La Tour Centre Ville Hotel, Montreal
Review - La Tour Centre Ville Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
Historical Traveller Reviews of La Tour Centre Ville Hotel
Great place to stayfrom Glazeworld
Location, location, location. You do not need a car if you stay here. Everything is within walking distance and the metro is very close by. For the location and size of the room, you can't beat the price. The furniture is not anything special, but it is adequate for its purpose. The beds have always been comfortable. You also get a kichenette for the price. Out of the 7 Jazz Festivals I've been to, I would have to say that this hotel has handled the large ammounts of guests and musicians with great organization. I have never had to wait for check-in or check-out. The rooms are clean. Some of them may not be sterile, but the beds and bathrooms were always clean and never freaked out my germophobe fiancee. In 2005, the Chinese restaurant came under new ownership and the food is great!
This is an old building, so it is not anything like the Westin or Hilton. It's a moderate hotel that puts function above form. There is no stairway from the hotel rooms to the lobby and the elevators can take a while, but that never bothered me. One out of the 10 times I stayed there, there was some problems with the air conditioning, but that was fixed in a timely manner.
I will continue to return to this hotel. When I started going there in '96, I was a poor college student and that was all I could afford. These days, I can afford a more expensive hotel, but I don't see any reason to pay more for a hotel with an inferior location.
Excellent place to stay in heart of Dowtown Montreal !!!from Suhani
Each room is equipped with a small kitchenette (stove, refrigerator, sink with dishpan and dishsoap, table and chairs) plus utensils, plates, coffee cups, glasses, and even wine glasses. Secure, indoor parking is offered for an additional fee. More than anything, this is in a great location... You can walk to everything from the hotel. I would definitely go back.
re on a budgetfrom adlinner
This is an apartment hotel, so the suite that we got for about $94/night had two twin beds in a separate bed room, a full living room with pullout couch, a small dining room and a full furnished kitchen. We must have saved $300 that week because we didn't have to eat out all the time. There was a full grocery store right across the street. On the top floor, the "penthouse level" there is a laundry, meeting rooms, a pool, a weight room (male and female) and a sauna (male and female) - open for all. The location is right downtown and we could walk to the bars, chinatown, and old montreal in about 15min walk in different directions - not next door to any, but central to all these places. I went for runs by the harbour a few blocks away.
We had some good parties in our hotel room with all the space, hit up the pool and sauna too. I can also see this to be a place my parents would stay at though - a lot of the people who stay here long-term in the furnished apartments are very nice middle age or older folk. If you get a top floor, the view is pretty great. There's this old beautiful church right across from us, and beyond stretched the city of montreal.
This was a well-kept place and I found the hotel staff excellent and professional. The maids even cleaned our fridge, did our dishes and emptied our garbage one of the days - "no way!" I said when I came back. One of the guys at the desk wasn't the most outward friendly guy, but I think his suit was too stiff - and check-in was very smooth. The only thing that annoyed me were extra charges: having to pay for parking and local calls - but I still saved money because 1) parking would have been more anywhere else downtown and 2) I could cook!
P.S. I read the bad reviews with the good on this site. This is not a five star hotel, and I think it's good because I don't live a pampered life. I can see people who expect five luxury hilton when they show up to be sorely disappointed. I shop around for trips with a budget, and after going on many trips, this was one of the best deals I've ever found downtown in a major North American city.
What a Dumpfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great location near St. Catherine's and Vieux Montreal but a terrible hotel.
A Nice Surprisefrom A TripAdvisor Member
I can tell you the location is great if you want to do touristy stuff, eat good food and live the nightlife in montreal. If you're in town for a hockey game (the strike will end some day, I'm sure) or there to party, this is great too. Close to the Bell Centre and St. Laurent, enough room for lots of people, and you can prepare your own meals. If you can't walk, use the Metro system rather than drive. Its faster, closer and goes everywhere you want to go. Montreal is beautiful, so let's keep it that way by not smogging the air!
I didn't talk to the staff too much, use the services or the TV. So I can't say much about all that.
My parents stayed here before, too, while visiting, and they liked it.
It doesn't have bugs, I didn't see any stains and no unbearable noise, either.
No matter where you stay, be glad montreal exists. It is like no where else!
NO Customer Service skills at allfrom Doeraymee
We and and another two guests were given room sizes we had not booked-- a double bed instead of a room with two beds. No apology was given at all. One poor young man was left waiting in that crowded tiny lobby for another hour until his room was ready. Check-in time was 3:00 and he had to wait until 4:00 and the staff told him there was no room to store his luggage in the meantime. No one offered to store it in the room while it was being cleaned. When a friend tried to intervene on my behalf with the bed shortage problem, the manager basically told him to shut up.
I hope foreign guests don't judge Canada or Montreal from their experience at this hotel.
Simply perfekt!!!!from attimaus
A Regular Satisfied Customerfrom A TripAdvisor Member
As in the past, I continue to recommend La Tour Centre Ville for affordable, convenient and comfortable accommodation.
Had some problemsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The entire hotel has horrible smell of smoke, dust and cheapest deodorants.
The entering hall is so tiny and unproportional to the number of guests staying. I was waiting 35 minutes to check in as 2 receptionists were too slow with the customers, answering incoming phones etc. I was standing in the line as there were not chairs in the hall and little appology would cheer me up.
As for my room, I had large suite 206. The furniture is functional, TV is old, remote control did not work even I asked to fix it, bathroom's door can not be closed. Don't expect to enjoy the view of downtown from your room's window as they never have been cleaned, and the drapes are so filthy you don't want come closer to open the window! And yes, they clean room every day and change towels, but is't that what they supposed to do in any hotel? At the end I left hotel with the feeling I was cheated even for that "reasonable" price.
But Montreal and Quebec were super! Enjoy.
Top Local Tips for Montreal
chinatown La tour centre ville is right near chinatown or whatever. It's a cool place to check out. Restaurants are excellent and the asian markets remind me of new york
ITS COLD! If you plan on going during winter months, BUNDLE UP! Its gets really really cold there, below freezing at night. Also it gets very wet with all piles of snow, so bring boots or extra socks. ANd watch out, the snow tends to start melting during the day, then the water freezes over at night. So it tends to be a bit icy.
Other names for La Tour Centre Ville Hotel
- la tour centre ville
- hotel la tour centre ville
- Address: 400 boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest - Montreal - Quebec - H2Z 1V5 - Canada
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