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Pierre du Calvet Hotel Montreal

9.1 | Excellent
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Boutique-style hotel with free breakfast, great staff and Old Montreal locale

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their helpful and attentive service
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's Old Montreal location and proximity to restaurants and shops
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the beautiful decor and charm of their rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn carpets and dim lighting in their rooms
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a couple of lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 28, 2013
Overview
Located in Old Montreal about a 2-minute walk from the Bonsecours Market, the Pierre du Calvet Hotel Montreal is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a boutique-style hotel with an on-site restaurant.

This non-smoking hotel has 9 air-conditioned suites, all of which offer one queen bed, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a bathrobe for each guest, a hair dryer, an in-room safe, an iron and ironing board, a sitting area and a fireplace. Rooms are decorated with antiques and feature canopy beds.

Hotel amenities include a library, a greenhouse, a terrace, a free continental breakfast and free limited on-site parking (reservation required). On-site dining is offered at Les Filles du Roy (reservations required), which serves dinner daily and a Sunday brunch. Pets are not permitted, and the hotel does not provide an elevator.

The hotel is situated among a number of shops and restaurants, many of which can be accessed within a 1- to 10-minute walk. Jacques Cartier Pier is roughly a 3-minute walk south of the hotel, while Notre Dame Basilica is a 10-minute walk southward. The Champs-de-Mars Metro Station can be found 6 minutes west on foot, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 20-minute drive southwest of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free limited on-site parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 26, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, and found them to be helpful, friendly and attentive.

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location, and described it as being close to the metro, shopping, bars and restaurants. One guest stated that it is in the historic centre of town near the water and public transportation.

Several lodgers enjoyed the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, uniquely decorated, romantic, quiet and comfortable. A few reviewers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's breakfast was also praised by several guests, who described it as filling, complete and delicious. 
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

While the majority of reviewers praised their rooms' comfort and ambiance, a few guests had complaints. They reported worn carpets, dim lighting and spotty Wi-Fi.

Noise transfer was reported by a couple of guests of the hotel, who complained of the street noise below being heard in their rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #47 of 142 Montreal B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Expedia.com guests reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 21 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 26, 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
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hotels in Montreal

Rated 9.1/10 based on 515 reviews

Ranked #25 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Pierre du Calvet Hotel Montreal
405 Rue Bonsecours, Montreal, QC