Older downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with cheap rooms but many complaints
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Good location close to metro and many attractions, according to guests
- Friendly and helpful staff, say some reviewers
- Old rooms in need of cleaning and upgrading, according to many reviews
- Some reviewers found the immediate area unsavoury
- Guests complained of drugs and prostitution at the hotel
- Bed bugs were reported in 2013, 2011, 2010
- Some guests complained of poor Wi-Fi
- No elevator
Updated Feb 27, 2015
The hotel is less than 1 km from many of Montreal's popular neighbourhoods, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and other attractions. Located on the eastern edge of Montreal's lively Plateau neighbourhood, the hotel is in between the Latin Quarter and the Gay Village. The hotel is a 5- to 10-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of St. Catherine Street, and both Chinatown and Old Montreal are about a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Also within a 10-minute walk is the vibrant nightlife of both St. Denis Street and St. Laurent Boulevard (all distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).
Some reviewers felt the hotel was small and cozy and well-located, close to a major metro station and walking distance to many tourist attractions. There were also some comments that the staff were friendly and helpful. One reviewer wrote that the hotel was "quaint" and "outdated, but had charm".
Some reviewers found their rooms to be clean and comfortable, and provided a good base from which to explore the city.
There were several comments in the reviews consulted that the rooms smelled bad, often of smoke, and were old and outdated. Some reviewers said the walls were paper-thin and found the noise and voices of their neighbours to be disruptive. Some also described the hotel as feeling more like a youth hostel and one reviewer described it as “junky". There were also a few comments from guests in 2010, 2011 and 2013 who said they found bedbugs in their rooms.
Some guest reviewers found their overall hotel experience inadequate, and wrote that they would opt to spend a bit more and stay elsewhere on their next trip to Montreal.
7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 05, 2013
"My only real complaints were no soap in the rooms, the smell of cigarets, and the bed was uncomfortable."
7 out of 10 | Pierre stayed March 24, 2011
"Good choice between down and up town in Montreal"
"It was a very good deal for the price paid. The hotel is well located just behind the bus station and St-Catherine street. The breakfast is a little bite limited but OK for the price. The bedroom was large, quiet and very well decorated. I will definitively go back to the 7 Saisons for my my next trip to Montreal."