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Brian Jun 9th, 2001 06:16 PM

Montreal hotel and walking tours
Help!!! My fiance and I are going to Montreal in a few days and needed some advice on hotels and walking tours. We booked the Hotel Lord Berri because we needed something inexpensive. Was this a bad choice? Also, we would love some ideas for walking tours and other places we shouldn't miss. Any suggestions? We will be there from June 22-June 27. Anything unique and interesting in Montreal that we might enjoy that might not be listed in Fodor's. Thanks for all your help.

l Jun 9th, 2001 08:38 PM

Sorry, I really don't know this hotel. It looks ok on their website and the location is very central being a few steps away from the main metro station and bus terminal at Berri de Montigny. <BR> <BR>Must see in Montreal is : the Casino, The mountain, Old Montreal, the old port, St-Denis street (terraces and cafes), Prince Arthur street (lively pedestrian street with nice greek restaurants with terraces), Ste-Catherine street for shopping, Botanical garden, The Oratoire (replica of the Cathedral in the Vatican in Rome)

rowlandboq Jun 10th, 2001 03:47 PM

Hi Brian,I just got back from Montreal and I stayd at the Gouvrneur,which is right around the corner from the Lord Berri.The Lord Berri looked fine fine for a middle of the road tourist hotel(I went to check it out actually),call ahead and ask for a high floor(top 3)with a view of the river. <BR>The one thing you will love is that you can walk to the Old Port and to the restaurants on St.Dennis. <BR>The Gouverneur is just a little nicer and more convenient than the Lord Berri,since it has access to shops and the subway,but it tends to sell out far in advance.If you are not happy with the Lord Berri(ask to see your room first)You might try The Governeur.Ask for a high floor with a view of Mount Royale.And join their Club Gouverneur you get lower rates and a coupon for a free contenintal breakfast each day of your stay. <BR>And here's a restaurant tip for you.Around the corner is a great little place called Chez Pierre.It is in an alley between Berri and St.Hubert,off of St.Catherine.Traditional old style french cooking at a reasonable price.Go early during the week and maybe they'll put you in one of their private rooms!The Duck Confit salad and the Lobster Naverain are great.Enjoy!

Lee Jun 11th, 2001 08:37 AM

HI Brian, <BR>We went on a walking tour in Montreal adn really loved it. WEll worth the money and time. <BR>I can't remember the name of the tour company, but if you go to the main tourist office downtown and go downstairs, there is a small office on the right hand side as you get to the bottom of the stairs. The price includes a day pass on the Metro and the tour takes you on the Motro to differnt areas, where you then walk. We saw things we never would have seen on our own. Then you can still use the pass for the rest of the day. <BR>Have fun.

dougd Jun 11th, 2001 08:58 AM

If the Lord Berri is near the bus station, this neighborhood is not the prettiest area of the city, but it's very central to everything. I find the St. Denis to St Laurent neighborhoods to be the most interesting, especially a few blocks above Sherbrooke. Here is our favorite evening itinery: A dinner at one of the ethnic byob restaurants on Duluth (outdoors if it's a nice evening), followed by a walk down St. Denis to soak in the outdoor cafes and small shops, then cut thru Square St Louis (a beautiful small park) onto Prince Arthur Street to see the street entertainers and people watch on this pedestrain mall. If we are ambitious, we may continue on to St. Laurent to a swing dance or blues club. This is city life at it's best!

Brian Jun 11th, 2001 02:31 PM

Just wanted to thank everyone for their excellent suggestions. It is greatly appreciated. The walking tour idea sounds great! Thanks again everyone!

Kirsten Jun 12th, 2001 07:36 AM

Brian - <BR>My husband and I honeymooned in Montreal and it was fantastic. My recommendation - skip the hotel. We stayed at a great B&B, 1/2 a block from a metro stop, by the Molson Centre. The room was great, the food wonderful. We stayed in suite 601. It was beautiful. Check out the web site... We were there 7 days, did not need a car or taxi. Forget paying for a walking tour - just go. There's so much to do. We enjoyed a bike ride along lachine canal. You must stop at Marche Atwater. <BR>Have a great time.

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