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Hotel Espresso Montreal Centre-Ville / Downtown

6.9 | Fair
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Outdoor pool & hot tub, clean rooms & good room rates, restaurant & room service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free espresso in the lobby
  • Many guests described the rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located in downtown Montreal
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the room interiors dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained about hearing noise from the halls
  • The on-site fitness centre was thought to be poorly equipped by a couple of guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 21, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated within a 15-minute walk of several downtown attractions, restaurants and bars, including the Bell Centre, shopping on Saint Catherine Street and McGill University. Offering an outdoor pool, a hot tub and massage service, this property is well suited for guests looking for relaxing accommodations in the heart of Montreal.

All rooms are smoke free and include a TV, a coffeemaker, an in-room computer, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Suites also include separate living and bedroom spaces, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a sofabed and a jetted tub. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $15 per night.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is available in the guest rooms on the in-room computers and at the on-site business centre.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

The on-site Club Physique Spa offers massage service. Other on-site recreational amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a fitness centre.

On-site parking costs $23.50 (taxes included) per night, and is located indoors. Other on-site amenities include free espresso at the front desk, meeting and event space, a business centre, a gift shop, car washing service, a rental car kiosk, dry cleaning service, luggage storage, concierge service and a 24-hour front desk.

The nearest subway station is a 6-minute walk away, while the Place des Arts is 15 minutes away by subway. Olympic Stadium and the Botanical Gardens are both a 30-minute subway trip away, while Casino Montreal and La Ronde Amusement Park are both 45 to 50 minutes away by subway.

The Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is about 20 to 40 minutes away by car, depending on traffic. (All walking, public transit and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 26, 2014: In-room amenities, wheelchair accessibility, pet policy, free Wi-Fi, dining details, parking details, recreational facilities and on-site amenities.
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The Good
Several aspects of this property were complimented, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while a few reviewers found the rooms spacious. A couple of guests added that the rooms were well appointed with modern furnishings. Several reviewers specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable. However, there were also some complaints about guest rooms (see below for more details). 

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while several guests appreciated the free espresso at the front desk.

Many guests found the hotel conveniently located in downtown and within walking distance of attractions.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. However, there were a few guests who said they would not return, as they were disappointed with the quality for the price (see below for more details). 

A couple of guests found the indoor parking convenient.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

While some reviewers found the in-room furnishings modern, a couple of other guests described their rooms as dated. A couple of guests complained about hearing noise in the halls. There were also a few guests whose rooms were not cleaned to their satisfaction.

A couple of guests said that the fitness centre was poorly equipped.

A couple of reviewers did not feel comfortable with some of the patrons who seemed to be loitering in the lobby during their stay.

As noted above, a few guests expressed disappointment with the value provided by the hotel. Although they acknowledged that the rates were low, they felt that the quality they received was too low. These reviewers mentioned that in future, if staying in the area, they would choose a different hotel.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #83 out of 169 hotels in Montreal, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 353 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 87% of 1,018 guests recommending the property.

The author called the hotel on May 26, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
6.9
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117 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 6.9/10 based on 7635 reviews

Ranked #117 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Hotel Espresso Montreal Centre-Ville / Downtown
1005 Guy Street, Montreal, QC