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Hotel des Arts

6.0 | Fair | #132 out of 149 hotels in Montreal

Montreal budget hotel in the Latin Quarter with dated rooms, free breakfast & mixed reviews

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, local calls
  • Many guests found the hotel conveniently located for walking to downtown attractions
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers were disappointed that this hotel did not have on-site parking
  • Reviews for guest rooms were mixed regarding cleanliness
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Review
Updated Jan 11, 2015
This hotel is located in the Latin Quarter of downtown Montreal and is within a 10-minute walk of several attractions, three subway stations and the University of Quebec at Montreal. Offering no on-site recreational facilities and few on-site amenities, this hotel is well suited for travellers on a budget.

This hotel offers both smoking and non-smoking rooms. All rooms include a TV, an iron and ironing board, a desk, free local calls and air conditioning. Some rooms also include a mini-fridge, a sofabed and/or a jetted tub, while hair dryers are available on request. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel (wired Internet is not available). 

Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $15 per night.

This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant. However, a free continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am.

Parking is available at an off-site facility next door for an additional fee of $10 per 24 hours. On-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk with concierge service, a microwave and free coffee in the lobby, as well as luggage storage. 

The Place des Arts performing arts venue and shopping on St. Catherine Street are both about a 5-minute walk away, while McGill University and Old Port district are both 15 minutes away on foot. The Bell Centre is about 30 minutes away on foot or a 10-minute drive away.

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Montreal International Airport (YUL) is 25 to 40 minutes away, depending on traffic. (All travel times estimated by Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 26, 2014: All property details. 
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed generally happy with their stay at this hotel, given the reasonable prices they paid. However, there were also several guests who were disappointed with their stay and said they would not return (see below for more details). 

The staff were complimented by many guests for offering helpful and friendly service.

Many reviewers found the hotel centrally located for walking to downtown destinations like the Place des Arts, Old Port and St. Catherine Street.

Several guests added that their rooms were clean. However, there were also some complaints about the guest rooms (see below for more details). 

Several other reviewers appreciated the free breakfast.
The Bad
As mentioned above, many guests thought that this hotel was a good budget option, and reported being pleased with their choice. However, there were also many guests who were very unhappy with their stay.

There were some mixed concerns about the guest rooms at this hotel. While several guests found their rooms clean, as stated above, several other guests noticed an unpleasant smell in their rooms. A few reviewers described the interior decor as dated, while a couple of guests said that their rooms did not appear clean.

A few guests were disappointed that this hotel did not offer on-site private parking. However, there is a public parking lot next to the hotel that charges $10 per 24 hours. This fee is competitive with other hotels and parking facilities in the area.

While some guests found the hotel well located for walking to area attractions, as mentioned above, a few reviewers described the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel as seedy and unsafe. A couple of guests also noted that the hotel was on a hill, however, this area of Montreal is quite hilly.
Show Sources
Sources gave this hotel an average score of 3.2 out of 5, with 87% of 683 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #131 out of 164 hotels in Montreal, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 163 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 26, 2014 to confirm the amenities, dining details and parking details.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
6.0 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
132 / out of 149
hotels in Montreal

The average guest rating for Hotel des Arts is 6.0 out of 10 based on 3435 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Hotel des Arts at #132 out of 149 hotels in Montreal.

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2060 rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC