Travelodge Montreal Centre
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... verblijven we Hotel l'Institut. Dit hotel is feitelijk een hotelschool. De studenten en docenten bieden professionele kwaliteit. Prachtig hotel met een zeer goed restaurant. Ook redelijk gelegen t.o.v. het centrum. Het hotel ligt tegen het Quartier Latin van Montreal aan. De wijk kent veel leuke betaalbare resturantjes.
... just me being a bit squeamish. The steak however was DELICIOUS! Everyone that had it said it was the best they'd ever tasted. The meal was really interesting and we were so pleased that we'd managed to get a reservation. After dinner, the group wandered Montreal to find a bar, and we settled on a cocktail bar overlooking the main street. Laura was well impressed that they served Boddingtons, whilst I opted for a granny smith cocktail. Casey had ...
... we both found it to be underwhelming with the only thing we wanted to buy being a maple syrup lollipop. From it it was just a short walk away to the Archaeological Museum. Due to the extortionate admission fee we decided not to visit the exhibits but rather take advantage of the free observation tower which affords fantastic views across the city and beyond. Despite being a bit of a gloomy day we ...
... side of the globe. I am most grateful to those who are filling in for Benoît and me during this time.
The most interesting part of the day's travels took place in the line-up for security clearance to board our plane for Heathrow. We were standing immediately behind two men with very British accents, so I politely asked them if they were returning home. They were going back home after completing a firefighting training course they gave to crew members on a freighter ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Montreal Centre
Get what you pay for
I spent two nights on Dec 27-29. The cost before taxes was $80 CAD for a two-twin bedroom.
The two pros are the location and the price. The hotel is a short walk from the Place d'Armes Metro station, three blocks to the Notre-Dame Basilica and the Old City, and the main shopping area on Ste-Catharine is at a walkable distance.
The rooms are quite small, but clean. The TV is suspended from the ceiling. The bathroom only has a small shower stall. The desk service was OK. The only ice machine is on the mezz. level.
It is fine for those intent on visiting Montreal for a few days and plan to spend their time sightseeing and/or enjoying the nghtlife.
Tiny rooms filled up with smoke
I was booked in here by a conference organizer in July. The hotel is like a motel piled up high in downtown Montreal. Teh rooms are small with a tiny bathroom and like a space capsule in feel. My girlfriend suffers from claustrophobia so this was a problem. The biggest problem was we were given smoking rooms which seemed OK when we first entered them, but when we came back later in the evening they were full of smoke that must have come out of the air conditioner. Then we left which took a long time, the staff were very unfriendly and unhelpful. We went to some dumpy hotels which at least were more livable...
Tiny Room and Shower
We stayed at the Montreal Centre Travelodge for seven nights in July, 2004. The location was decent: on the fringe of downtown, and just around the corner from Chinatown, and about two blocks away was the Place d'Arts. The room was clean and had recently been renovated. But that's the only good things I can say for the hotel. Check-in was painfully slow, it took almost a half hour, even though we were second in line. The clerk said this was due to a "shift change" taking place. (Huh?) The truth was that he didn't have a clue of what he was supposed to be doing. Then there was the room. Small doesn't begin to describe it. In fact the room was so small that the TV was suspended from the wall above our heads. Then there was the tiny shower - so tiny that you bumped the sides if you tried to turn around in it. To make matters worse, we paid over $100/night Canadian. We will never stay here again.
Better off @ a Hostile
Absolutely the worst hotel I've ever seen.They charged me 159$ Cad. for a closet, the room is not even 150 sq feet. The management also needs some find tuning! I had reserved for two nights in August and while walking into my room I discovered mould in the shower, I asked the front desk if they would possibly be able to change my room, with a great big huff and puff they did. The next rrom looked ok (still a closet) when we walked in but as we returned from supper and got ready for bed we pulled the covers and found a big dark brown spot on the sheets. We decided to check out but the General manager blamed the stain on us and refused to credit our room....we decided to leave and search for a hotel some where else.
Would think twice before staying there again
Had booked the Travelodge in downtown Montreal (Boulevard Rene Levesque) for the first 4 nights and last 2 nights of my trip before leaving the UK.
Have stayed in Travelodges before and have always found them okay - no frills but affordable and reliable.
Accommodation itself was okay - basic but clean and good value for money.
The problem here - and not one I expected in an international hotel chain - was that the staff were at best cool and quite often downright rude.
They kept guests (not just me) waiting in line at reception even though three of them were at reception on duty - resolutely refusing to make eye contact. When they did serve guests there was no welcome, absolutely no pleasantries, and on several occasions they were very discourteous to their customers.
Come on Montreal Travelodge - we know we aren't paying 5 star prices to stay with you - but without your customers you are nothing - so at least make an attempt at civility!
Great location, within easy walking distance of Old Montreal, St Catherine's Street, metro stop etc. But the overall feel of the hotel is depressing. It's dingy, slightly shabby, and probably not worth the money. I've stayed in quite a few Travelodges and liked this one the least, despite the breakfast which as another contributor said was well laid-out etc in a proper-sized dining room (unfortunately complete with a rather rude member of staff on the door one of the mornings I was there, who abruptly informed me breakfast was due to finish shortly, as if, although I was still within the time limit, I had no right to be there.) The shower curtain, as also mentioned, was a pain, and I had to use the bath mat and towels to mop up water from all over the bathroom floor. My room was comfortable, but as the hotel is on a main road, I was disturbed by the noise of fast traffic intermittently throughout the night. Overall, you could do worse, but you could probably do a whole lot better.
Eh.....not my best experience
Plusses: Great location, walking distance to most major attractions. Chinatown is right around the corner. Great location for the Jazz festival.
Minuses: Not the nicest rooms. Pretty small and our room smelled of mildew or something wet. The elevators are terrible. They have 3 of them, (one was out of order) and I found taking the stairs to be more efficient. Finally, parking is pretty much non-existant. They have a lot below the hotel but it has a limited number of spaces and my guess is that they reserve them for a "select" group of guests.
Overall I thought it was okay. Probably a little expensive for the kind of service and ammenities you get but I would consider styang there again just for the location.
It may have new management but it needs new beds!
My daughter and I just returned from four very cold days in Montreal and I should have read the reviews before booking this hotel. The rooms are small but adequate if you are not spending much time there, but the beds were as bad as any I have ever slept on in any hotel in any country. There are no box springs, just a very hard mattress on a wooden box. Unbelievably hard to sleep. The management explained that they are under new owners and have redone the rooms but have not been able to replace the matresses. The parking was fine though it was a little difficult to manuever the minivan in the small space, but we were grateful for the warmth of the garage which is under the hotel.
The breakfast was just enough to start the day and nicely laid out. The location was near a Metro and on the edge of Chinatown. I would not recommend this hotel at this time.
During a 2 week tour of Quebec and Ontario, we booked 7 hotels. This was the most expensive and the worst service.
The room is tiny, has no storage space and the heating appliances didn't work. The bathroom was inadequate; the shower sprayed in different directions and the shower curtain didn't keep the water in so the entire bathroom became soaked. The sink tap did the same and the plug did not keep the water in.
The bed covers were extremely thin (we were there in December withsnow outside!) and when we asked for an extra cover, house keeping didn't even lay it out on the bed.
Breakfast was included but shocking. The was no tea in the tea and very little orange in the orange juice. There was no hot choice even if we wanted it.
It took half an hour to check out nd as a result we nearly missed our train. When we went down to reception at 5am to check out, the night receptionist had his feet up on the desk smoking and may well have been drunk. He tried to charge us again, despite the fact that we'd booked through Expedia so must have paid in full. When we offered to show him the record of our payment on the internet site, he 'suddenly' found the receipt of our payment and tried to blame the person who'd booked us in.
Absolutely shocking place and not cheap.
Dreadful place... NOT RECOMMENDED
I booked this place over the phone, 3 weeks in advance. This travel was a business-like venture.
There were 3 questions asked at the time of booking. Also, there were answers to the questions:
Q1: Are you having rooms with double-queen beds? A1: Yes, Sir, we have...
Q2: Do you have a parking lot available exclusively for the hotel? A2: Yes, Sir, we have...
Q3: I have to park my car over night, is it OK with you? A3: There is no problem, Sir, you can park your car on our facilities...
I gave my credit card number and congratulate myself for this easier way to resolve anybody's problem. These were the questions and the answers.
The reality is totally different as follows:
We checked in at 3.30 PM at The Travelodge Hotel, 50 Rue Rene Levesque.
1. There was a very small room and NO Queen-beds but twin-beds.
Besides, a room with double-queen beds has a different standard of dimensions. The provided room was supposed to lodge a pair of dwarfs.
2: No parking spot on the hotel premises: There is a parking lot but at 3.30 PM, the checking in time we were told the lot was full... By whom?
We arrived there at 3.10 PM and there were 5 persons in front of us...
3 of them were travelling light and no car was involved... The other 2 left because of the lengthy time needed for the receptionists to accommodate the customers... ------------- Q: Does the hotel management know that the current advertising about the hotel's offers is absolutely inaccurate? If the management does not know that, we can facilitate the way the information can go faster to them. Q: Does the hotel management know how many people are currently living in the hotel and how many cars are parked in the parking lot?
Q: Have the receptionist had the adequate training for representing the Canadian hospitality? I do not believe so. Promises have not been delivered!
These concerns have been emailed and forwarded to newspapers and group discussions over the Internet.