Montreal Hotel Help

Oct 12th, 2002, 01:01 PM
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Jenny
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Montreal Hotel Help

We are planning a trip to Montreal this November. I've tried to decide on a hotel, but having never been to the city, I'm having a really hard time. We will be in Montreal for 3 days and I know we want to see Old Montreal, the Musee des beaux-arts, and we're going to a hockey game. Oh, shopping is a must too! Any suggestion for a hotel with a great, safe location would be so helpful! We won't have a car so will need to rely on the metro. Thanks!
 
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:21 AM
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Hi Jenny,
My husband and I just back from a 4-day stay in Montreal at the end of September. We stayed on the 19th floor of the Marriott Chateau Champlain. We paid $209 Canadian per night. It was a little pricey for us, but we found the location to be optimal. Most of the rooms have great, arched, picture windows that look out over the city. There is an entrance to the subway and to the underground mall right below the Marriott. Also, the Marriott is not far from the Molson Center and the tourist information center. We didn't have small children with us, so we walked to Old Montreal. For a quick, inexpensive meal, St. Hubert, a chicken chain, is a block away. We found the whole city to be safe. Have a good trip. Bonnie
 
Oct 13th, 2002, 01:54 PM
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I don't know what price range you are looking for, but there are several large chain hotels on Sherbrooke west such as the Holiday Inn, Marriot Coutryard, Sheraton and the Delta (which is actually on President Kennedy Blvd). This is a very nice area, in the heart of downtown, and the rooms in any of these places will run between $90-$150 US. The Delta is probably the nicest, but any one of them is fine, they are 3 star hotels, and many of the rooms have great views of the city. These hotels are about 1 1/2 blocks from the Metro, and about 5 blocks from the Museum.
Also - you will be missing out on some of the most interesting shops and restaurants in the city if you don't experience St. Denis street!
 
Oct 14th, 2002, 03:09 AM
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Jenny,We have been to the Sheraton in Montreal 3 times and the last time was 2
years ago. Many hotels participate in a program called "Great Deals a la Montreal". They give you buy full rate
1 night and get the 2 nd night for half-price. Plus they throw in 2 sets of free tickets to a museum etc.And free money to the casino if you gamble.
The Molson Centre for hockey is across the street! Saint Catherine St. is up the street, a main shopping area.
Also, if you want to splurge, there is an incredible steakhouse out the side door called Le-Que-Cheval. I usually don't go for the high priced she-she food but the serviceetc. was awesome.
We felt that The Marriott was a tad away from shopping(except for the Underground) and The Sheraton was redone 4-5 years ago. Go to the Montreal Tourism site. Hope this helps!
 
Oct 14th, 2002, 03:22 AM
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Montreal is very easy to get around and can take the metro to most of the places mentioned. Taxi fares are reasonable also. All the hotels mentioned here are large, impersonal chains and you can stay in one in almost any major city in the world. We prefer small boutique hotels in old town where each has its unique character. We can go to whatever section of Montreal we want and return to a smaller hotel where the staff knows our name and the hotel has some charm.
 
Oct 15th, 2002, 10:43 AM
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Thanks for all the advice. We're considering Auberge Bonaparte in Old Montreal. What do you think?
 
Oct 15th, 2002, 12:47 PM
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We love the Auberge Bonaparte. It reminds me of a small hotel in Paris where I stayed several years ago. It is very, very clean with hardwood floors. Ask for one of the rooms overlooking the Notre Dame Cathederal Gardens. While you really can't see any gardens, the view better than looking at the street. You can see large trees around the Cathederal. These rooms have large french windows that let in a lot of lite and can be opened. We also like the Neligan. Had to stay there on our last visit because Bonaparte was full. Bonaparte has a wonderful restaurant. The lobster stew in vanilla sauce is very good. My husband likes the fillet mignon with morrell sauce. A full breakfast comes with the room complete with crepes, eggs, bacon, fruit, yogurt, french toast, fresh juice, etc.
 
Oct 21st, 2002, 03:28 PM
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Thanks! We have decided to stay at Auberge Bonaparte.
 
Nov 4th, 2002, 03:00 PM
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Just returned from 5 days in Montreal. Stayed at Hotel Place d'Armes. It is spectacular! The rooms are wonderful - large and oh so stylish. Yet every little thing you could want is there, right down to the umbrella in your well lit closet. The staff is young and very helpful. The included breakfast buffet is delicious - cereals, breads, eggs, salmon, fruit, cheese, juices, and espresso all day long. A nice wine and cheese offering each evening. I've stayed in very fine hotels around the world and would place this at the very top. We paid $255 CDN, which is a great price in USD. Very easy to get around Montreal from Place d'Armes (Old Montrel) location. Metro stop just two blocks away and taxi stand just at the corner. You didn't ask for restaurant suggestions, but I'm going to recommend Les Remparts. It is outstanding! Our group of seven frequent travelers ranked it as one of the best meals they've ever eaten. High praise from a former restaurantuer. Also loved a casual dinner at Boris Bistro on McGill.
 
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