Du Fort Hotel

, Montreal, Canada
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Du Fort Hotel

, Montreal
4 star

Rooms: 127

1390 Rue Du Fort - Montreal - Quebec - H3H 2R7 - Canada Hotel Website | | 514-9388333
269 Traveller

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8/10
Great location and beautiful rooms
Submitted by: Eric Loring in 23/06/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
If you can get a corner room during a snowstorm it is magical.
8/10
Hotel du Fort
Submitted by: Michael&Rosalba Masterovsky in 23/06/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
The Hotel Du Fort surprised us. We were not expecting such a quaint hotel, very cozy and very friendly staff. The Concierge was extremely helpful. The location is great, because you are not in the middle of the city. You are a couple blocks out. You can walk to the subway very easily and get around from the hotel without a problem.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Du Fort Hotel

Great value.

from Daniel025
This hotel is a great value. My wife and I spent there to nights, the room was very big and very clan. The bathroom was huge and the room had an impressive view over Montreal downtown.

Will recommend Hotel du Fort and return

from haricotsv2
Had a great stay at the Hotel du Fort. It's in the middle of a busy, lively part of the city, where people live and work. Our best meals in Montreal were within easy walking distance of the hotel (Le Paris and Bistro Gourmet--both great food and friendly service). Good access to the Metro to get everywhere, although walking distances aren't that bad, with good sightseeing along the way. We had very good service from the hotel staff, thought our room was attractive and comfortable and found the continental breakfast very good, although chocolate stuffed croissants didn't help my weight!

Disappointing

from hpriony
We arrived at 5pm to check-in and both receptionists were on the phone taking reservations. After close to a 10-minute wait, one finished and started to check us in (with no apology for the long wait), but then the phone rang, and she left us there waiting while she took another reservation.
We had booked a king deluxe suite with sleeper sofa because we were a party of 4 (3 adults and 1 child). However, the room was stocked with 2 bath towels, and there was no bedding for the sofa bed. We also had to call the front desk to get a light bulb replaced because the one in the lamp was burned out.
We did however have a good laugh at the parking garage. It's located next door to the hotel and is closed at night except for hotel guests who must swipe their pass at the cardreader for the gate to go up. The funny part is that the cardreader is located so close to the gate that there isn’t space to drive all the way up and roll down your window to swipe the card. You have to stop your car before you get to the machine, get out of the car, and swipe the card. But do it quickly, because the gate only gives you a couple of seconds to go through before it shuts again. We felt like we were on Candid Camera.

Never stay here

from Tall_Matt
If you make a reservation at the Hotel Du Fort, you run the risk of having it refused when you arrive.

I would never recommend to anyone that they should stay at this hotel.

We had a reservation during the Montreal Just for Laughs festival. During this time in Montreal, it is notoriously difficult to get accomodations, so we reserved our stay at the Du Fort two weeks in advance. We received a confirmation number and we were looking forward to a pleasent stay based on the reviews on this website.

When we arrived, they told us they did not have our reservation.

We showed them the receipt and confirmation number and they claimed that they never received it from their hotel chain management. They refused us accomodations because they said they were fully booked, and they could not find us alternative accomodations because the whole city was fully booked. We had to impose on an aquaintance of ours and sleep on a couch.

Compounding this, they billed my credit card for the night. It has been a month since this, and I have still not seen a refund for this amount.

I would suggest to anyone looking to stay at this hotel that they make arrangements elsewhere. There is no excuse for not honoring a booked reservation. We've contacted the hotel chain management, and they said that the hotel definitely received the reservation, but most likely decided to bump us because another guest wished to extend their stay an additional night at a higher rate.

This is completely inexcusable. I write this review so that others will hopefully read it before booking a reservation that may not be honored.

Again, if you make a reservation at the Hotel Du Fort, you run the risk of having it refused when you arrive.

Great Value, Location

from zoecatva
Hotel du fort was a great value in montreal during the jazz festival. The hotel staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Our room was sufficient for two people and liked having a hidden kitchenette. It was a bit noisy having a room near the elevator and vending machine though. Hotel was close to 2 subway stops which we used constantly and felt very safe walking at night. While the hotel is kind of on the edge of downtown, we found the location great and quiet and walkable to restaurants, shops and public transportation (bus and subway). I would stay here again.

Just OK

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel was OK, but nothing to get over-enthusiatic about. It is not in the best location, being a fair distance from the old town. The neighborhood is a little off-putting when you first see it - but it is fine, just "well lived in". The restaurant - Le Paris - recommended by the hotel staff is about a block away and is great.
The rooms are fine, but nothing exciting. No Internet access was available. The staff are fine and helpful. However, it appears that most people checking into this hotel get coupons for the continental breakfast wheras we did not; this caused quite a stir when we appeared at breakfast, even though a price for breakfast is posted and it can be charged to your room. By the way, the breakfast was not that good.
The metro station is about 3 blocks away, but with a family of 4 it was just as cheap to take a taxi to the old town rather than taking the metro with 2 changes ( cost about $12 by taxi or 4 x $2.50 by metro).
The price was relaively low and with that in mind, this hotel was probably not a bad deal, although I would look elsewhere if I returned to Montreal

Great Hotel / Great Location

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have a son who is a student at McGill University in Montreal. We live about 5 hours away, and we try to get up to visit him fairly often. In the course of our visits, we've stayed a number of places in the city, and Hotel Du Fort is truly my favorite.

There is really nothing not to like about this hotel. Parking is right below, in an excellent parking garage. The staff is courteous and friendly. The lobby is small, clean and very nicely appointed (feels like a smaller European hotel). The elevators are fast and clean (a big plus compared to some of the bigger hotels in town where you may wait 10 minutes for the lift). The rooms are really lovely and spacious. I think the place must have been renovated fairly recently, because absolutely nothing feels even the tiniest bit frayed, worn, grimy, or tired. The beds are among the best hotel beds I've slept in, and the bathrooms are clean, bright, and have have very high-grade fixtures.

Breakfast, though not cooked, is done very well, offering much more than just cereals (also has boiled eggs, ham platter, cheese platter, fruits, juices, toast, pastries, etc.).

The internet cafe across the street is extremely handy, as is the fact that there are two grocery stores located less than a block from the hotel.

The location is nice, though it is a bit west of most of the things we usually end up doing in the city (as in a few blocks west). But, again, it's certainly a very nice area, with perfectly good access to everything via the Metro.

Finally, the hotel is priced very reasonably, and you get a whole lot of value for your money.

I've stayed at the hotel a number of times, and have recommended it to a number of friends. If you are looking for a smaller, reasonably priced, clean and comfortable hotel in downtown Montreal, you really can't do better than this.

of Montreal

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our two month journey found us spending eight leisure days in Montreal the last week of October 2004. The Hotel du Fort afforded us that extra level of comfort we seek when traveling for months. We enjoyed a large, very clean and meticulously furnished Superior Studio. Front desk people bent over backwards to offer every type of help from sightseeing to neighborhoods recommendation. buffet breakfast is DELUXE Continental, as pictured on the hotel's web site. The breakfast room with large projection TV, free newspapers etc. verges on opulent. Great way to start the day.
As noted on the web site the studio has a partition with king bed on one side and sofa/club chair on the other.
Their 'comfort corner' is a mini kitchen with frig and microwave. We requested a 'no charge' hot plate and set of dishes and utensils for the week.
We were not driving and I recall the hotel's parking fee is on the high side.
Location is fantastic, only a couple of blocks to the subway and all sorts of shops, stores, markets within a block. Pepsi forum with super multiplex is just three blocks away.
All in all super comfort and convenience for a very reasonable price.

Nice Suprise

from palk
At first glimse, I thought I had made a poor choice. However, once inside the hotel I found it to be an excellent choice. It was renovated a few years ago and now has large rooms, a kitchenette behind louvred doors, nice bathrooms and an very expansive continental breakfast on the 2nd floor Dining Room. The hotel is spotless throughout. The staff was courteous, well informed and extremely helpful. I was first given an end room, but it had had a smoker in it and I was then given a room which was larger than the first room.
The Hotel is a few blocks from the fashion district of St. Catharines St. and 15 minutes walk to Sherbrooke art musuems and Crescent Street. It is not luxurious but the rooms are very nice. I would recommend it. I also lucked out on the rate from Quebec Tourisim.

You can o better

from LessWorkMoreTravel
My boyfriend and I just stayed here (October 15, 2004) and we were quite disappointed. We stayed in a standard room supposedly non-smoking that definitely smelled like smoke. Also, the elevators were having problems and when I called the front desk to ask if we could take the stairs (we were on the 16th floor) I was told no, they are for emergency use only, we had to wait for the elevator, and then I was asked, "Why, are you in a hurry?" We were in fact, on vacation and trying to get to a museum before closing. The room was fine and very basic, but for the price you can do better.

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Ask the locals first.. Ask hotel concierge and locals about pubs or restaurants they would recommend

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  • Address: 1390 Rue Du Fort - Montreal - Quebec - H3H 2R7 - Canada
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