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Montreal Hotel for 1st Time Visitor; Hyatt or Hilton?

Old Dec 5th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Montreal Hotel for 1st Time Visitor; Hyatt or Hilton?

My wife and I will be traveling to Montreal in the Spring, our first trip there. Our hotel choices based on good available rates are between the Montreal Hyatt and the Hilton Bonaventure. We're looking for a central location with easy access to shops, restaurants, mass transit and the city sights.

Is one more conveniently located than the other? Any preferences between the two as far as accommodations? Thanks in advance for your help, we're looking forward to our visit.
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Old Dec 6th, 2012, 06:31 AM
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They are both in the heart of the downtown. The Bonaventure is in more of the business area, close to the main artery into the city. The Hyatt is near the Place des arts, which is probably a bit more interesting, but it gets a bit seedy as you walk a few blocks east on St. Catherine. Although they are both good locations, they wouldn't be my first choice. If you want a Hilton, there is one on Sherbrooke West. I would consider this area a bit more desirable - still in the heart of downtown, but Sherbrooke is a little more upscale and a closer walk to the very interesting Plateau neighborhood.
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The Bonaventure has the advantage of easy connection to the Metro, train station and the underground city, but the area is almost empty at night. Zootsi is right; Montreal is a treat.
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Thank you for both your replies, they are most helpful. The Hyatt and Hilton weren't our first choices either, but the rates offered at the two properties are quite attractive.

I'll look into the Sherbrooke Hilton, it sounds like a good location although the Metro connections at the Bonaventure would be convenient for us.
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I'd go with the Sherbrooke Hilton.
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Neither.

Have you checked Omni?(Corner of Sherbrooke & Peel.) We like that hotel. It's right across from McGill University. We enjoy the close proxmity to shopping, restaurants, museum.

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Old Dec 28th, 2012, 11:23 PM
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I booked the Hilton Garden Inn on Sherbrooke. The rate was slightly higher than the Bonaventure and Hyatt, but includes free wireless access so was really a wash price wise. It looks like a great property in a convenient location, so I'm quite happy to have posted here, otherwise I wouldn't have learned about it.
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By the way, does anyone else see the blue lettering in my post? What is that?
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