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Comfortable downtown Montreal all-suite hotel near Metro with full kitchens and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, guest laundry facilities, local calls, video rentals
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The full kitchens in each room added value for guest stays
  • Guests found the staff warm and eager to please
  • Several guests appreciated the convenience store in the lobby
  • Many found the location convenient for accessing Metro, Complex Desjardins (groceries & shopping) and Old Montreal on foot
Cons
  • Some guests said the hotel was dated
  • Underground parking costs $23 per night plus tax
  • Some guests missed having daily housekeeping
  • Nearby area was sketchy according to some guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 1, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated in downtown Montreal, a 1-minute walk from the bus stop. The University du Quebec campus is about a 3-minute drive away, while Chinatown is about 6 minutes away on foot. This centrally-located property offers suites with full kitchens and caters to guests looking for extended-stay accommodations or affordable suites with a self-catering option right in downtown Montreal.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a kitchen (a coffeemaker, a stove, an oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, a fridge, cookware and dinnerware), air conditioning, a 32" TV with cable channels, a DVD player with free videos, a work desk and an iron and ironing board. Studio, one-bedroom and two bedroom suites area available and may be furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. Select suites also include a sofabed and additional TVs. 

Underground parking is available on site for $23 plus taxes per night and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $35 to $75 per stay (depending on the length of the stay and the size of the dog).

This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a business centre, a fitness centre, a common BBQ area, free-to-use laundry machines, dry cleaning service, bell/porter service, meeting rooms, a convenience store and safe deposit boxes.

The nearest Metro or subway station (Champ-de-Mars) is 5 minutes away on foot. The Place des Arts is a 10-minute walk away and the shopping district on Sainte-Catherine Street is about 15 minutes away on foot. Old Montreal (shopping and restaurants) may be accessed in about an 8-minute walk. The Bell Centre (sports arena and concert venue) is a 4-minute drive away, while the Montreal International Airport (YUL) is 20 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel staff on April 1, 2015: Pet stay information and charges, free videos, free Wi-Fi, free laundry
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The Good
Many guests described overall positive experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and reviewers indicated that these suites were both affordable and well-equipped for extended stays. 

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. Many reviewers found the in-suite kitchens well equipped for preparing meals.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot. Guests described walking to Old Montreal, Chinatown, shopping and the subway station.

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and one reviewer described the rates as "cheap". Several reviewers said that they were likely to stay at this property again in the future. A few guests appreciated the security of the underground parking facility.
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The Bad
While many guests seemed to have positive experiences at this property, judging from the reviews read for this report, there were a few common concerns mentioned by reviewers.

Several guests said that the furniture and decor appeared slightly dated and that it was time for a refresh.

A few guests thought that the neighbourhood around the hotel seemed unsafe at night. One guest described what he considered to be drug users and prostitutes on the way to the St. Laurent Metro station and advised using another Metro station to avoid that area.

A couple of reviewers noted that this extended-stay property did not offer full-service housekeeping on a daily basis.


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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5, with 94% of 85 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #67 out of 166 properties in Montreal, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 175 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.2 out of 10, based on 36 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
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83 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 7.9/10 based on 2064 reviews

Ranked #83 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
  • Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal
Map Marker Candlewood Suites Montreal Centre-Ville
191 Rene Levesque Boulevard East, Montreal, QC