Days Inn Montreal Downtown
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Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn Montreal Downtown
My best friend and I just returned from a Saturday and Sunday stay in Montreal. What an amazing city, and what a great hotel. On the hotel web site I found a last minute Romace Getaway package for 2 nights in a suite, 2 breakfast at the cafe in the lobby, chocolate covered strawberries, small bottle of champaign, and 2 bottles of spring water. Everything was almost perfect, except parking. The hotel has inside and outside parking...pay the extra to reserve an inside parking spot. We arrived late due to a 5 hour drive and ended up not have an available parking spot outside. I requested to pay the additional money for an inside parking spot but was told there were no spots available. The hotel apologized and guided us to another outside parking lot around the corner. No spots were available there either. We drove around for 25 minutes looking for a spot, and finally ended up in the same parking lot we started at. Wheew.
Lobby was beautiful. Front desk very pleasant.
The room was perfect. Large bed, couch, 2 TV's (not really necessary), large bathroom, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, toiletries, pleanty of pillows, clean and tidy. The spring water was missing from the fridge, when we called the front desk, they stated they were currently out of bottled water. Totally not a big deal as we spent a minimal amount of time in our room. Room was quite...we were at the end of the hall. Lot's of activity in lobby area. For the price, the location of this hotel is great. Short walk to lots of stuff, but put your walking shoes on. Subway station a few blocks away. Taxis are easily available. The breakfast was great. Eggs, meat, fruit, toast, drink..easy and simple. Maid service helpful and efficient. Check-out was a breeze (12 noon check-out was nice for the late nights). If your from the US, be sure to ask for your TAX back. As they will credit your card or give you cash upon check-out.
All in all a great stay. Would absolutely stay here again.
A big bonus that my friend spoke French and that he had previously lived in the city. Most everyone seemed bilingual but there were a few times english was not well understood. Also, lots of one-way streets and traffic congestion.
The 'best' will not be found here
My girlfriend and I stayed at this Day's Inn just recently and were not at all impressed. First of all we were given the "Best Room in the Hotel" #303 and found that yes the room was fairly large with a table, two TVs and a microwave but were not impressed with the fake King size bed (really a queen) and the fact that they put the Corporate deluxe suite by a busy road way (on the 3rd floor). After changing rooms due to a sleepless night (and not the good kind), we moved up to the 8th floor (#817) and were put in a room right at the end of the hallway. This room seemed a lot better at first (did not face the traffic and appeared to be quiet)... however, if it wasn't the constant rattling noise coming out of the walls once the room was totally quiet, it would of been the bed which was made but had dirty bed sheets on it (hairs and all). I will admit that the cleaning supervisor did take full responsibility for it but we felt our money could be spent elsewhere. We ended leaving to go back to Toronto that night and were happy to be home.
Note: Others have previously mentioned Old Montreal, highly recommend going there. The night scene in downtown Montreal is pretty good too. We have been to Montreal before and had a great time, we also have been in other Day's Inn and had a great time so don't let this review stop you from visiting Montreal or using a Day's Inn. However, I do not recommend this hotel, besides the points mentioned above, it is not located in the best area (especially at night) as it is not near any main clubs, attractions and/or areas of interest; there also is a fair amount of homeless people around the area and it is not very well lit. Sadly, the highlight of our hotel stay was the breakfast at the cafe next to the hotel's lobby - amazing, unlike the rest of it.
Excellent location for the price
Just returned from a road trip to montreal for the easter weekend (stayed for 2 nights, the 18th to the 20th). The hotel initially quoted us $129 per room per night but we got it down to $109 UNTIL we found out that we had to pay an extra 50 dollars to check in early (check in was at 4). Eventually we payed 119 a room per night (no 50 buck charge) and parking (12$ a day). For young travellers this sounds like a lot but divided among 9 people it comes to about 60 bucks for both nights (btw they only allow 8 ppl in the room and we had to fib about that). Anyways, the rooms were adjoining and had all the basic necessities (coffee maker, iron, tv with some english channels, etc.) but we didnt stay in the hotel much. The lobby is very nice but the elevators had an air of puke about them and the carpet was veeery stained. This was not such a big deal because we were only on the elevators for about a minute a day.
During my trip last september i have unfortunatly stayed there. It was a nightmare. First, my flight was very late so i arrive in Montreal at midnight and went directly to the hotel. My boyfriend and i was welcome like nobody, our reservationn was not there anymore, reason we were to late for chieck in. Note then i called we i left London (england) for telling them then we will be arriving late. Second My mother request flower and champagne in the room for us on arrival, noting was ther and ony the notes with the message from my mother was there, with approx. 5 spelling mistake. Threid when i decide to take a shower we didn't have any hot water they change us room, but the room we had was just beside de lift....Why why why put a room beside a lift and ther weird thing put the bed on the wall where the lift is??????
So if you have to come in montreal, don't go there is a nightmare, go to the old montreal, you will appriciate your stay beter.
Not too bad!
Situation: 2 travellers, early twenties travelling in February of 2005.
All in all, we found the hotel to be good for the price we paid. Unfortunately though, the service was not all that amazing. I returned to the desk three times before I was finally checked in, while one man who showed up way after was bumped because his room was not ready. Obviously, they're used to teens and a younger crowd and just thought we were there to party which we were not. But as it was mentioned before, there were lots of those around; American and Canadian 18 year olds there to drink and party in Montreal. To be honest it was not all that appealing. You could hear them running down the halls and also see them drinking their beers in the hallways and lobbies. But this could either be a positive or a negative depending why you are there. And how old you are.
The room was clean and spacious, the bed was comfortable. Only thing is that the door seems to be paper thin because you could hear the maids doing their rounds in the morning knocking on people's doors and calling out Housekeeping. Not a good thing to wake up to, do not forget your Do Not Disturb sign!
The shower was not clean when we arrived and we were disappointed by the lack of counter space in the bathroom. Our coffee maker was also faulty.
We found the location of the hotel to be really good because it was in walking distance of China town, Vieux Montreal, Vieux Port, the Science Center, and St-Catherine Street which is filled with malls and shops. We also enjoyed the fact that we were close to the Berri-UQAM metro station where we could take the metro and then a shuttle bus to the Casino. Very quick and easy!
I would stay here again, definitely. It was decent and comfortable. Not bad for the price :)
Reasonably Priced And Well Situated
From the outside the Days Inn Montreal Downtown looks plush and expensive. The lobby is small but tidy, whilst the elevators are clean and work OK. There is also a restaurant on the lobby level, offering breakfast and evening meals. The breakfast is a la carte...very French...and sufficient to start off the day. A welcome bonus here for weekenders - the breakfast hours run up till 1.30pm.
First impressions of my room were good; I had a large, unusual shape room (406) which looked out towards Vieux Montreal. Decor was modern and clean, as was the good sized bathroom. There was plenty of wood adding to a modern contemporary feel.
However, there was a mini-kitchenette with an old refridgerator and smelly coffee maker, and the room retainted a 'dusty' air. Having a dust allergy does not help and it caused me 2 restless nights. The heating kept the large room adequately warm considering the below freezing temperatures outside, and I thought the soundproofing worked well, especially being next to a busy street.
The hotel is situated on Rene Levesque, opposite Chinatown and 5 minutes walk to the best part of the City - Vieux Montreal. It takes around 15mins to reach the Cathedral in the City Centre, but walk 1 block North to Rue Catherine and you'll never tire of the walk as there are stacks of shops and restaurants along this street.
Date of visit: Feb 4th 2005.
A bit too basic
Stayed 5 days - 2 adults and child
Hot showers; decent complimentary Continental Breakfast; nice lobby; Allegro Restaurant; free newspapers; close to Complexe Desjardins, Old Montreal, Chinatown, and St. Catherine Street; hotel is locked overnight; security camera on every floor
Neighbourhood; maid service; no gift shop; elevator decor
Shrek II bed sheets, welcome mat, and ads everywhere; room was small and dry; no counter in bathroom; cramped; coffee maker smelled; extra charge for use of business centre; small ice bucket; small eating table; TV remote; lack of electrical outlets
Very Good Hotel
Not the most exciting location but very convenient. Housekeeping was excellent - room was spotless and everything worked. Overall a well run hotel, not too big and not too small. Recommended.
I have stayed here on three occasions over past three years but have stopped. Good price on hotel and the rooms are pretty good - bed is competent, room was clean and bathroom was good, standard issue.
Two potential drawbacks. First is that it seems to attract plenty of young US teens looking to drink (legally?) in fun Montreal. Visual - small crowds of teens / 20 somethings congregating in hallways, rooms, etc. Whether this is a positive or negative probably depends on your perspective....
Second problem, however, is more universal. When last at this hotel, one year ago, during the bitter Montreal winter (i.e. -20C), their room heater simply was not warm enough. Helpful service person came up and could not get the heater to be any warmer than lukewarm. Transferring to another room did not help. Nor did testing a possible third room. All we could do was get an extra blanket and grin and bear it.
Not the type of problem usually anticipated, so winter travellers take note.
Comfortable , clean hotel . Definitly worth the money. Not far from downtown. Parking is also affordable.
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