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... having so much turbulence, the flight attendants spent more time seated and buckled up then serving. Upon arrival, we were met by the Quebec rep and taken to the hotel. The check in took a couple of minutes and we were off to our room to change and head to the pool. Did I mention it was 33 degrees. HOT hot hot ..... We toured the building, enjoyed some sun and had supper; ...
... and board an early flight for a 2 week trip to Mexico Friday morning. At least Bev will be staying put for the 2 weeks and can just relax and be pampered. I on the other hand, have been told I have to stay home to make more money for our next trip!!!!!! Such is life!!!!
Thanks to our friends Dave & Ange up in Fort Frances, ON for the inspiration to blog this trip. With a little more practice we might get ...
... dream come true. The trip on the Amtrak train down by Lake Champlain and alongside the Hudson River in the late fall colours is something we will never forget. The beautiful water views, woodland and hillside views intermingled with huge expanses of corn fields ready for shredding for cattle feed made for great scenery. We spent 10 days in a flat Ian has under his house and went away for a few days now and then. We spent the time getting to know ...
We disembark the Veendam around 8:50 AM taking only about 10 minutes to find our luggage, go through customs and head down to the waiting taxi's. We get into the taxi and head to the Montreal Airport in lots of time to go through Delta check in, security and the gate to take us to the JFK airport in New York.
The flights home were uneventful but very peaceful. ...
... five days, one thing this trip has taught me already is how little I actually knew about the place.
In part this speaks to our accommodation and hosts. We stayed for the first days with Kevin and Samantha, a very lovely couple we found through Couchsurfing.org - a website I became aware of in 2006, but have used more and more over the past few years to the point where it's now indispensable for travel. Kevin is a ...
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Friendly staff and incredible rooms maketh the hotel
We LOVED this hotel. We arrived into Montreal without any clue as to what it held. We searched for cheap accomodation online and came across the Hotel Saint Andre. We arrived to find a very friendly girl on desk, who quickly took down our information and showed us into our room. Ten words pretty much encapsulate out feelings at this point. "OH MY BICYCLE RIDING ---- THIS PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!". And coincidentally, those were my first ten words!
Two queen sized beds. Two, count them TWO BATHROOMS!!! A TV, a table and chairs, A FRIDGE, FREE BREAKFAST DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR and a hell of a lot of floorspace. This place would cost over a hundred GBP without question, and we were getting it for pittance. The staff were the nicest people, particularly the manager, who kept us happy the whole trip, despite roughly 4 extentions of our stay, which forced him to move people to another room in his computer. At all times he remained amicable and helpful. And it is in a great location, right on St.Catherine. Go here, it is very much worth it.
Convenient location but not sure I'd do it again.
I went to Montreal last summer and wasn't aware that I arrived on the last day of the Grand Prix. Even given that fact, the price was very nice for my budget and it was my first time to this beautiful city. However, from the moment that I got there to the time I checked out 3 days later, my stay was one disaster after another.
First they gave me the wrong room. Once that was fixed and they gave me the key to the correct room, or so I thought, we found that it wasn't the right key when trying to get back into the room after going out for a look about. I ended up having to get a master key to come and go. Then the evening of the first night, they tried to put a couple into my room much to my surprise. Nothing like coming out of the shower and having someone trying to get into your room. Was not easy with the fact that there were no good locks or latchs in the room.
Wasn't aware that I was so close to the "Red light" district, so to speak. It was very conveniently located, only two blocks walk, to the UQAM station for the Metro. Was also a very close walk to some nice eateries in the Latin Quarter.
Had a problem with vagrants using the parking lot below my window as a restroom nightly. Otherwise, it was a pleasant visit and a great value. I'm a single woman that was there by myself and wasn't really frightened however, some single women might have found it uneasy. Not entirely sure I'd stay here again unless I was with a group of people.
Warm and charming....
It was our first visit to Montreal and we couldn't have chosen a better hotel. We were more than satisfied with the staff and warm charm of Le St. Andre. We arrived on 10/07/04 and were immediately welcomed during check-in. The location was absolutely perfect especially while attending the Black and Blue festival. Le St. Andre is within walking distance of most festivities and the Metro is only about 2 blocks away. We look forward to staying at Le St. Andre for many more "Black and Blue" years to come. We will anxiously await the warm and flakily croissants delivered each morning. Our sincerest "thanks" to everyone at Le St. Andre.
Nice Hotel for the Frugal Traveller
Hotel Le Saint André is a modest 3-storey hotel right in the heart of downtown (Ste. Catherine and Berri), with quick access to the central Berri-UQAM Métro Station.
This isn't a 5-star luxury hotel - the rooms are on the small side and there's no pool. But if you're looking for a quiet, inexpensive downtown hotel, you can't do much better. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Quiet, clean rooms, with colour TVs and basic cable. Also, a continental breakfast is served every morning directly to your room.
For a frugal traveller such as myself, the Saint André is a perfect fit. I highly recommend it.
Good Value, Some Issues
This is a good little hotel located near the Latin Quarter. It is a bit of a walk to Downtown or Old Montreal (at most a mile), but there is easy access to the Metro (Berri-Uqam station, a mere three blocks away) if alternate transportation is desired. The hotel staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The breakfast of croissants / hot chocolate or coffee appeared at the hotel door at the pre-arranged time. That being said, there are some issues. The room that we had (hopefully not the renovated ones) was quiet and clean, but small...small TV, small/short beds...with a downscale feel to it. The pictures on the walls were better. The immediate neighborhood has a sketchy feel to it. For example, at least one nightclub was nearby and going strong at 9 am on a Sunday morning. There were also some strip clubs nearby as well. Finally, the "complimentary parking" consisted of a narrow alleyway leading to a very cramped four or five spots. There is an inexpensive parking garage ($5) nearby if parking overflows the available spots, which it nearly did for us.
In summary, this is not a 3.5 star hotel, as we saw on several sites. Instead, it is a good, clean, relatively inexpensive hotel with some issues.
Good value but has some issues
We stayed here in August 2004. This hotel is good value for what you pay IF you request a newly renovated room. (Some rooms are outdated, smaller, and a bit smelly.) The photos of this hotel that you see on the Internet are of the newly-renovated rooms. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Hotel itself is a bit dated but relatively clean. Location was good - a 2 block walk to the subway and 15-minute walk to the old ports - but not the greatest area. I wouldn't recommend walking around alone late at night but never felt in any danger, either.
So convenient locationwise/reasonable
I've stayed here several times and find it so convenient to everything and so reasonably priced. They have a nice breakfast and the croissants are delicious. Friendly staff too.
Convenient and good price
I stayed at Hotel Le St-Andre in March 2004. It's 2 short blocks away from the central metro station (Berri-UQAM), which made it really easy to get around the city. The area isn't too lively at night and the hotel is located on a very small alley-like street, but not too bad at all. The room was neat and clean and I enjoyed the chocolate croissants in the morning. I paid $79 per night, which I found to be very reasonable. I wouldn't mind staying there again.
Great location, reasonable price,
I will stay here if in town again.Pros: -Free hot breakfast (coffee, hot choc, croissant) -Great location (<2 min to walk to underground/subway, few blocks from Latin Quarter) -Clean and new furnishings, but somewhat spartan -Great price (paid $60/day in Jan on priceline)Cons: -Somewhat cold in the winter -Luggage deposit area not secure (just a empty closet)
This hotel is in a great location;near the Village.The staff was friendly and helpful.My room was well equipped and clean.I thought the rates were good and I'd recommend this establishment to others.