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Le Germain Hotel Montreal

9.3 | Excellent | #8 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

Highly praised downtown Montreal luxury hotel with trendy decor, free breakfast & free Wi-Fi

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Many guests found the rooms modern, with high tech amenities and very comfortable beds
  • Many guests were impressed with the staff's service
  • Many guests enjoyed the free breakfast buffet
  • Location ideal to downtown restaurants, shopping and McGill University
  • Great concierge staff, according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guest reviewers online
  • Valet parking (only) is $32 per night
  • Some found the fitness room a little small
  • Glass wall between bedroom and shower/ tub felt uncomfortable to some guests
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Review
Updated Feb 4, 2016
This hotel is next door to McGill University, and offers an upscale stay in the heart of downtown Montreal near restaurants, entertainment and shopping.

The smoke-free hotel offers 101 rooms. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 42" flat-screen TV with cable and on-demand movies, a Tivoli stereo system, a Nespresso coffeemaker, a mini-bar, a desk with ergonomic chair, iPod docks, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, bathrobes and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen or 1 king bed. 

Room extras include a 2-floor suite, a separate bedroom, a living room, a fireplace, a full kitchen, a dining table for 2-4 persons, a sunken tub, and a second bathroom with washer and dryer. Guests can also have on request: hypoallergenic bedding, baby/doggie essentials, free newspaper delivery, a DVD player with DVDs and humidifier. On Sundays guests can have a late checkout at no extra charge.

Valet parking is available for $32 per night with in/out privileges and is good until checkout time. Pets are welcomed for $30 per stay and are given beds and bowls.

Free deluxe continental breakfast is available to all guests.

The hotel's restaurant, Laurie RaphaĆ«l, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and specializes in Quebec cuisine. There is also a lounge, and free espresso bar in the hotel lobby. Room service is offered.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a fitness centre, in-room massage, concierge services and meeting rooms.

Peel and McGill metro stations are both within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. The Montreal train station is a 10-minute walk. St. Catherine Street offers boutique shopping and dining a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Centre Bell is 12 minutes away on foot. Old Montreal is 30 minutes and Chinatown is 20 minutes walking distance. Guests can reach the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in 40 minutes via public transit, or by car in 21 minutes, with no traffic. (All travel estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on February 3, 2016: valet parking is $32 per night and good until checkout the next day, pets cost $30 per stay and are given beds and bowls, basic cable channels offered, all rooms non-smoking 
The Good
Guests who stayed at this hotel typically liked it very much and many left perfect scores. It seemed to fit the bill for guests who wanted to walk to downtown destinations (or take a quick cab) and have plenty of restaurant choices nearby. Guests often came on business or to celebrate special occasions.

The hotel had very comfortable beds, fast and stable Wi-Fi and very pleasant valet staff, along with a gourmet restaurant on site. It was easy to jump up and go in the morning with a buffet breakfast ready and waiting. It included plenty of protein choices such as eggs, cheese and breakfast meats, along with pastries and Quebecois specialities. Many were pleased to have this freebie.

The location was ideal for guests not caring to be right in the old city area. It was perfect for visiting the university and walkable to most anywhere downtown. Guests not wanting to walk, could cab quickly or hop on the bus or Metro, which was also close by. Guests found it near to shopping on Sherbrooke and St Catherine streets.

Many guests were impressed with the concierge staff for helping to set up birthday and anniversary surprises, babysitting or dining out plans. One recent guest wrote: "We loved the concierge, Andre. He told us about events happening the weekend we were visiting Montreal and told us about the best pizza and gelato places to go to. He was extremely helpful in giving us information on how to get around the city and get best experiences." 
The Bad
Although guests were usually very pleased with their stays, the hotel did fail to impress on occasion.

There were a few room-related complaints: dim lighting in bathroom made it difficult to apply make up, no black out blinds to fully block out light for sleeping in, deluxe suite had views of heating ducts and roof tops, rooms seemed unfinished with painted concrete on the ceiling, and the bathroom shower and tub section had a glass wall to the bedroom with a venetian blind to create privacy, but the venetian blind was in the bedroom and therefore not in the control of the person showering.

Occasionally guests were disappointed with the free breakfast which sometimes involved hot items being cold or dislikes over the selection.

Some guests reported noise disturbances but these were rarely found. Complaints included: a whimpering dog, a vehicle beeping loudly at 1 am in the alley, and guests banging the door of the fitness centre early in the morning.

Hotel related complaints were: small and slow elevators and a small fitness centre.

Show Sources
TripAdvisor.com reviewers ranked this hotel #13 of 164 in Montreal, and rated it 4.5 out of 5, based on 455 reviews.

Booking.com reviewers rated this hotel 9.2 out of 10, based on 215 reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Natalie W.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.3 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
8 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

The average guest rating for Le Germain Hotel Montreal is 9.3 out of 10 based on 1399 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Le Germain Hotel Montreal at #8 out of 166 hotels in Montreal.

Map Marker Le Germain Hotel Montreal
2050 rue Mansfield, Montreal, QC