When you drive up to the hotel, it looks a bit seedy, since it's exteriors are old and the parking lot needs paving. Then, too, the motel is in an area that lacks services; you have to drive (or bike!) to the nearest strip-mall or neighborhood if you want to get something to eat or to pick up essentials. The motel is a little confusing to find, since the motel is in a spot where the street names are jumbled - but if you have a GPS, this shouldn't be an issue. In all, if I came to Montreal on a short business trip or to tour Montreal on foot, I'd definitely find somewhere else to stay. But, if you come to Montreal to tour by bike or by motorcycle, the motel is actually a great value.
This hotel is in an industrial area. There's not much near it. But, I went to Montreal at the last minute and when I got there I discovered that only the very expensive hotels had vacancy left. My friend & I were came Montreal to bike. So, this hotel turned out to be ideal: the place is a 1960's-style motel, all units at ground level, which was great for us, since we could roll the bikes right into the room at night: no stairs or elevators to mess with. And, unlike some in-town Montreal hotels, parking was no issue at all, since you can park right outside your door. The room we had was newly refurbished - nothing fancy, but clean. The room had a refrigerator and a stove (!) and a small 1990's TV. Water pressure in the shower was good. The place was clean, quiet and comfortable, with minimal services, but at minimum cost. If you're headed to Montreal to bike around, this is a good option, since you can either bike to Montreal, or drive the bikes to one of the charming little neighborhoods just across the bridge from the city and go from there. It was a pleasant surprise, and the staff was delightful.