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Hotel Quartier des Spectacles
Ranked #84 of 163 Hotels in Montreal
Toronto
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“Perfect for festival going!”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed there for three nights while going to the Osheaga festival this year. We were a little worried at first as it had a casual hostel feel in the lobby. However, they gave us the option to wait an extra half hour for a quiet room and boy did it exceed our expectations. The decor was great, it was super clean and all newly renovated. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel at home. I would not suggest it for those with any mobility issues are there are a lot of stairs to get around. Really, it seems perfect for young/middle-aged couples and those with older kids. Strollers and gear would be manageable, but a nuisance. For us though, it was perfect and we plan to go back there even when not there for a festival. It was nice to go to a smaller hotel that is not part of the chains. Also, if you are worried about it being above a sex shop, you have no need. It is not a sleazy one and the location of it being so close to theatres and galleries certainly makes up for it. I would totally recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: There are rooms that do not face the main street and are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Larry56Montreal, Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thanks for your great recommendation. Our hotel is particularily full during the summer time since we are in the core of the entertainment district.....and for those festivals not in the immediate area, we are close to the St, Laurent metro station. We have numerous guests that return every year that attend the Osheaga festival....we hope that you will be one of our return guests.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Spent 4 nights here and have nothing but good things to say. Hotel location is perfect, 1 min from St Laurent subway, easy walking up St. Catherine to shops & restaurants.
Room was new, nice, clean, with TV, window A/C unit that you can control, and modern, clean bathroom with separate toilet and shower room which was perfect. Hotel lobby and rooms look just like the photos so there were no surprises.
Lots of room for two people, bed was comfortable. Despite the busy location, the hotel was super quiet at night.
Yes, you have to walk up to the reception desk, and the hotel is located above a convenience store and a sex shop, but it's not seedy. As two girls, we were perfectly safe and comfortable walking around at night without any problems.
Did not have the continental breakfast so can't comment on that. Everyone staff member we met at reception was friendly and helpful as was the maid.
Overall, would definitely stay here again on my next visit. Feel like I have found a gem of a hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Larry56Montreal, Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for your great recommendation. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Montreal.
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Me and 4 other girls stayed in one of the suites at Quartier des Spectacles.

We drove there and found it ridiculously hard to find so I'd recommend taking a satnav/gps if you have one. This was partly due to the hotel being in the middle of a road block currently.

Once we found it, we were good to go and don't let the sex shop put you off outside as other reviewers mention! We checked in then were taken back out of the hotel around to the back where the suites were placed. The hotel manager then jumped out of our window as a shortcut to the office - we found it really funny but I guess it just depends on your sense of humour!

The room it's self was very clean and served us well for one night. The beds were comfortable and there was a hair dryer located in the bathroom which was handy.

The location was great for walking around Montreal. The basilica is about a ten minute walk away via china town. There are also plenty of restaurants cages and a few bars in walking distance. would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Larry56Montreal, Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
We appreciate your comments. From early May until after the September long weekend, part of Ste-Catherine Street (portion in front of our hotel) becomes a pedestrian street and it bustles with activity as it hosts many of the major Montreal festivals. During this time period, guests coming to our hotel should take St. Laurent Boulevard (our hotel drop-off zone is located right on the corner). Our hotel does have an excellent location to participate in the activities and to discover Montreal.

Most of our rooms and studios are in the main part of our hotel; only the larger studio apartments are in the annex building. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Reading the reveiws I had pretty good understanding of what to expect from ths hotel. It is a two star so the quality and services provided are minimal. The great advantage of this hotel is its central location. The hotel staff are very freindly and helpful. The two complains I wiould have are that the room I was in had a pretty old televison set. Now I was not in Montreal top watch TV but lets just say it not to todays modern standards. Next is the street noise. Given the location of this hotel I guess some street noise is expected but I do not expect to get woken up at 3 or 4 in the morning by load music outside or screaming and yelling from the street. I suggest you turn the air conditioner to high and try to drown out the noise outside.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Larry56Montreal, Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Thank-you for your comments. All of our standard and superior rooms have new HD flat screen televisions and we are presently updating some of the televisions in our studio apartments. It is unfortunate you were awakened by street noise....we do have several rooms and studios not facing the street but they are not always available. Thank-you for you kind words regarding our staff; I will certainly pass on your appreciation to them regarding their helpfulness. Hope to see you again soon.
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I'm staying at the Hotel du Quartier des Spectacles as I type, and I'm highly satisfied. The price is excellent, the room is spotless as well as spacious (with even a kitchen!), and the location is great. Everyone on staff is very friendly and capable of dispensing great advice about the area. I'll stay here again the next time I visit Montreal.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Larry56Montreal, Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Thank-you for your comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed the studio and that you plan to return. Our cleaning staff takes great pride in the cleanliness of our rooms and are very proud of our rating as one of the best value hotels in Montreal. Till next time.....a la prochaine.
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This hotel isn't "great for the money you pay", it's just "great" - the low price is just an added bonus! The room was spotless and the staff were extremely helpful, asking us if we needed suggestions for dinner and things to do (we had our whole weekend mapped out, so we declined their help). We also qualified for a 10% discount because we were seeing a show in the neighbourhood during our stay!

We had a "superior room" with one queen bed. The room was quite small, but if you come to Montreal and you spend so much time hiding in your hotel room that you have to complain about its size, you've clearly done something wrong! It's a place to shower and sleep - and maybe one other thing, depending on who you're with ;) - and that's it (though there is TV and a small desk in the room if you really have a burning desire to get some work done).

It's worth noting that the hotel does not appear to be accessible for those with mobility issues, as you have to climb a flight of stairs from the street up to the reception, and I didn't see an elevator (though I may have just missed it...)

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Larry56Montreal, Manager at Hotel Quartier des Spectacles, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Thank you for your comments.....we are pleased that you had a great time and that you enjoyed the value that our hotel offers. If the next time you come to Montreal, your trip is not all mapped out, our staff will be pleased to further guide you in your discovery of our city. Since we are a centennial building, we were unable to incorporate an elevator but we feel that once you are up the stairs, our guests appreciate our fully renovated rooms that maintain their historical charm. Being in the midst of the entertainment district, as you noted in your review, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on one night's accomodation if one attends one of the 45 entertainment venues in the Quartier des Spectacles.....there is always a show that is sure to please. Hope to see again soon.
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Peterborough, Canada
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The hotel is located on the second and third floors of an older walkup building. The paint and reno is pretty fresh and everything seemed clean and worked. The location is very central but is in a rougher section with a sex shop occupying the main floor of the building. Don't let this put you off, the area seemed very safe, and is bustling and active. The breakfast is served at a cafe across the street with everything being very fresh and healthy. If you are looking for an economical, clean, centrally located location it would be hard to find a better spot.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Quartier des Spectacles
Address: 17 Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1Z5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Quartier des Spectacles , Ville-Marie
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Ranked #84 of 163 Hotels in Montreal
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Quartier des Spectacles 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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Hotel Quartier des spectacles is a budget boutique hotel located in the heart of Montreal's entertainment district, the Quartier des spectacles. Hotel Quartier des spectacles is adjacent to Hotel Abri du Voyageur, sharing a common main entrance & lobby.Hotel Quartier des spectacles has recently been renovated keeping with its historical character. Our hotel with its charming rooms and modern studio-apartments is the perfect choice for business clients and tourists alike. Hotel Quartier des spectacles is within proximity of the convention center and its prime location is perfect to discover Montreal's tourist sites and participate in the numerous events and festivals of Montreal.Hotel Quartier des spectacles' warm hospitality will charm the discriminating, yet budget conscious traveller. ... more   less 
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