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Delta Hotel Montreal, Canada [Master Thread]

Old Mar 27, 18, 5:16 pm
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Delta Hotel Montreal, Canada [Master Thread]

Originally Posted by BostonFlyer1624 View Post
Any reports about the Delta Hotel in Montreal?

Treatment for plats, lounge, suite upgrades, other benefits?

Many thanks!

I switched from the Marriott Chateau Champlain over to the Delta, which is now my hotel of choice for a full scale hotel in Montreal. Actually, the Renaissance is my REAL hotel of choice, but their prices are usually waaaaay too high for my wallet. My one stay there was wonderful. I wish I could afford to stay there on every Montreal trip.
I am a lifetime Platinum member so I have access to the Concierge Lounge. The Delta lounge is much bigger (2-floors) than the Marriott's, and even has a small balcony. The Delta lounge also has hot items (eggs, sausage, bacon) for breakfast, and is open on weekends. Neither of which are offered by the Marriott. No comparison between the two. The Delta fitness center is probably ten times the size of the Marriott gym.
As a Platinum, I have never been upgraded to a suite, but always given one of the larger rooms.

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Old Mar 28, 18, 10:56 am
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Thanks for the trip report. Much appreciated. Sounds like a good option!

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Great stay

Delta Montreal

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Delta Montreal

475 President-Kennedy Avenue Montreal, QC CA H3A1J7

Great stay (5 Photos)

Delta Montreal

Overall

I just finished up a 1-week stay at the Delta Montreal. Overall, I really enjoyed it. Having stayed at the Sheraton and Le Meridien in Montreal previously, the Delta has become my new go-to hotel when in Montreal.

Check In

Check-in was pretty uneventful. I got there around 7PM, and they had my keys ready for me. As an Ambassador member, I was given breakfast vouchers for every day of my stay in addition to the 1,000 point welcome amenity. I was also given a 4PM late checkout without any fuss, and there were no other issues on that front (e.g. housekeeping didn't knock on the door at noon; the keycard continued to work right up until check-out). I was also given a card with the hours of the lounge (more on that later).

 

Room

I was upgraded to a club room from a standard room. Notably, in this hotel (according to the website), all rooms are basically the same size. They differ in number of beds/which floor. My room was plenty spacious, and there were lots of outlets right next to the bed. There was also a fridge and balcony, and they had outdoor furniture available upon request! The downside for me was that there weren't any real drawers (they only had one, beneath the luggage rack). The bathroom was a bathroom.

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The room

 

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The balcony view

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The bathroom

Dining

I had breakfast in the restaurant every morning; this (and evening happy hour) was the extent of my utilization of this hotel's dining services. Breakfast was a buffet that ran until 11AM, and there were plenty of options: fruits, yogurt (both plain and flavoured -- if you arrived later in the morning, they'd replace the plain yogurt with peach), scrambled eggs, made-to-order eggs (which had to be requested from the server), bacon, sausage, various pastries (the danishes were some of the best I've ever had), and they rotated between various types of potatoes (e.g. hashbrowns) and pancakes/waffles/french toast. They had a few different types of juice, but the OJ was too sour for my taste. The platinum voucher included the gratuity.

Location

This hotel has a great location: it's close to two different metro lines, so it's easy to get to wherever you're going. It's also a ~5 min walk from Rue Ste-Catherine, which has a bunch of restaurants and stores, ~10 to McGill, ~15 to the Palais des Congrès, and, consequently, ~20 mins to old Montreal depending on how slowly you walk. Since it's not directly on Ste-Catherine, but instead 2 blocks away, it can seem a bit more isolated relative to, say, the Sheraton. This may be either a plus or a minus for you. It's uphill relative to most of those places (save McGill) I just mentioned, so going back and forth (eg resting between conference sessions) can feel tedious. Due to the proximity, you're stuck walking to all of those places I mentioned, and if there's construction, that walk can be along the side of the road.

Club Lounge

The club lounge is on the 23rd floor, but it has a second level (the main level, where the F&B is) a floor above that, for which one must take the stairs after entering the lounge. On this level, there's a balcony which is a great place to spend a summer day. Breakfast is M-F 6:30-9:30 and 8-11 on weekends. If you have access to the restaurant, I would suggest going there for breakfast, as the selection is more extensive, but the club lounge isn't a terrible place to eat breakfast.

Happy hour is 5-7 every evening, but I found that they would sometimes leave food out until 8. There would usually be 2 warm dishes, one of which is vegetarian, as well as some cheese, veggies, something with bread (e.g. grilled cheese, bruschetta), and a dessert. Soft drinks and water are free, but alcohol costs money.

Outside of breakfast/happy hour, there are usually fruits and cookies/pretzels left in the lounge. Nonalcoholic beverages (including tea/coffee) are around as long as the lounge is open.

The service in the lounge was one of the highlights of my stay. One of the concierges remembered my name and preferred drink + dietary restrictions after the first day!

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The view from the balcony

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The view from the lounge

Gym

The hotel gym resembles a commercial gym more than a hotel gym. There are barbells, free weights, and a few machines to be used. There isn't much to say, other than the gym is much better than most North American hotels I've been to.

Great stay

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Old May 18, 19, 5:47 am
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@pewpew thanks for the review. Just out of curiosity, have you stayed at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal since the (recent) renovations? I would be curious if you still prefer Delta over Sheraton in a renovated room. I stayed earlier this month and those rooms are much better than before.

I am not surprised to hear that you would discard Le Meridien because it's nothing special in my opinion, but Sheraton is quite nice however I have not stayed at Delta to provide a good comparison like you can.
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Originally Posted by escape4 View Post
@pewpew thanks for the review. Just out of curiosity, have you stayed at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal since the (recent) renovations? I would be curious if you still prefer Delta over Sheraton in a renovated room. I stayed earlier this month and those rooms are much better than before.

I am not surprised to hear that you would discard Le Meridien because it's nothing special in my opinion, but Sheraton is quite nice however I have not stayed at Delta to provide a good comparison like you can.
Unfortunately, I haven't stayed at the Sheraton since 2013. I did like it then, and I almost picked it over the Delta this time, but they still had renovations on the 30-36 floor or something. I recall the lounge having what's probably a better view, and the hotel being closer to the action, but I don't recall the lounge attendants being as engaging as at the Delta -- perhaps due to the size of the lounges (the Delta's seems cozier). It sounds like I'll have to try the Sheraton out again!
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
Unfortunately, I haven't stayed at the Sheraton since 2013. I did like it then, and I almost picked it over the Delta this time, but they still had renovations on the 30-36 floor or something. I recall the lounge having what's probably a better view, and the hotel being closer to the action, but I don't recall the lounge attendants being as engaging as at the Delta -- perhaps due to the size of the lounges (the Delta's seems cozier). It sounds like I'll have to try the Sheraton out again!
Indeed renovations are ongoing now at Sheraton. If you try it please provide an upgraded comparison, that will be appreciated. Same for me if I stay at Delta in the next few months I will review that hotel.
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Lounge is 24/7. Rooms are renovated and they just got new HVAC during the winter (Bosch). Noise from air conditioning unit is undetectable; you only hear the air flow.

Breakfast voucher given for Platinum and above in Aroma but the buffet is nothing to write home about. Westin and DoubleTree (ex Hyatt) buffet is better.

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Old May 27, 19, 5:53 pm
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The Delta Montreal has been my "go-to" for several years. I like the lounge, the wine there is not as overpriced as some, rooms are clean and comfortable and I enjoy the Plat breakfast in the main restaurant. Its only downside is being a long hike from the train station - my usual method of transport to and from Montreal. I don't like the Chateau Champlain - mostly due to poor service and the lounge being closed on weekends. Next trip is booked, but trying the Centre Sheraton for a change. Closer to the station, lounge open weekends (when I need it) and best price for my dates.
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