Jacques Cartier Hotel
Jacques Cartier Motel Sydney, Nova Scotia
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