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McGill New Residence Hall

6.0 | Fair | #138 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

Summer hotel in Montreal student residence with free Wi-Fi and suites with kitchenettes

  • Free Wi-Fi and a $5 voucher for continental breakfast
  • Many guests praised the hotel's helpful staff and customer service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the Metro and McGill University
  • Several guests felt the hotel provided good value
  • Some guests were particularly displeased with old and stained carpets and also complained of old bathrooms
  • A few patrons complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The underground parking was deemed expensive ($25 per day) by a couple of lodgers
  • Some guests found the staff somewhat incompetent at times
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Editor's Review
Updated Feb 24, 2015
Located within a 15-minute walk of McGill University in Montreal's Quartier Milton-Parc area and an 8-minute walk to the Metro's Place-des-Arts station, McGill New Residence Hall is popular with business and vacation travellers who require an economical and centrally-located hotel with an on-site cafeteria near public transit.

This pet-free hotel has 430 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a desk, an iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one queen or two double beds, while apartment studios are also available and offer a kitchenette and a king-sized bed. 

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a kitchenette on each floor, laundry facilities, an ATM, a piano, a shopping mall on the lower level, meeting/banquet facilities for up to 700 people, a business centre, and a $5 breakfast voucher (for use in the cafeteria) for each guest daily. Parking is available underground at $25 per day. The hotel provides wheelchair accessibility. 

Nearby restaurants include El Gitano and Chez Gautier, which are both within a 2-minute walk of the hotel. 

Mont Royal Park is about a 10-minute walk west of the hotel, while Old Montreal is an 8-minute drive east. Redpath Museum can be found roughly 13 minutes south on foot, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 25-minute drive southwestward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's staff, value, and location.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff and described them as attentive, friendly and courteous.

The hotel's value was a source of many compliments by reviewers, who cited the reasonable prices, free Wi-Fi and the $6 breakfast voucher as factors which contributed to the hotel's worth.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as close to a BIXI bike station, McGill University, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Metro, and bus stops.
The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them about the rooms, noise transfer and parking.

While many guests found their rooms to be spacious, clean and well-equipped, some reviewers reported stained carpets, worn furnishings and dirty walls in their rooms.

A few lodgers complained of noise disturbances from other guests during their stay.

The underground parking was a source of discontent for a few reviewers. These guests said it was too expensive ($25 per day) and felt it was difficult to navigate.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 89 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #72 out of 166 Montreal hotels from 33 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 21, 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
Rated by Guests
6.0 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
138 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

The average guest rating for McGill New Residence Hall is 6.0 out of 10 based on 85 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks McGill New Residence Hall at #138 out of 166 hotels in Montreal.

Map Marker McGill New Residence Hall
3625 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC