OverviewLocated on Montreal's well-known Sherbrooke Street and roughly a 20-minute walk from the city's centre, the Hotel Casa Bella Montreal is popular with pedestrian travellers who require an economical and centrally-located hotel with a complimentary breakfast close to public transit.
This hotel has 20 air-conditioned rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a telephone, and a free breakfast. Standard rooms offer one double bed, while rooms with a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed, a mini-fridge, and a microwave are also available. Certain rooms have a shared bathroom.
Limited free parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. Pets are not permitted, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.
Nearby dining options include Cafe Imagination and Bistro Japonais Furusato, which can both be found within a 2-minute walk south of the hotel. Shopping is available at Promenades Cathedral, which is about a 10-minute drive southeast of the hotel.
The Metro's Place-des-Arts station is about a 3-minute walk from the Hotel Casa Bella Montreal, while Notre Dame Basilica is approximately an 18-minute walk east. McGill University is a 20-minute walk westward, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is approximate 25 minutes southwest by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, pets not permitted. (Call Date: February 17, 2013).
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's location, value, and staff.
Many lodgers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to the Metro, shopping, restaurants, nightlife venues, Chinatown, the business district and local attractions. One guest remarked, "It couldn't be more centrally located".
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's value, citing the free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast as factors which contributed to the hotel's worth. One guest mentioned, "If you are travelling on a budget, this place is a steal", while another reviewer stated, "This is very basic accommodation, but you can't beat it for the price".
The hotel's staff were a source of several compliments. They were characterized as friendly, helpful and courteous, although it should be mentioned that a few reviewers reported they had difficulty communicating in fluent English.
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them including the rooms, the lack of elevator, and street noise.
Although many reviewers reported clean and spacious rooms with comfortable beds, others reported that the rooms were very cold, the carpets needing cleaning, and there was low water pressure in the bathrooms.
Some lodgers commented on the hotel's lack of elevator. They described having to climb narrow flights of stairs to get to their rooms, and suggested that those with any mobility issues book a different hotel.
Noise transfer was an issue with a few reviewers. They described street noise disrupting their sleep, especially on weekend nights. It should be mentioned however, that others felt the opposite and found their stay to be very quiet.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 174 reviews.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #117 out of 166 Montreal hotels from 35 reviews.The author called the hotel on February 17, 2013 to verify some information.