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Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites

Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites is a 4 star hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada 55 St-Jacques Street West, Montreal, QC, Canada
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Ideal location in Old Montreal, close to many dining and entertainment options, guests say

Pros
  • Free wireless Internet throughout hotel
  • Contemporary and elegant atmosphere, according to many reviews
  • Central Old Montreal location near dining, nightlife and many attractions, said many guest reviewers
  • Comfortable and well-appointed rooms, for numerous guest reviewers
  • High-quality and locally well-known restaurants and bars within the hotel
Cons
  • A few reviewers found some of the standard rooms to be small
  • Some guest reviewers travelling with cars found the hotel's valet parking, at $28/day, a bit expensive

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 20, 2012
Overview
Le Place d'Armes Hotel and Suites is located on St. Jacques Street West, in between St. Urbain Street and St. Laurent Boulevard, in Old Montreal. Its location near the Palais des Congrès convention centre and near the many attractions of Old Montreal make it a popular choice for guests visiting Montreal for either business or sightseeing. 

The hotel offers many amenities for its guests. Its dining and bar options are well-known and popular with locals as well as many visitors. Its award winning restaurant, Aix Cuisine du Terroir, specializes in Quebec cuisine and is open for dinner every day from 5:30 to 11:00pm. The hotel's other restaurant, Suite 701, also doubles as a bar/lounge, and is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Late at night it turns into a nightclub and is open until 1 am on weeknights, and 3 am from Thursday to Saturday. There is also a rooftop terrace, the Terrasse Place d'Armes, which is open every day for lunch and dinner and until 3am from Thursday to Saturday. There is also a spa and fitness centre. 

The hotel offers indoor parking with valet service and unlimited in-and-out privileges for $28/day, and free wireless Internet is available in all rooms and common areas. 
  
There are 81 guest rooms and 52 suites in the hotel. Guest room options are: c
lassic queen, classic king, classic 2-double, and superior king. All rooms feature brick walls, hardwood floors, a walk-in rain shower or bath/shower and upscale bath amenities, and plush goose down duvet and pillows. All rooms are also equipped with a mini-bar, large work desk, an armchair, and a safe.

For guests requiring more space and amenities there are different suite options: junior suite, junior suite with balcony, executive suite, and penthouse suite. In addition to the standard amenities, all suites feature a jetted bathtub and electric fireplace. The executive and penthouse suites also feature a separate living area.

The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Place d'Armes metro station which is in a complex that also houses the  Palais Des Congrès convention centre. It is about 20km from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, and a 10 minute metro-ride to both the train station (at Bonaventure metro), and the bus station, (at Berri-UQAM metro).

The hotel's location in Old Montreal makes it within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance of the area's many attractions, such as its renowned restaurants, the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology, the waterfront area of the Old Port, and the Bonsecours Market. It also a few minutes walk to Montreal's Chinatown district and to the restaurants and nightlife on St. Laurent Boulevard. The hotel is about a 20 minute walk to the downtown core (all distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).


Front desk agent (call date: July 19, 2012) confirmed hotel's number of rooms and suites, parking fess and wireless Internet service.
The Good
Overall, the hotel received abundant praise from nearly all the reviews consulted for this analysis, especially for its atmosphere, rooms, service and location.

Numerous guest reviewers praised the hotel's "contemporary and elegant" design and atmosphere. Many reviewers appreciated the blend of old and new, with one remarking that the hotel was "a nice combination of modern luxe and old world charm". Several guest reviewers enjoyed the lively ambinece of the hotel's bars at night and the service and quality of the food and drinks overall. 

There was ample praise for the rooms and suites as well. Like the hotel itself, many reviewers enjoyed the blend of old and new in the rooms, with comments such as "chic and comfortable" and "luxurious but still historic". There were many comments praising the rain-showers and "luxurious" bedding and linens. One reviewer on holiday with his wife wrote that, "the hotel and room was so beautiful we didn't see as much of Montreal as we wanted because we felt like staying in the room!"  Another reviewer said that "our room was phenomenal, so much so that I panicked thinking we had accidentally booked a suite."

The staff service was also described numerous times as being excellent, courteous, helpful and friendly. Front desk, concierge, restaurant-bar, cleaning, and valet staff all received many positive comments in the reviews analyzed.

Numerous reviewers also enjoyed the hotel's proximity to the city's nightlife and dining options, as well as the many cultural attractions of Old Montreal.

The Bad
Overall, there were very few negative comments about the hotel in the reviews consulted.

There were a few guest reviews that described incidents whereby the rooms were not as clean as they would have liked, or remarked that some minor maintenance issues needed to be addressed. And while the hotel's rooms received mostly glowing praise, a few reviewers who had stayed in the standard rooms housed in 'Building One' found their rooms to be too small. 

A few guests travelling with cars found the hotel's $28/day valet parking service a little expensive.
Hotels.com reviewers rated this hotel 4.7 out of 5, based on 117 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel 6 out of 168 Montreal hotels, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on 603 reviews.

Expedia.ca reviewers rated this hotel 4.7 out of 5, with a 97% recommendation rate, from a total of 194 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Natalie W.
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Guest Reviews
9.0
Excellent
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 9.0 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 1014
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites is #21 out of 162 hotels in Montreal ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Millis, MA US rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on October 16, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Jennifer from Montreal, QC CA rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 8 out of 10 on September 04, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Testy from Toronto, ON CA rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on August 28, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
David from London, ON CA rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on April 02, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Douglas from Calgary, AB CA rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on August 15, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Calgary, AB CA rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 7 out of 10 on June 10, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Customer service is outstanding at this hotel from the door, reception, to room. The room is spacious especially the bathroom which is bright, huge with a really nice tub. The shampoo, soap, handcream are all of excellent quality, very impressive indeed. My only complaint is that the room is kind of cold and there is no way for me to adjust the temperature. As well, the internet connection is very slow and not very reliable."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gordon from King City, ON CA rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on April 14, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Harri from Rovaniemi, FI rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on May 27, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Gorgeous large rooms, luxorious toilet facilities, right on the corner of the 'Old Montreal'"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Robert from Portland, OR US rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on October 20, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Fabulous amenities. Convenient to convention center and Old Montreal."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Charles from Atlanta, GA US rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on October 12, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Ellen from Berwyn, PA US rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on July 21, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The staff went above and beyond to make our stay an enjoyable one. The breakfast and evening wine and cheese (which are included in the cost) were welcoming and convenient."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
David from Fairfield, CT US rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on July 19, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Frances from Lakeland, FL US rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on September 23, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"My grown daughter and I went for some "mother and daughter" time together. We couldn't have chosen a better hotel. Directly across from Notre Dame, within walking distance to all the historic attractions and short distances to anywhere by Metro (which we used every day). The hotel room was beautifully outfitted, very trendy. The beds were comfortable and the pillows were wonderful. Complimentary breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed the wine and cheese service in the afternoon. Staff was always friendly and eager to help, drawing maps and answering our myriad of questions. Check-in couldn't have been simpler - just presented our print-out from freehotelsearch.com. We were in our room in less than 5 minutes! Would highly recommend this hotel to everyone."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
John from Northampton, GB rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 10 out of 10 on September 03, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"This hotel combines old world charm with a modern approach to service and quality. The hotel restaurant deserves special mention, the the roof terrace (another restaurant, bar and a small gymnasium) is excellent, though the terrance bar and restaurant are open only when the weather allows. The only shortcoming I could think of is the lack of a swimming pool. Will definately return when next in Montreal!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Lorraine from Winnipeg, MB CA rated Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites 9 out of 10 on July 26, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"This boutique hotel has a wonderful location at the corner of Place D'Armes square, across from Notre Dame cathedral in the heart of Vieux Montreal. It is only 2 blocks from the metro so you have easy access to the rest of Montreal. The rooftop terrace/bar was a nice place to relax with a drink and look down at the square before dinner. I highly reccommend this hotel!"

Map
Hotel Address: 55 St-Jacques Street West, Montreal, QC, Canada
This Hotel is in...
Old Montreal
Nearby cities...
Longueuil (8.4 km)
Brossard (10.3 km)
Boucherville (13.0 km)
Laval (14.1 km)
Rosemere (20.7 km)
This Hotel is Near...
Aeroport de St-Hubert (10.4 km)
Champ de Mars (0.4 km)
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (2.7 km)
Montreal Casino (2.4 km)
Montreal Convention Centre (0.4 km)

Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Billiards
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Full-service catering
  • Ceremonies
  • Custom event planning available
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Steam Bath
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Self Laundry

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9.0
Excellent

#21 out of 162 hotels in Montreal city based on 1014 guest reviews

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