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Gingerbread Manor Bed & Breakfast

9.6 | Excellent
MAP

Great staff and location near public transit, but concerns regarding off-site parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free limited parking, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's friendly and helpful staff
  • The hotel's clean and relaxing rooms were a source of many compliments
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's central location
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the homemade breakfast served
Cons
  • A couple of guests mentioned having to park off-site
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 21, 2013
Overview
Located a 3-minute walk from Sherbrooke metro station in downtown Montreal, the Gingerbread Manor Bed & Breakfast is geared towards those travellers who prefer a small and centrally located B&B-type experience that provides a free breakfast.

This hotel has 5 air-conditioned rooms, each offering one queen or king bed, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a free breakfast. Please note some of the rooms share a bathroom. Laundry facilities are offered, and two parking spots are available (advance booking required). Pets are not permitted, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The Gingerbread Manor is situated a short walk from Rue St. Denis and Sherbrooke Street (both under a 4-minute walk), which provide many options for dining and shopping. The Quartier des Spectacles (Montreal's entertainment district and home of 30 performance halls) is a 5-minute walk east, while the University of Quebec at Montreal can be found 10 minutes east on foot. Molson Stadium is about a 6-minute drive southwestward, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 25-minute drive southwest of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, 2 free parking spots, pets not permitted. (Call Date: February 16, 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, rooms, and location.

Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's staff. They were characterized as helpful, very friendly and bilingual. One guest remarked they were, "exemplary hosts who offer delicious breakfast, sparkling conversation, and invaluable advice on every aspect of Montreal life", while another stated, "They went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable".

The hotel's rooms were a source of many compliments by guests. They were described as clean, quiet and relaxing, with gorgeous views and comfortable beds. It was mentioned several times by guests that the shared bathrooms were spotless, well-equipped and that sharing never presented a problem.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be within easy walking distance of the Metro, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife venues.

The hotel's included breakfast was also praised by many reviewers, who described it as creative, delicious, and different every morning.
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The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there a couple of minor complaints among them about the parking.

A couple of guests mentioned there was limited parking (as advertised), and that they had to park along the street or in a nearby lot. It was noted however, that the staff were very helpful in directing guests to available parking in the area.
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Tripadvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 out of 147 Montreal B&B and Inns from 199 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.8 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 16, 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.
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Rated 9.6/10 based on 406 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Gingerbread Manor Bed & Breakfast
3445 Avenue Laval, Montreal, QC