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Montreal: Always Try Something Different

A January 2006 trip to Montreal by smilingtraveller

Montreal Y Hotel Photo, Montreal, Quebec More Photos
Quote: Personal business trip in Montreal turns out to be EXCELLENT! From shopping to dining, Montreal is surely one of Canada's best cities.

Montreal: Always Try Something Different

Overview

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We peer through the window and it looks crowded, but the menu doesn't really reflect what I'm feeling like at the moment. We wander back hours later for an early dinner and it hits the spot. Reuben's Deli on Ste. Catherine is great for the friendly staff and three-cheese spinach dip--seriously very good stuff!I wanted to go somewhere nice and go dancing afterwards. Le Newtown is awesome for their fine dining: their sweet potatoes and couscous are to die for and the Cave in the basement isn't so bad either!Do you need a shopping trip? Are your clothes outdated or are you looking for a new look? Shopping in their huge malls is worth any person's visit to update their wardrobe. Mo...Read More

Montreal Y Hotel

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Hotel | "Hotel Due Y de Montreal"

Montreal Y Hotel Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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The Hotel Due Y De Montreal is a no-frills hotel that caters to those who seek a clean, safe, and accessible lodging without paying 100-plus a night. What I mean by no-frills is that you won’t see a bellhop, nor will you see thousands of dollars of mirror, marble, fake plants, or lavish couches in the waiting area. You will see a clean check-in area that is business-like and professional and wicker chairs for the waiting area. The building from the outside resembles that of any YMCA, simple and concrete, and the inside does, too. Location: It’s right behind Rue St. Catherine, so you have all the big shopping areas to access just minutes away. It’s kitty-corner to the IBM business buildi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Montreal Y Hotel
1355 Blvd. Rene Levesque West
Montreal, Quebec H3G1T3
(514) 866-9942

Maison Simons

Attraction | "Le Maison Simons-Shopping Centres"

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Montreal shopping is one of the hippest cities in Canada. It was my first visit there, and I could not believe the style and fashion people have there, nor could I believe the amount of stores and consumers. It seems to me that all people do there is shop and eat well! All the major stores are on Rue St. Catherine, and they have unique shops and your local Gap and Old Navy, too. The stores that are not found anywhere else are the best to visit since you get some great selection. Montreal rocks for shopping.

I went to a store called La Maison Simons, (514) 282 1840, and it was a great department store, something like the Bay.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Maison Simons
977 Ste-Catherine St W
Montreal, Quebec H3B 4W3
(514) 282-1840

Mourelatos Downtown

Hotel | "Marche Mourelatos "

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We had been on a train long enough that our stomachs were churning for a bunch of things. Our hotel front desk told us about Marche's on St. Catherine and we ran in the cold.

This cute, quaint little grocery store is perfect for those seeking snacks and some specialty pasta to fill them up after a long ride to beautiful Montreal. The isles are tight, so be prepared to bump into someone and say bonjour! They carry everything, like fresh fruit, frozen dinners, fresh pastas, and pita pizzas.

I totally recommend this tiny grocery store that doesn't jack up the prices because they're located downtown for some late-night snacks/groceries!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Mourelatos Downtown
1621 St. Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H 1L8
(514) 904-0300