I stayed at this hotel on two occasions 25 years ago when it was a solid 5 star hotel. I would now rate it 3 stars due to the wear and tear on the carpet and furnishings. However, the rooms were very clean, no bugs, spotless linens, nice staff, IGA food store access and this hotel is central to everything. As far as the homeless situation others talked about, it is not unique to this hotel. They are everywhere. In fact, I have traveled to third world countries and never saw this number of homeless. This is a problem that really needs to be addressed by the Government of Montreal. I talked with other tourist who said that they would not return because of the homeless situation. The city, like the hotel, is not as pristine as it was 25 years ago. If I returned, I would stay at this hotel again mainly because of its location.
"A1 location, steps to 747 express, Metro and IGA."
Hotel is very quiet and located at the hub of all 4 Metro lines, the 747 airport express is on the corner, steps from the hotel. The buffet breakfast is adequate with juice, tea, coffee, pastries, toast, jam, peanut butter and hot offering of scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries and pork and beans. There is internet available in the lobby and the rooms have WIFI connections. The kitchenette is well equipped and everything is clean, the room is quite spacious. There is a grocery store on St. Catherine St., which is a pedestrian street with lots of shops and restaurants. We were very comfortable here and would recommend it to Montreal bound travellers.
"Perfect location. Rooms nothing special but decent"
Only problem was the slowest front desk service we have ever had. As well as Part of our group had to wait past check in time because their room wasn't ready. Fantastic location however, and if you're just using the rooms for sleeping they are just fine. Felt like we overpaid in comparison to hotels of the same quality/location in other city's but only slightly. Location was the best part of this hotel, In the heart of everything you'd want to see downtown.
Small hotel with small rooms but clean, comfortable and safe. Wifi typically slow and frustrating. Parking $20 per night and you'd better have a very small car to fit in the underground park. Pay more for a medium to large car.
I used to work in hotels and the front desk can be stressful and there are a lot of things going on, sometime things go wrong but there is no reason to let the guest in on it. If Expedia usually enters the booking in the system but faxed it instead, no need to tell your coworker and me about it for 5 minutes. If a payment method for a direct bill has to be entered, there is no reason to make me wait while you figure it out, I already paid. The hotel was nice enough and the location is good. Parking was a problem but there is a public lot not far away. From the trauma of my loooong check in, I thought it would be a disaster but overall, doable.
Very friendly helpful staff. Convenient parking out back. The rooms are a little dated but clean. There was no shower per se which was the biggest disappointment. There was a hand nozzle in a spa sized tub. We had to squat in the tub in order to shower as the nozzle did not extend over our head while standing.
Traveller from boston, ma
This downtown Montreal property is 2 km (approximately 1 mi) from Notre-Dame Basilica and less than 7 km (4 mi) from Mount …More
The Latin Quarter, an area bordering the University of Quebec and lower St-Denis Street, holds a youthful feel with students filling the area and is packed full of theatres, boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, designed by artist and architect Napoléon Bourassa, sits on Ste-Catherine Street.