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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
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 27, 2015
The Hotel 7 Saisons is located on St. Hubert Street, in Montreal's vibrant Plateau neighbourhood, and is frequented with travellers looking for an affordable base from which to explore the city's many nearby attractions. 

This 4-floor, Victorian style hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all its rooms and common areas. There is no on-site restaurant, but the hotel serves a daily complimentary continental breakfast in its lounge area. Parking is free on the hotel's street and there are also paid parking lots close to the hotel. 
There are 14 rooms in the hotel, and guests may choose from among rooms with 1 or 2 double beds. All rooms come with a private bathroom, a hair dryer, a telephone, air conditioning, and cable TV. Complimentary coffee and the use of a microwave are available in the hotel lobby.

The hotel is a 5-minute walk to the Berri-UQAM metro station, which is the centre for 3 of Montreal’s 4 metro lines. The Berri-UQAM station is also home to the Greyhound bus station, as well as the 747 airport shuttle bus which takes travellers to or from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions, for a fare of $8. The train station is 4 metro stops away, at Bonaventure station.

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).

The Good
Overall, this hotel received very inconsistent feedback in the reviews used for this analysis.

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.

The Bad
Although some reviewers found the hotel to be good value for money, there were many who were less pleased with the hotel's overall value.

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. 

More recently guests complained of the hotel having unsavoury characters inside and in the area surrounding the hotel.

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.


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Sources reviewers ranked this hotel #124 of 168 in Montreal,and rated it 2.5 out of 5, based on 36 reviews. reviewers rated this hotel 3.1 out of 5, with a 67% recommendation rate, based on 9 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.2 out of 5, based on 13 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 6.7 out of 10, based on 60 reviews.

Front Desk Agent (call date: August 6, 2012): confirmed the hotel's parking, breakfast, and Internet services.
Editor's Analysis by Natalie W.
Analyzed by Natalie W.
Natalie has been to 5 of the 7 continents in search of the world's best climate and the greatest beach hammock...still searching.
Guest Reviews

Rated 6.0/10 based on 193 reviews

Ranked #142 out of 167 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Hotel 7 Saisons
1659 Rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal, QC