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15-min drive from downtown Montreal, modern rooms and great service, say guests

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and modern rooms
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their efficient and helpful service
  • The hotel's prices were praised for their affordability
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few guests
  • Humidity and chlorine odour from the pool were reported in first floor rooms and common areas by a few guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 11, 2013
Overview
Located about an 11-minute drive from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and about a 15-minute drive from downtown Montreal, the Holiday Inn Montreal Airport is geared towards business and vacation travellers who require a hotel near the airport with extended kitchen amenities and a free 24-hour airport shuttle.

This non-smoking hotel has 258 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Some rooms come with a microwave and mini-fridge. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while suites provide additional amenities such as a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed and a kitchenette.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a business centre, a 24-hour fitness centre, a games area, meeting/conference space and a gift shop. The on-site restaurant, Le Tropik Restaurant and Bar, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 
A free 24-hour round-trip airport shuttle is available and runs every 30 minutes to and from the airport. Booking in advance with the hotel is recommended as spots are limited. Parking is an additional $6.95 per night and pets are permitted for an additional $50 per room per stay. 

Place Vertu offers shopping 6 minutes away by car, while Meadowbrook Golf Club is roughly a 17-minute drive away. The Bell Centre is about a 15-minute drive from the hotel, and St. Joseph's Oratory can be found about 11 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, parking $6.95/night, pets permitted for $50/room per stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 8, 2013)
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The Good
Of the reviews consulted for this analysis, the majority were positive with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff and value.

Many guests enjoyed the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as spacious, well equipped, clean and modern, with comfortable beds and a strong Wi-Fi signal.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as polite, warm and helpful in offering directions and providing a quick and easy check-in. One guest mentioned, "The staff made me feel at home".

Several reviewers praised the hotel's value. They described the rates as fabulous, reasonable and affordable, and also cited the free Wi-Fi and free airport shuttle as factors contributing to the hotel's worth.

The hotel's shuttle was also complimented by several guests, who found the service to be timely and efficient. One guest stated that the shuttle driver was excellent and provided very good service.
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The Bad
While the majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the pool's chlorine odour and humidity.

Noise disturbances were reported by a few lodgers. These guests reported being bothered by noisy in-room air conditioning units, children running through the halls and cleaning staff in the early morning.

The hotel's indoor pool and atrium area was a source of complaint for a few guests. These reviewers reported the humidity and strong chlorine smell permeated the common areas of the hotel as well as rooms on the first floor.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #82 out of 168 Montreal hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 181 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.2 out of 5 with a 77% recommendation rate from 133 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 34 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 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.
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Rated 6.9/10 based on 2261 reviews

Ranked #116 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Montreal Airport
6500 Cote De Liesse, Montreal, QC