It was right across the street from the train station. Museums, Old Montreal City, Restaurants and so much more was within a brief walk. It was clean just like all of Montreal. The people take pride in their jobs and therefore they take a great pride in their city. The only negative was because of construction, the Hotel entrance was hard to find.
Low cost hotel that's close to ,as the title says, everything. Restaurants, bars, clubs, etc..
The staff is phenomenal, very kind and knowledgeable about area. Room leaves more to he desired but for the price it's everything you need.
This was my third stay in the Crystal , but unfortunately I would be able to return? Why? I was absolutely unable to connect my VPN on my laptop using their wi-fi. There is just come incompatibility. They sent up a "technician" but he had no clue. So when I needed to read my work e-mails, I had to go to Starbuck where the wi-fi worked perfectly.
A few other annoyances: I could not turn up the TV volume enough to hear the news very well....presumably so I not disturb my neighbors. Realistically my room was so large and the TV was far from any other room. One more, the cereal I order at breakfast for $10.00, it was pretty much a "sample size" and I had to order a second helping. No I am not gigantic as I weight 182 lbs. Upon checking out to show the person a small bottle was water I took from the room which was not on the price list....the I pointed out thy were giving them away for free. Result, I was charged $2.99 after checking out on my Amex card. So the little things add up after all.
Everyone at the hotel was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. Considering the amount of rooms in this hotel, we didn't hear anyone next to us. We didn't eat in the hotel for breakfast as it was a bit expensive. The hotel is located right above the underground mall which allowed us to get breakfast at various places. In addition, the Amtrak station and Metro are located under the hotel so we didn't need to take our car out of the hotel at all; we used Uber's, and the Metro's to get to far places. I would definitely go back to this hotel.
Most of the city's museums, corporate headquarters, and department stores can be found in downtown Montreal. Crescent Street draws party-goers to its restaurants, bars, and night clubs. Mount Royal Park features the 30m-high (98-foot) steel cross visible across Montreal and illuminated each night. Hockey fans flock to the Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens.