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Help finding room in Montreal - solo traveler

Old Nov 14th, 2006, 06:05 AM
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Help finding room in Montreal - solo traveler

I'm a 45 year old woman and never really traveled alone or to Canada - am looking for a hotel or B&B in Montreal that I'll feel comfortable in and is centrally located..any suggestions?
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Old Nov 14th, 2006, 06:34 AM
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It depends what you mean by centrally located as there are several centres of interest such as Vieux-Montréal, Downtown, the Plateau and others.

For a first-time visitor I would suggest Vieux-Montréal. My favourite there is the Auberge les Passants de Sans Soucy

http://www.lesanssoucy.com/

I also like the Auberge du Vieux-Port

http://www.aubergeduvieuxport.com/
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Old Nov 14th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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thanks, what is the distance from Vieux Montreal to Downtown?
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Here is a copy of one of my earlier posts. Hope this helps!

"Hello all!

Thought I'd share the Websites of what the magazine ELLE QUÉBEC calls the best B&B "à prix doux" (inexpensive). Enjoy!

www.auxportesdelanuit.com
www.alexandrelogan.com
www.alabonneheure.ca
www.angelicablue.com
www.bbazur.com

All are in very nice neighborhoods!"
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If I were going to both Quebec City and Montreal, I would probably stay in the Plateau area of Montreal, since it is quite different from QC. The Plateau is very European feeling, and unique to Montreal with lots of cafes, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. A b&b might be a good choice for a solo traveller, as breakfast converstion can be great fun, and a good way to exchange experiences. The list posted by jojonana is a good starting point.
To answer your question, Old Montreal is about a 15 minute walk to the downtown, perhaps 25 to the Plateau.
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Old Nov 14th, 2006, 06:04 PM
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Distance from old Montreal to downtown... depending on where you start and stop, perhaps 20 minutes alk, except you'll stop to see things on the way.

And it's easy to get from one are to another by taxi.

If budget allows, I'd suggest a good hotel with a coffee shop, busy lobby, lots of things going on.

In the world of small hotels, friends have stayed at Auberge du vieux ports (which is in Old Monteal) and loved it.

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Old Nov 16th, 2006, 04:23 AM
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Go to Hotwire.com
the 4* hotels and 3* listed on their site are all in the middle of downtown and you can get a good price at the same time.
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You will be well cared for at Les Passants Sans Soucy. We just stayed there in late September and liked the old port location very much. The staff is absolutely charming, immensely helpful and the home baked croissants and pain chocolate every morning are to die for. This is by far one of our most favorite places we have stayed throughout the US, Canada, France or Italy.
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Old Nov 16th, 2006, 03:58 PM
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We loved the Hotel Saint Sulpice in Old Montreal -- lovely contemporary suites, great location and service.
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