Part of Val-d’Or's Story

In 1964, an Abitibi-Témiscamingue pioneer, a diamond drill contractor named Jean-Paul Bérubé, decided to build his own hotel complex.

Mr. Bérubé had great confidence in his region and he wanted to provide it with something where people would be very proud to go. A place beautiful and exceptional for the region. His realization, Motel L'Escale, went on to become a great success. A success that more than one, in those years, thought to be impossible and even eccentric.

But, after twelve years of exploitation, Mister Bérubé sold his Motel in order to focus on his drilling operations. It was then, that a group of businessmen from Val-d'Or, which later would operate under the name of «Espaleau Group», acquired Motel L'Escale.

In 1991, the «Espalau Group» sold L'Escale to the profit of a Val-d'Or business man, Mr. Fernand Trahan. An interesting fact is to be considered here, it happens that Mr. Trahan was Jean-Paul Bérubé's son-in-law (being the spouse of Marie Bérubé, eldest daughter of Mr. Bérubé).


In 1998, Motel L'Escale Hôtel Suite was the first Hotel establishment to be classified as a 4-star hotel in all Northern Quebec. 11 years later, the grand-son of Mr. Bérubé, Mr. Marc-Antoine Trahan, would aquire L'Escale Hôtel Suites continuing its story of excellence.



Live L’Escale Hotel Suites Experience

  • Located in the heart of the Golden Valley, in Quebec`s North West, our establishment is very close to many Service Centers, Restaurants, Shopping Malls, the Val-d'Or Golf Course ''Le Belvédère'', as well as several Boutiques.
  • Our establishment is also located very close to the bus terminal. A Taxi service is located in the lobby ;
  • 70 spacious and modern Rooms and Suites for all kinds of stay and budgets ;
  • 3 Multi-Functional Rooms available for Meetings and Event of all kinds ;
  • A complimentary ''Gourmet-Express'' Breakfast is offered to our Hotel Guests every morning ;
  • The Restaurant ''Le Canon'' is renowned for its Fine Cuisine, Regional Products, Grills, Sea Food and Vegetarian Meals ;
  • The Bar ''Club Lounge'' provides a relaxed setting, a Bar Menu and live performing musicians ;
  • Free Access to the Fitness Center ''Cyclotonus'' is offered to our guests ;
  • Several Special Offers (Packages) Available (SPA, V.I.P., Golf, Snowmobile) ;
  • Dry Cleaning available during the week ;

Book your Stay in Val-d'Or

Reserve your room Online or by Phone at 1-800-567-6572 for the Best Possible Rate.


Shortly after its opening in 1965, L’Escale Hôtel Suites became a success. The very first to be classified as a 4-star Hotel in all of Northern Québec, the Hotel aims to offer its guests the best possible stay in Val-d’Or.

  • Danielle from Ottawa -Via Expedia - March 2017

    Pros: Everything....mostly admired the decor, the layout, the cleanliness and beauty of the surroundings
    Cons: Warm eggs for breakfast.
    Location: It is situated in the downtown vicinity...great spot.
    What a beautiful property. From the Hotel entrance to the Bar Lounge/Breakfast area to the richness and luxury of the room, everything was comfort, luxury and friendly.

  • Pierre R Laval, Canada Via Trip Advisor

    Clean comfortable and very well located
    Attended a wedding there, reservation was quick check in was done in no time. The place was renovated in 2012 or 2013, 2 stories very quiet room, continental breakfast included with room. Lower level rooms have direct access to parking. Free Wi-Fi access.

    17 August 2014

  • Mariebrocoli, Canada - February 2017

    I've been staying at the hotel many times and the service, the quality, and the delicious food are all consistent.
    I recommend this place with my hand on my heart!
    The restaurant is chic yet not too much so that one can dress up for a special occasion or go there dressed casual or for a business dinner.
    The only downside is that the breakfast is startong a bit late on the weekend which is unfair to miss if one (like me) had to take an early flight. They might consider changing the schedule for the business people traveling as well as the regular clients.
    My room was very nice and clean.
    The staff is very courteous.
    Bravo! I will be back.



  • Renee- Canada - via Booking.com - Mai 2017

     “The bed was very comfortable but I was very impressed with the service they gave me. I am an older lady travelling alone and have difficulty with stairs, they almost always carried my bags, purchases etc. up for me and made sure I made it up the stairs without falling or tripping. I was extremely pleased by this, in fact even more than the up grade they gave me to a suite without extra charge. Although who would not love a jacuzzi bath on vacation? I will stay there every time I go back to Val d'Or, for sure. Thank you so much for all the attention I received.” 



  • Francine- Canada - via Booking.com - Juillet 2020

    Très beau séjour nous retournerons à cet endroit lorsque nous irons dans cette région


    Endroit très bien entretenu. Belle chambre avec toutes les commodité Le petit déjeuner continental est un repas chaud Toutes les précautions de santé publique sont respectées



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