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Highly praised boutique hotel in Old Montreal with modern decor, on-site dining and parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bottled water, DVD movies
  • Guests loved the design and space in their well appointed rooms
  • Guests loved the architecture with modern furnishings
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to online guest surveys
  • Location in Old Montreal prime, in walking distance of restaurants, shops, attractions, Metro and the old port
  • Many guests thought the hotel provided very good value
Cons
  • Valet parking is $40 per night including tax
  • No coffeemakers in all rooms a disappointment for some
  • Some guests thought breakfast was expensive with limited choice
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
This hotel is an Editor's Pick for...
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 15, 2016
Overview
This hotel offers stylish boutique accommodations in Old Montreal an easy walk to restaurants, shops, Metro and attractions.

The smoke-free hotel has 30 air-conditioned guest rooms. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free bottled water, free DVDs, a flat screen HDTV with cable/satellite, a mini-bar, a work desk with ergonomic chair, a Blu-ray DVD player, a CD player, an iPod dock, an iron and ironing board, bathrobes, slippers, heated bathroom floors and a hair dryer. Rooms are furnished with 1 queen or 1 king bed. Room extras include a separate bedroom, a kitchenette (with hot plate and mini-fridge), a Nespresso machine, a dining room, a living room, brick or stone feature walls, a soaker tub, a terrace, windows that open and views of Old Montreal.

Valet parking is indoors and $35 + tax or $40.24 per night. Pets (2 dogs or cats maximum) are welcomed for $60 per pet, per day.

The Gault Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast and lunch weekdays, and brunch on weekends. Room service is available 24 hours per day. A coffee machine is available in the lobby.

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness room, a business centre, a media library, iPads and meeting rooms.

Promenade du Vieux-Port is a 6-minute walk from the hotel. Notre Dame Basilica is about a 5-minute walk away. Square Victoria Metro station is 7 minutes' walk. Bonsecours Market provides shopping a 14-minute walk away. Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 20-minute drive without traffic or 48 minutes by public transit. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on April 14, 2016: some, but not all, rooms have windows that open and coffeemakers
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The Good
This hotel did not fail to impress guests who left highly positive reviews online.

The staff were a major component of the positive guest stay. They were highly skilled and attentive in providing excellent customer service. Guests loved them and often planned to return, feeling so well cared for.

Guests enjoyed the rooms. They liked the clean lines and large windows with pleasing modern design. Some mentioned enjoying the terraces and views from them and others spoke of their enjoyment of modern showers with plenty of hot water, heated bathroom floors, and comfy beds with quality bed linens. One recent guest wrote, "Our room was picture out of Architectural Digest."

The location was considered perfect by many guests. It was an easy walk to just about everything one would want to see and do in Old Montreal, art galleries, museums, boutique shopping, historical sites, summer festivals, restaurants and cafes.

Wi-Fi was excellent according to guests.

Many thought the hotel provided great value.
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The Bad
There were a few nit picks in otherwise very positive reviews.

Although good, a few guests felt the breakfast was a little pricey with limited menu choices. 

No coffeemaker in the room, or free coffee in the lobby a disappointment to some guests.

A few guests noted that there was inadequate lighting at night in the guest room, as the lamps were spotty and irregularly placed.

No plates, glasses or utensils in the kitchenettes, according to some guests.

Open layout bathrooms, had glass showers not securely closed off from view, according to some guests.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 out of 162 Montreal hotels from 1,003 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.5 out of 10 from 266 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5  from 400 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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7 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 9.3/10 based on 2244 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
Map Marker Hotel Gault
449 rue Sainte-Helene, Montreal, QC