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Auberge Bonaparte
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   447 St.-Francois Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1, Canada (Ville-Marie)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 164 hotels in Montreal
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2 reviews
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“Small but lovely experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great location for visiting the city. It was within walking distance of the beautiful cathedral as well as many shops, restaurants, and the convention center.
The adjoining restaurant was also excellent.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Perfectly located in the old town - in a gorgeously renovated historic building, walking distance to the Old Port and just next to the STUNNING Notre-Dame Basilica, why stay anywhere else?
An easy walk from the Grand Central train station ( although the old footpaths aren't very suitcase friendly), this hotel showcases the very best of this wonderful city. Great service, ( we were given a complimentary upgrade to a gorgeous room with views of Notre- Dame), friendly, helpful staff.
I was a little worried about not being able to speak French - not an issue!! Hotel staff were all fluent in English.
Great restaurant on site ( we had a lovely 3 course dinner one night ), and the complimentary breakfasts include full hot and cold options - fruit salad, yoghurt, croissants, toast, omelettes, eggs, bacon, tea and coffee - we didn't need to eat lunch for the duration of our stay!
This hotel has all the creature comforts in a perfect location in the heart of Old Montreal -plus all the history and character too!!
Seriously, why stay anywhere else??

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

As always when traveling to a new city, we looked to trip advisor for advise. Once again our expectations were realized based on fellow travelers reviews. The Bonaparte captures the feeling of old Montreal that we were looking for. From the moment we checked in all the staff were welcoming and helpful in both of Canada's official languages. Merci for accepting my attempts to parlez en Francis. The rooms although small (shades of Paris), the were clean and comfortable.we were upgraded to a suite because of a mild paint smell in our room. Merci. The breakfasts were as advertised, delicious and satisfying, just the start a day of sightseeing requires. We dined in the dining room one of the evenings and enjoyed very good French cuisine. We would recommend the experience for not only the food, the cave de vin is outstanding as well.If our travels once again bring us to Montreal we would not hesitate to stay at the Bonaparte .

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. The rooms are beautiful, serene, and spotless. And they have no carpets, perfect for allergy sufferers. Many of the rooms have a view of the Notre Dame Basilica orchard, a place of peace and tranquility. The staff are friendly, helpful, and happy to accommodate special needs. The breakfasts are elegant and delicious. Historic Old Montreal is just outside the door. The subway is close by. What more could one ask for? I've stayed here countless times.

Room Tip: The rooms on the courtyard side are as quiet as can be and have a view of the Notre Dame basilica or...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We like to take a mid-winter break but not head to the sun. For the past couple of years we have gone to Quebec, and last year and again this we came to the Auberge Bonaparte in February. As with last year, our room was upgraded to one at the back which is much quieter. Comfortable room, good bathroom with complimentary beauty products. It is a great advantage not to have to go outside for dinner on a snowy evening, but instead just take the elevator down to the excellent hotel restaurant. As last year, the staff were always welcoming and obliging. Being Brits by origin we like our afternoon cuppa, and there was no problem in bringing complimentary pots of tea to our room. The hotel is a couple of blocks from the Place d'Armes metro station. All of old Montreal is just steps away, the shopping and Place des Arts for shows not far on the metro or by cab. The English language Centaur Theatre is right next door and it has excellent plays. The served breakfast included in the price of the room is very good - great selection, and I can definitely recommend the thin crepes. One minor negative which is not really the fault of the hotel. In Montreal they are lucky enough to have their sidewalks cleared by the city - it does not fall to the businesses as elsewhere, and certainly in my own community. However in a large city where snow seems to fall fairly constantly the snow clearers cannot be everywhere at once. A hotel looks much more welcoming if you don't have to slip and slide your way to the front door along a clogged sidewalk. I would have thought it would have been worth their while to make sure that their bit of sidewalk was kept cleared and salted.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed at Auberge Bonaparte last night and I couldnt wait to write a review about this place.
The hotel staff is excellent and friendly. Anne-Marie and Michael know what they are talking about; you can tell that they love what they do and it shows through their professionalism and knowledge of city. Upon my arrival, I discovered that the hotel offered more than I expected: delicious complimentary full breakfast every morning (not just continental, as I originally thought), free bottles of water in my room, complimentary access to 2 gyms within walking distance, a guest computer and printer in the lobby, as well as free WI-FI in the room. No coffee/tea makers in the room but as an alternative, they offer complimetary coffee/tea available 24 hours a day to enjoy at the new bar or up in my room.

When I got to my room, I was pleasantly surprised by the renovated decor and what looked like new bedding; which fit perfectly with the hardwood floors and curtains. The bathroom was more than enough space, equipped with a jacuzzi/shower, fresh towels, soap & products (even a bag of bath minerals!) and shelving space for my toiletries
I booked the room with a private balcony, which overlooks the Notre Dame Basilica; it was most beautiful at night and very quiet. I can just imagine how nice it would be during the summer, just sitting on the balcony and taking in the view of Old Montreal.
With all that said, I was sad to leave this charming hotel and the staff that made me feel right at home as soon as I arrived.
Trust me! If you are planning a visit to Montreal, this is the place to stay, without question!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here bc the reviews were really good but I thought this hotel was 'average'. I travel a lot (10 mths a year) there's not much special here.. The location and ataff service was great, but the hotel very average. The room was a bed,desk and chair. The bathroom had zero counter space and scratchy towels. A hotel rated so high should have plush towels and at least a robe. The breakfast was a nice accommodation to the stay but was not 'over the top' in any fashion.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Auberge Bonaparte

Address: 447 St.-Francois Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1, Canada
Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Ville-Marie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Montreal
#9 Romantic Hotel in Montreal
#41 Business Hotel in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Auberge Bonaparte 3.5*
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