Fodor's Expert Review Delta Montréal
475 av. du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, Québec H3A 1J7, Canada See on Map
Government employees and jazz festival performers cycle through the Delta regularly, enjoying over-sized rooms view glorious views of the mountain or downtown.
Despite the hotel's location in the heart of the festival zone, it's pin-drop quiet. You can sleep! Plus, there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and in the rooms.
At long last, all the room are renovated. The white bedding has a colourful runner at the end of each bed, plus a matching accent pillow. There are smart desks with generous connectivity panels. As always, the Delta has impressively large rooms.
YOU SHOULD KNOW You have to ask for a mini-fridge.
There is counter space galore! What a treat. The long, white counters are a luxury, as are the fluffy white towels, dark wood accents, and glass showers. Most rooms have tubs.
Don't judge the room decor by the hotel's lobby--which is bland. However, the wide-open space makes it easy to meet up with large groups of people. Also, reception is spacious and friendly.
Check-in and check-out is a delight. The Delta is known for its exceptionally friendly, professional and attentive staff in Montreal.
There's a salt-water pool, even though it isn't advertised on the hotel's web site.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The pool hours are limited: usually from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., subject to change.
The family-friendly Resto-Bar Le Cordial provides classic breakfasts (hot or continental) at off-putting prices, as well as more moderately priced lunch and dinner. While the food is decent, don't bother. You're in a city with a food scene. Eat out!
YOU SHOULD KNOW Attention all late-night grazers, the room service menu is quite limited and even those offered are "depending on availability."
Perfectly located inside the city's festival zone, it's easy to walk downtown, up to the Plateau, or to the Old Port. Also, a metro stop is just a three-minute walk away (Place des Arts metro). Try to leave the car at home. If you must drive, there is reasonable underground parking.
You're temptingly close to Brasserie T (5-minute walk). This is a glass-wall space for house-made charcuterie & bistro classics, plus a patio next to famous fountains. Or, eat at the Bullion Bilk (5-minute walk) for an adventure in eclectic French fusion cuisine.
Les Enfants Terribles Brasserie (7-minute walk) is a lively place to sample craft beer and cocktails. Regulars are 30-somethings in nice outfits. For a more quiet night, there's the upscale Pullman Wine Bar, for tastings and pairings and well-edited bites to eat on the side.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Now that all the guest rooms are renovated, why not stay at the Delta? Don't let the bland lobby turn you off. There are chic decor accents in the rooms, plus free Wi-Fi. We love the ample room size, too, with excellent soundproofing. It's easy to get a good night's sleep at the Delta. Plus, the high-tech fitness facility includes a spa, two squash courts, and a saltwater pool (check the pool hours!).
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