Stayed at this hotel for a full week early December 2012 for a business trip.
Rooms are great, big, with high ceilings, and cleaned daily. And there is everything you need: Brand new iron, ironing board, safe, fridge, microwave and even a stove and dishwasher, although I did not use those last two items. The hotel is very quiet (I had one of the back rooms on the parking lot, where there is no traffic at all).
The staff were wonderful. Reception and concierge were polite, helpful, professional. Checking in and out was a breeze, concierge service was flawless (luggage, calling a cab, etc). Everyone in the hotel is bilingual, the people manning the breakfast room were nice and friendly.
Wifi: This was actually some of the more dependable and powerful wifi signal I have had in a hotel in a long time. We connected a laptop and two phones and I did a full day's work on my corporate network via VPN without any problems at all. Reception simply gave us a login code good for the 8 days.
This hotel, in addition to the remarkable value (the price was very reasonable) comes with a number of unbelievable conveniences. For example, I believe that the person who designed the laundry room next to the gym deserves a Nobel prize. The laundry room is very clean, the appliances new and obviously well-maintained. You take your stuff upstairs for a wash, you get a 60 minute workout in the process (30 for the wash, 30 for the dryer). I was very impressed by the gym: Three sturdy and very modern treadmills, cross-trainers, a full free-weight set, and a weights machine. There is also a small size pool (there's pictures online) and you get to work out on the top floor, offering a breathless view of downtown Montreal.
My recommendation for the hotel would be to provide a laundry dispenser of some sort. You have to bring your own.
Depending on what you're looking for, the hotel is very well situated: It was close to downtown and my company's Montreal office on Sq. Victoria. Chinatown is also walking distance, as well as St-Catherine, which is right there.
Access to public transportation is the best part. The numerous bus lines that run on Rene Levesque (including the amazing 747 bus that takes you directly to the airport for 8 dollars) are half a block away. Square Victoria metro (orange line to Plateau) is a block away, and the McGill stop is 2 blocks. Basically, there isn't really anywhere in town you can't get to with a metro pass.
There's a few (very minor) negatives. To me, these are so insignificant, that they are barely worth mentioning. They are more recommendations for improvements for the hotel: (1) My shower always leaked on the floor. I'm not sure how it happened, it's like the curtain was not water-proof. (2) Sometimes, there is a faint smell of stale tobacco on the floor (my non-smoking room did not smell at all or I would have moved to another one). (3) The continental breakfast is free and included, which is great. But it does lack variety (after 5 days of being there, I decided to go out because I got bored of cereal and waffles) (4) my TV reception was weak and the remote didn't work very well.
Nothing to call home about.
I come to Montreal for work about three times a year and will be staying here from now on.
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