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“Basic hotel in an interesting downtown neighborhood” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Quartier des Spectacles
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1Z5, Canada (Ville-Marie)   |  
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Ranked #33 of 168 hotels in Montreal
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“Basic hotel in an interesting downtown neighborhood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

The lobby can be reached by ascending quite a few steps, so carrying a heavy suitcase a bit of a hassle. The rooms are clean, small and noisy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated right next to a sex shop in an interesting part of downtown. The hotel offers good value for a short business stay.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
The single standard room are our most compact rooms but remain the best value. If on a future trip, you would like a larger room with more amenities, our hotel also has superior rooms and studio apartments and these are ideal for business travelers and tourists alike. We are pleased that you appreciated our prime location, the cleanliness of our rooms and its great value.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Thank you to all your amazing staff for making my 6 night stay the best it could be. Just a hop skip and jump to shops, old montreal, metro, conference centre.
Rooms were super clean and comfortable.
Fantastic value for money ... Free wifi was a bonus
My room was a little bit noisy on Friday and Saturday night but my colleagues in other rooms said they didn't hear a thing.
I cannot speak highly enough of this place ... I will definetly stay again.
Thank you David and Zac :-)

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thanks for awarding us an A+ rating and for your comments regarding the cleanliness of our rooms, our central location and its value. I will proudly share your kind words with the receptionists Dave and Zacharia, as well as the remainder of our staff. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Montreal.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We pent 2 nights (Oct 4-5) at this hotel. We booked it based on great reviews and we were not disappointed. Thanks to David and staff for their hospitality and help. The room was very clean and when we enquired about ice, they had run out. The hotel staff actually walked the 2 blocks to a convenience store and bought us ice. Thank you !!!

If you are looking for a nice clean and quiet hotel close to the action with staff that care ... try this one.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
We make every effort to respond to the needs of our guests with true hospitality and therefore sincerely thank you for your kind words in this regard. We love to see our guests return time and time again.....remember, we offer a special discount for our return guests when they book directly with our hotel. Till next time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just spent 8 nights at the Quartier des Spectacles. Would like to thank Carole, david, zac & Wally for thier help & hospitality.
If you are a pretentious snob who expects everything to be new & sparkly then you may want to go elsewhere, for that matter you may want to avoid Montreal altogether. People staying at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth @ $289/night agreed our room was nicer.
Right in the heart of everything, theaters across the street, china-town 2 blocks away, Old Montreal was a 10min stroll, and being right on St.Catherines is nice.
Wally was working on cleaning up and repairing the terrace area while we were there and there are continuous improvements being made. We had room 211a with a street view, one double one single, private bath & kitchen, A/C worked great.

Next time I'm in Montreal I know where I'll be staying...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you for your comments and for highly recommending our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your studio apartment and that the staff made you feel welcome. We look forward to your next visit.....remember, return guests who contact the hotel directly gets a preferential rate.
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Burnaby, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The staff were courteous, friendly and gave us a good run down of the city which gave us a good start. As mentioned by others, the brickwork and other details from the original structure add an interesting element.
The location is prime for just about everything tourist related.
Only minor complaint is there wasn't one of those small fridges that you usually see in a hotel room.
Maybe there was a communal fridge (like you often see at hostels) that I didn't know about or bother asking about.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the charm of our recently renovated centennial building, as well as our prime location that enabled you to discover our neighborhood and the major sites of our city. Thanks for your comments and suggestions.....they are much appreciated.
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights in September 2013, I can't rate it highly enough - our room was big, clean and comfortable, and great value for money for such a prime location to discover Montreal. Right in the arts/theatre district, it's a 10 minute walk to Vieux Montreal / Vieux Port, and a stone's throw from the Latin Quarter / the Village and Downtown. The staff were all extremely helpful - we'd had a bad experience with flight (and bag) delays on our way and they were also very flexible and accommodating. We'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
We are indeed pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay in our hotel and that you appreciated the location, the service and its value. I will proudly share your comments with all staff. We are glad that you plan to stay with us again.....à la prochaine.
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Toronto, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My colleague and I stayed at this hotel for a conference in Montreal. As described in the reviews, the hotel is above a sex shop. However, the area has much improved since I last visited Montreal 5 years ago; Ste-Catherine has been revitalized with new streetscape, and even St-Laurent itself is less seedy than before. I never felt unsafe in the area, even while walking alone at night.

The room itself had sleek, clean decor; the bathroom and sleeping areas were squeaky clean, and complementary shampoo/soap/mouthwash were provided. Daily housekeeping is included. There is no elevator, so those with mobility impairments may want to ask for a room on the main level.

The room was quiet (as requested); I did not hear any other guests.

There is a computer in the lobby area with free use of a printer; this was a definite plus for travellers need to print boarding passes, etc.

Wi-fi was not 100% reliable at times and sometimes dropped out, but we were placed in a quiet room on the top (3rd) floor.

This hotel provided good value for money; I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
We are pleased that you had a comfortable stay and that you appreciated our sleek decor and meticulously clean accommodations. I will certainly share your kind words with our housekeeping and maintenance staff.
As you mentioned in your review, the area has undergone many changes in the past few years..... from a red light district to the now trendy entertainment district, Quartier des Spectacles. This vibrant, safe neighborhood now hosts the majority of the city's major festivals and is home to over 30 theatres and museums. There is always something to do in the area.
Thanks again for your warm comments.
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Address: 17 Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1Z5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Ville-Marie
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #33 of 168 hotels in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Quartier des Spectacles 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Quartier des spectacles is a budget boutique hotel located in the heart of Montreal's entertainment district, the Quartier des spectacles. Hotel Quartier des spectacles is adjacent to Hotel Abri du Voyageur, sharing a common main entrance & lobby.Hotel Quartier des spectacles has recently been renovated keeping with its historical character. Our hotel with its charming rooms and modern studio-apartments is the perfect choice for business clients and tourists alike. Hotel Quartier des spectacles is within proximity of the convention center and its prime location is perfect to discover Montreal's tourist sites and participate in the numerous events and festivals of Montreal.Hotel Quartier des spectacles' warm hospitality will charm the discriminating, yet budget conscious traveller. ... more   less 
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