quirky (and cheap) Montreal hotels

Sep 3rd, 2001, 06:59 PM
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quirky (and cheap) Montreal hotels

I'm going to Montreal in early October, and I'm looking for a quirky (and preferably inexpensive) hotel. Any suggestions for hotels and/or general neighborhoods to try? It should be near the metro, and in a good walking neighborhood, preferable.

As an example, I loved Rue Cler in Paris (http://www.ricksteves.com/news/archive/0599ruecler.htm)

Sep 4th, 2001, 03:23 AM
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Hello Reidy,
I would not call Rue de Cler "quirky" but if you want a neighbourhood try The Renaisance Hotel du Parc. I would consider L'Hotel de la Montagne a bit quirky though and centrally located. There are also many auberges, especially in Old Montreal, but I have not stayed in any, someone else may help you select one of those.
Sep 4th, 2001, 08:27 AM
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We often go to Montreal, and have stayed at several quirky hotels. The area I would reccommend is Sherbrooke East, near St. Laurent and St. Denis. This is a very lively area, with lots of French ambience and nightlife. You could try the Residence du Voyageur - inexpensive, great location, helpful staff, small, simple rooms. There are also lots of B&Bs in this area. You can try Gite Parc du Fontaine, a funky, inexpensive, but clean and roomy hostel/b&b in the same general area. Rooms here are about $50 a night with a small breakfast. Don't miss eating on Duluth, with lots of byob ethnic restaurants!
Sep 4th, 2001, 10:04 AM
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Hi Reidy:

I also stayed at Hotel Leveque in Paris on Rue Cler. Anyway, I going in late October and I am staying at L'Abri du Voyageur in one of the bacherlor apartments

It is $57 USD a night including tax.
Sep 4th, 2001, 05:58 PM
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Here are some hotels I found online. Are people familiar with any of these? Any especially good or bad hotels on this list?

Hotel Du Manoir St. Denis
For tourists seeking the utmost in location and convenience, the Hotel Du Manoir St. Denis is a superior tourist class hotel centrally located in downtown Montreal in the heart of the French Quarter. Offering modern, clean, quiet and comfortable rooms that include private bath, central air conditioning, color cable tv, refrigerator, and private telephone. Being within visiting distance of all major attractions.


L'HÔTEL DU NOUVEAU FORUM 38 units, 4 floors 1320 rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montréal, Québec
H3C 1G2 Canada
(2star, $75 CA) http://www.tourisme.gouv.qc.ca/angla...pertoire_a.asp
FOR A CONFORTABLE STAY AT A REASONABLE PRICE.Small hotel with 38 units located in the heart of Montreal, walking distance to the Molson Center,train station,shopping centers,buisness centers and major tourist attractions. The Hotel du Nouveau Forum offers you a 24 hours personalized service with continental breakfast at competitive prices. Also available are hockey packages( in season) and outdoor parking.


Studios Quartier Latin
$55 CA (with kitchenette), http://www.microtec.net/lestudio/english.htm
Victorian house with full equipped kitchenette in each studio. located in the heart of Montreal, we offer you charm, comfort, and chiefly an excellent price value !
In the heart of the city
Let our 80 fully well-appointed studios located in charming century-old existence houses entice you. Whether you are in Montreal for business, study or pleasure, the Studios Quartier Latin offer you an
excellent price value.
Quiet and conveniently located !
Whether you are in Montreal for a long or a short stay, the Studios Quartier Latin offer, for your enjoyment, comfort, charm and tranquillity. The Studios Quartier Latin are located nearby the Berri UQAM subway, Bus Central Station and Old Montreal.


Chez Roger Bontemps
Chez Roger Bontemps offers 3 rooms with queen-size beds at its B&B and 4 Tourist Residences which are apartments able to accommodate from two to eight people.Our homes, two ancestral houses separated by a flowered interior courtyard, are conveniently located on rue Wolfe in between Ste-Catherine and Maisonneuve St. in downtown Montreal, well within walking distance from the Old Montreal (15 Min), the Old Port, The Palais des Congres,five minutes away from Berri-UQUAM Metro station giving you easy access to downtown's museums, the Underground City, shopping centers, the Parc des Iles (Site of Expo 1967, F1 Grand Prix race track, Casino) and to the Olympic Park, Botanical Gardens and Biodome.


Extract: Hotel, 2 stars, Montréal. The Hôtel Casa Bella is located near the subway system in a well-located downtown area. All twenty hotel rooms are fully air-conditioned and completely renovated for your comfort. Casa Bella hospitality also includes complimentary morning coffee and croissants.


Extract: Hotel, 2 stars, Montréal. At the gates of the Old Port of Montreal near the St-Laurence river, and by the remnants of the fortress wall, the hotel originally was also the sailors' favorite pub. It now prolongs a 100-year-old history, thanks to renovations respectfull of the past.

Sep 4th, 2001, 07:23 PM
Daniel Williams
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My parents always stayed at Casa Bella when in Montreal. The proprietress was a delightful woman from Bretagne, who always remembered my parents every time they returned.

That said, the hotel is not in the prettiest of locations, the rooms are smallish and rather spartan hotel fare (some rooms have shared bathrooms); nevertheless the hotel is pleasant, comfortable and well-situated for exploring Montreal. It's not too far from the McGill University Ghetto (not a run-down area, that's what they call the area where the students live).
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