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Sheraton, Centre Ville Montreal 2006 onward [Master Thread]

Sheraton, Centre Ville Montreal 2006 onward [Master Thread]

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Old Feb 16, 06, 3:05 pm
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Heading up there this weekend for a friend's BDay. I just found out the Club is closed on weekends (I hate it when they do that!!), but that Plats will get breakfast coupons.

Perhaps this club-closed-on-the-weekends is just during the rough months of winter??
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Old Feb 16, 06, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by sbtinme
Heading up there this weekend for a friend's BDay. I just found out the Club is closed on weekends (I hate it when they do that!!), but that Plats will get breakfast coupons.

Perhaps this club-closed-on-the-weekends is just during the rough months of winter??
Many Sheratons I have noticed close thier Club Lounge on the weekends, as it is usually aimed at the Business Monday-Friday Traveler...

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Old Feb 16, 06, 4:21 pm
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just an fyi . . the club at the Sheraton Centre Toronto stays open seven days.
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Old Feb 16, 06, 7:09 pm
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What about the club at the Wall center vancouver?
, someone should make a list of clubs open on weekends and perhaps put it in the sticky of starwood knowledge.
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Old Feb 18, 06, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by sbtinme
Heading up there this weekend for a friend's BDay. I just found out the Club is closed on weekends (I hate it when they do that!!), but that Plats will get breakfast coupons.

Perhaps this club-closed-on-the-weekends is just during the rough months of winter??
Breakfast is better with the little red bfast coupon. Lounge has cereal, muffins, etc but lobby lounge lets you have a proper cooked breakfast for free. IE eggs bacon toast. And is very quick too

Tell them you will be two for Bfast and bring your friend, they always offer 2 with room. It does not need to be someone in your room.

Hotel is dead weekends this time of year. Montreal is pretty cold this week dress warm! Head across Rennee Levesque, angle through parking lot to Baton Rouge for a great lunch or casual dinner. Less than 5 mins walk.
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Is there any way to avoid the parking charge at the Sheraton? Any cheaper parking nearby or even street parking available during the week?
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Old Jul 10, 06, 7:21 am
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Is there any way to avoid the parking charge at the Sheraton? Any cheaper parking nearby or even street parking available during the week?
Yeah, mate. Just don't rent/ hire a car--U don't need one in Montréal. Excellent public transportation & so much within walking distance.
If U need to go out to the suburbs for a day or 2, Hertz, Avis, & National are within walking distance. Do it at the beginning or end of your trip to pick up the rental car downtown & return to the airport or v.v. to save yourself a taxi fare of C$25.25 + tip or express bus fare of C$9.25.
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Old Jul 10, 06, 10:51 am
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Yeah, mate. Just don't rent/ hire a car--U don't need one in Montréal. Excellent public transportation & so much within walking distance.
If U need to go out to the suburbs for a day or 2, Hertz, Avis, & National are within walking distance. Do it at the beginning or end of your trip to pick up the rental car downtown & return to the airport or v.v. to save yourself a taxi fare of C$25.25 + tip or express bus fare of C$9.25.
Very good points. I've stayed at this hotel a few times and street parking can be had decently easy on weekends but during the weekdays it is pretty tough.

There is a lot behind the hotel that you can park at but from what I remember the charges are approximately $18CAD with no in/out privileges.
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Old Jul 10, 06, 11:25 am
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fyi--just tried the le meridien. while its on sherbrooke, its much further west. its in a fine neighborhood and close to the metro, but we found ourselves on the metro heading east all the time.

sofitel looks very nice and worth checking out.

this was my first le med. its a small property and a bit worn but still very comfortable and boutiquey. just what we were looking for but this lemed is more on the level of a sheraton than a westin or w.
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Old Jul 10, 06, 6:28 pm
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Very good points. I've stayed at this hotel a few times and street parking can be had decently easy on weekends but during the weekdays it is pretty tough.

There is a lot behind the hotel that you can park at but from what I remember the charges are approximately $18CAD with no in/out privileges.
There are in and out privileges. They will provide you with a swipe card.
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Old Jul 10, 06, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Brendan
Yeah, mate. Just don't rent/ hire a car--U don't need one in Montréal. Excellent public transportation & so much within walking distance.
If U need to go out to the suburbs for a day or 2, Hertz, Avis, & National are within walking distance. Do it at the beginning or end of your trip to pick up the rental car downtown & return to the airport or v.v. to save yourself a taxi fare of C$25.25 + tip or express bus fare of C$9.25.
Unfortunately, we've got the car for a whole week and only stop in Montreal for 2 days. I know we won't need it there, so I thought I could leave it somewhere for the time in Montreal. Guess, I'll check out the car park next door or pay the hotel.
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Where will U pick up the car, return it, & where all RU going in Canada/USA? Maybe I can help U further.
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Old Jul 11, 06, 12:41 am
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Where will U pick up the car, return it, & where all RU going in Canada/USA? Maybe I can help U further.
We'll pick it up at YYZ and also return it there. It was quite pricey to do one-way rentals within Canada, so this seemed to work best. We'll drive from YYZ to Quebec City, then Mt. Tremblant, Montreal, Ottawa, Algonquin NP, Niagara Falls and back to Toronto. Should be fun (and lots of driving I know).
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Old Jul 11, 06, 9:04 am
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Sydfly,
Way too busy for a week--you'll spend most of your holiday in that bloody car & have very little time to enjoy anything! It's the same as trying to drive Sydney--Blue Mountains--Canberra--Melbourne--Newcastle--Sydney in a week!

Canada has the excellent VIA Railways which go to most of your destinations (except Mt. Tremblant & maybe Algonquin). I would recommend flying into YYZ & out of Québec City (YQB) or v.v. & taking at least 2 weeks, as U need at least 2--3 nights in each city to get anything out of it.

Mon. arrive YQB;
Wed. or Thu. train (3hrs.) to Montréal;
Sat. pick up rental car, drive to Mont-Tremblant or Algonquin, then the other on Mon.;
Wed. drive to Ottawa, return rental car (maybe--depends on weekly rate).
Fri. train or drive to Toronto or Niagara;
Sun. bus, train or drive to Niagara Falls/ Toronto;
Mon. or Tue. back to YYZ to fly onward or home.

Please note that weekends are cheapest in Toronto hotels but dearest in Niagara Falls hotels. Also, Ottawa is best done during the workweek because some of its main attractions are closed Sat.--Sun. & it's less of a weekend party city than the others.

Also, Hertz considers YYZ, downtown Toronto, & Niagara Falls all one city for pricing, so it should be cheap to pick up in one & return to another of these. Also, pickups at YYZ are subject to a 15% Premium Location Fee similar to an Airport Concession Fee of the USA, while in-city pickups are not.
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I never realized that YYZ was the airport code for toronto--is that where Rush got the name of their song on their moving picutures album?
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