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Highly praised Montreal hotel near Metro with restaurant, kitchenettes and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Friendly, helpful staff, according to many guests
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms according to many reviewers
  • Many reviewers appreciated the rooms' African-themed decor
  • Guests liked the location in walking distance of bars and restaurants in the Latin Quarter and Plateau neighbourhoods
  • All rooms have kitchenettes
  • Some guests said the Wi-Fi was a strong signal
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Valet parking is $25 plus tax per day
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 13, 2015
Overview
The Hotel Kutuma is located on St. Denis Street, and is popular with guests looking for an intimate, boutique-style hotel in Montreal's vibrant Plateau neighbourhood.

There are 9 rooms in this 4-floor hotel, which does not have an elevator. Guests may choose a room with a queen or king bed, or a suite with a separate living area and jacuzzi tub. All of the guest rooms are air conditioned and feature a kitchenette. Each room also comes with a hair dryer, a phone, a DVD player, and a work desk. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi from their rooms or anywhere else in the hotel, and valet parking is provided for $25+tax/day.

The hotel's restaurant, The Blue Nile, is an Ethiopian restaurant popular with local Montrealers and also provides room service 7 days a week. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and also serves an American style breakfast daily.

The Hotel Kutuma is a 3-minute walk from Sherbrooke metro station, and a 10-minute walk, or 1 metro stop, from Berri-UQAM station. Both the bus station and a stop for the 747 airport express bus are located at the Berri-UQAM station. The train station is 4 metro stops from the hotel, at Bonaventure station.

Located in the heart of Montreal's Plateau neighbourhood, the hotel is in the middle of countless cafés, bakeries, restaurants and bars. The bring-your-own-wine (BYOW) restaurants on St. Denis Street and on cobble-stoned Duluth Avenue offer many choices — Italian, Vietnamese, Afghan and Middle Eastern. The nightlife is varied as well, with options like microbreweries and jazz bars. For guests interested in shopping, there are many large chain stores on St. Denis Street, as well as boutiques with local designers on St. Denis Street and Mont Royal Avenue. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There were plenty of positive comments about Hotel Kutuma in the reviews used for this analysis.

Many reviewers appreciated the African-themed decor in the rooms, which were frequently described as clean, spacious and well-designed. Reviewers appreciated the space as well as the kitchenettes.

The staff at the hotel received many accolades in the reviews for their warm, friendly and efficient service. As well, the location of the hotel was highly praised.

Several reviewers found the location to be safe and close to attractions, and many appreciated that it was in middle of many bakeries, cafes, bars and restaurants in a more authentic, less touristy, area of the city.

Many guests also enjoyed their dining experience at the Blue Nile, the hotel’s Ethiopian restaurant, and were pleased with the $10 breakfast.

Numerous reviewers commented that they were repeat guests for the hotel, or that they were pleasantly surprised by the hotel and would stay there again on future visits to the city. 
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The Bad
Negative comments about the hotel were minimal in the reviews sourced for this analysis. Of those limited criticisms, most were directed toward the hotel's lack of elevator. There are 4 floors in the hotel, and some reviewers suggested that guests with limited mobility may wish to request a room on a lower floor.

While there were numerous comments that the hotel was quiet and peaceful, a few reviewers mentioned that the noise from the restaurant on the main floor carried into their rooms, particularly on busy weekend nights.

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Show Sources
Sources
Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.2 out of 10, based on 86 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com reviewers ranked this hotel #19 of 167 in Montreal, and rated it 4.5 out of 5, based on 137 reviews.

Expedia.com reviewers rated this hotel 4.9 out of 5, and gave it a 98% recommendation rate, based on 46 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Natalie W.
Analyzed by Natalie W.
Natalie has been to 5 of the 7 continents in search of the world's best climate and the greatest beach hammock...still searching.
Guest Reviews
9.2
Excellent
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16 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 9.2/10 based on 691 reviews

Ranked #16 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
Map Marker Hotel Kutuma
3708 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC