Marriott SpringHill Suites Old Montreal
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... know my size but she has an eye and a talent. Before long I've racked up a decent bill and I happily stroll back to the waterfront swinging my bag of delights with me.
I have the perfect excuse to dress up that evening as we eat at a lovely restaurant called Boris bistro. Sitting in a court yard in the open air, candles the only lighting we enjoy what I think is the best meal of the trip so far (sorry to the cooking gang) I have Sea bass with risotto and ...
... New York it is pleasantly quiet and serene! Having investigated the retail delights of the main shopping district - i picked up a great bargain watch at the beautiful Henry Birks et Fils - we headed down Ste-Catherine towards home. Summer in Canada is festival time and there were big preparations underway in what seemed to be an arts precinct for what looked like a large, outdoor music festival. Late afternoon saw us back at La Conciergerie ...
... 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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Marriott-brand suite hotels have me completely spoiled. Finally a hotel where I don't have to sit on the bed to relax. Free full breakfast with plenty of protein. Free wi-fi. Valet Parking (not free but certainly reasonable for 24 hour downtown parking). Clean and well maintained, newly refurbished rooms, excellent customer service. The Springhill Suites in Old Montreal were certainly no exception.
While the hotel is a bit difficult to find because it is down a narrow street (which itself is well marked) and has no sign protruding over the street, it is ever so centrally located in the Old Port. With the help of our GPS and a heads up about the narrow street, we had no trouble finding the hotel, even with all the construction and re-tasking of streets in the area.
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Good location, price, staff, room
Very nice hotel, excellent location, and convenient car parking gives this hotel a thumbs up. Furthermore, the spa and pool are an added bonus. The staff was curteous and helpful and the breakfast was very good overall. High speed internet was free, and fast. I had stayed there during the montreal grand prix, 2004. Will stay again
Spent 2 nights, 1-3 July, 2004. Lovely little hotel. Cutely decorated lobby, small breakfast area, but more than adequate spread, coffee available at breakfast area throughout the day. Rooms basic, adequate size, kitchenette with a microwave and fridge only, no utensils or cutlery, except for glasses and coffee mugs, stir sticks. Perfect for families. Location excellent. Highly recommend if you require the microwave and fridge for preparing a quick meal. Close to Metro. if you want to stay in the Old city, you will not refret this choice. Note it is not of the same calibre of a boutique hotel like the Nelligan , but a great choice.
I just returned yesterday from staying 3 nights at the SpringHill Suites in Old Montreal and couldn't wait to write to Trip Advisor about my wonderful experience. From the moment my friend and I walked into the lobby, we knew it was going to be a wonderful experience. The staff at the front desk were very helpful and pleasant, as were all the other staff that we met during our 3 day stay. Everything that we requested was delivered and any problems taken care of (with the exception of a noisy air conditioner when running on high.) I minded the lack of any view until I walked around Old Montreal and realized that very few buildings anywhere had a view!
After much deliberation as to where to stay in Montreal...so many great hotels. We decided to stay at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in the Old Montreal by the waterfront. It was a gem indeed! Very quite hotel, even though they were 85% full. Great service by the front desk and housekeeping as well as the valet attendants! The valet guys gave great directions to anywhere we wanted to go! Parking at the hotel is 18$CD. The front desk was very helpful with restaurants and things to do. The room was a bit tight for the four of us. But if you are a family of only 3 or just the two of you, it would be fine. They do have suites. We had a king bed and a sofa bed. The sofa bed only fits one adult. We requested the top floor and and a corner room and we got that! Nice view of the harbor, you can see the ships and boats. There is a microwave, small sink and fridge there. Very helpful to keep baby's things as well as some beer/soda and snack foods. Housekeeping is very fast with your requests which was great.
I just want to agree with the others who have reviewed this hotel favorably--it's really a fine choice. Our hotel room was very quiet, clean, with an extremely comfortable king size bed. The hotel is new and in really tip top shape--everything works and looks nice. A very substantial and good continental breakfast is included in the room rate, along with the high speed internet access mentioned by other reviewers. Everyone who works at the hotel was very nice to us, and the location in Old Montreal is perfect--easy walking distance of all sorts of sites, great restaurants, but not in the crowds and noise of Sherbrooke. We didn't try the connected restaurant (went there just for drinks st the bar, and we liked Chez Brandy down the street a lot better.) For restaurants, do try Stash's Cafe Bazaar just down the street (great Polish food and an excellent pianist, really fun) and Troika on Rue Crescent (delicious French/Russian food.)
Better choice than full-service Marriott
Stayed here because at 119 Canadian it is half the price of the full service Marriott in town. Plus there is some sort of labor action there...a lockout that has been going on since February.
The Springhill is wonderful. Very clean, great staff, big rooms, big bathrooms and right in the heart of Old Montreal. Rate includes a continental breakfast. Excellent for families, seniors and business travellers. I stayed there April 10-15, 2004 over Easter. Would definitely return. This is like a boutique hotel. If you have stayed in other SHS the lobby doesn't look the same, nor do the rooms. But they have the same equipment-high speed internet, fridge, microwave, 2 TVs.
Check it out-you will love it!
Stayed 2 nights. Picked the location so we could walk to Cirque de Soleil. Great location - right in old Montreal, walk to Chinatown!
Great room - Nicely decorated, new, clean, very large room with king size bed, living area with recliner chair, small kitchen area & windows that open. Buffet breakfast. Underground parking a bit expensive, but convenient. Would definitely stay again.
The best kept secret in Montreal!
We stayed at the Marriott SpringHill Suites in Old Montreal in july during the Jazz Festival, what a great location not too far from the action and still in the middle of historical sites, service was excellent, suites are very spacious, perfect for the family! Thanks to Etienne for making our stay so special, we can't wait to return next year.
Just returned from a luxurious 2-night stay in Vieux Montreal. Valet parking a real blessing after battling heavy city traffic. Great to abandon the car as the hotel is located one block from the city bus lines and about 3 blocks from the Metro. What a surprising experience to waltz into sparkling new accomodations in the oldest neighborhood in town. All the charm of street performers, boutique shops, creperie nooks, flower carts, open air dining, IMAX, and waterfront activities awaits outside. The hotel is a calm, elegant hide-away with tasteful rooms, a small pool/whirlpool area, and a first class spa on the mezzanine floor. Everything is so new and spotless clean. The front desk staff is exceptional, very helpful and easy to talk with. Ask for a room on any of the five floors in the lower numbers, (ie. 301-306). They are closer to the piers and offer a little better view extending beyond a parallel building. I never made it to the continental breakfast offering, only lasts until 9:30am and I was still snoozing away. Never heard a sound! If your able, be sure to book any treatment at the Gibson Spa. I had a massage and a facial. The angels that work there are incredibly skilled and very professional. Peaceful perfection allowed for a memorable, pampering, and rejuvenating visit.
Best hidden secret!!
I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights with my 2 children. The rooms were large, 2 queen size beds and a single pullout. Small living area with couch and recliner, desk and chair and mini kitchen area with sink, fridge and microwave. The bath/shower and toilet are separate from the sink area, which is very useful and there are 2 TV's. Breakfast is included in a buffet style. The hotel is situated right in the centre of Old Montreal and has underground parking. It's really a home from home and we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. Just planning another trip today!!