The Hotel de Paris is located on Sherbrooke Street, east of the downtown core, in Montreal's vibrant Plateau neighbourhood. The Plateau is an area full of cafés, restaurants and nightlife, popular with locals and with travellers wishing to have a more authentic experience in Montreal.
The hotel is housed in a 100-year-old converted Victorian mansion. Its 34 rooms were renovated in January 2012 and feature new carpets, furniture, fixtures, TVs and linens. Rooms are all equipped with a private bathroom, air conditioning, and cable TV. Guests may choose a room with 1 double bed, 1 queen bed, or larger rooms with 1 king or 2 queen beds. There is also a family room available, which can accommodate up to 8 people.
Free Wi-Fi is provided in all the rooms and common areas. There is also a computer workstation with Internet in the lobby which is available for guests 24 hours a day. Complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning in the hotel's on-site restaurant, Bistro de Paris, which is also open for lunch. There is also an outdoor terrace, overlooking Sherbrooke Street, which is open throughout the summer months. Due to the age of the building, there is no elevator in the hotel. Parking is available in the hotel's indoor parking lot, for $15+tax/day. There is also free parking on the street, and front desk staff explained that there are a few free spots in the lot behind the hotel.
The hotel is a 7-minute walk to Sherbrooke metro station, and a 10-minute walk to 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 Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for $8. The train station is 4 metro stops away, at Bonaventure station.
There are many attractions, restaurants, shops, and nightlife options within 1 to 2 km of the hotel. Parc Lafontaine is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and the Gay Village, St. Catherine Street, Chinatown, and Old Montreal are all within a 10-minute walk of the hotel. Also within a 10-minute walk are the Grande Bibliothèque, Montreal's largest library, and the lively restaurants and nightlife of both St. Denis Street and St. Laurent Boulevard (all distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).
Front Desk Agent (call date: August 7, 2012): clarified hotel's parking amenities.