Hotel de la Montagne
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de la Montagne Montreal
My wife and I recently spent a long weekend at the Hotel de la Montagne after a four year lapse. It was as wonderful as ever in all respects!!! So four for four is evidence of the continued tradition of excellence this hotel maintains-
You can trust my reveiw
I stayed at this hotel based upon reveiws from Tripadvisor. It was quite lovely and very European feeling. But, a few things needed some work. I am not one of those over-the-top, picky, snobby travelers who will give a Four Seasons a 1 star rating. What idiots! I am a normal business traveler so you guys can trust my reveiw!
The hotel is smaller than most. It is older and "antique" in feel. The small lobby is stunning! HUGE chandeliers hang from the cathedral ceilings. The lobby flows into a very crowded and Happy Hour popular bar (wood paneling and floors) bustling with downtown business folks. A very popular nightclub, Thursday's, is also in the hotel.
The staff is friendly. They were sold out of regular rooms and upgraded me to a suite for no extra charge! They even gave me a late check-out of 4:00pm because I had a long meeting.
The room was a little better than OK. The furniture was older but nice enough. A canopy bed, jacuzzi bathtub, and a nice desk complete with stationary & computer port. Don't be fooled by the lure of a balcony in your room! It is made of concrete and very narrow. At 6:00pm the maids came around to all the rooms and offered the yummiest little chocolate truffles to everyone for free. Also, the mini bar is great and really affordable! The price is great for the room & atmosphere. Plus, you are absolutely in the middle of anything & everthing worth seeing or doing in downtown Montreal all within easy walking distance. GO TO OGILVY!!!!!!! It's directly next to the hotel! FABULOUS STORE! I will definitely stay at this hotel again.
I would go back for sure!!!
I travelled to Montreal for 3 nights (Oct.27,2004) I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who likes a classy, clean hotel. The rooms were huge and very nice.This hotel was located close to all the hot spots.(walking distance) There was no need to drive anywhere which in good considering that the parking was $25 a night! I had no complaints at all.
I booked in on a business trip on Saturday Oct. 2nd. The room was far better than I expected, very spacious, clean with everything I required to continue working if I needed too in the evening. The breakfast Buffet was excellant, the piano bar nice to relax in and Thursdays bar was always popular and the bar staff friendly and informative. I would definately recommend the hotel and shall stay there again in future trips.
After 12 years of staying at Montagne, won't return!
We discovered the Montagne about 12 years ago and loved the "experience". It had a wonderful piano bar which travel guides always promoted: "Even if you don't stay at the Montagne, a visit to the piano bar is a must" (Fodors). The clientele was mixed in age, but all had great fun. And, most importantly, the staff was outstanding. Now, apparently, the owner is catering to a very young audience that is loud, poorly mannered, and low class. The piano bar has been replaced by a "caberet" which isn't great. Instead of a business clientele in the lovely diningroom at breakfast, you will see men in tank tops and flip flops. At our last stay, a crowd of young people filled the room next to ours at 2a.m. and partied for hours, even though we called the main desk and complained twice. What was once a favorite hotel of ours, cannot be recommended. So sad!
It was great
The rooms at Montagne were very nice, clean, certainly more than I had hoped for. Very spacious wth lots of amenities. Breakfast was included and you could order off a complete menu so you weren't limited to the standard continental breakfast of a croissant and juice. The staff was great, locations couldn't be beat. I would stay there again.
Hotel with personality
Hotel occupies a converted apartment building on Rue de la Montagne between Ste. Catherine and Maissoneuve right behind Ogilvy's, the upscale department store. Crescent Street with its bars and clubs is right around the corner. Rooms are large, with good beds and bathrooms.
Furnishings might be described as a little dated and tired but not tatty. Charming lobby with bar. V. gd restaurant on 2nd floor. Private entrance to hotel owned club Crescent Street. A bit pricey at full rate but sometimes offers v. good week-end deals which is what I watch for.
Have stayed 4 times over the past 7 years. European atmosphere. Never a problem - always enjoyable.
Beautiful, elegant European like affair
This is a hotel in the heart of Montreal. Being surrounded by Sainte Catherine and Cresent, you will find shopping, restaurants and bars.
Rooms are decorated tastefully and the bathroom is modern and luxury.
If you have the $ to spend, try the suites (it's really not that expensive given the quality of the room) and the canopy bed is absolutely gorgeous. Check out the bar in the basement, named Thursday I think. Not a bad bar. Ask the locals what kind this bar is known for... :) Also check out the hotel restaurant. Don't just brand it as a hotel restaurant. It's a very elegant, European style restaurant where you will say their 7 course meal is a good deal. I have stayed in quite a few hotels in Montreal and this is what I recommend if you want boutique hotel experience.
Had a great weekend at the Hotel De la Montagne
Had a fabulous time at the Hotel de la Montagne. Great atmosphere! The daiquiri's at the pool bar were the best.
It is a great central location, close to the malls, metro and just a subway ride away from the Festival of Laughs.
We had a great time downstairs in Thursdays during our stay, the girls and guys working there were awesome, really friendly.
Can't wait to go back next year!
Mary and Robin
We spent 5 nights and had a blast! We had stayed at the Hotel Vogue (across the street) on our previous trip to Montreal and it is also very lovely but in a very different way. The Vogue is very quiet, classy, upscale, and a bit stiff while de la Montagne is MUCH less expensive, just as clean, more "fun", but the furniture's just a bit outdated.
We had way more fun at the Montagne probably because it is much more relaxed and, frankly, probably because we weren't worried about how much we paid (the rates are reasonable).
There's a "party pool" on the rooftop along with a bar/restaurant. It gets pretty wild up there. We wished that there had been less people partying up there who weren't guests at the hotel, but we had lots of fun anyhow and always found a table.
The restaurant in the hotel (upstairs floor) is really lovely. French, classy, scrumptious!
We'll definitely be returning.