We stayed here recently and had a wonderful experience. We did not understand the context of this hotel from other reviews, however it is important to know that by staying here you are part of a student learning experience. The hotel is the 'living classroom' of Institut de tourisme et d'hotellerie and so everything is done by students (under professional supervision of course), including housekeeping, reception, concierge, etc. What does this mean for the traveller? It means that there is no 'usual' hotel foyer but a reception area, there is no bar, nor a gym, laundry, etc. So if these are important to you, you may be disappointed. Having put this in context, we would thoroughly recommend this hotel. Once we found reception, all the staff were friendly and welcoming. The room was large, with a balcony over Montreal. It was spotlessly clean with coffee maker (no mini bar if that is important to you). The restaurant served free breakfast daily and we particularly enjoyed the 'student specials' each day. We ate in the restaurant each night as we experienced five-star cuisine at very reasonable prices prepared by student chefs (probably employed next year in top restaurants). There was something nice about supporting the student waiters as they worked under their professor's supervision.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel de l'Institut is located in the heart of Montreal, a stone's throw from the Quartier des Spectacles, between Quartier Latin and Plateau Mont-Royal. Proud of its four stars, this teaching hotel features 42 rooms (including two suites) and offers unparalleled accommodations with service and comfort worthy of the world's finest hotels. The Hotel de l'Institut offers the necessary facilities and a wide range of services for organizing meetings and events in one of its 9 rental spaces that can host up to 150 people. The Hotel de l'Institut is located in the same building as the Institut de tourisme et d'hotellerie du Quebec (ITHQ), the reference in Canada for specialized training in tourism, hospitality and food service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De l Institut