Du Fort Hotel
Montreal Downtown Hotel
We were in Montreal 3 nights in September 2006. The rooms were roomy and very comfortable with great view of downtown. Staff was helpfull and spoke English. Location was excelent, couple of blocks to subway station, on corner of St Catherine. Crescent St is less than 10 min walk from hotel. Many other restaurants nearby as well as several grocery stores. We will be staying with Hotel Du Fort whenever we come back to Montreal.
At first we were a bit suprised at the neighborhood, as we are suburbanites and this is a downtown area, so we are used to more green space and a regular parking lot. They have a garage to park in, but that will cost you each day. We had a rental car as we were going on to Quebec City. Did not use the car at all in Montreal. We took the Metro to places we wanted to see. Easy enough. Our room at the hotel was a corner room, so we had three big windows. The rooms all seemed very nice and the staff is very helpful, very knowledgable and speak very good English! It was a bit of a walk to the more touristy areas, but there are several places to eat all up and down St.Catherine's Street. Montreal is OK, but if you really want some fabulous history and an old city, go in the old city of Quebec. Montreal's old town is not nearly as big.
UPDATE: CLOSED AS OF NOV 2013 (see review)
UPDATED NOV 2013: This hotel is now closed and scheduled to be converted into a residential condo building: http://www.hoteldufort.com/
Don't let the austere and rather bland facade fool you; this is a quiet, understated hotel located right downtown.
This hotel was converted from an office building into an excellent hotel that offers attractive rooms which are exceptionally clean, comfortable, and some with great views of the city. I really like this hotel not only for its ambience, but for its great down town location. Not only are you just a few blocks away from the metro (subway), but you are also within walking distance to several restaurants that offer a variety of cuisine from Thai, to Italian, to Indian, Schezwan, Mexican, French.. and so much more.
Most rooms are equipped with a small kitchenette (mini-fridge and microwave), and although breakfast is included in the guest lounge, there is a very excellent grocery store (Provigo) located just around the corner which is open until 2:00AM. On the opposite corner is a major post office (so convenient for mailing those postcards and gifts to the folks back home!).
There is no pool or excercise facilities in this hotel (it was an office building, after all), but they do have excellent conference facilities and a breakfast lounge area.
Unique Quality: The views of the Montreal skyline at night, and the mighty Saint Lawrence river in the background are well worth the rates alone.
Speaking of rates, they are fairly reasonable (and breakfast included!) compared to the other downtown hotels in the area.
Photos taken on a day that was windy and blowing snow. The upper half shows the outside of the hotel, and the picture lower left shows the interior lobby. All photos ©appaloosa, except the photo lower right (hotel brochure photo of one of their superior rooms).
Directions: Downtown Montreal. Great location!
Hotel du Fort is located in a residential neighborhood in the west end of downtown known as Shaughnessy Village. You'll be close to shopping (1 block) and the metro (3 blocks). It's a modern sleek hotel with excellent service and a multilingual staff.
Unique Quality: Ask for a room on a high floor, the views of the city and Mount Royal are wonderful. I stayed in a standard room which was above average in size. All rooms include continental breakfast served in the Loius XV Lounge. They also have a bar and exercise room.
Directions: Shaughnessy Village
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