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Walking distance from Old Port and subway, guests praised friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for exploring the Old Port area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant and no elevator
  • A few guests complained that the Wi-Fi service was unreliable
  • A couple of reviewers thought that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 3, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated north of the downtown area and is within a 12-minute walk of the Old Port area. With few on-site amenities, this property is best suited for guests looking to spend the majority of their time exploring the area. The Berri-UQAM Subway Station is 4 minutes away on foot.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer and air conditioning. While all rooms have a private bathroom, some rooms do not have an en suite bathroom. This hotel does not have an elevator and rooms are accessible by stairs only.

This hotel provides fax and laundry service. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant. Parking is available at an adjacent private paring facility for an additional fee.

The Old Port area features cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, restaurants, galleries and boutique shopping. The Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal is 16 minutes away on foot, while downtown attractions are about a 15-minute subway trip away. Downtown attractions include McGill University, shopping on Saint Catherine Street (Rue Ste-Catherine), the Place des Arts, the Bell Centre and Mont Royal Park.

Olympic Stadium, the Biodome and the Montreal Botanical Gardens are all within a 15-minute drive or a 25-minute trip via subway. The Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL) is a 20- to 25-minute drive away. (All walking, public transit and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, there were several common compliments found for this hotel.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while a few guests added that the front desk staff spoke English well.

Many guests said that the location of this hotel provided convenient access to the Old Port area and the subway.

The rooms were described as clean and generally comfortable by several guests, while a couple of reviewers mentioned that the in-room air conditioning was effective. A couple of guests thought that the rooms were quiet, but a couple of other reviewers had different experiences (see below).
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The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this editorial, several guests complained that their rooms were accessible by stairs only and a couple of these guests said that the stairs were steep.

A few guests complained that the free Wi-Fi service was unreliable.

A couple of reviewers thought that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.

As mentioned above, a couple of guests were disturbed by noise from the hall and neighbouring rooms.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #102 out of 170 hotels in Montreal, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 76 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.4 out of 10, based on 314 guest 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
6.4
Fair
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128 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 6.4/10 based on 125 reviews

Ranked #128 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
  • Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal
Map Marker Hotel Visitel
1617 , rue St-Hubert, Montreal, QC