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St. Paul Hotel Montreal

St. Paul Hotel Montreal is a 4 star hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada 355 rue McGill, Montreal, QC, Canada
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Boutique hotel in Old Montreal well-known for its modern design

Pros 
  • Modern, chic design, according to many reviewers
  • Excellent restaurant and bar, said many guest reviewers
  • Friendly, helpful staff, according to many guest reviews
  • Ideal location for business travellers and for sight-seeing, said many reviewers
Cons 
  • Wireless Internet in rooms costs $15/day
  • A few reviewers found the hotel and room design a bit too minimal

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 20, 2012
Overview
The St. Paul Hotel is located on McGill Street, corner of St. Paul Street, in the historic district of Old Montreal.

This luxury boutique hotel is housed in a restored heritage building and has won awards for its design. The hotel offers wireless Internet in the lobby for free, and in the rooms for $15/day. Valet parking is available for $25/day. 

The 8-floor hotel features a gym, which is open 24/7 as well as 4 meeting rooms. The hotel opened a new restaurant, Hambar, in April 2012, which specializes in charcuteries and contemporary cuisine and also features a bar. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day and serves brunch on the weekends. The hotel also has a lounge where it serves a daily continental breakfast at a cost of $15. The salon is also available for rental for large meetings or events.

There are 120 guestrooms and suites. Guests may choose from the standard 1-queen or 2 double bed Superior Rooms, Junior Suite, Deluxe Suite or Penthouse. All the rooms feature feather duvet bed covers, CD player and stereo, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, work desk, phone with voice mail, and flat-screen TV. 

The hotel is about a 5 minute walk to the Square Victoria metro station. It is about 20km from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, and a 15 minute metro-ride to both the train station (at Bonaventure metro), and the bus station, (at Berri-UQAM metro).

The hotel's location in Old Montreal means guests are within a 5 to 10 minute walk to the area's many attractions, such as its renowned restaurants, the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology, the waterfront area of the Old Port, and the Bonsecours Market. 

The Palais des Congrès, Montreal's convention centre, is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. It also a 10 minute walk  to Montreal's Chinatown district. The shops, restaurants  and nightlife of St. Laurent Boulevard are about a 25 minute walk from the hotel. The popular shopping area of St. Catherine Street, with its underground network of shops, is about a 15 minute metro ride from the hotel (all distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).

Front desk agent (call date: July 20, 2012) confirmed hotel's wireless Internet and parking services.
The Good
Overall, the hotel received ample praise in the reviews used for this analysis, particularly for its design, staff service, and location.

The hotel's design received many positive comments for being modern, minimalist and chic. A few reviewers described the hotel and room furniture as "funky". And others said the hotel nicely blended "old world charm" and "a chic environment". 

As well, there were many positive comments about the modern and sleek design of the rooms themselves. Numerous guest reviewers remarked that although the rooms were small they were well-appointed and designed to make good use of the space.

The hotel's restaurant and bar, Hambar, also received many comments in the reviews that the food was excellent and the bar a fun, lively atmosphere. 

Many reviewers felt the staff were very courteous and attentive, and there were several comments that they were also fun and had good recommendations for things to see and do in the city. The hotel's location was praised many times in the reviews as being perfect for business travel and for exploring the city's many attractions.

The Bad
Overall, there was little criticism of the hotel found in the reviews used for this analysis. 

While numerous guest reviewers enjoyed the hotel's design, there were a few reviewers that found the hotel's design a little too minimalist, with one commenting that it was "drab". As well, there were a few comments from reviewers who found the rooms to be small. One reviewer who appreciated the design of the hotel said that, "this hotel is all about design and style, and you should only choose this one if that is your priority number one as everything else is average." 

There were also a few comments in the reviews that the hallways were dark and the elevators old, and some reviewers felt the hotel's policy of charging $15/day for wireless Internet in rooms to be inconvenient and expensive.
Expedia.ca reviewers rated this hotel 4.6 out of 5, with a 92% recommendation rate, based on 61 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel 30 of 168 Montreal hotels, and rated it 4 out of 5, based on 275 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5, based on 36 total reviews. 

Front desk agent (call date: July 20, 2012) confirmed hotel's wireless Internet and parking services.
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
8.1
Very Good

#76 out of 162
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.1 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 66
Guest Recommended: Mixed
Guest Ranking Explained

St. Paul Hotel Montreal is #76 out of 162 hotels in Montreal ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Heike from Kingston, GB rated St. Paul Hotel Montreal 10 out of 10 on June 10, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Really nothing to complain about, would highly recommend."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Linda from North Bennington, VT US rated St. Paul Hotel Montreal 5 out of 10 on October 26, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The staff and the restaurant were outstanding. My so-so rating had to do with the rooms - way too small, particularly for two people. The closet was a joke and there was little room to move around. The bathroom size was ok, but there were no towel rakes for hand towels or bath towels and no stopper for the sink. The room was clean, but the lobby was not and it looked shabby and in need of some tender care, and perhaps some personal touch - flowers, or a picture or something. The "chic" in the description was carried too far."

Map
Hotel Address: 355 rue McGill, Montreal, QC, Canada
This Hotel is in...
Old Montreal
Nearby cities...
Longueuil (9.4 km)
Brossard (10.2 km)
Boucherville (13.0 km)
Laval (14.1 km)
Rosemere (20.7 km)
This Hotel is Near...
Aeroport de St-Hubert (10.5 km)
Bell Centre (1.1 km)
Champ de Mars (1.0 km)
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (2.6 km)
Concordia University (1.7 km)

Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Desk
  • Meeting Coordinator
  • Custom event planning available
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Luggage Storage
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

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