Boutique-style hotel close to universities, museums and downtown attractions
- Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
- Located close to universities, shops, and many downtown attractions
- Incredible staff service, according to many reviewers
- Some reviewers found the rooms and bathrooms too small
- Expensive restaurant and valet parking, according to some reviewers
Updated Aug 22, 2012
The 15-floor hotel has 106 guest rooms. Guests can choose a room with 1 queen, 1 king, or 2 double beds. All rooms feature a cable TV with pay-per-view movies, a hair dryer, and iron with ironing board, as well as a microwave, coffeemaker, and mini-bar. Suites are available on the hotel's two executive floors. Guests may choose a junior, presidential, or executive suite, with a selection of double, queen, or king beds. In addition to the standard room amenities, suites also feature a marble bathroom, a separate living room, and a complimentary breakfast.
Amenities at the hotel include a business centre, a small fitness room, four meeting rooms, and a restaurant. Guests can enjoy the free Wi-Fi provided throughout the hotel. Valet parking is available for $27/day with in-out privileges.
RIDI restaurant specializes in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. The street-level terrace is open in the summer months during lunch and dinner times, and room service is available from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm.
The hotel is a 3-minute walk to Guy-Concordia metro station. From there, guests can reach the train station, at Bonaventure metro, in about 15 minutes, or the bus station, at Berri-UQAM metro, in about 10 minutes. Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is about a 30-minute drive from the hotel.
There are numerous shops, restaurants and art galleries in the immediate area. Concordia University and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts are a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while McGill University is about a 15-miunte walk. The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Place des Arts and the Quartier des Spectacles (Montreal's outdoor summer festival site) are all about a 30-minute walk, or 10-minute metro ride, from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps.)
The staff at the hotel received glowing praise. There were many comments in the reviews that they were friendly, and helpful. One reviewer described the staff as "top notch", and another said they were the "nicest staff I can recall meeting".
While some reviewers said their rooms were small, many commented that they were clean and comfortable.
Many guest reviewers found their rooms and bathrooms to be small, though some reviewers did not have a problem with this.
Some reviewers also found the hotel's restaurant and valet parking ($27/day) to be expensive. There were also a few comments from reviewers who thought the hotel was a bit dated and in need of some upgrading.
Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.4 out of 5, with an 88% recommendation rate, based on 34 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviewers rated his hotel 4 out of 5, based on 24 reviews.
MyTravelGuide.com reviewers awarded this hotel 8 out of 10, based on 57 reviews.
8 out of 10 | Sandra stayed October 27, 2003
"We found our (large) room very neat and clean but thought the room lighting could be a little brighter, particularly given the dark furnishings. It seemed the previous occupant may not have observed the "no smoking" designation of the room, but that happens. Management were very friendly and helpful and we particularly enjoyed the breakfast - the selection was wonderful, extremely fresh and plentiful and the staff were pleasant and friendly. Overall, would definitely recommend as a place to stay."