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Hotel Stay Mont Royal

6.2 | Fair
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Basic budget-friendly property, 1-min. walk from the subway, but some guest concerns

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the subway, shopping and restaurants
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean
  • A few reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • No on-site dining and no elevator
  • A few guests found the rooms dated and in need of maintenance
  • A couple of reviewers complained that their rooms were small
  • A couple of guests were disappointed that their rooms did not have an en suite bathroom (shared bathroom instead)
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 5, 2014
Overview
This property is situated northwest of downtown Montreal. The nearest subway station is 1 minute away on foot, while Mount Royal is about a 15-minute walk away. With no on-site dining or recreational facilities, this property is well suited for guests who prefer basic, budget-friendly accommodations.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV and individual climate control. Some rooms have an en suite bathroom with a shower (no tub), while other rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Irons and ironing boards and hair dryers are available upon request. Only double and single beds are available. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available and rooms are accessible by stairs only.

Parking is available on the street and at an off-site parking facility for an additional fee of $9 to $12 per day. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 10 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a safe, laundry service and a guest computer.

The Old Port area, which includes galleries, boutique shopping and sidewalk cafes, is about 12 minutes away by subway, while St. Catherine Street, which features shopping, dining, the Place des Festivals and the Place des Arts, is about a 20-minute trip away by subway or an 8-minute drive away. The Bell Centre, hockey arena and concert venue, the Biodome and the Olympic Stadium are all about a 15-minute drive away.

The Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is about 25 to 35 minutes away by car, depending on traffic. (All walking, public transit and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, guests were most happy with the location and the prices.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for walking to the subway, restaurants and shopping.

The room rates were thought to be reasonable by many guests and one reviewer said that this hotel was "not fancy or even super comfortable, but it's a place to sleep and it's not that expensive."

Several guests described their rooms as clean, while a couple of reviewers mentioned that the shared bathrooms were clean.

A few reviewers appreciated the free breakfast, while a couple of guests complimented the staff for their friendly service. However, a couple of other reviewers were disappointed by the customer service (see below).
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

A few guests described their rooms as dated and in need of maintenance, while a couple of guests were disappointed that their rooms were not equipped with a private bathroom (common or shared bathrooms). A couple of reviewers found their rooms small. 

As mentioned above, a couple of guests thought that the staff were unfriendly and "rude".

One guest found this hotel difficult to find and said, "It's simply a doorway squeezed between two small businesses on either side and the name above the doorway."
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 81% of 196 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #89 out of 149 hotels in Montreal, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 58 reviews.
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
6.2
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132 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 6.2/10 based on 906 reviews

Ranked #132 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
Map Marker Hotel Stay Mont Royal
438 du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC