Fodor's Expert Review Auberge le Jardin d'Antoine

2024 rue St-Denis, Montréal, Québec H2X 3K7, Canada See on Map

Traditionally styled furniture and hardwood floors give this small hotel plenty of shabby-chic charm, but its best selling point is its location right on rue St-Denis, among the Latin Quarter's trendy restaurants, movie theaters, and poutine joints.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There is no elevator. Some street noise and panhandling is inevitable in this location.

room

No slave to contemporary decor, the rooms have a homey appeal. Some rooms have exposed brick walls, pine paneling, or iron headboards. The hardwood floors add considerable charm.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some guests may find the decor choices to be dated.

Standard room. One Queen or two beds. Bathroom with bath and shower.
Photo: Standard room. One Queen or two beds. Bathroom with bath and shower.
Standard room. Bathroom with bath and shower.
Photo: Standard room. Bathroom with bath and shower.
One Queen or two double beds. Bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower.
Photo: One Queen or two double beds. Bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower.
Standard room. Bathroom with bath and shower.
Photo: Standard room. Bathroom with bath and shower.

bathroom

Small but efficient, the bathrooms are well stocked with the necessities. Just don't expect much elbow room for blow drying your hair and sharing the sink.

Standard room. Bathroom with bath and shower.
Photo: Standard room. Bathroom with bath and shower.

lobby

Traditional in style, the lobby is narrow but welcoming. Wood trim and upholstered furniture set the signature look.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The reception area feels outmoded, with an old-style office desk and arm chairs.

dining

Breakfast is included in the room rates! It's served in a stone-walled dining room in the basement. Again, the decor and flooring could use a boost.

The continental breakfast buffet goes way beyond the call of duty, with boiled eggs, ham, fresh fruit, bagels, and cereal.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Situated on a major thoroughfare, St. Denis, the auberge is well located, near a metro hub, the bus station, and on several bus lines. Ask at the front desk about parking. There are public parking meters on the street, but also a few spaces for guests.

Restaurants

The iconic Schwartz's Deli (5-minute drive) shouldn't be missed. Get the smoked meat sandwich with extra fat. Don't overthink it. Models and hipsters congregate at Buonanotte (15-minute walk) to nibble on Italian staples, sip cocktails, and mingle with celebrities and local designers.

Bars

Abreuvoir Bar et Terrace (5-minute walk) has fun drinks, live bands, and a leafy terrace in the summertime. Alternately, try Pub L'Ile Noire (5-minute walk) for a well-edited selection of scotch in a tavern setting.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Budget travelers mingle on the front terrace, watching the street traffic and chatting with panhandlers. This is an affordable base for young adventure seekers who like free Wi-Fi, metro access, and nightlife at their doorstep. While the decor won't win any awards, the auberge is clean and comfortable, with full kitchenettes and air conditioning. Like many smaller properties, there is no elevator, but the staff will help with your bags.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
Central
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 514-843–4506;800-361–4506

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