Montreal Hotel?

Old Jan 27, 12, 10:32 am
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Montreal Hotel?

Hi all - can anyone recommend a nice hotel in Montreal for a weekend? I'd be looking for a walkable location close to restaurants, bars, and things to do/see.

I've so far arrived at the Westin or the L Hotel. The advantage to the Westin is my SPG status/points. What do you recommend? Any other hotels I may have missed?
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Old Jan 28, 12, 8:56 am
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I was in Montreal last weekend and stayed as I always do at L'Hotel de la Montagne (www.hoteldelamontagne.com (the doorman in the picture actually works M-F days!) - I booked on kayak) which is one block off of Crescent Street and has a very popular lobby bar, Thursdays, that connects to Crescent Street (where there are lots of bars). It is just off of Ste. Catherines for shopping, about a 10-15 minute walk to Old Montreal or to Blvd. St. Laurent where there are a number of great restaurants and a $16 cab ride OW to the Casino.

Dress warmly. It was -15C with the usual breeze and I broke down and wore a winter hat for the first time in years after just one day! I was glad I didn't have to do too much walking in the humid cold.

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Old Jan 28, 12, 10:58 pm
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Stayed at the Sofitel for a weekend on a great rate, and was happy with proximity to museum, public transit, and shopping. Only drawback is that the immediate area is lively during the day, but not so much at night or on weekend mornings (hard time finding a breakfast place open on a Sunday). Still, close to the subway and a good neighborhood.
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Old Jan 30, 12, 7:02 pm
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Stayed at the Intercontinental this past summer in a club room, really liked it (so much better than pre refurb a few years ago!) easy walk to the old parts (and their bars, restaurants etc) and across the road from a subway station for other parts.
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Stayed at the Intercontinental this past summer in a club room, really liked it (so much better than pre refurb a few years ago!) easy walk to the old parts (and their bars, restaurants etc) and across the road from a subway station for other parts.
I'm staying there next week. I'm glad you liked it, Emma, and I'll report back when I return.
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Old Jan 30, 12, 8:16 pm
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THanks, all. I booked the Sofitel. It was only $150/night.
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Deleted. Found hyatt thread. Now have to decide if should splurge on w instead.

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Hotel Nelligan on Rue Saint Paul - fantastic location, one block from the water & in the middle of all the action. It's a boutique hotel with really neat rooms & a complimentary happy hour.
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Join the Fairmont President's Club. There are specials posted for the first ten days of each month. This month, The Queen Elizabeth has weekend nights at CAD129 a night.
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Embassy Suites on St. Antoine. One block from Old Montreal and Notre Dame Basilica. Place D'Armes Metro station entrance across and down the block.
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post
Hi all - can anyone recommend a nice hotel in Montreal for a weekend? I'd be looking for a walkable location close to restaurants, bars, and things to do/see.

I've so far arrived at the Westin or the L Hotel. The advantage to the Westin is my SPG status/points. What do you recommend? Any other hotels I may have missed?
If SPG, the W Montreal is just round the corner from the Westin. Great place with a hip and beautiful crowd if you are into that sort of thing. Walkable and convenient location.
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I really liked the InterContinental, though next time I will remember to bring the credit card that I used to make my reservation. The gym was adequate, the hotel was attached to a shopping center, and it was close to rue Ste-Catherine but not actually in the busiest area of Montreal.
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Old Feb 21, 12, 12:00 pm
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I did the Delta Centerville Friday night near the W, IC Montreal. Ok but not impressed...way to many hockey groups so not a quiet place.

Did the Sat/Sun night at the IC Montreal next to the Westin and recommend the Club either as a booked Club room or you can buy from the Concierge for $30 per person per day....best part is 530-7pm Mon/Sat (Was closed Sunday) the Club offers unlimited Wine,Beer,Hard Liquor to paid Club guests.

IC is linked ( like Westin ) to the "underground city" ie commuter path or tunnel connections all the way up to the Bay & area shopping so nice when its a cold winter day out. Above ground 10-15 min walk to the heart of Old Montreal or 20-30 min walk to the heart of the shopping areas north of Ville Marie.
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