A good choice
We just spent four nights at the Downtown Montreal Residence Inn while attending the Montreal Jazz Festival. It was close to everything in that area including Old Montreal and all of the concerts.
This is a nice event for the entire family. The hotel was perfect for a family with the additional small kitchen facilities including stove, microwave, dishes, pans, fridge, sink and dishwasher no less. A hot breakfast buffet is served everyday and that makes it a good value. All of the accomodations were first rate.
This hotel is best if you don't have a car due to the very close proximity to the Metro. However, if you do have a car which we did, there was much confusion, discord and disorganization with the contracted garage service the hotel uses. There needs to be a meeting between them to resolve very obvious problems in that relationship. The garage service attendants were abrasive and my husband was given three different sets of instructions about our car by three different people on the same day.
Montreal is lovely and recommend the city.
After reading TripAdvisor reviews we decided on the Residence Inn Montreal Downtown and were not disappointed. Stayed there on Sat, July 30th. Front desk very helpful and courteous. Great location, 1/2 a block to the Peel Metro station. We got there Sat morning, too early to get into the room, but we checked our luggage in at the front desk and took the Metro to the Botanical Gardens/Insectarium/Olympic Park. Went very smooth. I should note that signs denoting legal street parking are difficult to decipher; however, we parked on the hotel side of the street, near the hotel, but not in the hotel loading zone. We parked there overnight on a Saturday. No ticket. Saved $22 Canadian, which is the cost of the private parking lot which the hotel refers you to. Rooms as described in previous postings. No surprises. Complimentary breakfast buffet is solid. Scrambled eggs, sausage patties, cereals, yogurt, waffle station, coffee, juice, etc. Exceeded my expectations for something that was free. Asked front desk for late check out at 2 pm. No problem. This hotel has such a high occupancy rate, the 3 small elevators can be overwhelmed, leading to long wait times.
Overall, a great place and we would definitely stay there again.
Great value and service!
We stayed here in early August, 2005. Overall, I'd agree with the other reviews posted - great breakfast, excellent location and a friendly staff.
We were lucky to stay on the 6th floor - the elevators are very small, and since the hotel is so popular, there can be quite a wait for them. So we used the stairs alot. Breakfast area was crowded unless we arrived early - before 8:00 am - but it was a busy time of the year for visitors.
We asked the staff for information, and they were very helpful. Location for the Metro was great. We used it to travel all over the city.
Lastly, view from the rooftop patio was great. Nice place to relax up there.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel!
Great no-fuss hotel
We were supposed to stay at a bigger name hotel for our long weekend in Montreal, but that went down the drain after reading the reviews on that particular hotel. After reading the great reviews on the Residence Inn, we decided to give it a shot. And indeed we were right to do so. Room itself is pretty basic but immaculate. Housekeeping keeps the room clean. The only negative part about the room is the airconditioning unit, which is a bit loud. The breakfast buffet is good with a huge selection of options from sausages to waffles to fruits and yoghurt. Frontdesk people were helpful as stated in previous reviews. All in all a great no-fuss, no-frills hotel.