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Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel & Suites

8.0 | Very Good
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Kind staff and comfortable atmosphere made many guest reviewers feel at home

Pros
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Helpful, friendly staff according to many guest reviews
  • Excellent food and service in restaurant, bar and café, said many guest reviewers
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, for many reviewers
Cons
  • Outdated decor and older TVs in need of upgrading, according to a few guest reviews
  • Older hotel presented a few problems with slow elevators and poor thermostat control, for a few guest reviewers
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 16, 2012
Overview
The Best Western Ville Marie Hotel and Suites is located on Peel Street, on the corner of Sherbrooke Street, in downtown Montreal.

This non-smoking hotel features free wireless Internet in all of its rooms and common areas, an on-site restaurant with bar/lounge, a café, and fitness facility. The hotel offers valet parking for $25/day with unlimited in and out service. 

There are 170 guest rooms in the hotel. Guests can choose from four options: one queen bed, two queen beds, one king bed, a or junior suite. All rooms feature, in addition to the free wireless Internet, fridge, hairdryer, windows that open, coffeemaker with coffee and tea, work desk, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and cable TV with pay-per-view movies

The hotel is located up the street (a two-minute walk) from Peel Metro station. There is a stop for the 24 bus, which travels east/west along Sherbrooke Street, directly in front of the hotel. It is about 1km from the train station (Bonaventure metro station) and about 2km from the bus station (Berri-UQAM metro station). Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 20km away, about a 20-minute drive depending on traffic conditions. 

The hotel is located beside the main campus of McGill University and is about a five minute walk to attractions like the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the shops on St Catherine Street. It is about a 20-minute walk to Mount Royal, which has a scenic lookout point with views across the city. 

The  districts of Old Montreal and Chinatown are about 2km away, or a 30-minute walk. The hotel is also 10-minutes walking distance from the Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal's outdoor site for events such as the International Jazz Festival (all distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).

Front Desk Agent (call date: July 15, 2012) confirmed parking and restaurant services.
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The Good
The hotel received substantial praise from the reviews used in this analysis, particularly for its staff, rooms and atmosphere. 

Several staff members were mentioned by name by many guest reviewers. Richard, Philippe, and Rami in particular were thanked for their helpfulness to some guests. There were some reviews written by solo women travellers, and first-time visitors to Canada, who said they were treated with kindness and frequently checked up on by the staff to make sure they were okay. Many reviewers commented that the staff made them feel at home.

The rooms were praised by many reviewers for being clean, well-sized and comfortable, and for having comfortable beds. The overall appearance and atmosphere of the hotel was also described by many reviewers as classy, clean and comfortable

The hotel's restaurant was also praised for its food and service by guest reviewers. The restaurant specializes in Lebanese cuisine, which some reviewers praised as "authentic", "excellent" and "a pleasant surprise". It also serves a continental breakfast (not included). There is also a bar/lounge within the restaurant and a separate café which serves lighter fare such as sandwiches, with many guest reviewers complimenting the service, quality and options available to them. 

The hotel's central downtown location was also praised by many reviewers for its proximity to attractions and to McGill University.
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The Bad
While there were many reviews praising the hotel for its rooms and ambience, some reviewers described the hotel as dated. There a few comments that the "90s wallpaper" and older TVs were in need of updating. 

A few reviewers described incidents where they felt that they were treated rudely by staff, however these complaints were far outnumbered by the reviewers who praised the staff. 

A few reviewers wrote that the elevators slow and small. A few others said they had difficulty controlling the heat in their rooms, and that the walls were thin and they were bothered by noise from their neighbours.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com reviewers ranked this 67 of 168 Montreal hotels, with a rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on 173 total reviews.

Hotels.com had 271 reviews, with a rating of 4 out of 5.

Booking.com reviewers rated this hotel 8.2 out of 10, from a total of 212 reviews.

Expedia.ca reviewers rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5, and gave it an 80% recommendation rate, based on 123 reviews.

Front Desk Agent (call date: July 15, 2012) confirmed parking and restaurant services.
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
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hotels in Montreal

Rated 8.0/10 based on 4996 reviews

Ranked #76 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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3407 Peel Street, Montreal, QC