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Residences Universitaires UQAM West Montreal

6.2 | Fair
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Central location and reasonable rates, but several concerns with lack of AC in summer

Pros
  • Free wired internet (and free Wi-Fi as of May 15/2013)
  • The hotel's location was praised for being within walking distance to Old Montreal and the Latin Quarter
  • Several lodgers felt the hotel provided good prices and value
  • The hotel's staff were characterized as considerate and readily available
Cons
  • Several guests found the rooms to be too hot during the summer months
  • Noise disturbances were reported by a couple of guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 27, 2013
Overview
Located next to the University of Quebec at Montreal Science complex and 16-minute bus ride from McGill University, the Residences Universitaires UQAM West is suited to travellers who require short or long-term accommodations with extended kitchen amenities near public transit (approximately a 5-minute walk).

This hotel has 369 guest rooms and apartments, each offering free wired internet (and free Wi-Fi as of May 15th 2013), a kitchenette, a ceiling fan, a telephone, and a desk. Hair dryers and irons and ironing boards are available upon request, and TVs can be rented for $2.50 per day. Standard rooms offer one double bed, while apartments with up to eight bedrooms are also available. 

Hotel amenities include a fitness room, laundry facilities, meeting/conference space, and a billiards room. Self-parking is an additional $20 per day, pets are not permitted, and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Restaurants close by include Koko Restaurant and Suco Lounge, which are both within a 3-minute walk from the hotel, and shopping can be found at Complexe Desjardins, which can be found a 7-minute walk southeastward.

Old Montreal is about a 20-minute walk east of the hotel, while The Quartier des Spectacles (Montreal's entertainment district) is just northeastward. Mont Royal Park is roughly 12 minutes away via public transit, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is about a 21-minute drive southwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on February 25, 2013: Free wired Internet (and free Wi-Fi as of May 15 2013), pets not permitted, self-parking $20/day
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The Good
Several of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's location, value, and staff.

Many guests were pleased with the hotel's central location. They described it as within walking distance to the Latin Quarter, Saint-Catherine Street, Old Montreal, Place-des-Arts Metro station and a supermarket.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value. These guests said the hotel offered reasonable rates and described it as well priced.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as courteous and considerate, and it was reported the front desk staff were on duty 24-hours a day.
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The Bad
While several of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although most reviewers found their rooms to be clean and well maintained, several guests had complaints about the accommodations. Due to the windows only opening a few inches and the lack of air-conditioning in the rooms, some reviewers found the rooms to be uncomfortably hot in the summer months. These guests also described the rooms as small, with no dishes for the kitchenettes (as advertised), and as having very small bathroom sinks.

Noise disturbances were mentioned by a couple of guests during their stay and reported being able to hear guests above them in the early morning hours. It should be mentioned however, that most reviewers found their rooms to be quiet.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.2 out of 10 from 22 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #39 out of 67 Montreal specialty lodging from 18 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 25, 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
6.2
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hotels in Montreal

Rated 6.2/10 based on 609 reviews

Ranked #134 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Residences Universitaires UQAM West Montreal
2100 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal, QC