Budget-friendly hotel with renovated rooms in a lively neighbourhood
- Free Wi-FI, free breakfast
- Good value for money, according to many guest reviews
- Friendly, helpful staff, said many reviewers
- Renovated in 2012
- Good location near the metro and tourist attractions, according to reviewers
- Small rooms and bathrooms, according to some reviewers
Updated Aug 14, 2012
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.
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.
Many guest reviewers found the hotel to be well-located near the metro and tourist attractions. And although many reviewers acknowledged that the rooms were small, many said they were clean and comfortable. A few reviewers who had stayed in the hotel before and after its renovations in March of 2012 commented that the rooms had greatly improved and they were impressed. There were some suggestions that the larger rooms with balconies, and the family room, were particularly comfortable and worth the extra cost.
There were also many comments in the reviews that the hotel staff members were very friendly, welcoming and helpful.
Some reviewers found the rooms and bathrooms too small, and that the hotel price was too high for the lack of space. There were a few comments that the hotel felt more like a hostel.
A few reviewers found the hotel's complimentary breakfast of muffins and coffee to be lacking in variety and substance. The hotel owner addressed this in an online review in July of 2012 and explained that the hotel had recently upgraded its breakfast choices to include baguettes with jam, hard-boiled eggs, and fresh breads and fruit, as well as omelettes and waffles for an additional $3-4.
4 out of 10 | Margarita stayed September 26, 2010
"This is the smallest hotel room I have ever been. When I booked this hotel via internet as well as I had spoken to the desk clerk, I was not told that it will be in the attic and it was very very very tiny room. Its not worth paying 96.00 dollars."