We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel after our Boston to Montreal cruise on Holland. We arrived at the hotel early after we got off the ship with lots of luggage. They weren't able to give us a room immediately but they stored our luggage for us, gave us receipts and we toured the local area checking back to see when a room would be available. They were able to get us into a room by 1:00. The front desk staff were extremely helpful and we can't say enough for the gentlemen at the conceirge desk. They were so helpful, giving us directions, making restaurant and travel arrangements for us.
We stayed in 605 and the room was very comfortable with a king bed, small eating table, desk, separate kitchen and separate bath. It was really nice to have all the space for our luggage after staying on the cruise ship for 7 days. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed the plush bathrooms that were provided.
The only negative I have and must warn anyone staying there, the water in the shower is extremely hot. I suffered burns on my legs. I checked the temperature before I got into the shower but I tried to adjust it after getting in the shower and just turning it a little bit, the water was scalding hot. I didn't realize I was burned until the next day when I looked at my legs and they were bright red where it burned me. The hotel caters to families and children so Please be warned not to let your children adjust the shower or shower alone. They really need to add warning signs in the bathrooms or better yet, adjust the water temperature. They could be subject to a liability claim. The water in the sink was hot enough to make hot tea without warming it in the microwave. In the states we adjust our water temperature to conserve energy. Since I got home, I've been treating the burns with aloe.
There is a nice pool which I was told was heated on the top floor and a patio with a view which we enjoyed. There were several families using the pool. We didn't try the restaurant in the building but we did try several restaurants on the block. The location was wonderful and I'd highly recommend it to anyone except caution in the shower. We were able to walk to the location where we caught the double decker bus tour which we used for 2 days. We were also able to walk to McGill Metro station where we caught the metro to go to the Biodome, Botannical park and planetarium.
The breakfast room on the 2nd floor is very nice as was the extended continental breakfast. The service in the breakfast room was also excellent. It was very clean and we had the best coffee of our trip there. There were pastries, various breads, cereal, waffles, fruit, and yogurt choices. Certainly very adequate.
We used a taxi van to get to the hotel from the ship and also to the airport. We were disappointed that the Van driver to the airport demanded 50.00 even though the hotel told us it would be 40.00 and the sign in the window in the van said 40.00. We should have argued with him but didn't want to end our trip on a sour note. He wasn't real cooperative either about being sure he dropped us off at the right building. Our friends were dropped off at the wrong building. I think he wanted to make sure he got his tip in advance since the hotel had helped us with the luggage we tipped the hotel men for the luggage.
All the other Canadians that we talked to were very courteous. We met one lady who worked at the University at the metro who went way out of her way to help us with directions. We were just amazed what effort she took to help us out. The hotel is very convenient to shopping and restaurants in the area and there was also some local vendors in the square while we were there.
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