Gouverneur Hotel Montreal
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGouverneur Hotel Montreal
Big family room but no facilities other than cofee maker. Out on the way to the us or quebec in the middle of nowhere...
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The hotel is just a minute's walk from the Berri-Uqam station, which makes up for some of the dodgy characters in the park beside it. The rooms are clean enough, and the staff seem friendly, not amazing, but for sleeping and leaving for the day it's perfect.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gouverneur Hotel Montreal
Best Location For Gay Village
I have stayed at this hotel three times over the past three years because the proximity to the gay village on St. Catherine street is the best of any 3 or 4 star hotel. The rooms are typical hotel rooms - nothing spectacular but not bad either. On my last visit, I arrived around 7:00pm with a guaranteed reservation booked over two months in advance and was told by the desk clerk that the hotel was sold out and there were no rooms available. I stated again that I had a reservation and he said "Yes, and I will get you a room, but there are none that are ready at the moment." At 7:00pm with a credit card guarantee? -Scary. Anyway, I agreed to take a smoking room with 2 double beds even though I am a non-smoker and preferred a king bed, so I did get a room. In summary, I would say if the location sounds right for you, go for it. Otherwise there are many other hotels in Montreal just as nice or better I'm sure.
This hotel is typical of mid-market hotel chains that are poor value for money and live off their location. On the plus side the hotel is right on the Metro line and just at the east edge of downtown. Reception and cleaning staff were great. On the negative side my room had a great view but one couldn't see anything because the window seals have failed and the window is all fogged up. Wallpaper was also peeling off one wall. This is also the first 4 star hotel that I have ever stayed in that uses paper cups for its in room coffee machine. The symbol I guess of management's overall philosophy. There are better hotel values in Montreal I am sure.
Beautiful, Clean, Great service
I stayed in the Suite Maisonneuve, the presidential suite. Very beautiful room with the best view of Montreal I have ever seen. Good service, very clean hotel but the decor is slightly dated on the non-business floors.
I have stayed at this hotel at least four times a year over a two year period and I now make sure its not during a music festival. The last one was an Afro-Pop music festival and the sounds checks started at 10:00am and the concert did not end till after 12:00 at night. I know its not the hotels fault but I wish that the people taking reservations could answer more questions about when they is a concert planned for the park out front of the hotel. Also the times when the hotel has youth hocky, you do not want to be at this hotel when this is happing kids are always running through the halls, pushing all of the floors in the elvators, the lobby is very hard to get through, the noise level is not good this is not a time to get a room at this hotel. Last and this is the very worst part of this hotel, many times the fire alarm goes off and there is no communcation with the hotel as to if there realy is a fire or not, the front desk can't answer you, there is no announcement in the hallways, sorry there was one once but it was totaly in French.
Not A Bad Place
The Gouverneur is located in the Latin Quartier which is NOT a bad area. But be advised that this is the Gay village (i.e. Greenwich in NYC). The hotel rooms have been partially renovated and the new decor is nice. I have been going to Montreal for four years and have always stayed at the Gouv but stopped after they kept increasing their corporate rates. Also the front desk staff can be surly at times (my experience) but the manager Ghislaine can usually straighten out any problems. The hotel is adjacent to a great food court with shops (Place Dupuis) and the subway is below. There are many great restaurants in the area and St Catherine is right out front. Overall the hotel is nice and the locale perfect but unfortunately the service is not always consistent. If this is the only place left to find a room "take it".
The views of Mont Royal fron the upper floors is beautiful. Also make sure to specify smoking or non-smoking floor. I hope this helps?
Recent opinions about this hotel?
I'm interested in staying at this hotel during the Canadian F1 Grand Prix in June. So far I've read some mixed reviews about this property.
Looking for some recent info. about this hotel. I'm worried since all hotels in Montreal are sold out or charging ~$500/night and this hotel has availability and is charging ~300/night. I understand it is a short Metro ride to the race circuit. I'm just a little worried. Also, read another review that said hotel is not located in a nice area.Please any new experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Probably the best value in Montreal for a 4-star hotel
At the end of July 2003, I stayed at the Hôtel Gouverneur Place Dupuis for the fourth time in about 5 years. Altough it is not my first choice for a 4-star hotel in dwtn Montreal, they've greatly improved the service levels over the years. Gouverneur being a small hotel chain (13 hotels) from the province of Québec, their standards where not necessarly up to international levels (e.g, what you would expect from Marriott or Radisson for instance). This has changed now, I got the non-smoking room with 2 double beds with a city view I had requested even tough the hotel was pretty full. That was a problem they had before, they did not guarantee to n. of beds or the smoking preference, they just took note in the reservation. Now they do. I had a standard room located on the 19th floor which had a breathtaking view of downtown. Those are the non-renovated rooms (the hotel has renovated in spring 2003 it's Superior and Executive rooms, floor 22-30) and sincerly I'm glad I didn't pay the extra 15$ for a superior renovated room because the standard room I had was very satisfactory, the furniture like another user said, is very-well preserved (and not that old 'cause those rooms were redone partially in 1998) the carpets have 0 stains and the bathrooms are sparking clean. There is a small work desk and a real-wood closet with a brand new TV. It was very noisy tough because their was "Divers-cité", the gay and lesbian festival in the park located in front of the hotel but it happens only a few days once a year and I cannot blame the hotel for having asked for a room with a view. If you stay during the summer, asked for a room with a partially obtrsucted view at the back, you have a view on an office tower and it's much quieter. The buffet breakfest in the morning was also very decent with fresh food and everything you could possibly want.
2 Nights this Past Labor Day Wkend '03
My mom and I just stayed here this past weekend (8/29/03-8/31/03), and the hotel is very convenient for the metro, and bus station. Also, the superior rooms are worth the extra $15 a night, just like a marriott's room. We were on the 25th flr. with a view of Olympic Parc, Biosphere, and just a corner of the Casino de Montreal. The Reception were very nice, as well as the bellman, not a concierge. Even a maintenance man was the nicer, who we needed to fix the smoke detector and drapes. The beds are a beautyrest and extremely comfortable. It came w/ a breakfast buffet each morning which was great and filling. The second waiter was nicer than the first day. The negatives well one was loud party on our floor woke us up till approx. 3am from 1am. Also Rue Ste. Catherine doesn't look so safe at night or sunday morning. Also, don't bother eating at Nickel's next door in the mall, very unfriendly and lousy food. Sorry, Celiene Dion not this reaturant. Especially, don't get the lasagna. Either it will be with way too much sauce or no sauce at all.
Thanks and all and all this hotel was a B! Try Mike's or St. Hubert's Resaturants instead. We didn't but they did suggest it, it just isn't too close by. Enjoy your trip!
Trip from hell
At firs glace, the hotel seems wonderful but looks are often deceiving. Here are some things you need to know. I went with a group of two other girls. We did not know any one in the hotel and they placed us on a floor full of boy's
1. They lost our reservations. Did not want to look (I think it was we were young 20-23)
2.drunken kids down the hall, security came and knocked on our door and asked if we knew about the fight, we said no. Then they told us that we are the only "kids" no one complained about.
3.called us up and said that if our room doors opened one more time they would kick us out. Mind you that we jest came in 15 minuets earlier.
4.some people came to our door (we did nit know them) and asked to come in we said no and kicked them out. Security came and kicked us out.
5.their reason is that they told us not to open the door, and when we did, we were kicked out.
6.they guy's got to stay because they could not stay in a room ware they were not wanted.
This makes no since to me. They would also not give us our money back or even our deposit. That is why it was the trip from hell.
Clean and comfortable accomodations
The Hotel Des Gouverneurs is clean and comfortable. While the decor is a bit dated, the furniture is well-kept and the cleaning staff is outstanding. Each day I was there, I would go down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast and return 30-40 minutes later to a clean and restocked room.
The hotel is centrally located in Montréal, which is a real treat for touristy types who like to get around the city they're visiting. The Metro (public transportation) station is a short block away from the front doors. The hotel is on the corner of St. Hubert and St. Catherine streets, a hopping section of town. The shopping center adjacent to the hotel has many shops and food outlets for Americans feeling the need for something American. Within a short walk are excellent restaurants in all price ranges.
I found the hotel to be an excellent value.
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