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Clean budget hotel in downtown Montreal near metro with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast
  • Cozy, clean, and chic rooms, according to numerous reviewers
  • Friendly, welcoming staff, said many reviewers
  • Great value for money, according to many reviews
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No in-room phones
  • Limited reception desk hours
  • Parking is off site either on the street or in a nearby lot for approximately $20 per day
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 17, 2015
Overview
The Hotel Stay Centre Ville is located in downtown Montreal, a few blocks from the heart of the Gay Village and Latin Quarter. With only 14 rooms, the hotel is ideal for guests who may prefer smaller, budget-friendly hotels.

The 14 rooms at this smoke-free hotel are all air-conditioned, and feature 1 double bed, a private bathroom, a mini-fridge, and a flat-screen TV. Additional amenities such as hair dryers and irons with ironing boards are available upon request. There are no telephones in the rooms, but guests may use the phone at reception for free local calls.

The Stay Centre Ville provides guests with free Wi-FI as well as a free continental breakfast. Guests may also use the reception's computer with Internet and a printer. Street parking is available but the hotel recommends guests park their vehicles at a nearby lot for $20/day.

The hotel is a 3-minute walk to Berri-UQAM metro station, which is the centre for 3 of Montreal’s 4 metro lines, as well as the bus station and a stop for the 747 airport shuttle, which takes travellers to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for $8.

The vibrant nightlife and restaurants of some of Montreal's most popular neighbourhoods are a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. It is adjacent to the Gay Village and a 3-minute walk to the Latin Quarter. The shops, cafés, and bars on St. Denis Street and St. Laurent Boulevard are about a 10-minute walk from the hotel, as are Chinatown and Old Montreal. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

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The Good
Overall, the hotel received many positive reviews for its comfort, service, and location.

Many reviewers commented that they were surprised by how nice the hotel was. The rooms were described numerous times in the reviews used as small but clean, modern and "cozy and chic". The bathrooms were also described by many reviewers as updated, sleek and modern, although many acknowledged that they were also small.

The service at the hotel was the object of much praise as well. Staff were described as friendly and warm and a few reviewers commented that they were "great hosts".

The hotel's location next to Berri-UQAM metro station and within 10 minutes' walking distance of many attractions was cited by many reviewers as convenient and ideal.

There were numerous comments that the hotel was reasonably priced and excellent value for money.

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The Bad
Overall, most of the comments about this hotel were quite positive in the reviews consulted for this analysis. There were some minor criticisms, mostly directed toward hotel amenities and service hours.

The older, 3-floor building does not have an elevator, and some guests found it difficult to climb the stairs to their rooms above the main floor, particularly with their luggage. As well, there are no phones in the rooms, although guests may use the phone at reception.

A few guests found the continental breakfast a bit lacking in substance, and would have appreciated a hot food option and a serving time that began earlier than 8:00 am.

The front door to the hotel is kept locked and guests are given a key code to enter the building. While some reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the security, a few had some trouble getting back into the hotel after 11:00 pm, when there is no staff at the reception desk. One reviewer cautioned that if guests forget their key code, they may have to wait a little while for staff to buzz them in.

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Sources
Expedia.ca reviewers rated this hotel 4.2 out of 5, with an 88% recommendation rate, based on 66 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4 out of 5, based on 157 reviews.

Booking.com reviewers rated this hotel 7.1 out of 10, from a total of 56 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
6.6
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126 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 6.6/10 based on 1026 reviews

Ranked #126 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
Map Marker Hotel Stay Centre Ville
910 Blv du Maisonneneuve Est, Montreal, QC