Thank you TripAdvisor for leading me to this little gem of a hotel in the Latin quarter of Montreal. We visited for 3 nights in April and were delighted. Yes the rooms are basic but large and everything in them is clean, tidy and well maintained. King bed is massive and super comfortable! Bathrooms are spotless. Wifi is very fast. (2nd floor). Coffee maker in the room with daily replenishment of supplies is a really useful touch especially when coming in from the cold. Reception was friendly but we had no call to use them. There are no food or drink facilities in the hotel except a vending and ice machines but there are lots of places immediately outside on Rue St Denis.
I may not want to stay here for a full week, but as a base for a short stay when you're going to be out and about it's location, price and overall standard make it hard to beat. Highly recommended.
I booked this Hotel for 3 nights while in town for the MTL ComicCon. There were wonderful reviews, it was close enough to the convention centre and it was a great price. When we arrived there it was fairly late (2am) and there was no one in the lobby. Finally I saw a man in a security uniform coming from a group of jus across the street and into the hotel, turns out he was the night guy. He didn't speaks word of English so it was very hard to figure out where the parking was (although he did seem friendly, I just couldn't understand him). When that was found I thought it was a bit shady (around the corner and kinda in an alleyway) but that could have been because it was 2am. Elevator was very small and when we got into out room it was fairly average but what was expected for the price. Upon further "investigation" we noticed the window was open already, the air conditioner unit in the window was not in very well, the toilet had dirty water in it (and the paper seal thing was not there), and the bed/shower curtains had stains. If all of those things were not present, it would have been a fairly decent hotel for the price but unfourtunatly they were there. Needless to say we were up at 8 am and booked into the Holiday Inn by 8:30 and out of there by 9. Hopefully others looking into the hotel have a better experience.
This was a second stay at this hotel. The accommodations are basic but adequate for the price. The rooms are updated, very clean and spacious. Most importantly the beds are extremely comfortable. Also, the staff is always very kind and helpful. The location is great for us as we were attending an all weekend event at the L'Olympia Theater which was only a few blocks away on Rue Ste Catherine. Everything we needed was within walking distance. Definitely will stay here again.
Selected this hotel for a long weekend based on the good reviews here and wasn't disappointed. The facade of the hotel doesn't do the inside justice. The lobby, hallway, and rooms are all nice and clean. We were on the 4th floor facing the opposite side of the street. The king bed was soft and provided for a good night sleep. LCD TV with a ton of channels and free WIFI. The folks manning the lobby are all helpful (thank you!).
The location of the hotel provides walking distance to the subway and a list of restaurants (Vietnamese, Spanish, etc). Montreal is a bit like Boston in the sense that a lot can be reached by walking (if a 15 - 30 minute walk doesn't scare you). The subway is a block away and combined with a public transportation pass there is really no need for a car.
A tip to save $40 back to the airport: the 747 bus to the airport departs on block away. We happened to have used a 1 day public transportation pass the day before and had some time left on it which allowed us to take the bus to the airport in the morning. Takes about 40 minutes. A great public transportation deal.
Hotel St. Denis is an exceptional value. It is far from the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at but look at the price and clearly it won't be as nice as a place that's $2-300 per night. It is charming and clean. My room was given a free upgrade so I had a suite. The second room was odd because it featured a couple of chairs, mini fridge and large whirlpool tub (thanks but no thanks). Still the room had everything we needed, plenty of space and faux hardwood floors (much better then a typical hotel carpet IMO).
Parking was close by and reasonably priced. It is close to the Metro station but everywhere I needed to go was within a 2 mile walk and I don't mind walking to explore the city. The neighborhood is not the best but not the worst either.
If I return to Montreal I would definitely look to stay at Hotel St. Denis again.