Hotel Xixieme Siecle

, Montreal, Canada
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Hotel Xixieme Siecle

, Montreal
3 star
262 rue St-Jacques Ouest - Montreal - Quebec - H2Y 1N1 - Canada Hotel Website | | (514) 985-0019
334 Traveller

Reviews - Hotel Xixieme Siecle

10/10
Location and Grace
Submitted by: Val Cummins in 02/07/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Our first impression was of the staff- graceous and caring! We'd requested a king sized bed, but, wound up with a queen sized bed. As someonewho snores, you can appreciate how my lady was over joyed when the staff took extra time to check andfound a room with two queen sized beds (a quieter sleep for my lady). The location allowed us to get downtown easily andabrisk walk took us to the local 'Old Montreal' area. We had crepes in the local restaurant and truly enjoyedour meal. As a place to stay - we'd recommend the hotel to one andall. Great staff, great ambiance and fantastic service.
8/10
Boutique, Quaint and Fun
Submitted by: Babak Alizadeh in 26/06/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Very Nice Rooms. Service was excellent!
Location is unbeatable! Excellent Breakfast with very nice staff!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Xixieme Siecle

Not disappointed, just not impressed.

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here for a weekend in April. The location, a short walk from the train station (Bonaventure), even shorter walk to the Metro (Square-Victoria) and just around the corner from Notre-Dame Basilica, was the best part of staying at XIXeme Siecle. Otherwise, the hotel was profoundly unimpressive. It wasn't bad, mind you, but we just had the sense that they hadn't quite finished renovations yet. Fixtures were sub-par, the room we had was positioned as an upgrade, yet the lighting was poor and the bed was some odd size between a double and a queen.

Value for the money cannot be denied. This was certainly superior to any motel accommodation for a similar price. By no means did we feel that we overpaid and we aren't complaining about that at all. However, the pictures imply a level of finish and style that simply isn't there with this hotel.

Breakfast was across the street at Eggspectations. That was good. I'd recommend attending the 11am Mass at Notre Dame. The choir and organ are absolutely fantastic. (Reminder not to take pictures during the service. The woman in front of us was doing that and was warned off of that. )

Sandy at the Front Desk of the hotel was VERY helpful and had excellent dining suggestions. The staff during the day we found not as knowledgeable.

Chez L'Epicier - Old Montreal, not a long walk, very nice, neighbourhood atmosphere. Quality food, well prepared and presented. ($130)

Holders - West Old Montreal, convenient to Metro, bistro fare. Less expensive than L'Epicier. We need to eat quickly because we had an 8pm show to catch. Service was delivered with a smile. ($80)

Le Jardin Nelson - Place Jacques Cartier. Yes - you're right in the heart of touristown but they have a pleasant atmosphere for lunch and our serveuse (Elyse) was very friendly and helpful. ($70)

St-Denis - We spent a day on St-Denis, shopping and sitting in cafes. Time well wasted, as they say! Excellent coffee at La Brulerie (there might be more to the name...).

You'll need reservations for the better restaurants. Sandy at the Front desk was very helpful in getting us in to the first two places mentioned above. Also enjoyable for late night drinks is Crescent Street (it's party time on a Saturday night!) - if you enjoy live music, there are bands everywhere!

19th Century charm plus 21st Century style

from buckislove
Just returned from 4 nights last week at the XIXe Siecle. The location in Vieux Montreal is great--just blocks from Notre Dame, the Old Port, shopping, dining, and the Square Victoria Metro Station. The staff was great, they were so friendly and helpful each day. The European-style breakfast is elegantly presented in a stately room by cheery attendants and the croissants are OUTSTANDING! We loved our stay there. Other reviews on this site helped me make my choice to stay here, and now hopefully I can help you make yours.

Charming Hotel

from lucawoolf
This hotel is superb. The charming and handsome concierge who upgraded our room to the master suite, at no extra charge, was even more superb. I went with my mom for a weekend; all of the staff, except for one, were enthusiastic and patient in providing us with ideas as to what to do at night, etc.
The style of the rooms is neo-classical / post-colonial, with high ceilings and a large bed; the style is somewhat spare and it seems that more furniture could be used to decorate the interior.
The bathroom is clean and well-equipped with the requisite toiletries.
The complementary breakfast buffet was lovely, including cheese, hams, fresh croissants, and bagels.
Overall, a delightful experience; God bless the concierge!

IT is nice

from trip2000
Nice hotel, good location. High ceilings, spacy rooms. Very clean, and helpful staff. Just watch out for the price of the drinks at the lobby bar - they are about $10 a shot. Overall, good value for the money paid.

Fantastic place with atmosphere

from TravelAsia35
We stayed five nights in february in the Xixe Siecle and we would love to
come back as soon as possible! Staff is excellent,more than helpful and
taking care of us...rooms are cosy and huge, bathrooms very stylish and
the breakfast room is just great! Excellent location in Old Montreal close
to nice restaurants. We came from Europe and found a little dream place
in Montreal....we can just highly recommend this hotel!!!!

A Safe but Boring Choice

from NYStateofMind
The building is beautiful, it appears to be upscale from the exterior. The rooms are somewhat utilitarian, no real style... homey tho, you'll feel as tho you're staying at your grandparents'.
The staff were not warm or terribly helpful, in fact somewhat disinterested. The TV didn't work, the water had to run for 5 minutes before it became hot. I stayed here and at Saint Sulpice... it is laughable that they are listed as same category... the Sulpice is miles above XIX in every way especially as far as service.

Heater is so noisy and no respond to your concern

from A TripAdvisor Member
I booked one night on expedia for this hotel. Heater is so noisy keep me awake all night. Turned off the heater and it's so cold so I turned the heater on again. No water to drink, no coffee for the morning. Water for bath is not hot. Room photos shown on the Expedia are quite different from the room I got. I won't even give a try to come back for this hotel.

Great small hotel

from babycakes
We just stayed at the hotel for a few nights over the New Year. The hotel was better than we expected. We were impressed as soon as we walked into the lobby since it looked even nicer than the pictures on their website. The rooms have high ceilings, comfortable bed, nice amenities. The staff was also courteous and helpful. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

Good Place to Stay, But Watch the Extra Costs!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife, baby and I stayed here in August 2003 for three nights.

The staff was very courteous, the room was great, and the location in Vieux Montreal could not be beat. We ate breakfast every day at a wonderful restaurant called Eggspectation, which is just down the street.

The only thing you should NOT do is ask the hotel to do your laundry. We asked them to do one load, and they did it well. However, it was outrageously expensive, something like $50!!!!

Wonderful, but not everything I expected..

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I just spent a wonderful long weekend in Montreal celebrating our 10th anniversary. We stayed at the Hotel XIXe Siecle and enjoyed our time there. The hotel's location in Old Montreal was convenient for exploring the city and it's history, and the staff was very willing to please and was extremely helpful in arranging dinner reservations, directing us to the best sites to see, and making our stay pleasant. However, athough we had a great time, there seemed to be something missing at the Hotel XIXe Siecle that I just can't put my finger on.

It wasn't a bad experience by any account (and I would definitely recommend the hotel to others) but it wasn't the most amazing either.

Top Local Tips for Montreal

Ice Cider is delish! Everyone has pretty much heard of ice wine, but you must try the ice cider. It will run you anywhere from 10-20 CAD per glass. A bottle costs about 25-35 CAD. They sell some brands at the airport duty free shop.

Place Jacques Cartier Don't eat at any of the restaurants on Place Jacques Cartier. They are all overpriced, but considering the location you could accept this if the food was decent. We tried three places and they were all terrible! Eat elsewhere, say on Rue St Paul (the Keg is great for steaks) and have a drink or ice cream in the square.

Buying a Day Passes for the Metro Don't assume you can buy a day pass for the Metro wherever their is a Metro kiosk. They are only available at selected Metro stations. A little advanced planning will save you unnecessary cost.

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  • Address: 262 rue St-Jacques Ouest - Montreal - Quebec - H2Y 1N1 - Canada
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