Myself and husband (both mid-late 20's) are travelling to Montreal for 5 nights in December as part of a 4 week America and Canada trip. Our Montreal stay is in the middle of our trip, and we are thinking this will be our time to slow down and relax a little, as the rest of the holiday is looking fairly jam-packed!
We are looking at the Hotel Zero 1 for a number of reasons, the main ones being that it is within our budget and the room we are looking at, a HIP room, has a microwave, fridge and coffee maker - exactly what we need to make our own breakfast and keep some food in case we want to stay in one night.
I'm just wondering about the location though - I've been reading about the different areas and the location seems good to me, between Old Montreal and Downtown, and right across from Chinatown, but for some reason I'm hesitating on booking it! In terms of location probably the two most important things for us is that there is food close by - cafes, restaurants, grocery shops, doesn't matter as long as its close if we don't really feel like venturing far one day. The other thing is access to transport if we do want to venture further out than walking distance, is good public transport close by? Also is anyone able to give me an idea of how long it would take to walk from the hotel to Old Montreal, just to give me an idea when I'm looking at the map!
I feel like I've written an essay now, sorry about that. But thank you in advance for anyone who can offer some insight!