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Well loved Old Montreal hotel with charming yet modern rooms, bistro and rooftop terrace 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, 24-hour beverage bar in the lobby
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms with luxurious bathrooms, according to many reviewers
  • Rooftop terrace with views of the St. Lawrence River and Old Montreal
  • Guests loved the prime Old Montreal location in walking distance of much of Old Montreal
  • Staff were exceptional, gracious and offered great service
  • Meals on site were often praised by guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 per day
  • Some found the elevator a little slow at times
  • Some guests could hear noise from the street
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 9, 2016
Overview
This historic property overlooks the Old Port in the heart of Old Montreal. It's directly across from the park which lines the port and features a promenade along the water. Surrounded by restaurants and bars, it's an easy walk to Old Montreal attractions and the city's excellent public transit system.

The smoke-free and pet-free hotel offers 45 rooms. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen LCD TV, a desk, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers, umbrellas, bamboo, pine or hardwood floors, stone or brick feature walls, air conditioning, windows that open, and views of Old Montreal or the St. Lawrence River. Rooms are furnished with 1 queen or 1 king bed. 

Room extras include a multi-jet glass shower, a double jacuzzi, a soaker tub, a mini-bar, a Nespresso coffeemaker, an iPod dock, and beamed ceilings.

Valet parking is available for $35 per day with unlimited in-and-out privileges.

Gaspar Tavern is open for breakfast, plus dinner and drinks and offers a sidewalk patio overlooking the port in the warmer months. The seasonal rooftop terrace features beautiful views of the Old Port and St. Paul Street. Room service is available. The hotel offers free coffee, tea and fruit-infused water in the lobby 24-hours a day.

Hotel amenities include a concierge team, in-room massage, dry cleaning, free access to a nearby gym, an elevator and a meeting room. 

Notre-Dame Basilica, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology, and the Bonsecours Market are less than 7 minutes on foot. Montreal's Chinatown is a 10-minute walk.

The hotel offers easy access to various types of transportation. The bus stop is right outside the hotel and the Place d'Armes Metro station is 10 minutes away on foot. The Berri-UQAM transportation hub is a 20-minute walk or 9 minutes by bus. VIA Rail train station is a 23-minute walk and the Iberville Cruise Terminal at Alexandra Quay is a 9-minute walk. Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 19-minute drive without traffic, or an hour's ride via public transit. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the hotel on March 26, 2016: common room amenities, iPod docking can also be obtained upon request if not already in the room
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The Good
The Auberge du Vieux Port received nearly universal praise in online reviews. Every aspect of the hotel- its décor, location, staff, service, and rooms were really enjoyed and many felt they had obtained a memorable experience in Old Montreal.

Guests typically loved the location. It was an easy walk to attractions, stores and restaurants, and being right across from the Old Port made it picturesque and romantic.

Many reviewers found the rooms to be spacious, well appointed and clean. A few commented that the exposed brickwork, wood beams and Juliette balconies overlooking historic St. Paul Street made them feel like they were in Paris. Guests also appreciated comfortable beds and the luxury of the bathrooms with deep soaker tubs and high-end showers with multiple shower heads.

Guests enjoyed river and city views from the hotel's rooftop terrace, and some who had stayed at the hotel in July had a prime spot for watching Montreal's annual International Fireworks Competition.

Also it seems that everyone thoroughly enjoyed dining and breakfasts on site at the tavern, just off the lobby.

Many commented upon the staff who made a great impression with the guests. They were described as going out of their way to help guests, overcoming all obstacles, gracious and able to give great restaurant recommendations.
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The Bad
Guests were very positive overall, but there were some who pointed out, what to them were slight faults.

There was some mention of noise, with a few guests hearing street noise from the many tourists walking around in the busy season, or what some called early morning noise in the old city. Also, according to some guests, noise carried from the rooftop terrace to rooms directly below. Some found the rooftop terrace a bit noisy for dining.

The elevator in the auberge was older and slow, according to several guests.

Occasionally, some guests were uncomfortably warm or cold as they had difficulties regulating the temperature from within the room on their own, although sometimes the troubles were fixed readily by the staff.  


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TripAdvisor.com reviewers ranked this hotel #7 of 162 Montreal hotels, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on 1,268 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.1 out of 10, based on 434 reviews.

Hotels.com reviewers rated this hotel 4.7 out of 5, with a total of 353 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Natalie W.
Analyzed by Natalie W.
Natalie has been to 5 of the 7 continents in search of the world's best climate and the greatest beach hammock...still searching.
Guest Reviews
9.2
Excellent

Rated 9.2/10 based on 2298 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
Map Marker Auberge du Vieux-Port
97 de la Commune Street East, Montreal, QC