We have just left the hotel this morning to continue our journey in Canada. We spent 3 nights at this hotel and we were not disappointed in the least. As others have said, the place has been expertly transformed from a former warehouse to a beautiful hotel. The ambiance in the room (101) was enhanced by the original stone, brick and steel walls and hardwood floors. The room was spacious with plenty of room to move in. There was a closet with ample room for all of our hanging clothes and plenty of drawers to take care of the non-hanging clothes. The bed and pillows were extraordinarily comfortable and cozy. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided.
The bathroom, while a little on the smallish size, had an amazing modern multi-jet shower that was luxurious. The room was clean and housekeeping services were always prompt. This was another eco friendly hotel which because we come from a California that is under a severe drought, we really appreciated.
The internet connectivity was fantastic and we never had an issue with it.
Parking is by valet and worth every penny of it as the hotel is in a busy area of the old town Montreal. There are lots nearby that you could self park, but unless you are familiar with driving in downtown Montreal, I would opt for the valet. Our car was always delivered promptly.
In our package breakfast at the restaurant that is connected to the hotel was included. We were blown away when we were offered three choices of a full breakfast and/or the breakfast buffet bar. The food was fantastic, arrived in good time and was hot.
Now to the amazing staff! From the get go as soon as we set foot in the place, we were so well taken care of. by the entire staff. On check in-although the place was packed and hopping because of several weddings, Patrick go us checked in, offered information services and just made us feel welcome. Every other staff member that we came in contact with was exactly the same way: warm, with a smile, always a bonjour, and a readiness to help wherever they could. We have not found this kind of consistency in many of the hotels we have stayed in. The staff and manager are to be commended for the way that they handled people. I want to add that this also includes the staff at the connecting restaurant. They were always smiling, attentive and willing to answer questions even at 8:00 a.m. when we have seen plenty of surly wait staff. We would return to this hotel strictly because of the staff.
My one slight disappointment was the noise level that we experienced. We had asked for a river view room which we received although on the first floor there was not much river to be seen through the trees. While we were right next to the elevator-there was absolutely no noise from that which surprised me. The noise came from outside the hotel which was a result of a number of factors such as lots of weekend visitors, restaurants, bars and a disco that was at least half a mile away from the hotel was playing the music so loud it could be heard in our room. On Sunday and Monday nights it was much, much better-so just remember that when you are looking at dates that you will be visiting. We would most definitely stay there again without hesitation, but we would not ask for a river view room.
- 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