Hotel de la Montagne

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Hotel de la Montagne

, Montreal
4 star

Rooms: 136

1430 de la Montagne Street - Montreal - Quebec - H3G1Z5 - Canada Hotel Website | | 5142885656
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10/10
Good times had by all
Submitted by: Vicki in 28/11/07
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Reccmmended by a friend, we were looking to hold this hotel to the test. Large rooms, romantic tub and separate shower, double sinks set in marble, this room had it all.

The restaurants and bars housed within the hotel were superb, and reasonably priced. Great location for hitting local hotspots. Very accommodating to late check-out.

I would go back again!
8/10
Cost Conscious Traveler
Submitted by: Joe in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Very friendly, clean and good value for money. Rooms are enormous and well appointed. Night club cum bar on ground floor seems to be most popular in the city for the over 40's. Would happily recommend for the cost conscious traveler.
9/10
We Have Always Enjoyed
Submitted by: James in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
We head to Montreal 5 to 6 times a year and usually stay at the Hotel De La Montagne. It is close to Ziggy's Pub (a sports bar) and Stogies (a martini and cigar bar). The life on Crescent Street is wild any weekend, especially when there is something special going on in the city (which is most of the time in the spring, summer and fall).

The rooms are large, the staff is very friendly. We have always enjoyed our stay at the Hotel De La Montagne.
10/10
Never Fails To Impress Me
Submitted by: Geoffrey in 03/11/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
Hotel De La Montagne offers one of the best combinations of stylish guest facilities, central location and value-for-money in any small hotel I've stayed in during a lifetime of travel. It is truly a gem and, despite being an infrequent guest, the property (and the people who run it) never fails to impress me with their warmth, efficiency and charm.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel de la Montagne

Would return to this hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent one evening at Hotel de la Montagne and enjoyed it thoroughly. I chose the hotel because of the price ($140 Cdn) and the excellent location. The lobby looks a little older but is decorated with a real European flair. The room was clean and enormous, with one of the biggest bathrooms I have ever seen in a hotel of this price range (double sinks, separate shower and bathtub, heat lamp, phone). We had a king size bed (the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on in a hotel) with a feather duvet, dresser, desk, and armoire with tv and mini bar. There was also a balcony. The location is ideal, steps from the shopping of St. Catharine Street and right next to Crescent Street, which has lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. Overall, I was impressed with this hotel and would stay there again.

The Glory days of this hotel are OVER!

from revdrcr
For some background, the reader needs to know that my wife and I spent the second night of our honeymoon at this hotel back in August of 1985. It was the first time we had ever been to the hotel or to Montreal and it was a marvelous experience. So, we were eagerly looking forward to seeing the place again to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary! Sadly, the Hotel de la Montagne has lost its lustre and charm over the years. Here is my analysis:

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 lovely

from bjrWisconsin
I stayed here in June 2005 for 5 nites. The price was less than 100.00 american dollars and I had a KING SUITE TO BOOT!!!! Beautiful room; clean and with all the amenities including snuggly robe and slippers. The hotel featured a beautiful lobby with enormous crystal lighting and a fountain...too pretty to describe you have to see for yourself. The hotel personnel were wonderful as well. I went solo on this trip to Montreal and had a wonderful time. See this beautiful, friendly and clean city if you get a chance.

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 rooms

from texasfemale
after reading recent reviews of this hotel, i was very apprehensive about staying there. but since we had pre-paid (and gotten a great rate on line). we forged ahead. we were VERY happy with our choice. the lobby is tired and dated and doesn't make a very good first impression. the halls to the guest rooms are narrow and dark, but when we opened the door to our room, all our misgivings vanished. the room was among the largest i have ever stayed in, and had: big double dresser, big tv, in-room safe, terrycloth robes, complimentary slippers, shoe shine machine, suit pressing machine, plenty of seating space, very big closet and a king sized bed. the bathroom was even better: all black and white marble and tile, two sinks (how often does that happen?), and a shower AND a tub, lots of mirrors, a hair dryer, a scale, and a lot of space. so i would rate the rooms way above average.

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 more

from ScottS17
Just returned from our first weekend to Montreal and was stunned to see the poor experiences people had at this hotel the same time we were there.
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 great

from A TripAdvisor Member
We arrived about 4:00 p.m., went to our room, which was not made up! The previous guests left a "please clean this room" sign on the door, and the maids thought it said "do not disturb", so we walked into a dirty room. Yuk. They fixed it right away.
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 Service

from A TripAdvisor Member
The service was HORRIBLE. I came here determined to ignore it completely, intending only to work. But it has been so horrible I can't overlook it. This may have something to do with the fact that I visibly tipped using American money. And, having been raised here, I know that a Quebecer can spot an american bill from 600 yards away-- sniper-esque. The locals are racist-- an unfortunate term we use to describe the hatred of a people based on place of residence, and not race. In any case, they must hate Americans here, even though they love their money. The barmaid at the pool, June27th, 2005, at about 4:30pm, spoke to me in French after I addressed her in English. How rude. Then she yelled at me.

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 Montreal

from steveieo
Our room had a musty smell. The music from the bar above on the roof kept us up all night. I would not come back to this hotel or recommend it. Most Montrealers think it's a great hotel... I still am trying to figure it out. I would not come here unless I wanted to drink and be loud.

Room accomodations were nice...

from FloridaRobert
Room accomodations were nice... but the rest of the hotel facilities were dated and appeared to cater primarily to the young college crowd. Rooftop pool is open to the walk-in public, not just hotel guests, so get there early if you want a lounge chair to enjoy the summer sun. Staff were friendly and helpful [which is why I rate this hotel a four star], but I found that to be true of almost all Montrealians, which made my first trip to this city a most pleasant one. Restaurant "Thursday" dinner was a fiasco but again headwaiter tried to make good on poor kitchen prep and was sincerely apologetic. All in all an O.K. place to stay if you are young and like to party. Hotel city location is fantastic.

good rate but....

from AKA23
The staff is nice and helpful. The rate is good. The hotel is in a great location. Overall, we had a good time. However, it is NOT a four star hotel. It is not even a three star hotel. The lobby is depressingly tired with rancid cigar smoke lingering in the air day and night. The rooms are very large. But, the furniture is a cheap use of wannabe materials. Ex. instead of marble in the bathroom it's plastic that looks like marble. The brunch is good. However, it used to be great. Parking is $15 day. There is a club that has very loud music until 3 am. So, stay on the street side of the building. The room rate and location made it a good deal for us.

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!

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  • Address: 1430 de la Montagne Street - Montreal - Quebec - H3G1Z5 - Canada
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