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Hotel Faubourg Montreal Centre-Ville Downtown

7.3 | Good
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Older downtown Montreal budget hotel with parking, free breakfast and suites with balconies

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as spacious
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located in downtown Montreal
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Several guests found their rooms dated and in need of upgrades
  • Underground parking is $23 per night
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 14, 2015
Overview
Now called Hotel Faubourg, this hotel is centrally located in downtown Montreal, an 8-minute walk of several attractions, including the Old Port District, Place-des-Arts and the Chinatown district. The nearest subway station is 5 minutes away on foot. A free breakfast and in-room hospitality kitchens make this a good budget hotel choice for downtown Montreal.

Both smoking and non-smoking room types are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV with pay-per-view movies, a hospitality kitchen  (full-size fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, counter with sink--plates, glasses and cutlery are available upon request), a sofabed or couch, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a private balcony. All rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. 

Underground parking is available on site for an additional fee of $23 per night.  Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $50 per stay.

A free continental breakfast with hot and cold choices is served weekdays from 6:30 am to 9:30 am, and weekends from 7 am to 10 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a business centre, meeting rooms, dry cleaning service, a guest laundry facility, luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, an ice machine, an ATM and safe deposit boxes.

The University of Quebec at Montreal is a 3-minute walk away, while McGill University and the Bell Centre are both 20 minutes away on foot. Olympic Stadium, the Biodome and Botanical Gardens are all about a 26-minute trip via the subway. The Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is 25 to 35 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on July 14, 2015: pet fees
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The Good
Many guests described generally satisfactory stays at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while a couple of guests said that the front desk agents were responsive to concerns and requests.

Many reviewers found the hotel conveniently located for walking to downtown attractions, Chinatown, the Science Centre and the Metro.

The food and selection at the free breakfast was praised by many guests and some enjoyed having a bar to unwind in at night, on site.

The rooms were often described as spacious, clean and quiet with comfortable beds. 

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable. Several guests found the free Wi-Fi service reliable.
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests described their rooms as dated and in need of upgrades. Some of these reviewers mentioned stained carpeting, worn furnishings and old bathroom fixtures.

A couple of reviewers mentioned that the in-room climate-control units were ineffective, while a couple of other guests missed having dishes and utensils in their hospitality kitchens.

While several guests described their rooms as clean, some reviewers said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #82 out of 163 hotels in Montreal, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 588 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 89% of 510 guests recommending the property.


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
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103 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 7.3/10 based on 1587 reviews

Ranked #103 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

1587
Location
  • Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal
Map Marker Hotel Faubourg Montreal Centre-Ville Downtown
155 Boulevard Rene-Levesque East, Montreal, QC