Hotel de la Montagne, Montreal
Reviews - Hotel de la Montagne
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Young Couple
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel de la Montagne
Would return to this hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Glory days of this hotel are OVER!from revdrcr
First, the room itself was very nice, and the housekeepers and maid service people did an excellent job of cleaning the room.
Second, the previous reviews that speak of the Hotel lobby being run down or whatever are not true. The lobby looked as attractive and enchanting as it did back in 1985.
Third, the overall experience was not very good. We got to the hotel at 4pm. Check in time was 2pm. Our room was still not ready! Another bad sign was that guests have to pay for Internet service through a third party provider. In my case, I paid, and after a few hours the service quit working.
I called the front desk and they said I had to call a toll free number which would cost me $1. I protested and the clerk assured me that he would credit the $1 back to my bill. He did NOT do it.
Fourth and worst of all, I had called the hotel three times prior to my arrival about specifically wanting a room in a QUIET part of the hotel. Didn't happen. We were there Sunday through Tuesday nights and on Sunday and Monday nights music from somewhere outside our room (on the 9th floor!) was so loud it awakened us. At it didn't stop until after 2AM.
Finally, potential clients should know that the neighborhood where the hotel is located has declined in the 20 years since we last stayed there.
There is a large porno-palace strip joint just up the street from the hotel, and the immediate shopping area was crawling with various shades of sub-humanity, along with larger numbers of fairly harmless looking normal people.
There were several other things but this should serve as a forewarning to all who may think of staying there. If you want my advice, try the Hotel Delta.
Great stay, Great people, Old Montreal was lovelyfrom bjrWisconsin
The hotel was within walking distance to the subway system; which is awesome in itself. Very clean and the service people were so helpful. Also walking distance to great shopping and restaurants.
Bonjour- I booked the hotel on Expedia.
tired lobby, terrific roomsfrom texasfemale
i did ask for a room on a lower floor so as not to hear the noise from the rooftop bar/ disco. the pool was wall-to-wall people on the weekend, but we didn't go to montreal to use the pool. both the lobby bar and the rooftop bar were extremely crowded with young people; so much that there was a line to use the elevators. but the hotel had staff there to make sure hotel guests went to the front of the line. most of the crowds there looked fine but a few guys looked rough. we were on the 6th floor and never heard a sound from our room.
the staff was most helpful with restaurant reservations, suggestions, directions, etc. i accidentally left a purchase in my room when we checked out, and i called today and they had it and are sending it to me! usually, if you leave something behind, it's never found, so i am very happy with the honesty of the staff. everyone there was very friendly and the location of the hotel is wonderful.
it was well worth the money and yes, we would stay there again. hope other readers will not be put off by the negative reviews posted here. we were very happy with the entire experience.
Met all expectations and morefrom ScottS17
We found the staff very helpful and had a concierge bring us to our room with a terrace and a nice view of Crescent Street. We were one floor under the roof pool, and he admitted upon check-in that we might hear the music. Since we stay up late (things close at 3 a.m. on weekends) I didn't think I would be bothered and I wasn't. With the air conditioning you couldn't hear much, though you could feel the bass beats in the bathroom.
Room was exceptional. Huge with seating area, the terrace and a big, clean bathroom. Chocolate on the pillows every day. For less than 100 a night American I don't know how anyone could expect better.
Did not go to any of the places on site. The bar looked cool during the day, but as with the rest of Crescent Street became very young and trendy on the weekend nights. We found the Claddagh Pub next door a little more our speed (we are both in our early 30s). The pasta place across the street is very good, but stay far away from Dundees. Decent beer selection, but their food is cafeteria fare at premium prices with a wait staff who could care less. I don't think our girl even had a pulse.
In the area, Great Eggspectations is a great deal on the next block and Le Cafe Paris is a nice place for coffee. There are also two nicer souvenir stores two blocks north on Ste. Catherine on the left.
The Old Port is the classier, quieter, more expensive part of town. It is about a two-mile walk right down Ste. Catherine. It takes about a half hour, so it depends on your lifestyle whether you think that is too far or not. A cab down there is about 10 bucks CAD at night, including tip. If you go down there, Jardin Nelson is a nice, open-air place with music and reasonably priced food.
Things are expensive in Montreal. Think NYC prices. A beer is 8 bucks, including tax. Sure the American dollar is worth more, but the 15 percent tax makes up for it. Tax is on clothing and food too, unlike some American states.
I would say this hotel is most ideal for a younger crowd. It is probably not a good family spot, and it could be loud. Also, keep in mind that Montreal does not have the same taboos as Americans regarding sex and drugs, so there are references (and photos) everywhere. If you are very sensitive about your kids seeing such things then consider another city or at the very least constrict your stay to the touristy Old Port.
But for 20-something and 30-something tourists it was just about perfect. Plan to stay there again when we come back.
Okay, not greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The desk clerk was snotty, but everyone else was helpful and nice.
The location is good, right above St. Catherine street, with lots of shops and restaurants.
The rooms are large, but somewhat dark and dirty.
The nightclub is noisy; you can hear the bass "boom boom boom" from the disco, and we were on the 11th floor. Also, someone left their keys in the lobby, so the hotel staff woke us up at 2:30 a.m. to see if they were our keys!
If you like to party with young people, I guess this is the hotel.
Bad Servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
So, I was ignored by the waitresses, who didn't ignore any of the men, and yelled at by the barmaid in my first minute here. I asked her whether it was possible to get a chair placed in the sun, given that all the free chairs were secured by lock and chain. She yelled at me to inform me that she was too busy to help me. Then when I told her I wasn'tasking HER to do it, but only needed information, she said, "relax!" I wasn't yelling. i know that because I don't yell.
Then someone sitting at the bar told me in English that the lifeguard would help me. That man at the bar may have been the only English person there. The place is full of locals, as the pool is open to the public.
A dirty ashtray was left by my feet at the poolside by the same young man who informed me that I could get free internet here if I invested in a wireless card. I was embarassed for him.
The place was a dirty circus and I felt cheated and scammed for having spent all that money there, just trying to buy a relaxing day by a pool in the sun. $15.00 for parking, $7.25 per drink, only 1 and a half of which I was able to drink. With tip, $10.00 per drink. $5.00 USD tip for the lifeguard. That's over $50.00 for my dignity, which felt lowered by my mere presence here. What a waste of 2 precious hours. Then I found out I was scammed for parking, having paid more than what I was supposed to pay. I was too upset to notice, as the visit ruined my entire day.
On the inside: I stayed there 3 weeks ago while ata conference, along with several Americans. The room was mediocre and smelled like mold, and the service was worse.
The men in our party were treated better than the women. I suppose they assume the women there are not paying customers. The reason for this is that at night, you will find prostitutes there. If you don't believe me, ask anyone at "Thursday's", a bar a block away.
Crappy time in Montrealfrom steveieo
Room accomodations were nice...from FloridaRobert
good rate but....from AKA23
Top Local Tips for Montreal
Fine Dining and Good Sommalier Try the Cafe Europa on Rue de la Montagne. The chef is creative and the wine pairings are well thought out. The menu is constantly changing and there is a nice focus on local cheeses and game.
use the Metro The metro really is very convenient. We had no problems getting all over the city with it. We bought a pass, which saved lots of money.
DON'T TAKE L'AEROBUS ***Word to the wise*** Do NOT take L'Aerobus (airport shuttle) back to the airport. We got on the shuttle at 3:30 for a 6PM flight. We informed them more than once what time our flight was. Our driver was dismissive: "Yeah yeah, it'll be fine." She proceeded to drive down streets that even we, as tourists, knew were closed off. She made several stops and didn't even pick up any additional passengers. Because of L'Aerobus' inefficient and unreliable driver, we missed our flight and had to pay $40 each to get our tickets reissued. Even the ticket agent at Air Canada agreed that they're useless! The service is fine FROM the airport to your hotel, but do yourself a favor and pay the $35 to get a taxi when you're heading home!
Other names for Hotel de la Montagne
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- de la montagne montreal
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- Address: 1430 de la Montagne Street - Montreal - Quebec - H3G1Z5 - Canada
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