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Hotel Ste Catherine

6.1 | Fair
MAP

Great service and downtown locale, but limited parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's customer service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the hotel's inexpensive rates
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to nightlife and the metro
Cons
  • Some guests complained of worn and old decor in their rooms
  • The hotel's parking was deemed limited with small spots according to some
  • Some lodgers were disappointed with the lack of variety and quality of the free breakfast
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 28, 2013
Overview
Located in downtown Montreal in the city's gay village, the Hotel Ste-Catherine is popular with travellers who prefer an economical and central hotel offering a complimentary breakfast with easy access to public transit.

This hotel has 24 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer one double, one queen or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a telephone and a hair dryer. 

The hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk, a microwave in the lobby, a free continental breakfast and four parking spaces for $10 per day each. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available, pets are not allowed, and the hotel does not provide an elevator.

Restaurant Bato Thai is located next door, while the Papineau Metro Station is about a 2-minute walk north of the hotel. The University of Quebec at Montreal is roughly a 17-minute walk southwest of the hotel, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 20-minute drive southwestward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, 4 parking spaces @ $10/day, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. Call date: April 26, 2013.
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and value.

Numerous guests complimented the hotel on its customer service, and characterized the staff as courteous, helpful and bilingual. One lodger remarked that they gave directions, provided maps and helped with luggage.

The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers, who found it to be close to the metro, restaurants, bars, a supermarket, La Ronde Amusement Park and the local nightlife. One guest stated that the location was great for anyone looking to access public transportation.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as cheap, inexpensive and reasonable, with a good quality to price ratio.

Some reviewers described their rooms as clean and functional, but there were also some complaints (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms, parking and the included breakfast.

Some guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported old and worn furniture, carpets and decor, and also mentioned a lack of cleanliness and odours in their rooms.

The hotel's parking was a source of disappointment for some guests, who reported a limited number of spots (there are four), as well as tight parking spots. One guests complained of having to move his or her car to accommodate other patrons.

Some lodgers complained about the hotel's free breakfast. They reported only croissants, muffins and coffee being served, and were not pleased with the quality of the items.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.6 out of 5 from 44 reviews.

Expedia.com guests reviews rated the hotel 3.0 out of 5 with a 76% recommendation rate from 21 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #139 out of 169 Montreal hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 26, 2013 to verify some information.
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
6.1
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135 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 6.1/10 based on 248 reviews

Ranked #135 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
Map Marker Hotel Ste Catherine
1674 Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal, QC