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Great staff, restaurant, rooms and location, but minor concerns with noise and cost

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's knowledgeable and accommodating staff
  • The hotel's restaurant was a source of many compliments by patrons
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their charming and modern rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported traffic noise from front-facing rooms
  • The cost of the hotel was a source of a few complaints by reviewiers
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 8, 2013
Overview
Located a 3-minute walk from Notre Dame Basilica and a 4-minute walk to the St. Lawrence River's boardwalk, the Auberge Bonaparte is popular with travellers looking for a boutique-style hotel in Old Montreal with a free breakfast and an on-site restaurant.

This hotel has 31 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, and an iron/iron board. Standard rooms offer one queen bed, while various rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a jetted tub, a terrace, a sitting area with a sofabed and a minibar.

Hotel amenities include a free continental breakfast, room service, and parking is $15 per day. Pets are not permitted, and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Nearby restaurants include Tatami Sushi and Accords Wine Bar, which are both within a 1-minute walk of the hotel. Shopping can be found at Bonsecours Market, which is approximately an 11-minute walk northward.

King Edward Quay and the Montreal Science Centre are a 9-minute walk northwest of the Auberge Bonaparte, while the Places d'Armes metro station can be found 6 minutes away on foot. Molson Stadium is about a 12-minute drive westward, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 20-minute drive southwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $15 per day, pets not permitted. (Call date: February 4, 2013).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's staff, restaurant, and rooms.

Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's staff. They were characterized as friendly, efficient, bilingual, knowledgeable about Old Montreal's history and architecture, with outstanding and impeccable service.

The hotel's restaurant was a source of many compliments by patrons. The food was described as wonderful, and the service as excellent. One guest stated, "The restaurant is at the upper echelon of the city's already great dining scene", while another mentioned it was, "sensational, both dinner & breakfast - absolutely great food in the french style".

Guests described their rooms as gorgeous, historical, charming, spacious, clean and bright, with comfortable beds and 13-foot high ceilings. It should be mentioned however, that a couple of guests found the towels and furniture in their rooms to be worn.

The hotel's location was also a source of many compliments. Reviewers found it to be central, close to Notre Dame Cathedral, shopping, Palais de Congress and the waterfront. One guest remarked it was the "perfect location for walking around Montreal".
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The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of minor complaints among them about noise transfer and prices.

A few guests reported noise transfer during their stay. They recounted disruptions from street noise in front-facing rooms, as well as noise from other guests in adjacent rooms, particularly overhead.

The cost of the hotel was a source of complaint by a few reviewers. They found the room rates to be high for a facility that did not offer amenities such as a pool, and felt the $15 per night for parking should have been included in the room.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 out of 165 Montreal hotels from 352 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.9 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation from 32 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 4, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
9.4
Excellent

Rated 9.4/10 based on 411 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 162 hotels in Montreal

Location
Map Marker Auberge Bonaparte
447 rue Saint-Francois-Xavier, Montreal, QC