We wanted a relaxing weekend in Montreal and searched the website
http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Offers/Spring this site is great. A selection of hotels offer 1 night free or half price deals during certain times of the year. We choose the boutique style Hotel Le Crystal.
This 5 star hotel features rooms which have a sitting room and kitchenette great for kids and husbands that want to relax while the women go shopping down the street. The attention to detail in the bathroom is fantastic and the finishes and features in the room are state of the art. This was truely a great surprise. The elegance in this room from the sitting room to the kitchenette was a wonderful welcome compared to the ordingary, drab rooms of franchise hotels. Nice salt water pool on the 12 th floor and great cafe and restaurant.
This was my first time in Montreal & as soon as i arrived i was hating it, arrogant bus drivers, FKing bus system wont take notes, No proper walking way to get to the hotel SO i blew $16 on a taxi
Not to mentioned i called up the hotel & they said they have no airport shuttle when of course they have a bloody bus
So i caught a 747 bus & forgot to get off at the place cause there were no stop offs
So just took a taxi to the hotel
I stayed for 2 nights & i loved their free breakfast in the morning
Coffee & Tea machines
Not so far from the airport
Terrible hotel, we were booked for four nights, we moved further away from work for final three nights, couldn't stand more than one night.
First, there is a major highway outside your window - ask for a high floor, away from the highway, and you'll be sure to get a room right next to the highway. Sticky carpet, huge cobwebs in the corners of the room. But the 1960's bottle opener attached to the sink seemed to be in working order.
Rude service, horrible hotel. Stay somewhere else.
Sticky carpets remind one of happier days in the fraternity on Sunday morning after a big party.
We stayed three nights at this hotel because of a wedding. The desk staff were average (not personable or helpful), giving us bare minimum customer service, room service ends at 10 pm, the hotel bed was firm and uncomfortable (we did not sleep well), and the whirlpool sauna had one jet. When I confirmed my reservation, the staff did not mention there was a hotel shuttle from the airport. I ended up paying $30 for a taxi cab, when the shuttle is complimentary.
The restaurant staff and breakfast buffet were excellent, however, given the average quality of the hotel overall and the distance to downtown Montreal by bus and train, I would not stay at this hotel again.
I have booked a cabin in the Laurentians through a website similar to this and it worked out perfectly. If they include addresses, you should look them up on google maps to make sure they are near where you want to be. If you don't have a car, then see if the rental is near a metro stop. Unfortunately the rentals seem to be just as much as hotels. You can also try priceline.com or hotwire.com and set your own price. I did find some nice 3star hotels on Kayak.com that seemed reasonably priced.
I felt very unwelcome here, the inn keeper was a grumpy lady who i am not sure why she even has guests, i guess just for the money. Webpage says " enjoy scrumptious breakfast" but a scrumptious breakfast was simple cereal and fruit and medicore coffee and juice. The place was very tiny upstairs, three bedrooms all near eachother and a phone right outside my room that rang into all hours of the nite. I unplugged it once at 11:30 pm because i couldnt deal with it disturbing my sleep anymore. The innkeeper just plugged it back in the next day. Innkeeper had no regard for comfort of guests. Also i felt unwelcome, she always had a nasty expression on her face. In morning, she said " could you please sit out in living room while i am preparing breakfast, you make me uncomfortable in here when i am making breakfast". There is an eat in kitchen here, so its not like i was close to her, i stay in the table area, but she kicked me out! nasty lady. Then after feeding me cereal and boring fruit, 15 minutes later i would smell eggs and bacon and a real breakfast she cooked for herself and her daughter who was staying with her. Overall the lady just didnt seem to like guests, so not sure why she even opens her home. Too many rules too: make sure you wash water off the walls after a shower, no shoes inside( that i understand though), etc. Just not a pleasurable stay.
Additionally, the bed linens didnt smell fresh... the closets were filled with a bunch of junk and old clothes belonging to owner. It was clear she was not in a position to receive guests and obviously is in it just for the money without regard for the guest experience...
Old victorian brick home, good location because you can walk about 10 minutes to Georges vanier station....or maybe 10-12 minutes to bell center metro station area...15 minutes to st catherine street and maybe 20 min walk down notre dame street to the old city.. its a good walk but if its cold and you walk all the way to old city, walk around and then walk back, it could be a little brutal if its too cold... it was getting cold when i was there, so on my way back , stopped in the metro super market ( really nice by the way) and got some cookies and ended up bringing them back home because i didnt finish them all..... but i needed a break from the cold and stopped in this store..
This place doesn't have the highest profile as other more well known hotels in Montreal. But when you compare the price to other hotels in Montreal it's a great deal. I liked this place because it was in a nice area quiet street and it served my needs. I don't need anything fancy just a clean place to sleep. The most basic of rooms are like little studios that come with kitchenette and if you're lucky like I was you can get a room with a fabulous view. I was on the 10th floor.
I was booking my hotel only about a month in advance and Priceline wasn't yielding any hotels for what I was seeing as normal rates on Bidding for Travel so I chalked it up to the fact that the Jazz Festival for going on. At one point I added in the airport area because we were getting in so late at night, what I didn't do was check the regular rates, I ended up only saving $9US.
In any event, I got the Holiday Inn at the airport for $80 per night plus $20 in taxes. As with most airport hotels, the Holiday Inn is not convenient to downtown Montreal so I suspect that most of their customers are airline personnel, business people and travelers with early or late flights. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to claim the GST refund since Priceline doesn't itemize taxes but I submitted it and it was refunded based on my calculation.
When we arrived 2 hours after we were supposed to, the place where we rented the car from was already closed so I remembered that the Holiday Inn had a free shuttle, we called from inside the airport because it was so late, I assume they run regularly but you might want to check this out. You can catch the shuttle just outside arrivals, look for the numbered signs with the hotel listed on it. They were nice enough to deliver us to the off site car rental location the next morning.
The room was a standard business type room with a king sized bed, an in room safe, TV, air conditioning.
The bathroom had minimal toiletries, plenty of hot water, decent towels and a hair dryer.
We didn't have a chance to use the pool but it looked nice and it was in the interior courtyard so it was covered in case of weather.
Check in was quick and friendly, no mention of Priceline and no need to even leave a credit card imprint.
This youth hostel is the best cheap accomodation I found in Montreal ;-)
20 CAD for one night!
Its location is also great : in an old stone building, close to the center of old Montreal, to the cathedral, the river St Laurent and 10 minutes by foot from St Catherine street.
The philosophy of the hostel is based on the recycling (furniture and doors were found on the street) and the protection of the environnement and encourage this to its guests.
The kitchen is great...you can cook what ever you want, there is everything you need. In this same place, you can also relax in a sofa, there are some books about Montreal, very useful to visit the city if you have not your tourist guide! You have also free Internet access (about 10 minutes per day if there is a lot of people -you have to wait for you turn by writing your name in a list). You can sleep in a bid dormitory of smaller rooms. I slept in the orange dorm : the only problem : no door but just a linen to separate from the hall of the highest floor...so not recommanded if you want to sleep well during a weekend but OK in the week as there are less people moving around.
Excellent atmosphere. Very homey. I stayed in Chez Ileana for 3 nights very comfortably.
First thing I liked was the service of the owner herself, Ileana. From the time we arrived in her house, she gave us time to take a little rest and made us feel comfortable in our room. She then gave us brochures, maps and information we need for all the places in Montreal that we want to visit. The information she gave us was very useful and she even recommended us attractions that she does not want us to miss.
FACILITIES & AMENITIES
There are 2 bedrooms available in Chez Ileana, these are:
Queen Room: Shared Bathroom, Queen Bed, Books to Read, Air-Conditioning
Double room: Shared Bathroom, Double Bed, Television, Air Conditioning
If you want your stay in a B&B with a personal touch and well presented continental breakfast, then call Ileana, book a room and she will be more than happy to accommodate you.
Chez Ileana has a charming facilities. You will enjoy your scrumptuous breakfast in a delightful dining room or on garden deck. Ileana is bilingual and can provide helpful tips and guidance to activities. It is situated in antiques row which is approximately 15 minutes walk to the City Centre and 20 minutes walk to Old Montreal. Lachine Canal , bicycle and jogging paths is only 2 blocks away. Indoor swimming pool just across the street.
A nice romantic hotel for those of you who want to treat yourself. This is a unique chance to stay in an typical historical building at the heart of the Old Montreal. Staying there, you'll think you are a king or a queen. The architecture and furnitures are absolutely marvelous and the service is impecable.
You won't find another place like this...
Very well located in the middle of the Old Port (also 5 minutes of walk from Quartier Latin district, 10 minutes from the downtown area) and so gorgeous.
I've never been, but every time that I pass in front of it, I just want to go in, and live there.
It is so beautiful, small and quaint looking, you won't be able to resist either, if you love old victorian historic houses, that is. They even have a gorgeous victorian greenhouse they serve breakfast in. And a dining room where you half expect Sherlock Holmes to come down to, with his pipe in one hand and a glass of brandy or sherry in the other.
In fact, even if you don't have a room there, you can always make a reservation for their restaurant at +1(514)282-1725, where they serve refined French cuisine. Table d 'hote at CND$, $30 to $40 or a la carte $20 to $30. They also have a group menu available from 45$, for a 5 service menu.
Private dining rooms and conference rooms are also available if you wish so.
And their rooms are so romantic, they are totally restored with antiques, in an nostalgic European way. And they have a library that looks like the one I have always dreamed of owning, I'm so much in love with everything that is old and books!...No one ever wants to enter a book store with me anymore, without my firm promise of staying only 20 min.
Look up their web site, they have pictures there, of what it all looks like. Even if you are a Montrealer, you'll want to go there for the weekend!
Gorgeous victorian mansion, as much inside than outside. With a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.
They offer: Fax and copy machine service; In-room modem lines; Dry cleaning and laundry; Meeting rooms/conference rooms; External parking; Restaurant, French cuisine; Room service; Air conditioned; Radio AM /FM; Turn down service; Victorienne greenhouse and terrace; Library and smoking room.
This is a new and modern student apartment building that's used as a hotel during the summer season. The rates are quite reasonable, and you get relatively large rooms with clean bathrooms and a kitchen. We stayed there for about a week in August 2005 and found it quite OK. The location is fairly central (although it seems to me that Montreal doesn't really have a proper "centre"), close to Chinatown and not far away from the old town. The Metro is also in walking distance, about 5 minutes.
All the employees seem to be students on summer jobs, which means they're friendly, but often clueless and not really interested in offering quality service. The maid services are supposed to work every day, but in our experience, they came about every other day. Sometimes they changed the towels, sometimes not, sometimes they made one of the beds but not the other...
As so often in North America, the air conditioning is loud and blasting away at full power even when there's no reason for it. The only way to stop it is to open the window (at least that's possible).
Nice view, good location, good prices, apartments with proper kitchen, laundry room, 24 hrs convenience store and café in the building.
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Bonheur d'Occasion is a great Bed & Breakfast located right in front of beautiful park with a fountain in the Saint-Henri district. Very romantic ambiance!
-Pricing per night from $75 to $125.
The host Francine Maurice also rent her fully-furnished upstair appartment, which is beautiful! Each room is unique and very well-decorated.
Beds Available: Twin, Double, Queen, King,
Bathrooms Available: Shared or Private
-Spacious and quiet Victorian house in front of a nice park, 3 living rooms and 2 large terrasses.
-Generous breakfast served in the dining room or in the garden.
-Rooms availaible with either shared or private bathrooms.
-Private suite for 4 persons : 2 rooms with 2 bathrooms, living room with fireplace, air conditioning and kitchenette.
-Near downtown and Old Montreal.
-Free private parking, 3 minutes walk from metro station.
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