The hotel is directly over the Sherbrook Metro station, so it is very easy to get to almost anywhere in Montreal from the hotel. The hotel consists of only two floors, since the Institute's primary task is to train students in the hospitality industry. The hotel is actually the "lab" for the students. The students (and recent graduates) are friendly and enthusiastic. They are knowledgeable and very happy to help you plan your time in Montreal. The rooms are absolutely beautiful. They are modern and appear to have been recently decorated. I also liked the clean wood floors, as opposed to carpet. The flat screen TV had a great picture. All rooms have small balconies, a nice feature. The bed was very comfortable. Our best dinner was in the hotel's restaurant. Culinary students cook and serve delicious price fixed lunch and dinners. The included breakfast is adequate. The scrambled eggs each morning were quite runny, or congealed, but otherwise, the fresh fruit, cheese, smoked salmon, eggs benedict and more made up for it.
Minor complaints: I like bar soap, but like so many hotels these days, they only provide liquid soap and shampoos. Also, the air conditioner, which worked very efficiently, blew into the curtains, also something I see pretty frequently. We tied the curtain with a sash from the bathrobes. Finally, on checking in, we were told that Wi-Fi in the rooms was not working well, and indeed that was the case. It worked very well in the lobby, and a computer is available in the lobby for guest use.
I enjoyed our stay and will stay here again on our next trip to Montreal.
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- Spacious room with balcony and beautiful view of the Plateau Mont-Royal. ... more less
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