The Sofitel Montreal is located on Sherbrooke Street West and is popular with guests looking for upscale accommodations in a central downtown location.
The hotel's 258 rooms all feature expansive windows, goose feather comforters and pillows, a work area, a flat-screen TV, and a Bose radio alarm clock with an iPod dock. The marble bathrooms come equipped with a rain shower. Guests may choose a room with one king or two double beds, or a suite with all the standard room amenities and additional features such as separate living area.
Valet parking is available for $34/day, with in and out privileges, and Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in the lobby and for $15/day in the rooms. There is an on-site fitness centre and sauna, as well as five meeting or event rooms. For dining options, the hotel's Restaurant Renoir is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and room service is available 24 hours a day. In the summer months, guests may choose to dine outside on the restaurant's terrace. The hotel bar also serves coffee, drinks, and snacks every day from 11:00 am until midnight.
The hotel is a 5-minute walk to Peel metro station. From there, guests can reach the train station (at Bonaventure metro) or the bus station (at Berri-UQAM metro) within 15 minutes. Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is about 20 km from the hotel, a 20- to 40-minute drive depending on traffic conditions.
The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, close to many schools, businesses, restaurants and other services. McGill University and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts are a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while Concordia University is about a 10-minute walk. The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Place des Arts and the Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal's outdoor site for its many summer festivals, are all a 10-minute metro ride or 20-minute walk from the hotel. The areas of Chinatown and Old Montreal as well as the Palais des Congres Convention Centre are about 20 minutes away on the metro, or a 30-minute walk. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Front desk agent (call date: September 20, 2012) confirmed the hotel’s Wi-Fi and parking services.
The GoodOverall, the hotel received many positive comments in the reviews used for this analysis.
Numerous reviewers found their rooms immaculate and well designed and the beds to be very comfortable. The modern bathrooms with rain showers were also appreciated by many reviewers. The decor of the rooms and the hotel was often described as modern and beautiful.
There were several comments that the staff were friendly, helpful and professional, some of whom were mentioned by name. Many guests spoke highly of the concierge service as well.
Most guests praised the hotel's location, whether for business or leisure purposes.
Guests appreciated being near shopping, museums, galleries, restaurants, and the metro.
Although the feedback on this hotel was mostly positive in the reviews used for this analysis, some common criticisms emerged.
Some guest reviewers found the hotel's $15/day charge for Wi-Fi in the rooms and the $34/day valet parking charge to be expensive. As well, there were some comments that the hotel restaurant, although very good, was quite overpriced, with reviewers giving examples like $8 for a glass of juice.
A few reviewers mentioned that they found their rooms to be a little on the small side.
reviewers rated this hotel 9.3 out of 10, based on 248 reviews.
Expedia.com reviewers rated this hotel 4.7 out of 5, and gave it a 98% recommendation rate, based on 254 reviews.
Hotels.com reviewers rated the hotel 4.8 out of 5, based on 111 reviews.
Front desk agent (call date: September 20, 2012) confirmed the hotel's Wi-Fi and parking services.