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“Awesome for a guys weekend”
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W Montreal
Ranked #21 of 164 Hotels in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Awesome for a guys weekend”
Reviewed September 7, 2009

We had a fantastic weekend in the Extreme Wow suite! It's the perfect hang-out - we had another small room for 3 people to sleep - and 3 slept here quite comfortably. It's kitted out with some great technology - 2 plasmas and in-room controls for the blinds too. The balcony is a great size and my single family/friends found it quite impressive to bring friends back to :)

Highly recommended overall! Great dinner at OTTO.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Indiana
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

I want a hotel room, not a 7-11. The room was filled with for sale food, beverages, and even a CD. Even 4 bottles of hard liquor and a half bottle of wine. I don't want to stay in a convenience store. I made them remove everything. Also, I paid with points and dollars. They converted the US room rate quoted basically at par with Candadian dollars--a rip off. "The hotel conversion rate, not the bank rate, applies,"--an insulting rip off that Starwood should not try and get away with.
Despite these (major) annoyances, the W experience was great. The room was outstanding, lofy style. The bathroom and tub were a trip. This was my first experience with the W Group and it won't be my last. It was top notch. And staff was incredible as well.

  • Stayed August 2009
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Houston TX
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Reviewed August 26, 2009

overall:
even with a free night and free breakfast, it was still a rip-off. nevertheless, i can't deny how great the location and staff were (but i give more credit here to the city and people of montreal than to the starwood hotel group).

pros:
1. location - walking dist from ste. catherine and vieux montreal
2, transportation - entrance to metro is in hotel basement, bixi rack is across street, and easy to hail cabs
3. view of sq. victoria (from some rooms is great)
4. trendy decor and spacious open concept design (contiguous bedroom/bathroom space)
5. staff is very friendly and helpful
6. lounge - a great meeting place before heading out with friends

cons (based on experiences with two different rooms):
1. cleanliness - this hotel is obviously for 20/30-somethings who like to party, which is fine as long as the cleaning crew does its job well. that it doesn't, and it's apparent in the pubic hair left on bathroom floors, grime left on toilet seats and shower walls, and general mustiness in the air and on the linens.
2. cheap, worn out furniture and appliances - it appears that the w hotel has adopted the ikea strategy of using cheap stylish furniture which looks nice when new but crappy with any substantial usage. the hotel obviously gets heavy usage from young people (who themselves have ikea furniture at home) and it's evident in the scratches, dents, and dings in all the furniture (bent curtain rods, torn chairs, scratched up bed frames, dried-liquid splash marks on various furnitures). additionally, some of the amenities are low quality (hair dryer and towels) and the a/c wasn't functioning well enough to pull moisture out of the air (necessary with an open concept design) so it generally feels humid in the rooms.
3. bad smells - hallways occasionally smell like vomit
4. otto restaurant - unimpressive food. don't settle for culinary mediocrity in a city like this!
5. wunderbar - in a city like montreal, where nightlife abounds, i prefer my hotel to be a place where i can retire comfortably after a long day or night out. having a popular bar in the hotel makes it convenient to party (and bring hook-ups back to your room), but makes it difficult to rest on the weekends.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

I used to live in Montreal - so when I go back, I want to live it up in style! And this time around, I was coming for business with some clients, so I definitely wanted to impress. I stayed at the W Hotel for 1 night... and that was certainly not enough. The hotel was amazing! We went out for dinner in the neighbourhood (Le Local - which by the way was also amazing), but had to come back to the hotel to take advantage of the space. It's definitely a hot spot, so you want to spend time there... there's a good ambiance at the lounge, and when it's time for bed, it's full out comfort and luxury! I felt spoiled to be here.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2009

Checked in on Saturday afternoon as a Platinum with 2 free weekend nights offer. Room wasn't ready at 3:30 so Olga at the front desk offered me free WIFI for my entire stay and $40 worth of free drinks at the bar during my 1 hour wait. Awesome way to start off !

I was upgraded to a Wow Suite. It is a two story room with the bedroom and glass shower open to the first floor. Sexy, awesome room.

This place rocks!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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New york
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42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2009

Just got back from Montreal with friends. The manager, Francois Patulli very accomodating. Just dont stay near club because of music till 3am. Room was just beautiful huge windows with huge sills and nice views. Very clean. Lobby is chic upscale, but dark....That is the W "LOOK". Recommend. Just love a beautiful hotel. Makes the trip so much better.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Nova Scotia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2009

Stayed at the W for 2 nights when in town for the ACDC concert

Price
Very expensive… I find with Montreal there is no middle ground. Either you pay a lot and have a nice room or you go bargain hunting and end up hating your stay.

Location
I’ve heard people complain about the location of this hotel. First off, it’s Montreal one of the most beautiful cities in Canada; walk around a bit. Second, Montreal has one of the best Subway systems in Canada and the elevator in the hotel takes you right to the metro station (same floor as the fitness centre SS2). Google maps will get you where ever you need to go and will switch from walking, driving and public transit.

The Room
Very clean modern and comfortable. We had a “Cozy” room on the 6th floor. This isn’t a room you’d want to share with someone you weren’t really close with, as the shower is glass and viewable from the bedroom (see photo)

Bed
Really really comfortable

Bathroom
Large, modern and very clean. Shower was huge

Room Size
Very small. We didn’t spend a lot of time in our room so that didn’t bother us much.

Internet
$19 a day??? That is insane. I took my laptop to the lobby instead where there was free wireless

Food
Didn’t eat at the hotel

Staff
Found the staff great. It was clear that this hotel strives on having friendly staff that are eager to help.

Noise
Found our room very quiet and slept well. Although in reading one of the reviews below I could see how being on the 3rd floor could be loud with the club beneath it. We were there on a weekend and the club was loud in the lobby but luckily the noise didn’t make it to the 6th floor.

Overall great stay, but at a high price.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: W Montreal
Address: 901 Victoria Square, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1R1, Canada
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Quartier International
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Montreal
#15 Romantic Hotel in Montreal
#16 Luxury Hotel in Montreal
#18 Business Hotel in Montreal
#30 Family Hotel in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — W Montreal 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the city's historic Banque du Canada building transformed into a rich, modern tapestry, W Montreal is close to Old Montreal, the Montreal Museum of fine Arts and the city's downtown. ... more   less 
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