Old Dec 14, 15, 11:43 am
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stigs
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Candlewood Suites Montreal Downtown Centre Ville

Candlewood Suites Montreal Downtown Centre Ville

What is your Priority Club status?
Platinum.

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes.

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked Queen Studio Suite, given same, nice corner room on 11th floor.

How are the rooms?
Oversized one-room suite, 6m deep x 8m wide + large bathroom. Updated. Fully equipped.

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A.

What was your welcome gift?
500 points or nuts & H2O.

What was good and what was bad?

Good
+Excellent staff, very attentive and helpful
+Large suite for downtown Montreal
+Full-size fridge, stove/oven, microwave & dishwasher makes this ideal for longer stays
+Newer heating unit, updated since last stay, need to set to 24' to get room close to 21' in winter
+Ultra-comfortable beds/pillows
+Large LCD with 50+ channels, many in HD & Blu Ray DVD player
+Oversized bathroom with near instant hot water, ergonomic showerhead (average pressure)
+Plush towels
+Close to Old Montreal, Chinatown & Place des Arts
+Quiet on back side facing courtyard with nice view of Mount Royal
+Free laundry facilities on main floor
+Fast elevators with key card required to activate floor (good security)

Bad
-Lots of seedy characters in the area of St Laurent and Ste Catherine (aggressive vagrants, prostitutes, drug pushers etc.)
-Significant dead space - could use a small dining table
-Sparse cutlery in kitchen consisted of 2 knives, 2 forks and 2 tiny teaspoons

Value for $ or Priority Club Points? Would you return?
At $110/night, very reasonable for downtown Montreal, especially if you value a spacious apartment-style setup. They have competitive long-term rates.

Note: Candlewood Suites shares a large building with Les Suites Faubourg (Holiday Inn up to 2014). I prefer Candlewood for the full kitchenette & being further up from busy Rene Levesque, as Candlewood rooms are on top floors 9 thru 14.
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