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We stayed at the Auberge du Vieux-Port for 3 nights at the end of July and loved it. Our room was on the fifth floor of the main building, and we had no noise problems at all. The staff was always helpful and nice, the food was excellent (try the salads on the Terrasse, if you don't mind the wind), and the room was large and well appointed. Nothing beats a nice jacuzzi after a strenous day dining in cafes and strolling. Overall, a wonderful stay with no compalints. I'd stay there again without hesitation, though from some of the other comments on the site, I'd recommend an upper floor in the main building, like we had. You won't be disappointed.
We stayed here for a week on our honeymoon.
After looking at several inns on the web we settled on this one. We were not disappointed. The room was very well appointed and clean. The bathroom - with shower and jacuzzi, was a romantic and welcome touch afer long days on walking tours. Great to soak and relax. The breakfasts were excellent and the wine and cheese a nice way to end the day and whet your appetite for dinner out. The staff was friendly and helpful.
The room had a CD player, iron/ironing board,TV and mini-fridge too. The huge terry robes were a nice touch.
Yes, the rooms can be noisey (at least on the Rue St. Paul side) in the morning w/ deliveries. You're in the city - get over it.
However, you can sit in the window seat and listen to street muscians, watch people go by and see the night city lights in this vibrant section of Montreal. Many restaurants are within waking distance, as is the Pavillion Jacque Cartier and the water front. We were there during Celefete and for Canada Day - the beginnning of the Montreal Jazz Festival. Lots to do and see. The inn is close to two metro stations as well.
Next time we drive. We can not recommend taking Amtrak.
Looking for a romantic pace to stay for your honeymoon? We suggest Auberge du Vieux Port.
We stayed at the Auberge du Vieux-Port for five nights in July 2004. In a word, it is EXCELLENT! We checked in near midnight and were greeted with a wonderful and charming evening concierge. He served us a welcoming glass of wine and the helped us to our room.
Our room was on the top floor overlooking the port! Our room was lovely, maybe French Provincial, and not at all overdone! The hardwood floors were authentic and the room had a slight slope to it, which added to the charm. Our sleigh bed was wonderful too! Two walls were completely brick, and were real building walls. The bathroom came with deluxe soaps, bath salts, etc., and two terry robes and two pairs of slippers. We had generous windows, which opened, with which to look out at the port and hear the sounds outside. When these double paned windows were closed, the room was almost soundproof. Although the terrace restaurant was above us, we never heard it. Neither did we hear the elevator, which was adjacent to our room as well.
On Saturday evening, we went up to the terrace and watched fireworks, with matching classical music provided by the auberge. The restaurant in which we ate breakfast is a real treat! It serves both a continental and full breakfast. Some of the continental breakfast offerings were croissants, yogurts, cheeses, nectars and juices, fresh fruits, chocolate pastries, and gourmet granolas. Some of the hot breakfast offerings were French toast and crepes served with real Canadian maple syrup, omelets, Canadian smoked salmon, deep fried bacon, gourmet sausages, wonderful ham, delicious fluffy toast, and seasoned potatoes. Everything was fresh and delicious, hot and cold.
Although the auberge is lovely, if you must go outside, the auberge is located in the center of Montreal’s old port (vieux-port). The auberge is convenient to all of the old city, including Notre Dame du Montreal, and you can even walk to downtown within 20 minutes.
If you choose to stay in the auberge the whole time, that is fine too. The rooms have a high quality stereo (CD and radio), TV and free wireless Internet. The staff was always courteous and frequently engaged us in conversation. We highly recommend the Auberge du Vieux-Port in Montreal.
Hell in auberge lofts and old Montreal!!!!
we had not been to montreal for over a decade and were looking forward to our trip this summer (2004). were we ever disappointed!!!! stay away from the lofts offered by the hotel, even though they look AND SOUND cool in the online photos and in the pitch the hotel will give you when you call. more importantly, DO NOT stay in old montreal -- unless you like tee shirt and souvenir shops and enjoy being surrounded by "millions" of tourists (mainly blue collar canadian familes and their kids), the freight train that rolls through in the predawn hours, bums sleeping on all the park benches, beggars, and the deafening sound of construction. Worse still are the sucker bait restaurants in Old Montreal that offer EXPENSIVE sub par and uninteresting meals -- steak and fish etc. A decade or so ago Old Montreal made for an interesting half-day stroll. but in that decade, the properties have been bought up by shrewd entrepreneurs (greeks) and turned into a Times square of sorts. it will become the vacation from hell if you stay in the hotel's lofts. you must walk up flights of stairs -- tenement-style...maid service is lousy, rooms are dusty, lip imprints on glasses, roaches in the kitchen. They say wireless internet but that's only in the main hotel, not the lofts. Everyone working for the hotel uses the stupid cliche 'no problem" whenever you ask and then BEG for services you normally expect when you stay in a hotel that charges these premium rates. we're shocked by the rave reviews for this hotel and wonder whether management is using shills...because the place is a disaster. montreal is a walking town, which is wonderful. but the last thing you need at the end of the day are several flights of stairs facing you. moreover, by the end of the day you want great restaurants a reasonable walking or cab distance away. this does NOT exist here. unless you want the environment of low class carnival -- old montreal, and horrible accomodations (the lofts) do yourself a favor and stay in a luxury high-rise hotel with all the ameneties close to the higher-class down town shopping areas (sherbrooke, for example) and the better restaurants.
ps -- if you are driving from the u.s. DO NOT travel on a canadian or u.s. holiday...we had to wait in a 10 mile back up of cars for THREE HOURS!!! to get through canadian customs.
Run! Don't Walk-- Away from this hotel!!!
It may sound romantic but be advised that a stay in this hotel is anything but....unless you like streets jammed shoulder to shoulder with bad b.o. smelling tourists, souvenir shops, overpriced & LOUSY restaurants that prey upon tourists, construction noise, freight train at 4am. hotel lofts are many stairs up, dirty&dusty, miserable maid service, and cockroaches. plus, no amenities. need i say more?
I just returned from an excellent stay at this wonderful hotel. "Auberge" means "country inn" in french and that is the feel you'll get when staying here ... even though the hotel is centrally located in the tourist friendly Old Port area of Montreal between cobblestone streets.
O.K., so here are my observations. The room was excellent. Very comfortable beds and pillows. The hardwood floor was a nice touch and the room was very clean. In fact, we arrived back to our room early one day and found the maid wet mopping the floor. We also enjoyed the jacuzzi bath. Our room faced Rue St. Paul in the back of the hotel, fourth floor (I requested a quiet room with two beds). For the most part it was quiet with the exception of our first night (a Saturday) ... some club/restaurant, or maybe it was a band at the nearby plaza, was playing music until late (the bars close at 3 a.m.). The hotel is VERY centrally located to everything, including the Metro. No car is necessary to see all of Montreal. Also, the staff were excellent ... always very courteous, helpful, and friendly. And the resturant in the cellar is also excellent. We particularly enjoyed the breakfasts each morning (included in the price) and the dinner we had there was truly wonderful. The bottom line is that if you're visiting Montreal as a tourist destination, stay at this hotel! You will not be disappointed.
The Auberge is an excellent small hotel,with a very European feel.Rooms are tastefully furnished, windows open to let in street sounds if you like, attentive service, and complimentary full breakfast .
wonderful two-night stay
The main part of the hotel is gorgeous, and our room was large and airy...loved the hardwood floors, stone walls, and jacuzzi! There is some noise from the busy streets below, but we were there mid-week and were not bothered in the least. The hotel staff were unpretentious and friendly, the restaurant provides delicious meals... my partner and I were overall delighted! Highly recommended.
Best recommended hotel in Vieux Montreal??
Hi... just wondering if anyone could recommend a nice but affordable hotel in Old Montreal? I have searched through dozens of hotels that all seemed to be in the "downtown" area and I much prefer to stay in a quaint area of this charming city. Thank you for all of your help! feel free to email a response @ email@example.com
RE: Best recommended hotel in Vieux Montreal??
Try www.craigslist.com, montreal, vacation rentals and hotels; you should find what you are looking for here. Sincerely Tamas
RE: Best recommended hotel in Vieux Montreal??
My favorite hotels in the Old Montreal are:
Auberge du Vieux-Port.
It is sometimes more expensive to stay in the Old Montreal area... Last year a Springhill Suites Marriott opened on St-Jean Baptiste St. in the Old Montreal, it is cheaper than the boutique hotels and it is a great location...