Ritz Carlton Montreal Hotel
Reviews - Ritz Carlton Montreal Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Switzerland
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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- From: United States
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Ritz Carlton Montreal Hotel
We liked it!from A TripAdvisor Member
t Think of this as a Ritz-Carltonfrom travellawGables
All shabby, no chicfrom Pharmadoc
Dump - misrepresentation to use the name Ritz-Carltonfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Decadence of a Bygone Era Lives On!from NYUCanadian
warm welcome in cold montrealfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Also the people at the bar and restaurant were leftovers from a pantie raid -- god awful loud, vulgar, cheap... Need i say more?
Get a suite at the Vogue which is just down the street if you like that area; but you must have a suite in the back because the front is noisy, or stay at the St James which is truly a luxury hotel except the rooms are tiny and trendy. However the service and public areas are impressive.
Not the Ritz Carlton; more like a Holiday Inn that needs Renovationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We checked into the St. James instead which is truly a luxury property in every way; indeed the most luxurious in Montreal (I looked at all of them researching a travel article.) It is meticulously maintained and the furnishings, rooms and public areas are sumptuous. The concierge, Guy, is the best we have encountered anywhere.
The Nelligan hotel and its sister properties in Motreal are also good, moderately priced choices if the St. James is not in your budget.
Wonderful service, classic hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Second, the actual hotel: This hotel is not large - it's exterior reminds me a BIT of the Ritz in London, but the lobby is more like the Berkeley Hotel in London - meaning that it's small, intimate, understated, and discreet. It is more like your wealthy grandmother's house - not spankng shiny new, yes a bit of fading in the rugs and maybe even a dent in the wood here or there. But it is LIVED in. This is a historical hotel - it is a place that has seen countless visitors over the years, yet has not succumbed to modern design ideas (Ian Shrager), and has not traded in original fixtures, etc. for shiny new replicas. I think that rather than scoff at this, one should celebrate it. This is a kind of place where money - old, unassuming, confident money - breathes. And even if you dont' fit into that category, you are treated the same. How do I know? I have stayed here twice. The first visit (Nov 2000), my mother and I were coming for a mother/daughter weekend. I'd ordered flowers to the room for my mother - the concierge helped me out a bit - very nice and reasonably priced arragnement (she asked my budget). I was discreetly asked what this was for and I mentioned an early birthday. When we got to our room not only were the flowers there, but also a very fancy dessert and note from the hotel wishing my mother a happy birthday. The concierge had also amazingly gotten us reservations at Toque - prime sitting and nice table - as well as an appointment to Spa Diva; on our arrival we were given appoinment cards and everything was set up - all we had to do was enjoy our time. The room itself was very nice - furnished with dark woods and plush carpets, bedding, etc. and the room itself was very large with a nice view; toiletries were great (they've since changed them - I miss the old ones but the new ones are a bit more Aveda-esque in that they follow the 'natural' school of formulation). We just got back from the second vist, in Nov 2003. This time, when I tried to order flowers, they asked what the occasion was - and I told them that my brother and I were bringing my mother there as she had just finished chemotherapy and I wanted some flowers to celebrate it. The reservations and concerige set up my room, flowers, dining, etc. On arrival, we were greeted with a 'welcome back Mrs. ___' (they must look these things up?) and taken to our room, which was booked as a junior suite, meaning one larger room with two beds and a seating area. What we got was a huge suite - two rooms, a bedroom with a humongous bathroom joined to an room equal in size to the bedroom that had a huge tv, video games, etc. with a sofa, several chairs, etc. We were shocked but apparently, we had been upgraded, Ritz style. I'm not sure (am strongly guessing) that this was because we had chosen this hotel to celebrate my mother's successful treatment, but I'm not sure. I have also heard that this hotel tries to upgrade frequent visitors, so maybe that was it (though twice in three years isn't that frequent, is it?) All I know is that, as typical, they surprised us once again with their kindness and thougtfulness. I cannot recommend this hotel strongly enough to anyone.
In fact, this last time, we thought of staying somehwere else just to try a new place - perhaps one of the newer 'boutique' hotels but in the end, stayed here because of the price - equal if not cheaper than the others but yet we were getting the prime location, service, and familiar experience. Well this last experience cemented it - it wasn't the fact we got upgraded, just that, in this stressful time we truly felt that we were somewhere safe, home. And then I wondered - isn't that bizarre? we've only stayed here twice now - how can someone rationally feel that way? Well it is inexplicable I suppose but then maybe that in and of itself tells you something.I will never stay anywhere else in Montreal and strongly recommend that anyone reading this review try out the Ritz - if only more hotels could be like this...
Save Your Money!!from A TripAdvisor Member
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- Address: 1228 rue Sherbrooke Ouest - Montreal - Quebec - H3G 1H6 - Canada
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