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Well-liked modern hotel in downtown Montreal with kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's location for sightseeing
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and modern rooms
  • Some guests enjoyed views from the outdoor terrace
  • Parking is $25 per day
  • Some guests reported noise disturbances during their stay
  • The hotel's off-site, valet-only, parking was a disappointment to some reviewers
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 26, 2014
Located in the Quartier des Spectacles (Montreal's entertainment district) and roughly a 10-minute walk from the Montreal Convention Centre, the Hotel Zero 1 is suited for business and vacation travellers who prefer a centrally-located hotel with extended kitchen amenities.

This hotel has 164 guest rooms and suites, each of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, a desk, a dining area, an iPod dock, an iron/ironing board, and a hairdryer. Standard rooms provide one queen bed, while suites offer a separate bedroom. 

Hotel amenities include a business centre, fitness facilities and a convenience store. Parking is available for $25 per day, pets are not allowed, and the hotel offers wheelchair accessibility.

Restaurants close by include Restaurant Jardin du Cerf (next door), and Fung Shing, which can be found 1 minute away on foot. Shopping is available at Complexe Desjardins, which is about a 6-minute walk southwest of the hotel.

The Monument-National is less than a minute's walk westward, while Chinatown can be found roughly 5 minutes away on foot. The University of Quebec at Montreal is about a 6-minute walk north of the Hotel Zero 1, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is 20 minutes southwest by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, pets not permitted. (Call Date: February 19, 2013).
The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, and rooms.

Numerous lodgers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to public transit, Chinatown, Old Montreal, the business district, Olympic Park, and within walking distance to restaurants and shopping.

The hotel's staff were paid many compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, professional, bilingual and helpful in offering directions and suggestions.

Several patrons enjoyed the rooms at this hotel and described them as spotless and well-equipped, with fast Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and modern decor. It should be noted however, that some guests found the lighting to be too dim, and the rooms to be on the small side.
The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple common complaints among them including noise transfer and parking.

Some guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noise from the busy street below and a nearby fire station, loud neighbours in adjacent rooms, and from the elevator in the hallway.

This hotel only offers valet parking at a lot off site. Some reviewers were disappointed with the cost of the parking ($23 per day), and also reported long waits to get their car. 

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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 927 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #51 out of 166 Montreal hotels from 237 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 19, 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
Very Good

Rated 8.4/10 based on 3130 reviews

Ranked #57 out of 167 hotels in Montreal

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