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9.5 | Excellent
B&B Le Cartier

Great staff and location, but some concerns with breakfast and shared bathrooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free "self-catered" continental breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were characterized as helpful and knowledgeable by many guests
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's location
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and beautifully-decorated rooms
Cons
  • Some lodgers found that sharing a bathroom with other guests was an inconvenience
  • The hotel's "self-catered" breakfast was a disappointment for a few reviewers
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 13, 2013
Overview
Located a 3-minute walk from the Jacques Cartier Bridge and the Papineau metro station, the B&B Le Cartier is suited toward those travellers who prefer a small and centrally-located hotel with easy highway and public transit access.

This hotel has 6 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a desk. Hair dryers are available upon request, and certain rooms have a shared bathroom. Standard rooms offer one queen bed, while one and two bedroom suites are also available, and offer various additional amenities such as a DVD player, a mini-fridge, and a kitchenette.

Hotel amenities include a "self-catered" complimentary breakfast, free coffee and tea in the lobby, free parking, and a patio. Pets are not permitted and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Nearby dining options include Restaurant La Mer, and Restaurant Mezcia, which can both be found 3 minutes from B&B Le Cartier on foot. Place Dupuis Shopping Centre is 16-minute walk southwest.

Old Montreal is about a 20-minute walk from the B&B Le Cartier, while La Ronde Amusement Park is a 6-minute drive east. Montreal Casino and the Gilles Villeneuve Formula 1 circuit are roughly a 10-minute drive southeast, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 20-minute drive southwest of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free "self-catered" continental breakfast, pets not permitted. (Call Date: February 8, 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, location and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful with dining recommendations and directions. One guest remarked, "It's amazing how friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and flexible the owner and staff are".

The hotel's location was a source of many compliments by reviewers. They described it as within walking distance to the Metro, St. Catherines Street, many restaurants, bars and shops, as well as a 24-hour supermarket.

Several lodgers were pleased with their rooms during their stay. They found their rooms to be spacious, bright, well-furnished, beautifully decorated and clean.
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The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints about sharing a bathroom and the self-serve breakfast.

Some guests found that sharing a bathroom with other patrons was an inconvenience. They describing not having enough hot water for showers at times, as well as not being able to use the bathroom in a timely fashion. These guests recommended possibly spending the extra money for a room with an ensuite bathroom.

A few reviewers complained about the hotel's "self-catered" breakfast. They felt disappointed with some of the pre-packaged items offered, and also recounting running out of certain items like milk because of the amount of guests partaking.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #21 out of 147 Montreal B&B and Inns from 91 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.2 out of 10 from 28 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 8, 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
9.5
Excellent

Rated 9.5/10 based on 109 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 1 hotels in Montreal

Location
Map Marker B&B Le Cartier
1219 Cartier, Montreal, QC