Travel Blogs from Montreal
Went to montreal for the weekend to celebrate John's 25th birthday and watch a Habs game!
Intercontinental Hotel Here we are........arrived into Pierre Trudeau Airport around 11pm last night, good flights on both the LA to New York & New York to Montreal legs. Intercontinental limo transfer was there waiting for us...........and wait he did........we were missing a bag again.......the one with all the itineraries, toiletries etc, so …
Wednesday, we took our time getting out after yesterday's marathon. We took a bus towards the Golden Square Mile. It was once home to the predominately Scottish upper class, having numerous stone mansions. Marty and I started walking and were quite unimpressed with the area. We got onto the side streets seeing many nice homes but nothing that …
Jardin bontanique de Montreal and Mount Royal area We navigated the metro and found it sooo much easier than Shinjiku Station in Japan, not to mention we could actually read the signs and could understand them when the conductor pronounced the names of the stations. Walking up to the gardens we saw the Olympic stadium. It is quite a spectacular …
Montreal Day One We arrived to beautiful balmy weather. All the signs in the airport are bilingual. Once out of the airport they are mostly French. I can pick out a lot of what is written however I seem to want to respond with si instead of oui. At the airport in San Francisco we were standing in line and the businessman in front of us dropped his …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Montreal
Upgraded to the hotel's most prestigious suite, very memorable experience. Thank you Intercontinental for giving us the priviledge.
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Montreal
We just returned from a week long retreat in Montreal. The first three nights we stayed at the Crowne Plaza which was just O.K. When we checked into to Intercontinental for the last part of our trip we were blown away. The service was above and beyond. Everyone from the Guest Service Reps to the Bell Hops to the Conceirge team were exceptionally helpful and Friendly. The location was wonderful, we were in walking distance to all the main streets, ie. St Catherines, McGill, St. Laurent. The rooms were very clean and bright. The bathroom was great having both a shower stall and a bathtub.
Overall very pleased with our stay!!!!!
There are better options in Montreal
The hotel has a lot of the ammenities that some of the boutique hotels don't have (pool, etc) but it has no charm whatsoever. The rooms and bathrooms are fairly spacious, but if you want a fabulous marble bathroom, stay at the Vogue. The location is okay but it's neither directly in Old Montreal or downtown. The breakfast is below average.
Don't go near the eggs!
Rude service, dust on the curtains and mold in the bathroom
Where do I start? I have never been so poorly treated at a front desk ever. Customer service should be a priority at a hotel that describes itself as 4-star. My encounter with the rude reception clerk left me aghast. It's a good thing that I travel to MTL often and that I know that this sort of treatment is not common here. For the price, I was expecting a large, clean room. Upon awaking in the morning light though, I was horrified to find almost a centimeter of dust along the top of the curtain above me. Who wants to awake to that? There was also black dusty mold on the bathroom ceiling that left me feeling unclean.
Thank goodness for digital cameras. If you want, I'll send you the photos of both.
Intercontinental a local
Similar to other Intercontinental properties, such as New Orleans, this one disappoints, due to its poor location, constant construction, lack of taxi service, overworked and unconcerned staff and generally smallish and drab rooms. Unlike some Intercontinental properties, such as Istanbul, which are great, this one does not excite or attempt to do so, as you find more charm in a bus station. If you like to spend big money for an OK place, stay here by all means.
My sisters and I usually make our annual "let it all hang out pilgramage" to Montreal every August. We usually stay in cheaper hotels but this time we felt like splurging and we were pleasantly surprised.
Intercontinental great propery bad service!
The InterCon in Montreal is a fantastic hotel but only in the sense that the rooms are great. The service at check in/out was awful.The room, however, was big, fresh and new. The in house gym was also good (and the staff a considerable notch above the check in staff).I must also mention that the bell staff were the redeeming feature for the hotel. I'd stay again because they were so hopefull. But be warned that your initial impression might be the same as mine.
I have stayed at the Intercontinental in Montreal several times. As a Six Continents/Platinum Priority Club member for the first time, I thought I would take advantage of the benefits of this program on my stay over Labor Day Weekend 2003.
Great place in a convenient location
We traveled to Montreal for our 10 year Anniversary. Having never been there before we thought that the location was great. We were within walking distance to just about everything we wanted to do. And if we needed to take a cab, the bellmen always had one ready. If we needed to take the metro it was right within the hotel. The rooms were traditionally decorated (a bit run of the mill), and a tad on the small side but overall very nice. This would be the only reason I rated it above average instead of excellent. All in all the service from the staff was top notch and we would recommend this as a place to stay to all of our friends.
A Wonderful Hotel
I stayed at the Inter-Continental for a long weekend in October 2002. The room was plush and very well outfitted (however small). The staff was very helpful and attentive to my needs. The location is a few blocks from the good stores and restaurants, but still close enough to walk. The breakfast buffet in the hotel was quite good. I'd stay here again for sure.