I recently returned from a last minute trip to Montreal (11/19-21). Having never been there before I spent quite a bit of time with online research looking for the right hotel. I decided that the perfect location for me would be he Old Port (Vieux Port) of Montreal. Based on the reviews that I read through Trip Advisor "Auberge du Vieux Port" had some great reviews. The hotel pictures on-line looked very warm and quaint with it's exposed brick walls and ceiling beams. Exactly the charm that I was looking for. I booked my room online taking advantage of their special Autumn Sweet Deal Package which included breakfast and a 50% discount on your 2nd night stay (I was staying for 2nts) as well as other discounts to Montreal attractions and 4 metro tickets. I was not disappointed!!
Arriving after a 7 hour drive it was nice to be greeted warmly by Maria who quickly got us settled into our room (although we arrived before the normal 3pm check-in). The English and French language comes easily. The room was just as it was in the picture except better. We had 2 rooms (301 and 501) and both offered unobstructed Port Views. Bathrooms were nicely appointed with great a Shower. You had 3 options in the shower, the Overhead Rain Shower, Handheld Shower or Body Sprays. It certainly made it tough getting out shower after a day of sightseeing. The pillows on the bed and the down comforter were also fantastic.
Breakfast during our stay was fine with a nice selection of Continental Breakfast items set buffet style along with an a la Carte menu for entrees offering Omelets, Crepes and Traditional Eggs. It definitely met our needs. Unfortunately we did not get to experience their restaurant for any other meals during our stay.
The day we checked out we planned on leaving Montreal around 4pm. Although check-out was at noon they allowed us to leave our car with them an hour longer than the 3pm maximum without an additional charge. When we requested to store our luggage Michael at guest reception (another warm and friendly individual) told us no problem and to just leave our bags in our room when we checked out. He would take care of being sure that our bags would be in the car and ready for us when we returned. Now I have stayed in a number of hotels (as well as work for one myself) in my life and many times things are not always communicated. Well not at "Auberge du Vieux Port". We returned at 4:00pm and found our car already out front of the hotel with our luggage placed in the trunk! I was impressed! This certainly left an impression on me to come back and write this review.
If your looking for a great, charming, quaint hotel with character "Auberge du Vieux Port" is an obvious choice. With their guest service levels I will certainly be returning when back in Montreal!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A symbol of Old Montreal's rich history, Auberge du Vieux-Port is the area's only hotel settled along the Saint Lawrence River. The two structures that house its 45 rooms are over a century and a half old and once operated as warehouses, back when the waterway still forged city's life vein. With a classic, skillfully crafted make up, the idyllic inn's decor and architecture breathe an air of authenticity. Embrace time-honoured scenery, complemented by our team's warm, personable services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Du Vieux-Port Hotel Montreal