I say that only in that it's not part of a chain, or a 40 story mega-hotel...
.. but other than that, it's top of the line, as far as quality, service, staff, rates and location !
I've recently had to start going back to Montreal more regularily these past few months and this hotel has become an even better deal now, than it was when I'd last went there about 5 years ago. With the recent renovations, completely (and very nicely !) redone rooms, hardwood floors and so on, the place just looks, and is, superb and is very comfortable to say the least.
The location is as central as can be, just a minute's walk from the main subway station (which can then get you anywhere in the city in a flash) and loads of very good and varied restaurants, bars, clubs, concert venues, parcs (you name it) within a stone's throw of the hotel.
But despite it being located so "centrally", worry not, it's on one of the more quiet blocks in the area.
All the staff is very curteous and helpfull, notably, from my experience, Nancy and Oriana on housekeeping, Sebastien at the front desk and the manager, Catherine.
The only bad point ? My not being able to go there more often !