Sandman Montreal Longueuil
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... Firework song! Now with my new iPhone 5, the demise of classic rock radio as we once knew it, the new era of formula 1, it is plain I will have to reinvent myself as a man of the 21st century, though I really liked the last one. No one said being a Renaissance man was going to be easy! Oh and here is a selfie of me at poolside just to show how au courant I have become this weekend.
oh and way to go Nico! 18 points on the weekend for a 22 point lead in the ...
... there as it is here, kayaking and swimming in the lake will be beautfil if so, but this morning when I looked there was a storm in full swing... Time will tell! Not that far away now. Slept for the first hour or so, then the view were too good to miss. Stunning villages with individual houses backing out onto lakes, gorgeous in the sunshine... But then the sky turned pitch black as we got closer to Mont-Tremblant ...
... we turned around and walked the
(ever surprisingly long) distance back to the museum food. 45 minutes after the
fact, we finally sat down with a ham and cheese and a parfait and mentally
rolled in the glory of our meal... or maybe that was just me.
satiated, we entered the biodome (yay student prices) into the jungle zone.
Foggy camera lenses mean relatively poor documentation of the event, but it ...
... Reasonably well off
people go from a heated house to a heated car to a heated office or shops or
restaurant. The poor must do it really tough. People dress just as we would in
winter, but have a very good coat, hat, scarf, gloves etc that they put on when
they go outside, and take off when they’re inside. Already we’re getting sick of this dressing
to go outside, and you quickly find yourself vegging inside rather than go out
... quite prepares you for the breathtaking and exquisite decoration that abounds wherever you turn your head. We spend almost half an hour wandering around and then, hallelujah, I get the call. The presses have stopped turning, the pages been redesigned and potential catastrophe averted at the very last second. Perhaps my two visits to the house of God have been noticed by the man upstairs! Breathing a huge sigh of relief we continue down Rue Saint-Sulpice past ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sandman Montreal Longueuil
Nice Hotel. Spent 3 nights with a family of four. Very friendly staff. Great value. Nice pool. Room was OK.
ROOM: Room was large enough. A little bit on the stuffy side. Could definitely tell that the hotel was older. Fairly clean.
STAFF: Very friendly and helpful. Would not consider them extremely helpful but helpful enough to answer your questions quickly and then be on your way. Cleaning people did come up to explain to us how to use the air conditioner even though we never asked. Since the room was stuffy, we left the A/C on while we went out.
VIEW: Nice view of Olympic stadium but the windows were extremely dirty.
ACCESS: Very quick access to the Jacques Cartier bridge and right next to the metro and bus station. No handicap access though. The roads are slightly confusing to get back into Downtown Montreal but after the first day, no problems.
VALUE: Definitely one of the better hotels for the price. We paid about $99CAD per night. Any other reasonable hotel in downtown Montreal was coming out closer to $200 CAD.
PROBLEMS: No significant problems other than having a stuffy room.
Booked on line, excellent deal, friendly staff
Desk clerks were extremely friendly, spoke fluent English and immediately switched to English when we said "Hello". They also were extremely helpful with directions and suggestions on what to see and where to go. Subway system is right next door and made the traveling into the City very easy. We ate at the Hotel's restaurant for breakfast and dinner, both meals were excellent, although a bit pricey, as were all reastaurants in Montreal. For the rate, the room was average and clean: a good deal for moderate travelers, non smoking, two queen beds. Maid service was excellent. Toilet running a long time after flushing was minor inconvnience, we did not report it. If we ever go back to Montreal, we would certainly stay at the Sandman again. We were here for 5 days. EVERYONE we met in Monteal and Quebec was friendly and helpful and made our stay delightful. Thank you to the French Canadians for making our vacation a pleasurable one!
Excellent and Reasonable
My wife and I stayed here while I was attending a conference in Montreal. I took advantage of a special Expedia rate (which required pre-payment) of US$100 per night, including taxes. With the free parking at the Sandman, we thought this to be an excellent rate. Our room was nice, the gym useful, and the hotel very convenient to Montreal via the subway system. Downtown Montreal was a 15-minute Metro ride away; each trip cost under CND$2.00.
Just returned from a business trip to Longueuil, Quebec. We stayed at the Sandman Hotel. The hotel was clean, staff was very courteous and helpful and madt the stay overall great. One of the 3 nights we were there, we had had some drinks and were socializing in 1 of our rooms together.(6 of us) Obviously, we were a little loud and one of the other guests complained about the racket. Instead of the usual "Quiet down or else", one of the hotel staff visited our room and told us if we wanted to keep partying, they would be more than happy to give us a conference room downstairs to party in all night at no charge.
Overall a great experience and great staff to complete a great trip. Next time I stay in or around Montreal, this hotel will be my first choice.
Sandman Longueuille is the BEST!
We stayed at Sandman Longueuille. It's just across the river from Montreal. You step out the door, take a left and there is the station for the metro, trains, buses. It's very convenient.
The hotel met my absolute requirements: Clean, quite, comfortable, a good value.
We even enjoyed our meal at the restaurant! I don't often expect much from hotel food, but this was excellent. We were tired when we arrived and were happy to be greeted by such a friendly staff at the hotel and the restaurant.
Convenient, clean and relatively innexpensive
We stayed for three nights at this hotel in August of 2005. The staff was friendly and curteous, always switching instantly from French into English when we indicated we couldn't speak French. Don't be scared by the fact that they are technically outside the city of Montreal, they are located mere feet from the subway station which shoots you into downtown Montreal in a few short minutes. It really was very convenient. The only negative aspect of the stay was that the hotel stated the restaurant stayed open until 10pm, but when we arrived at 9:30 to order a piece of a cake, we were told that everything had been packed away and there was no cake to be had. Boo. Otherwise, clean and well staffed. Feels just like any chain hotel in the US.
We Enjoyed Our Stay At The Sandman in Montreal
We just came back from our vacation in Montreal and we stayed at the Sandman Hotel in Montreal (Longueuil). We did enjoy our stay at this hotel. We stayed in a non-smoking room and they have comfortable beds/pillows, the room was a nice size, as was the bathroom. There was also plenty of towels in the bathroom, plus a hairdryer. They also have free parking and the parking lot is very big. There is a nice restaurant by the lobby of the hotel where you can get the buffet or order something from the menu. We didn't try the buffet but we did order bacon and eggs one morning and the food was very good. They have packets of different kinds of jelly on the tables for your toast and even packets of peanut butter! There is a small gift shop in the lobby of the hotel also. The staff of the hotel were very helpful and friendly. You have to take the Metro (Subway) to get downtown or to Old Montreal but the Longueuil Metro is right outside the door of this hotel and they are only a short ride away. Inside the Longueuil Metro Station there is a small grocery store and a convenience store so you can buy snacks to take up to your room. The grocery store even sells ready-made sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, and lots more. We would stay at the Sandman Hotel again if we ever vacationed again in Montreal.
There is nothing bad about it but nothing great either
I stayed at the Sandman this week-end (late March) as I had some major problems at their other location in downtown Calgary and therefore, they entitled me with a free night so I could "enjoy their usually high standards". I would also like to point out that I'm not a fussy traveller (I need a comfy bed, a clean room and a place to shower) but I do take into consideration the quality vs price ratio. Therefore, this is why I rated the Sandman as "average" as there is nothing bad or great about it. It's just a generic, typical suburban chain-hotel. Enough about the overall impression.
Now, upon arriving, I was greeted by a nice clerk that was so friendly, anybody would have wanted to hug her. Her reccomendations and directions were also very good. The complimentary stay letter did not pose a problem and I was assigned my non-smoking room on the 12th floor in less then 5 minutes. So far so good. The hotel is also located adjacent to the Longueuil subway station (and when they say adjacent, it's actually about 30 steps from the lobby, no street to cross) that will indeed brisk you to dwnt. Montréal in about 15 minutes, so that was practical. The room itself was clean overall (but don't look under the bed! They need to vacuum under there!) with a few signs of age starting to show here and there; carpet fading with a few stains, comforter with old blood stains that obviously had been washed and washed all over again (so I didn't mind, it looked clean). The bathroom was immaculately clean though and everything worked properly, including the AC wall-unit, very quiet and new. Only one thing didn't pass the test and it was basically the same problem then in Calgary: Sandman, change your mattresses! Anybody slightly heavier than 160-170 pds will feel the cowls. With the huge coffee stain on the boxspring, they obviously haven't been changed in a while because it looked like it has been there for a while. Again, I have a wonderful pillowtop mattress at home, but even there, I've stayed at other pillowtop-less hotels that had far more padded mattresses. I came back quite late that night and properly put the "do not disturb" sign on my doorknob. Many room also had it, so why on earth did the maids started vacuuming the corridor at 8:30 when half the floor was probably still asleep shows that they do care about cleanliness but expect their guests to be up early :) ... I wasn't paying, so that was ok but brings me to the my other point, soundproofing. The doors are paper-thin and you could hear the elevators dinging while in your bed (4 rooms away from it) as well as the adjacent room occupants talking in their room through the air conduct in the bathroom. My second "MG, who thought about this" is not Sandman's fault but the hotel's architect. Who the hell thought that 2 relatively slow elevators were enough to service a 214-room, 17-story hotel? Mind you, it rarely took less than 5 minutes for one to arrive and the hotel wasn't even full, I don't want to imagine the nightmare when it is sold out.
I did have a look at the pool-fitness area and it was nice and clean with large windows. Great for families. The businness center was also free of charge for hi-speed internet, practical to check restaurants menus. We had breakfast the next morning and the wait staff were great letting us in late while the restaurant was officially closed. Buffet was plentiful and CHEAP for Montreal. Kudos Sandman. The small, inviting café-feel is nice too.
I have mixed feelings for the Sandman: Service is a 10/10, Cleanlinness is a 8-8.5/10 but comfort is more 5-6/10. Considering I wasn't paying, it was great but I checked before going and their hot deal rate was at 119$ for that night. This isn't great value considering that the Hyatt downtown had a rate for 129$ with brkfst, the Delta, 109$, etc. Shop before you book because having to constantly travel in the MÉTRO saves you parking fees dwnt but is time-consuming. It remains I believe a good option for a stop-over and families and I would not hesitate to reccomend it during the summer with similar rates. It's a nice but unluxurious hotel for budget-conscious travellers.
Exceptional service at Sandman Longueuil
I travel on business a lot and really appreciated the four star service I received from everyone at the Front Desk.
I found the business center very convenient!
Very close to Metro (but nothing else)
Very close to metro. Good value given the proximity to downtown (5 min subway ride). Not much is within walking distance of the hotel, but downtown and rest of Montreal is pretty accessible thru highways & metro.