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Hotel Dorion

5.7 | Mediocre | #143 out of 149 hotels in Montreal

Montreal hotel in gay village near Metro with cheap rates but mixed reviews by guests

  • Free Wi-Fi, limited free parking, free breakfast (weekends only)
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to entertainment, restaurants and shopping
  • The hotel's staff were offered many compliments for their friendly and helpful service
  • The hotel was found to provide good value by several lodgers
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay
  • The hotel's limited free parking was challenging for a couple of reviewers
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Oct 21, 2014
Located in Montreal's gay village and across the street from Papineau metro station, the Dorion Hotel Montreal is geared towards travellers who require an economical boutique-style hotel close to shopping, entertainment, and public transit. 

This hotel has 23 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a private bathroom, and a telephone. Standard rooms offer one double bed, while rooms with a mini-fridge and jetted tub are also available. 
Hotel amenities include a free continental breakfast on weekends, laundry facilities, and free coffee 24 hours a day. 

Limited street parking is offered (advance booking recommended), pets are not permitted, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Restaurants close by include Pizza Rive-Sud and Lafayette Hot Dog, which can both be found within a 2-minute walk of the hotel. Shopping is available along the well-known St. Catherine Street, which is one block east of the hotel.

La Ronde Amusement Park is about an 8-minute drive east of the Dorion Hotel Montreal, while Old Montreal and Jacques Cartier Pier are roughly a 25-minute walk southward. Le Lion D'Or concert and banquet facility is a 10-minute walk west, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is approximately a 20-minute drive southwest of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on February 15, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast on weekends, pets not permitted, limited free street parking (advance booking recommended)

The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and value.

Many guests praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to St. Catherine's Street, public transit, restaurants, bars, clubs, a supermarket and downtown Montreal.

The hotel's staff were a source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as extremely friendly, accommodating, bilingual, and helpful with restaurant and entertainment suggestions. One guest said the staff, "made me feel like I was at home away from home".

Several lodgers were impressed with the hotel's value. Guests described the rates as economical and reasonable. One guest stated, "For a small quaint hotel, the Dorion is not only worth the price, but has gained my extended business", while another guest remarked, "If anyone is on a budget and looking for an affordable place in the heart of Montreal, this is a little gem".
The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple complaints about
noise transfer and parking.

A few guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported hearing other guests in adjacent rooms walking around and partying, as well as street and traffic noise in front-facing rooms. These guests recommended booking an inner room to avoid any street noise.

A couple of reviewers found the parking situation to be challenging because of the hotel's limited free street parking. Booking a spot in advance of arrival is recommended by the hotel, as free parking cannot be guaranteed for walk-in customers.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #98 out of 166 Montreal hotels from 32 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 15, 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
Rated by Guests
5.7 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
143 / out of 149
hotels in Montreal

The average guest rating for Hotel Dorion is 5.7 out of 10 based on 180 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Hotel Dorion at #143 out of 149 hotels in Montreal.

Map Marker Hotel Dorion
1477 rue Dorion, Montreal, QC