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Hotel Zero 1

8.2 | Very Good | #69 out of 159 hotels in Montreal
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Well-liked downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with modern décor, mini-kitchens & restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Rooms were stylish and clean with comfy beds
  • Location was prime, close to good dining and shopping, Chinatown, Old Montreal and Metro
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed views from the outdoor terrace and front-facing rooms on the higher floors
  • Guests often enjoyed the tapas restaurant and the continental breakfast
Cons
  • Valet parking is $28 per day, plus tax
  • Small rooms with dim lighting according to some guests
  • Some guests found the valet parking time consuming and inconvenient
  • Noise was an issue at times for some guests who faced the street on lower floors and were near to the elevators
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Review
Updated May 23, 2017
Overview
This hotel is located in the Quartier des Spectacles district next to restaurants and a 5-minute walk from Metro. Old Montreal can be reached on foot in 10 minutes.

The hotel has 162 smoke-free and pet-free rooms over 10 floors with elevator access. 

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32” flat screen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink), a table and chairs, an iPod dock, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, windows that open and climate control.

Some rooms include a sofabed, a separate bedroom, 2 TVs, a living area, an espresso machine, a desk, a safe, bathrobes, floor-to-ceiling windows and city views. 

Rooms are furnished with 1 queen bed, 1 double bed or 2 twin beds.

Valet parking costs $28 per day plus tax, with unlimited access and a clearance of 6'5".

Restaurant on site: Z Tapas Lounge is open for continental breakfast and dinner each day, plus lunch on weekdays. Room service is also available.

Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, dry cleaning, in-room spa treatments, concierge, a guest terrace with views of Montreal, an atrium in the lobby, safety deposit boxes, a 24-hour front desk and meeting rooms. There is a convenience store attached to the hotel.

What’s nearby? Shopping is available at Complexe Desjardins, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Chinatown is a 3-minute walk away. The Montreal Convention Centre is 8 minutes on foot. Bonsecours Market is a 13-minute walk. The Bell Centre is a 23-minute walk or 12 minutes by bus. Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is 38 minutes’ drive or a 51-minute ride on the 747 bus. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the hotel May 23, 2017: parking rates and clearance

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The Good
Guests typically enjoyed their stay at this hotel.

The location was great. It was perfect for accessing the Jazz Festival in the summer being right in Quartier des Spectacles, it was an easy walk to Old Montreal, downtown shops and restaurants, and right at the edge of Chinatown with lots of cheap and cheerful eateries close at hand. Metro was only a 5-minute walk away.

Guests liked the rooms. They were modern, had comfortable beds, black-out blinds and stylish showers with shower heads that adjusted for height. Many were pleased to have a little mini-kitchen set up in their rooms and rooms that faced the street on higher floors had impressive city views.

The staff were often appreciated for their helpful service.

Guests often spoke well of the continental breakfast served buffet style each morning and also of the tapas restaurant at the hotel.

Many thought the hotel offered great value for being so well located.

Adding value to the stay were: the guest terrace with pleasant views of Montreal, the Couche Tard convenience store attached to the hotel, the 10% discount at the hotel’s tapas restaurant and the well-equipped fitness centre on site.

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The Bad
There were some nitpicks and a few common complaints found online in reviews.

Guests often found their rooms a little small and some did not like the black walls and dim lighting. There was also the odd complaint of rooms needing better cleaning around the edges, although guests usually reported clean rooms.

Nitpicks for the rooms included having too many mirrors (even in the shower), no desk in (some of) the rooms but uncomfortable chairs with a little table, and the TVs not rotating to be able to watch from the bed. Also, the hotel had shut off the AC in the fall and some found their room was still hot with no way to sufficiently cool it down. Guests were instructed to open the window, but this solution brought in noise from the street and was worrisome (to some) due to the window being without a screen.

The continental breakfast was too limited and uninviting according to some guests.

Guests also sometimes complained of hearing traffic noise from front facing rooms on the lower floors, or noise disturbances from the elevators.

The valet parking was sometimes found to be inconvenient as there was no easy drop-off zone in front of the hotel where a valet was ready and waiting for you. Guests had to locate temporary parking behind the hotel and then surrender their keys to the front desk. There was also a 15- to 30-minute wait, according to some, for their cars. Some found the price for parking quite expensive as well.

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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 1766 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #49 out of 164 Montreal hotels with a guest rating of 4 out of 5 from 1048 reviews.


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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.2 / out of 10
"Very Good"
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69 / out of 159
hotels in Montreal

The average guest rating for Hotel Zero 1 is 8.2 out of 10 based on 5843 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Hotel Zero 1 at #69 out of 159 hotels in Montreal.

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Location
Map Marker Hotel Zero 1
01 Rene-Levesque Blvd. East, Montreal, QC