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Hotel de l'Institut

8.8 | Very Good

5-min. walk from Latin Quarter, free breakfast, guests praised cleanliness & staff

  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring the area on foot
  • Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests found the Wi-Fi service slow
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 17, 2014
This hotel is located within the Institute of Tourism and Hotel du Qu├ębec (ITHQ). It is situated across from Saint Louis Square and is within a 5-minute walk of shopping, dining and bars in the Latin Quarter. With no on-site recreational facilities, this property is better suited for guests looking to spend their time exploring the area.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, an iPod dock, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, bathrobes, a desk, a safe and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a sofabed and/or a balcony. This hotel offers one wheelchair-accessible room.

Parking is available on site for an additional fee of $19 per night. Pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served from 7 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7:30 am to 10:15 am on weekends. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include dry cleaning service, babysitting and concierge service.

The Sherbrooke Subway Station (Station Sherbrooke) is 2 minutes away on foot. The Place des Arts on Saint Catherine Street, which includes the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Arts and Theatre Maisonneuve, is a 16-minute walk away, while the Old Port district, which features boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and sidewalk cafes, is about 20 minutes away on foot.

McGill University, shopping on Saint Catherine Street, the Bell Centre and Mont-Royal Park are all about a 15- to 20-minute trip away by subway, while Olympic Stadium is 30 minutes away by subway. The Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 20- to 25-minute drive away, depending on traffic. (All walking, driving and public transit time estimates: Google Maps)  

Verified by a front desk agent on March 6, 2014: Free breakfast hours, pet policy and wheelchair accessibility.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed to enjoy their stay at this hotel and several aspects of the property were complimented.

The rooms were often described as clean, while some guests added that their rooms were well appointed with modern furnishings and generally comfortable. Guests often said their rooms provided pleasant views of the city. A few guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service. One reviewer, who was impressed with the staff, described the service as "attentive and personalized".

Many guests found the hotel centrally located for exploring the downtown area on foot or by subway, and these guests also mentioned finding shopping and restaurants within walking distance. One couple stated, "we found everything we needed within a short walk from the hotel".

Several reviewers enjoyed the food at the free breakfast and a few guests described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurants.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent, while a couple of reviewers found the on-site parking reasonably priced ($20 per night).
The Bad
There were few common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, several guests thought that the Wi-Fi service was slow.

While several guests enjoyed the free breakfast, one guest was disappointed with the food and selection and another reviewer noted that the free breakfast served on the weekend was not as good as the weekday service.

Show Sources
Sources ranked this hotel #21 out of 170 hotels in Montreal, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 203 reviews. gave this property an average score of 9.1 out of 10, based on 174 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Hotel de l'Institut
3535 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC