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Well-liked and pet-friendly downtown Montreal luxury hotel with modern decor & fine dining 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, mineral water, pet stays
  • Friendly, professional staff, said numerous reviewers
  • Location ideal for accessing restaurants, shops and metro on foot
  • Very clean rooms with very comfortable beds said guests
  • Many guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 per day
  • A few guests found their rooms a little compact
  • Some guests found the restaurant prices too high
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 24, 2015
Overview
The Sofitel Montreal is located on Sherbrooke Street West and is popular with guests looking for modern and upscale accommodations in a central downtown location.

The smoke-free hotel's 258 rooms all feature free Wi-Fi, free mineral water, an LCD TV with cable channels and pay-per-view movies, web TV, a mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, a work area, a safety deposit box, a Bose radio alarm clock with an iPod dock, an iron and ironing board, and a hairdryer. The marble bathrooms come equipped with a rain shower and some rooms include an additional bathtub. Guests may choose a room with one king or two double beds, or a suite with all the standard room amenities and additional living space. Accessible rooms are also available.

Valet parking is available for $35 per day, with in-and-out privileges. The hotel is pet-friendly and allows pets free of charge.

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, Le Bar also serves coffee, drinks, and snacks every day from 11:00 am until midnight. 

There is an on-site fitness centre and sauna, as well as a business centre and five meeting or event rooms. Guests are also are offered online check-in services, concierge services, in-house movies, dry cleaning and ironing services.

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 12 minutes. Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is about 18 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 4-minute walk from the hotel, while Concordia University is about a 7-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 14-minute metro ride or 17-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 24-minute walk. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)


Confirmed with the front desk on July 24, 2015: Wi-Fi is free, the hotel only has valet parking which costs $35 per day, pets stay free
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The Good
This hotel was enjoyed by the great majority of guests who left high scores in the online reviews that were read in preparation for this report.

Numerous reviewers found their rooms very clean, spacious and well designed with comfortable beds. The modern bathrooms with rain showers and beautiful views were also appreciated by guests. The decor of the rooms and the hotel was often described as modern, stylish and beautiful. Occasionally guests said the hotel had a European vibe.

The staff made the difference for a lot of guests who said they were very accommodating and professional. Some said the staff went above and beyond to provide top notch service.

Guests praised the hotel's location and found it quiet.
Guests appreciated being in easy walking distance of shopping, museums, galleries, restaurants, and the metro. 

Guests who commented on the restaurant services had a high appreciation for them, found them excellent with delicious meals, large portions and unpretentious service.

Guests with dogs found the location ideal as it was a few blocks to Mont Royal Park.
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The Bad
Although the feedback on this hotel was mostly positive in the reviews used for this analysis, some common criticisms emerged.

A few reviewers mentioned that they found their rooms and bathrooms to be a little on the small side.


A couple of guests found the bar at the hotel closed too early and some guests found the hotel or restaurant a little pricey.

Occasionally guests complained about the Wi-Fi being slow and a few guests found the fitness room underwhelming, small and outdated.
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Sources
Booking.com reviewers rated this hotel 8.9 out of 10, based on 262 reviews.

Expedia.com reviewers rated this hotel 4.7 out of 5, and gave it a 98% recommendation rate, based on 746 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com reviewers rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5, based on 1212 reviews and the hotel was ranked as #15 out of 163 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
9.1
Excellent

Rated 9.1/10 based on 1565 reviews

Ranked #22 out of 164 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile
1155 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC