Great Club Lounge in Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

100   Recommended

February 5, 2018 by
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In the same week I stayed at Le Centre Sheraton, Westin, and Meridien in order to compare various Starwood options in Montreal.  I am generally biased in favor of hotels with lounges and in Montreal for me it's no exception.  Based on my personal preferences, I would say Le Centre Sheraton ranks ahead of Meridien and Westin mostly because of the Club Lounge.

In my room I received a nice platinum welcome gift: a bowl of fruits, nuts, Evian water, and a small white wine bottle in an ice bucket.  

Dining

The Club Lounge is for sure the strong point of this hotel.  While the food options cannot be compared with Asian lounges, it is without a doubt one of the best lounges in North America.  Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the lounge - I will do so on my next visit.  The views of the city from the 37th floor are great.  The lounge is very large and it has several kinds of tables for various seating arrangements depending on the size of your party.  There are large tables near computers if you need to have a business meeting with several people.  There are sofas at the end of the lounge if you just want to relax and have a drink.  There are small round tables for couples who want to eat and enjoy the view.  There is a nice staffed bar if you want the regular "bar" sitting option.  During my stay I saw someone having a job interview in the lounge late morning after breakfast.  The lounge is large enough that it was suitable for such a meeting.

The hot food options are the main drawback of this lounge.  In the evening it's only soup, although both evenings the soup was excellent.  In many other lounges you have at least a couple of hot appetizers or pasta.  Despite this drawback, the quality of what they offer is decent.  In addition to veggies, one evening they had cold salmon and cold cuts, and the other evening they had quiche, cold flatbread with tomato sauce, and bruschetta.  They had several kinds of bread, cheese, and several desserts if you have a sweet tooth.  For breakfast, the only hot food option is omelet.  However they have several fruits including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.  So not only standard hotel breakfast fruits.

Breakfast time is a bit stringent on week days (until 9:30am) but more standard on weekends (until 10:30am).  For evening hors d'oeuvres it's 5pm-8pm so three hours is generous.

 

 

Room

The hotel room is fairly standard and relatively small.  The shower is in a bathtub which I do not like much.  The soundproofing is not great as in most older hotels.  I could hear people talking in the hallway.  There is a note outside the elevator to keep quiet in the hallway, most likely because the hotel knows it's an issue.  If your room is high enough, you will not be disturbed much by noise from the street.  

 

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Location

The location is very good in the middle of downtown, and only one block from Centre Bell.  Several guests at the hotel were going to Montreal Canadiens games during my stay.  

Overall

While not perfect, this hotel is a good option in Montreal and good value for the money if you have access to the club lounge.  Prices are often lower than Westin, W, and St.Paul.  I will return.

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