Candlewood Suites Montreal Centre-Ville
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Buena tarifa y ubicación
En general, este es un buen hotel si quieres una cocina y salir por Montreal sin coche. Las habitaciones son espaciosas y tienen una cocina agradable. La cocina tiene los platos y utensilios de cocina mínimos, pero no mucho más (por ejemplo tráete tus propios filtros de café, sal, pimienta, etc.). La habitación que conseguí era la que llamaban: suite de un dormitorio, pero no tenía ningún dormitorio, sólo una habitación grande con 2 camas, escritorio y cocina. ¡Lo odio, cuando los hoteles etiquetan aparentemente como suites con habitación, pero sólo son habitaciones grandes normales de hotel! La ubicación es muy buena. Puedes caminar tranquilamente al casco antiguo de Montreal, al barrio chino y a 2 estaciones de metro, dichos metros recorren la mayoría de la ciudad. Hay un gran almacén de alimentación a dos manzanas de distancia para coger comida y suministros, porque el hotel no tiene restaurante. La vecindad circundante parecía un poco deteriorada, pero no se sentía peligrosa.
Good rates and location
Overall, this is a good hotel if you want a kitchen and want to get around Montreal without a car. The rooms are spacious and have a nice kitchen. The kitchen has minimal plates and cookware but not much else (such as bring your own coffee filters, salt, pepper, etc.). The room I got was called a 1 bedroom suite but it had no bedroom. Just one big room with 2 beds, desk, and kitchen. I hate it when hotels deceptively label rooms as suites with bedroom but are just a large regular hotel room! The location is very good. You can easily walk to Old Montreal, Chinatown, and 2 Metro stations where the Metro covers most of the city. There is a large grocery store 2 blocks away to pick up food and supplies since this hotel has no restaurant. The immediate neighborhood seemed run down, but it did not feel dangerous.
Un par de arreglos y este sitio será excelente.
Primero, lo bueno. Una habitación espaciosa, con un una cocina americana, una cama cómoda y un cuarto de baño nuevo e intachable. Es difícil imaginar una habitación mejor en Montreal para el precio.
Lo neutro: El precio es bajo porque el servicio es mínimo. Porque sobre todo es un hotel de estancias largas, no hay servicio de limpieza diariamente. Las habitaciones se limpian y la lencería se cambia solamente una vez a la semana. Las toallas limpias están disponibles en cualquier momento en la recepción, pero esto es una gran pesadez si te gusta cambiar tus toallas cada día. No hay servicio de habitaciones, ni restaurante en el hotel, sin embargo, para el desayuno puedes ir al Holiday Inn Express o el Days Inn, ambos al lado.
También, la ubicación es un poco pesada. Sí, no está lejos del barrio chino, sino que está también cerca de la parte más mala de St-Laurent y a manzanas de cualesquier restaurante o entretenimiento decente.
Lo malo: acceso a Internet. Viajo mucho por negocios, no tengo una blackberry, así que la conexión en mí habitación de hotel es muy importante para mí. En el St. Laurent de Faubourg el servicio de Internet era tan malo que casi como si no existiera. No hay acceso inalámbrico y la conexión de Ethernet es extremadamente floja. Cada minuto o dos, se desconecta. Tienes que desenchufar el cable de Ethernet, enchufarlo y esperar que funcione, eso una y otra vez. La persona de la recepción me dijo que ésto ocurría porque el servidor del hotel se sobrecargaba siempre por la noche, cuando todos los residentes de larga estancia venían a casa del trabajo. Es innecesario decir que encontré esto completamente frustrante, es más, totalmente imperdonable.
A few fixes and this place will be great
First, the good. A spacious room with a kitchenette, a comfortable bed, and a new, spotless bathroom. Hard to imagine a better room in Montreal for the price.
The neutral: The price is low because service is minimal. Because it's mostly a longterm-stay hotel, there is no daily housekeeping. The rooms are cleaned and linens changed only once a week. Fresh towels are available anytime at the front desk, but this is a big pain if you like to change your towels every day. There is no room service and no restaurant in the hotel -- though for breakfast, you can go to the Holiday Inn Express or the Days Inn, both next door.
Also, the location is kind of blah. Yes, it's not far from Chinatown, but it's also close to the seediest part of St-Laurent, and blocks from any decent restaurants or entertainment.
The bad: internet access. I travel a lot on business, don't have a Blackberry, and so connectivity in my hotel room is extremely important to me. At the Faubourg St. Laurent, internet service was so bad as to be almost non-existent. There is no wireless access, and the ethernet connection is extremely tenuous. Every minute or two, it just bumps you off. You have to unplug the ethernet cable, plug it back in, and hope it works. Over and over. The person at the front desk told me this was because the hotel's server was always overloaded in the evening, when all the longterm residents came home from work. Needless to say, I found this extremely frustrating -- indeed, completely inexcusable.
The suite is fully furnished, with great bed, nice kitchen and living room, and big bathroom. Very confortable. Everything was new and clean. It doesn't have ammenities as breakfast or room service, but if you don't mind making your own meals and doing your bed its ok. The nearest subway station is about 5-10 mins walking (St Laurent), you can also go by walking to Old Montreal (10 mins) and to some great streets full of good restaurants (10-15 mins).
The front desk employees were all very nice and helpful.
Excellent Value and Great Room
Excellent experience at fleabag rates! Spacious, clean wonderful room with stunning view of fireworks over old Montreal. Highly recommend. Only odd item was that we had the strange experience of a middle of the night fire alarm, which was fortunately a false alarm. But all was well and we slept in later.
Easy walks to Old Montreal, Chinatown, and St Catherine Street.
Great place for a family
We stayed for two nights on the end of a two week family vacation . What a great place for a family. If we ever go back to Montreal again , we will be staying at this hotel. We have three children (ages 16, 13, and 11) . The hotel provided a roll away cot for our 16 yr old, the 13 and 11 yr old shared the large sofa bed, we had the separate bedroom with a huge comfy bed. Compared to the other hotels we had stayed in during the vacation, this one was by far the most roomy and comfortable.
The kitchenette had every convenience, even a dishwasher. It was like living in an apt .The staff were friendly and very helpful. There was a corner store very close by, which had a good selection of most essentials (incldg alcoholic beverages). Lots of things to do and see within walking distance . Good luck finding a better hotel for this great rate.
I will definately stay here again. The hotel has been recently renovated, the rooms are very spacious, clean and come with a fully equipped kitchen. The 5 of us stayed in one room and it was very comfortable. The service was great too! All this for an unbeatable nightly rate of $99!
Good for longer stays
We were a couple of gay friends who stayed here during the outgames in montreal after we were warned off another hotel at the last minute. We paid AUD$160 pn for 10 nights and it was good to be able to have times when we could cook for ourselves. I wouldn't recommend if you are only in town for a couple of days, but is good for longer stays. The furnishings were fine and the aircon was particularly welcome. The rooms were not serviced every day. Hi speed network cable was great for my laptop and the location was close enough to everything. Would recommend for people who are needing longer stays and who don't mind fending for themselves a bit. The desk staff in the hotel were generally hopeless (unaware that there was a guest laundry) and the reality is that the place is run as an adjunct to the Holiday Inn next door. Having said that I would stay there again if I was in montreal for more than a week, but if shorter - would go to a hotel.
Very nice hotel
We stayed on August for 2 nights into a very spacious apartment very clean and nice decorated with a fully equiped kitchen. Overall a very good value for the money we spent. It is located in downtown Montreal probably a good location for someone who would like to visit this part of the city. Staff very friendly. Breakfast is not included and in you cannot even buy it because there is no restaurant within this hotel. However, there are lots of places around where to take it. One inconvenience in my opinion is that they have only Valet Parking (in fact this is within the Days Inn hotel that shares the same building with this hotel) and even if you only need something from your car, you have to ask them to bring it in front of the hotel and then to take it back in the undergorund parking (and tho bring your car depending how many are waiting in the same time might be a 15 minutes wait). If you plan to use multiple times a day your car, might be a serious inconvenience.
Overall a nice place to stay.
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in the mall (???) so that somewhat fell through. Still, there was interesting
artwork scattered throughout which gave us our artistic fix, and we left for
dinner satisfied with our day of reconnaissance.
brought with it an overwhelming need for wifi to download a movie for the
night, as well as a mad googling for a dinner restaurant. Luckily just a block