OverviewLocated about an 8-minute drive from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) on Highway 520, the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Airport is geared towards business and vacation travellers who require a hotel for an extended stay or stopover with easy highway access close to the airport.
This hotel has 159 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while rooms with a kitchenette and a sitting area and sofabed are also available. Each room also comes with a plate of gourmet chocolates.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a business centre, fitness facilities and meeting/conference space.
A 24-hour complimentary shuttle is available for round-trip airport transportation as well as free transportation to any corporate location in Montreal within a 7-km radius (pre-booking required).
On-site dining is available at ZMaya Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It features a bar and lounge with televisions, free Wi-Fi, a seasonal outdoor terrace and provides room service.
Parking is free, pets are not permitted and wheelchair-accessible rooms and rooms for the hearing impaired are available upon request.
Shopping can be found at Place Vertu roughly an 8-minute drive from the hotel, while the Bell Centre is a 15-minute drive away. Montreal's Olympic Stadium is about a 20-minute drive northeast, and Casino Montreal is approximately a 20-minute drive east. Access to the Trans-Canada Highway is 4 minutes northwest by car, and Highway 13 is only a 2-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. Call date: April 9, 2013.
Of the reviews sourced for this analysis, the majority were positive with much praise for the hotel's staff, shuttle and rooms.
Numerous lodgers characterized the staff as friendly, efficient and attentive. One guest felt that the availability, courtesy and assistance from the staff was unique compared to similar hotels.
The hotel's shuttle service was praised by many guests, who described it as flexible, prompt, hassle-free and convenient. Many reviewers liked the hotel's proximity to the airport, however, not all were satisfied with the location (see below).
Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations and described their rooms as clean, quiet, well equipped, well decorated and spacious, with comfortable beds.
The hotel's restaurant was enjoyed by several guests, who found it to be excellent, with great service. One reviewer stated that the menu and service were both impeccable. It should be noted, however, that some guests were disappointed with the restaurant's prices (see below).
While the majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the location and restaurant prices.
While the majority of reviewers liked that the hotel is close to the airport, a few guests had complaints about its location. These guests described the hotel as being in an industrial area, not near anything, difficult to find and "off the beaten track".
While the restaurant's food and service were praised by several guests, a few lodgers described it as too expensive. One lodger remarked, "For an airport hotel I felt the restaurant was a bit too fancy and overpriced, not looking for 5 star dining after traveling all day".
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #45 out of 168 Montreal hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 147 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 50 reviews.Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 from 41 reviews.The author called the hotel on April 9, 2013 to verify some information.