This is a very lovely hotel. We used some Marriott rewards points to stay here for free and were worried we’d get shorted, but instead we got the best of everything! (One note: Marriott rewards points rooms are usually located right in front of the elevators, but that was fine by us, as we had less transit time to our room.)
The lobby is beautiful and the rooms have interesting half-circle windows with great views. I thought it gave the room a very romantic feel. We stayed on the 28th floor and had an amazing view of the city! The location is very central, close to both the downtown as well as the Old Montreal areas, so we were able to walk to both, as well as to the area near McGill University, where we had massage appointments at Spa Eastman on Sherbrooke. When we went to the Prince Arthur area, we drove, but the doorman told us that it’s only a half-hour walk. The staff there is most helpful; there was a doorman who always knew the best route (walking or driving) to get to anyplace we wanted and even drew us maps, and the lady at the concierge desk recommended a fabulous restaurant for us to dine at on our anniversary (Europea) and even called and made the reservation for us (which helped a great deal, since our French is rusty). Also, the bilingual front desk staff always helped us with questions and concerns. We’d recommend this place to out friends happily!
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January 30, 2008
New Jersey, New Jersey
September 9, 2005
From journal Montreal Anniversary
November 2, 2003
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From journal Montreal, city of joy, love and good food
Fredericton, New Brunswick
July 19, 2003
From journal Montreal Canada
August 26, 2001
The Marriott had some great weekend deals going, which is why we initially decided to stay there. For $113 per night (Canadian) we got a fine room, a full breakfast delivered every morning by room service, and lots of great hospitality.
The hotel is centrally located in the downtown business district, convenient to the waterfront and to Old Montreal. From the outside it’s the sort of precast-concrete fantasy that was probably in vogue thirty years ago, with an oddly knobby appearance. Inside, the rooms are graced by enormous arched bay windows that let in plenty of light and don’t interfere with the wonderful views.
Although we weren’t on a concierge floor, we found the service both accommodating and personal. For some reason the hotel concierge was seldom at her desk. But the people at the bell desk were always ready with fresh newspapers, tickets, restaurant and tour suggestions, maps – everything needed for an enjoyable stay. Further, they took the time to listen so that they could discern our true interests. No pre-canned advice here.
The pool, spa, fitness center, and workout room were open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. What that meant for us was twice-daily relaxing soaks in the whirlpool and steam, another way to reinforce that we were really on vacation.
You could do a lot worse than this comfortable, hospitable, centrally located hotel.
From journal An Easter Weekend in Montreal