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Le Square Phillips Hotel & Suites

9.3 | Excellent
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Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel offers suites with full kitchens & indoor rooftop pool 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, electric vehicle recharging, pet stays, newspapers
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and spacious suites with kitchens
  • The staff were a highlight of the hotel for their kindness, helpfulness and friendliness
  • Guests liked the location for its proximity to St. Catherine Street's restaurants and shops and public transit
  • Many guests enjoyed the free continental breakfast
  • Guests enjoyed views from the rooftop deck
Cons
  • Valet parking is $22 plus tax per night
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jun 19, 2015
Overview
This hotel, located at Phillips Square near St. Catherine Street in downtown Montreal, features suites with separate bedrooms and full kitchens, ideal for families or guests on extended stays. Its prime location at the city centre also makes it a convenient choice for guests interested in exploring Montreal's historical and cultural attractions on foot or by Metro. 

The smoke-free hotel offers 160 studios and suites which all feature a fully-equipped kitchen with dining table. In addition, all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, a HD TV with pay-per-view movies, a multi-media interface terminal, a coffeemaker (with complimentary coffee), a large work desk, a safe, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Some suites offer 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a sofabed. Rooms are equipped with double, queen and king size beds. Daily maid service is included for all accommodations.

Valet parking is available for $22 plus tax, per day and public lots are also available nearby. A free electric vehicle recharging station is also available. Pets are welcome in select rooms at no extra charge.

A free continental breakfast which guests can enjoy in their rooms or in the hotel's breakfast room is available to all guests. There is a restaurant on the main floor, although it is independent of the hotel. 

The rooftop area features an indoor swimming pool, an exercise room and sundeck with views of Phillips Square. The hotel also offers a concierge service, a business centre, a guest laundry, dry cleaning services, babysitting services, a meeting room and free newspapers in the lobby.

This hotel has nearby access to convenient public transit. The hotel is a 3-minute walk to the nearest Metro station at Square Victoria. Guests can access the 747 bus (costs $10) to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in a 3-minute walk from this hotel, to arrive at the airport in about 36 minutes. It's an 8-minute walk to the train station located near Place Bonaventure.

The hotel's location in the heart of downtown Montreal makes it about a 5- to 20-minute walk 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 about a 12-minute walk to Montreal's Chinatown district. 

This hotel is also connected to Montreal's Underground City, so guests can access the convention centre, and walk all the way to the shopping district on St. Catherine Street, without going outside. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on June 19, 2015: pets (dogs and cats) stay free in pet-friendly rooms, and valet parking is available for $22 plus tax per night
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The Good
The hotel received an overwhelming amount of positive comments in the guest reviews used in this analysis. There were many comments in the reviews from guests who had stayed there repeatedly, and from first-time guests who said they would be staying at the hotel again for all future visits to Montreal.

Guests really enjoyed this hotel for it's excellent staff and service. Some mentioned that the hospitable and very professional staff are what made their experience at the hotel exceptional.

Its huge rooms with high ceilings and ample closet space that also afforded families a lot of privacy while travelling, some with extra bathrooms and bedrooms and the kitchen that helped to save on costs were very well liked by guests. Guests enjoyed having many windows and found the rooms very clean and well maintained.

Location was considered prime for guests who found everything they wanted to do in walking distance. They mentioned being half a block from St. Catherine street restaurants and shopping, convenient to the 747 bus to the airport and the train station. The nearby Metro opened up even more options for guests who mentioned the Botanical gardens, Little Italy markets and Mont Royal. 

Numerous reviewers were pleased and satisfied with the free continental breakfast supplied by the hotel.

Guests typically enjoyed the pool for winding down and the views from the rooftop and many considered the hotel to provide great value for the price.
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The Bad
There were very few negative comments about this hotel in the reviews sourced and no frequently-voiced complaints.


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Sources
Expedia.ca reviewers rated this hotel 4.7 out of 5, with a 99% recommendation rate, based on 1,588 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.2 out of 10, based on 838 reviews.

TripAdviser.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5, based on 1,465 reviews. It also ranked as #10 out of 162 hotels in Montreal.
Editor's Analysis by Natalie W.
Analyzed by Natalie W.
Natalie has been to 5 of the 7 continents in search of the world's best climate and the greatest beach hammock...still searching.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Montreal

Rated 9.3/10 based on 7609 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
Map Marker Le Square Phillips Hotel & Suites
1193 Place Phillips, Montreal, QC