Opus Hotel

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Opus Hotel

, Montreal
4 star

Rooms: 136

10 rue Sherbrooke Ouest - Montreal - Quebec - H2X 4C9 - Canada Hotel Website | | (514) 843-6000
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Country Gal Loses Her Heart to Montreal

from A TripAdvisor Member
As a first-time tourist to Montreal, all I can say is thank you to Hotel Godin for making my stay so absolutely fabulous. When I had first thought about vacationing in Montreal, I was planning on staying at one of the bigger hotel chains, such as the Holiday Inn or the Sheraton. But then I saw an advertisement of Hotel Godin in a magazine, and decided to go for a more intimate experience. I am so happy I did so! The rooms are stylish, the location to restaurants and nightlife is phenomenal... But the most impressive part of my experience was the staff. After speaking with the concierge and the front-desk staff, I abandoned my pre-arranged schedule of must-see tourist sites, and listened to their suggestions instead. They were able to tell me about events and places to visit that I never would have found on my own. Friendly, knowledgeable and generous, everyone at Hotel Godin went above and beyond in providing me with the best service. I will definitely come back to Montreal in the future, and the only hotel I would ever consider staying at is the Hotel Godin.

Has potential

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is very beautiful and has a lot of potential, but........

The doorman "forgot" to bring our luggage to our room after we checked in, whenever we wanted a tea or coffee from the lounge there were no clean mugs or water (and there were certainly no nibblies either), our internet connection and the pay movie channels were not set up for us leading to 30 minute wait, lightbulbs were burnt out in one of the lamps, the mini-bar was broken and wouldn't open, no wine glasses, corkscrew, iron, or ironing board in room, hard time getting a hold of reception or valet service, and a few times the doorman just stood near the door looking at us (without opening the door)as we were entering the hotel leading to an awkward entrance LOL. It got to the point where we were never surpised when something went wrong. Seems like they took staff from their restaurants to run the hotel.

That said, the room and bathroom, although dark, were very clean and nice, the breakfast was great, we loved the "Fresh" toilletries, the location is excellent, and the gym is nice touch.

I realize that the things I am complaining about are very menial (I'm by no means a princess), but you expect a certain amount of service and attention to detail when you are staying at a hotel such as this. I would not stay there again only because I have stayed at what is considered their competition (many of them) and had better service.........and I could see myself in their bathroom mirrors!).

beautiful hotel

from atlaffinity
this is an excellent hotel. striking design. comfotable rooms. central to both the Latin Quarter and Downtown.

they do not have a liquor license yet which they are up front about. some articles have errounesoubly mentioned the drinks they serve.

Great Hotel

from Jolly Explorer
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Godin for four nights. We had searched on Trip Advisor before booking and were pleased that we chose this hotel.
Our first impressions were very good - friendly receptionist - helpful porter - great location.
Our room was very spacious, comfortable and clean and the bathroom was amazing with a large walk in shower and plenty of fluffy towels. We had one disappointment when after two peaceful evenings the neighbouring room was occupied by a couple of very noisy women - waking us up in the early hours on their return from clubbing! We did complain to reception and they moved us to another room.
Breakfast was excellent with a varied choice of cereal, fruit, bread, pastries, tea, coffee and fruit juice.
An endless supply of bottled water was available and if you are able to return to the hotel late afternoon, small nibbles are supplied with tea and coffee in the reception.
We found the staff to be polite and helpful and would stay here on a return trip to the City. It is in an excellent location for exploring the city and the old town is only a short walk away.

re not looking for hominess!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed for a night and knew we were expecting contemporary. It's pretty stark and dark in the rooms but comfortable. The bathroom was very cool with purple glass tiles and black shower. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was yummy with french pastry, fruit and cheese. The only thing I wasn't keen on was how dark things were. The lighting to the lower level bathrooms was so dark you had to run your hand on the walls so you knew where you were going. Otherwise the visit was fun.

The right hotel in the right location

from Libor
Three friends and I stayed at Hotel Godin for three nights. I would echo the broad theme laid out by all the other reviewers: superb location, attentive/professional service, great rooms, no restaurant/bar yet, stylish, access to trendy bar/lounge/restaurant clubs.

Location: the corner of Sherbrooke and St. Laurent turns out to be really a very central location. It is 1 - 15 minutes away from the Latin Quarter, the Village, Chinatown. While we walked to the Old Port area -- most people will probably want to take the Metro or taxi. However, the Old Port area was incredibly touristy -- the equivalent of Times Square in New York City. Sherbrooke and St. Laurent was the equivalent of Tribeca/Soho in New York City. Lots of interesting restaurants, micro-breweries, lounges, clubs and bars -- mostly attended by locals of various ages and interests. We were 5 minutes walk to Schwartz Deli -- which is Montreal's very effective response to New York's Katz's Deli.

Hotel service: The four of us came from all over the U.S. at various time. The hotel staff was very careful to remember our preferences, arrival times and helped us coordinate. After we had already "used" our rooms (towels, etc.), we had decided to get two adjoining rooms -- the hotel staff looked into it and immediately accomodated us. While I usually find it extremely creepy staying at hotels where the staff is better looking and better dressed/groomed than the guests, Hotel Godin was the rare exception where everyone was really friendly.

Great rooms: Stylish rooms with great bathrooms. The beds were extremely comfortable. LCD tv. Endless flow of free bottled water. Only complaint I would have was the rooms were a little dark and there was no bath tub. As others have mentioned, there was extremely nice space for a bar and restaurant, but they were not opened. I really hope they get to open them soon.

Access to restaurants: Montreal has a few restaurants that turn into dance clubs as the night progresses -- a very neat and fun concept. As we were going to various bars, the bartenders mentioned a couple of places to us: Gogo Lounge (not a strip club!), Myst, Cafe Buona Notte, Globe, Time Supper Club. We went to three of these. It turned out Buona Notte, Globe and Time Supper Club were all owned by Godin. There were huge lines of very beautiful people everywhere, but to my huge surprise (being a cynical New Yorker) the doormen escorted us in at the very front right away at every place when we mentioned we were from Godin.

Overall, great experience at Godin (and Montreal). We got a phenomenal price through Expedia ($165/night) but I would be willing to pay a lot more when I come back to Montreal again during Jazz fest. I only hope we can get a room then.

good breakfast

from 1DCDaydreamer
A fun hotel with friendly staff in a hip area. It would be nice if there was a bar - but the extensive complimentary breakfast made up for it! The gym is small, but really all you need for vacation.

Very beautiful!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderful hotel with modern decoration. A bit expensive but worth it.

Wonderful hotel in the best location in Montreal!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I've never written one of these reviews before, but after my stay at the Hotel Godin, I felt compelled to. My husband and I just spent two nights there. We usually stay in the Loews Vogue, and have stayed in the Residence Inn downtown. The location of this hotel and the quality of service both make it better than the others.

Hotel: At the Vogue, I've encountered plenty of snobbiness (maybe because my husband and I are young; I don't know). At the Hotel Godin, everyone was incredibly friendly from the moment I checked in until the moment I checked out. The Privilege King is a great room; ask for a room with a tub--it's very deep and plenty of room for two. The King bed is so comfortable; the pillows are incredibly soft. There is not a lot of counter space in the bathroom (none really--you have to improvise with the little stand next to the sink). The toilet is in a separate small room from the Shower and tub, which is a good idea. Even though I think the hotel was fairly crowded, it felt like we were the only ones in the entire hotel. It was quiet (except I could hear very late-night revelers outside my 4th floor window, but I didn't care). My laptop didn't pick up a wireless signal, but we purchased it through the TV for 9.95 for 24 hours. Neither the bar nor the restaurant is currently open (as of 9/18). The free breakfast is nice--fruits, cereals, breads, assorted cheeses, croissants, etc. Parking is 24 (CAD).

Location: half a block from Rue St. Laurent, with plenty of non-tourist trap restaurants (unlike those restaurants surrounding the area of Loews and the Residence Inn). Maestro SVP was a great seafood bistro; we also ate at Pizzedelic. You hear French a lot more in this area of Montreal, but everyone we encountered spoke English as well.

I just arrived home, and I'm already looking into staying there in November. My husband and I had a fantastic time there. I've never encountered a nicer staff. Not even a hint of snobbery.

Tip: book thru expedia, as it seems they have the best rates (a lot cheaper than my quotes from orbitz or the hotel).

You will not regret staying here!

Great Location - keep reading

from A TripAdvisor Member
Let’s get this straight –

Overall, the hotel is lovely and modern - like a photo spread from Wallpaper. (If you don’t know what Wallpaper is, you probably will not appreciate the décor and should take particular note of the following paragraphs).

The moment I walked in to the hotel, I appreciated what the owners were trying to do and I was very comfortable.

However, the hotel holds itself out as being in a very select league and when you play in the big leagues….well, you know.

From reading the hotel website, I had a certain picture in my mind – that expectation was not met. I was hoping for a boutique modern Schrager-esque hotel run like a Swiss watch – that did not happen.

The Hotel Godin in a brief description: “A modern Schrager-esque hotel run like my grandpa’s railroad watch”

While the spits and putters of the hotel (and my mixed metaphors) did not destroy the experience - I would say that this “wine is being served before its time” and the hotel needs to breathe a little before I come back.

A few issues:
Under-soundproofed for street noise
No bar.
No liquor license.
No restaurant.

Don't let the website fool you - just Google "liquor license and Hotel Godin" and you will see that after putting $30 million in renovations, the owners of the hotel have not been permitted to obtain a liquor license - because their other properties have a history of liquor-law violations.

So while you can go to the W and lounge and party in the lobby bar and eat in the hotel's restaurant - at the Godin you are stuck with empty space.

For some people that would be fine - they like peace and quiet....But please note where this Hotel is located. The corner of Sherbrooke and St. Laurent is ground-zero for nightlife (think Rush and Division in Chicago) and if you did not know that before you stayed in the hotel - you will know the first night when the horn honking and drunken revelry sings through your windows.

The positive side of location, location, location is that you can walk to an assortment of cafes, coffee houses, restaurants, bars and wander back home to the Hotel Godin with no fear of getting lost - you are truly in the middle of the action.

The downside of the lively street life is that when the lights go out and before the Xanax kicks in, if you close your eyes really hard, it still sounds like you have camped-out in the hotel’s backyard (or you left the windows open)….I am not sure if I slept for more than one uninterrupted hour at a time due to the noise.

The next problem.. strike that: the next “issue”....the staff.

Let me clarify: The staff is wonderful!! Nice, suave, polite, etc... The problem is the "understaff" - you see because the hotel is not fully up-and-running - the hotel is severely “understaffed”.

As frequent Montreal travelers know - there is a flat fee from the airport for transport to the city. About $30 for a taxi and $50 for a limo (Town Car). The limo driver got lost because for some reason no taxi driver or limo driver knows about the hotel - the point is: We were dropped off on the side of the hotel and stood outside for 10 minutes waiting for someone to help us with the bags - there was no one "on duty".

We schlepped all of the bags inside to reception and had to lug our bags to our room. The nice reception lady (girl) was about 5' tall and weighed 100 lbs wet – Do you think I was going to ask her to carry the bags?? Even if she had offered - which she didn't - I was not going to play the colonial governor, so I lugged all of the bags myself.

Later in the stay, doormen sporadically appeared, a wonderful concierge appeared and overall the experience was wonderful....Wonderful but "one-off" - and until they get their act completely together I am going back to the W.

With all that aside however, the hotel is really ABOVE-average, but it is not excellent.... and I am afraid that with this price-point only the excellent survive.

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  • Address: 10 rue Sherbrooke Ouest - Montreal - Quebec - H2X 4C9 - Canada
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