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“Very "hip" vibe, but short on a few touches.” 4 of 5 stars
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W Montreal
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   901 Victoria Square, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1R1 , Canada (Quartier International)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 164 Hotels in Montreal
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very "hip" vibe, but short on a few touches.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Very nice hotel, with an extremely hip vibe. The hipster, party vibe is so strong it is a turn off if that is not what you are looking for in a hotel. The rooms were ok, but again a bit too hip at the expense of being comfortable: Non-traditional bathroom with blue curtain only to separate sinks, tub and shower from bed. Also the rooms and halls are dark, but that is common at W hotels. The hotel is loud on the weekends. I ate in the restaurant for breakfast, and it was very good, but room service was extremely expensive and poor quality. The concierge and front desk were very hospitable and helpful, which is a plus. Next time I go to Montreal, I will likely try a different hotel...but for some I could see this being a prime choice.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The best thing about this property is the location, great access to public transportation and walking distance to many sites. Also it is dog friendly. Otherwise it's typical of any W hotel, which is very nice but often lacks personal charm.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MtlWInsider, Manager at W Montreal, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review W Montréal.
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with your four-legged friend. With our PAW-Pets are Welcome package you give back 5$ to our local SPCA.
Hope to welcome you back!
Sincerely,
Your W Montréal’s Manager
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London, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Luxurious, trendy, darkly-lit, well-located, and comfortable. I wouldn't expect any less from the W. In addition to the obvious, here is a more personal list of pros and cons.

Pros:
- We ordered room service twice and both were excellent. The individuals who brought our meals were pleasant as well. I also liked the candy canes that came with breakfast.
- There's a club on the ground floor and for those worrying about sleepless nights and drunk guests, it wasn't a problem for us at all.
- Excellent reading material (newspapers, magazines, coffee table book) in room and around the hotel.
- Right across from Square Victoria metro stop
- We got 2 free drinks at Bartini with our reservation and the bartender was very friendly and accommodating.
- The Bliss face wash was heavenly.

Cons:
- No pool (although I'm sure plenty of people don't care about this)
- I've also never been a fan of how all the Ws have bouncers and velvet ropes at the entrances on the weekends. I understand why they have them (several late-night establishments on site) but I find them intimidating since I'm not usually dressed to impress. Although I love the W, it just doesn't provide the same intimate, "homey" atmosphere of a boutique hotel.

Other:
- Not a problem for us but the room looks into the shower and there are no blinds or curtains

Overall, an excellent hotel and I would stay here or any other W hotel again.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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MtlWInsider, Manager at W Montreal, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for this detailed review of the hotel.
It is nice to hear your enjoyed your experience with us and that you will become a loyal guest to the W brand.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future,
Warmly,
Your W Montréal’s Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Love this hotel, it's in a perfect and ideal location! Downtown Montreal in the heart of Square Victoria. Confortable bed and great service!

Great restaurant at the main floor called Otto ristorante!

Valet parking is available! Lots of stars stay at this hotel

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MtlWInsider, Manager at W Montreal, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your comments on your recent stay with us.
We strive to provide our guests exceptional service from the moment they arrive and it is great to hear you appreciate our efforts!
We hope to welcome you back in the future,
Sincerely,
Your W Montréal’s Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Based in New Zealand, where there arent any Starwood hotels, so staying at a W is a treat. The W Hotel in Montreal does have the Wow factor with the design led hotel room, good space and nice touches like the Acura car service (free one way trip around the city), excellent city centre location right next to a subway stop and close proximity to the old town. Door staff were very welcoming and the concierge was helpful in finding us a number of local restaurants to eat.

We had a great time travelling around Canada and the States and the W Montreal was our favourite hotel on our trip

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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North Bergen, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Excellent place. Service is amazing and leta not forget if you ask for a coffee machine in our room u recieve a nespresso machine. The lounge is a must visit . Font desk. Bellmen were excellent.
I stayed at the W union square in nyc and there are a huge different in quality and service

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Midland, Canada
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend away in Montreal. Located right on the subway and on the edge of Old Montreal we where able to explore the city easily. My wife had a massage at the Away spa with Mike and she said it was the best one she has ever had. The staff looked after our every need and the swank room was perfect for the quiet get away we needed.

Room Tip: Corner suites of course have a more windows and a way better view of the city.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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MtlWInsider, Manager at W Montreal, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for reviewing the hotel,
It is nice to hear your wife enjoyed her experience at AWAY Spa. We will pass along your good comments to Mike- he will be very happy!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future,
Warmly,
Your W Montréal’s Manager
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Address: 901 Victoria Square, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1R1, Canada
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Quartier International
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Montreal
#14 Luxury Hotel in Montreal
#16 Business Hotel in Montreal
#17 Romantic Hotel in Montreal
#31 Family Hotel in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — W Montreal 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the city's historic Banque du Canada building transformed into a rich, modern tapestry, W Montreal is close to Old Montreal, the Montreal Museum of fine Arts and the city's downtown. ... more   less 
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