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HELP! Need your feedback on these MONTREAL hotels!

Old Jul 28th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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HELP! Need your feedback on these MONTREAL hotels!

Hi Everybody,

Plan to hit Montreal from 9/5 to 9/8. We plan to partake in the nightlife quite a bit, so convenience to the fun music and dance clubs is more important to us that having a luxurious hotel room. (We'll only be in the hotel to sleep!)

Here's the list. Please comment on overall location and convenience to the fun stuff:

1) NOVOTEL Montreal Centre (near St. Catherine);

2) Best Western Ville-Marie (near Mt. Royal);

3)Gouverneur Place Depuis (Latin Quarter);

4) Holiday Inn Midtown; and

5) Plaza Hotel Centre Ville Downtown (aka Crowne Plaza).

Merci beaucoup! And if there are any nice nightlife place you'd like to recommend, please do!

We want to check out Newtown, 747 (club on the skyscraper), etc. Also want to climb the mountain Mt. Royale for the fab view. And some jet-boating on the Lachine rapids, if weather is still warm enough.

Cheers!
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 01:07 PM
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The best areas for Montreal nightlife are the plateau/St. Laurent/st. Denis area(more French), and the downtown/Crescent St area(more pubs).

1) NOVOTEL Montreal Centre (near St. Catherine);
- downtown, close to Crescent St. Nice hotel.

2) Best Western Ville-Marie (near Mt. Royal);
downtown, close to Crescent St.


3)Gouverneur Place Depuis (Latin Quarter);
- Near bus station. A little seedy in this area, but a short walk to both the Plateau and the Crescent St area.

4) Holiday Inn Midtown;
Nice downtown area, about a 15 minute walk to either the plateau or Crescent St.

5) Plaza Hotel Centre Ville Downtown (aka Crowne Plaza).
- Great location if you want to do the Plateau area. A bit of a hike to the Crescent St area (however a Metro station is in the building.)

I believe both the clubs you mentioned are on or near Crescent St.
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 01:33 PM
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Zootsi,

Thank you! You are an endless source of help to me and many others on this board.

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Old Jul 31st, 2005, 04:59 PM
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I did it! I booked NOVOTEL for the first week of September. I think I'll skip their breakfast buffet though.

Any nice places nearby to get croissants and coffee in the morning?? (Hotel is on corner of Montagne and Rene Levesque Blvd).

THANKS!
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Old Aug 9th, 2005, 08:30 AM
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Good choice with the Novotel. I stayed there for 3 days last week and it was great. The location is perfect. It is a 10 minute walk from the central rail station. There are some nice bars and resteraunts in the immediate hotel vicinity too.
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Best breakfast close to the Novotel is Cora's on Stanley (one block away).
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Old Aug 9th, 2005, 11:45 AM
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Angela and Raleigh: Thanks for your feedback! I was wondering where I could get great croissants and coffee in the morning. Raleigh: Does CORA'S do American-style breakfasts or is it more like a European bakery?

Cheers,
Betty
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bettyo, Cora's is a big breakfast place, they have wonderful assorted combos, you can have big or small breakfast; they have maple sugar crespelles, which are thin crepes, my fave. They are not a bakery, you'll find plenty of those around where you are, the Van Houtte chain have croissants and coffee but if you can walk a few blocks to Peel and Ste. Catherine st. le Pain Doré has excellent croissants and pastries, it's on Peel, a few doors up from the Roots store which is right on the corner. They now have a café on the 2nd floor; I'm headed downtown tomorrow, I'll check at what time they open.
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Old Aug 10th, 2005, 04:31 PM
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Mitch,

Tres bien! Je me prepare a parler un peu de francais...

J'espere que tout va bien pour vous!!

--Betty
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