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Hilton Montréal Bonaventure

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • almost every room has a view of the rooftop garden
  • the four-season pool is heated by the kitchen's steam
  • in-room spa services
  • free WiFi

    Cons

  • lots of business traffic
  • ground-floor entrance—with elevator ride to reception—isn't so welcoming

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Hilton Montréal Bonaventure Review

Two and a half acres of rooftop gardens and an open-air swimming pool set the Hilton apart from the usual corporate hotels, and make it a great place to take the family. The interior—with dark-wood furniture, downy bedding, granite countertops, and Cuisinart coffeemakers—will make you forget the Brutalist concrete facade. High-tech cardio machines fill the 24-hour gym, while the glassed-in executive lounge pampers business guests, who enjoy a big breakfast, newspapers, snacks, a kids' play area and a private terrace. Ask for the $40 upgrade to an executive room, it's worth it. Conventioneers and tourists like the location—right on top of the Place Bonaventure exhibition center, with easy access to the métro and the Underground City.

    Hotel Details

  • 395 rooms, 15 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 08-11-2013

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    Hilton Montréal Bonaventure Review

    Pet owners beware! They took my dog while we were out of the room. My husband and another couple recently had the misfortune of staying at this awful hotel. We brought along our two dogs as we normally would. We travel often and always take our dogs with us instead of boarding them. Upon checking in we signed a form agreeing not to leave our pets in the room for an “unreasonable amount of time”, which in our minds meant several hours and the hotel staff did not specify. After getting unpacked and ready for the evening we left for dinner. We were maybe gone 45 minutes at the absolute most when the hotel called my husband and said that one of our dogs was barking and we must leave dinner immediately and return to the hotel. We called the waiter over had him box up our food and we left. When we got to our room and walked in the door one of our dogs was missing. I was already worried because it is very out of character for either of our dogs to bark and be a nuisance. My friend and I hurried to the front desk as our husbands continued to search the room for the dog. The staff was extremely rude to us and told that security had removed the dog from the room and we should be grateful that they did. I would have had no problem with that BUT if they were capable of calling to demand that we leave dinner then also tell me that you are taking my dog for a walk. Do not let me return to find him missing. I tried to explain why that was upsetting and that I love my dogs as if they were my children and the lady said good parents wouldn’t leave their children unattended in the room. Then I was told that the pet policy we signed meant that pets could not be left in the room alone for even “one minute, because even that was an unreasonable amount of time” and it was “Hilton policy to remove animals from the room at their discretion whether their owners were notified or not.” Then after waiting for ten minutes security came walking up with my dog, held out his leash, and asked who is responsible for this animal. At that time my husband and my friend’s husband began to lose their tempers, but who wouldn’t in a situation like this? We had enough and asked if we could check out and if they knew of any other pet friendly hotels. They suggested one, so my husband walked over to check in while we were packing up the room. Apparently the Hilton called the hotel that they had suggested and told them that we had an unruly pet and to beware of renting us a room. As that was taking place across the street, my friend and I were packing up the room and all of the electricity in the hotel went out. It was pitch black. We went back to the front desk and was told that it was a planned black out and were given two glow sticks. So for the next four hours we had to sit in our room with no electricity and two glow sticks. I called the manager several times that night to try to settle the matter, but no one answered or called back. It took a week and a half and a nasty message from me to finally get a response. I was told that we could not receive a refund because they had to give 3 other refunds because of our barking dog. I’m sorry, but if anyone deserved a refund it was us.

    by CourtwithanA, 10/18/11
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    just what we needed

    A few weeks ago myself and five friends went to montreal for the weekend. We were very pleased with the hilton, it was right across from the train station and within walking distance of all the shopping and sites to see in downtown and old montreal. I was also happy to see that the management didnt look down on us because we were college students which tends to happen too often. The rooms were very nice and looked newly refurbished, i just wish the hallways looked as good. The pool was great too, just wish the cabana had been open. There was a nice lounge/bar in the lobby. the concierge was super helpful too with plenty of maps and helpful information. The outside of the building is a bit dismal looking, but i'd def stay there again.

    by mogulmash, 7/25/08

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