10 Best Hotels and Motels in Baie-Comeau Canada

by Sebast 13

Baie-Comeau is a city on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. The population is split into two areas: Baie-Comeau proper, with a population of just over nine thousand people; and nearby Hauterive, with a population of just over eleven thousand.

The town was founded in 1936 when Colonel Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, built a paper mill there. Today, Baie-Comeau is a major center for forestry, hydroelectric power, and the paper industry.

But many travelers to Baie-Comeau aren’t there for the business -- they’re there for the winter sports! Baie-Comeau has a borderline subarctic climate and an average snowfall of 141 inches per year. This makes it an appealing destination for skiers, snowboarders, and hockey enthusiasts. The 1993 Quebec Winter Games were played in Baie-Comeau. Locals also enjoy golf, swimming, tennis, and football.

There's a lot to see and do in Baie-Comeau. Visitors can learn more about the surrounding glaciers and forest at the Centre Boreal du St-Laurent, or catch a concert at the Centre des arts de Baie-Comeau. Wildlife enthusiasts can learn more about the local fauna at the Maison de la Faune. Whale lovers can educate themselves about thirteen different species of whale on The Whale Route. Visitors can see whales from the coastline or go on sea excursions to see them close up -- Baie-Comeau is one of the best places in the world for whale watching.

After a day of seeing the sights of Baie-Comeau, travelers can enjoy some local cuisine. Dine on fresh sushi rolls at L’Aquarium Sushi Bar, or check out the authentic Greek spanakopita and moussaka at the Brochetterie Chez Greco. If fried chicken is more your speed, try the Restaurant Dixie Lee Poulet Frit, or sample a variety of Candian, Italian, and regional dishes at the Restaurant Bar Terrasse Les Trois Barils. Or, if you're out longer than you expected, pick up a pizza at Restaurant Pizza Royale -- they're open late! When you've finished your meal, head back to one of the ten best hotels / motels in Baie-Comeau.
1. Le Manoir

This charming smoke-free hotel is located in the heart of Baie-Comeau, a mile from Parc des Pionniers and two miles from Jardin des Glaciers. Each of the sixty rooms features a refrigerator, coffee maker, free wi-fi, color flat-screen cable TV, and hair dryer. Adjoining rooms can be reserved on request, and pets are admissible by prior arrangement with the management. Le Manoir also features an on-site restaurant with a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning. If staying here, ask the management for a room on the riverside with a view of the water -- there may be an additional charge, but the scenery is worth it.
2.Le Grand Hôtel Baie-Comeau
Less than a mile from the Baie-Comeau Ferry is Le Grand Hôtel, a sprawling forty-eight room hotel with a historic ambiance: brick walls and wood floors. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, bar, and fitness center. The comfortable rooms come with free wi-fi, flat-screen cable TV, coffee machines, and air conditioning. Many of the rooms offer mountain views. There is a terrace for enjoying the scenery in the summer, and billiards at the bar in winter. Le Grand Hôtel also has meeting facilities and on-site self-serve laundry. The hotel is centrally located, so other bars, stores, and restaurants are within close distance.
3. Comfort Inn Baie-Comeau
Families on a budget might consider a stay at the Comfort Inn Baie-Comeau: children under eighteen stay free when staying in the parent or guardian’s room. Dogs and cats are also allowed. This sixty-room hotel offers a free buffet breakfast, coffee and tea in the lobby, and a twenty-four-hour business center. There are dry cleaning and laundry services on site and climate control in all rooms. Nearby activities include golfing, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and more. Environmentally conscious travelers might be interested to know that this hotel is a certified green / sustainable property according to the Green Key Eco-Rating Program.
4. Hotel Caravelle
Travelers looking for a luxury experience should check out the Hotel Caravelle. This hotel features a sauna, a seasonal indoor pool, and even an on-site library. The guest rooms have cathedral ceilings, free wi-fi, wood or brick panel walls, electric fireplaces and a balcony. Guests can visit the on-site restaurant or have their breakfast cooked to order for an extra surcharge. All rooms come with refrigerators, TVs, and daily housekeeping service. The Hotel Caravelle is pet-friendly, with some restrictions -- call ahead to make arrangements if you plan to bring a pet.
5. Hotel Le Comte

The Hotel Le Comte is one of the biggest hotels on this list, with a hundred rooms spread over three floors. This hotel is perfect for business travelers, offering an on-site tennis court, fitness center, twenty-four hour business center, conference space, meeting room, and computer station. There is a bar / lounge and restaurant that serves a daily breakfast of eggs, toast, fruit and coffee. The Hotel Le Comte is located near the beach and is only five minutes from a nearby golf course. Other activities include ecotours, Segway rental, ski lessons, and hiking / biking trails. All rooms come with the expected amenities, and roll-away beds are available for a small additional fee.
6. Auberge Franquelin et Motel
Built in the 1920s on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Auberge Franquelin is a motel with a historical touch. The Auberge Franquelin will appeal to lovers of the water: there is a waterfront dining room and fishing equipment for the guests to use during their stay. Each of the ten rooms come equipped with refrigerator, kitchenette, free wi-fi, heating, BBQ facilities, and terrace. An on-site restaurant serves breakfast and takes reservations for dinner. (Specialties of the house include a smoked salmon omelet and other local seafood dishes.) The Auberge Franquelin is thirty minutes from Baie-Comeau, but only a few minutes from the beach and hiking trails. While enjoying breakfast and the amazing view, ask the staff for help reserving a place on the ferry.
7. Motel Du Rosier
If you’re looking for a simple place to lay down and rest, the Motel Du Rosier is the destination for you. The Motel Du Rosier features an on-site bar and lounge. Guests can play billiards in the game room. Room amenities include wi-fi, refrigerator, cable TV, coffee maker, and microwave. Some rooms on the property are pet-friendly, while others are not -- it’s best to contact the property ahead of time and make arrangements. Some of the rooms at Motel Du Rosier feature a private bathroom with a spa tub, depending on availability.
8. Motel Manic 2000
The Motel Manic 2000 is not just unique in name -- the peaked roof and distinctive blue sign will ensure you don’t miss it as you’re driving by. The motel is situated close to the bicycle and snowmobile trails, and is only five minutes from the Manicouagan River. The rooms feature wooden floors, large windows, and come equipped with free wi-fi, cable television, and a work desk. No pets or smoking are allowed. Continental breakfast is served each morning at the Motel Manic 2000, and guests can relax and play billiards or video poker before heading out to the golf course or their destination of choice.
9. Chalet Vue Panoramique
Eighteen miles from Baie-Comeau is the Chalet Vue Panoramique, a small house right near the Saint Lawrence River at the foothills of the Vercors. From the Chalet Vue Panoramique, you will command a breathtaking view of the Chartreuse, Belledonne, and Mont Blanc mountains. If you can pull yourself away long enough, you will find your room has a flat-screen TV with DVD player, garden, terrace, barbecue facilities, sun deck, and laundry. There is a fully furnished kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, toaster, and an outdoor dining area if you want to enjoy that mountain view once again. If you're looking for a home away from home in Baie-Comeau, this is it. Sleeps five.
10. Le Boreal
Le Boreal, formerly known as the Econo Lodge Baie-Comeau, is a thirty-nine room hotel with basic amenities: air conditioning, refrigerators, and free wi-fi in every room. There is wheelchair access and free parking. Guests may have use of a nearby fitness center, and Le Boreal serves a free continental breakfast daily between six and ten in the morning. Guests wishing to have a microwave in their room must make a special request with the management. Your experience at Le Boreal may best be described as “no frills” -- it’s not the fanciest establishment on the list, but it’s clean, spacious and comfortable.

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