My husband and I are seasoned travelers coming to Montreal on the 1st week of September. I have a few questions about our trip.
We will be flying from Chicago to Boston (got a killer fare) on Spet 5th, staying in Boston 1-2 nights, renting a car in Boston to drive up to Montreal, staying in Montreal 2-3 nights, then heading back to Boston to fly out on Sept 11th.
We aren't sure exactly what we should hit up on our drive to Montreal (Ottawa? Burlington, VT?, Salem, MA?), how long is really needed to see the city of Montreal, or where we should stay-considering we have a car.
We are more interested in seeing the city than anything else. We really enjoy architecture, history, and anything of an educational or unique nature.
We are on a VERY tight budget, and would like to spend as little as possible on things like hotel (but we will NOT do a hostel) and would prefer to spend our $ on experiences.
I have found a deal for $69/day for a hotel called Hotel Gouverneur Ile Charron located at 2405 de L'ile-charron Rue, Longueuil, QC J4G 1R6, Canada . This seems like an unvelievable deal, and would save us a ton of $$. The reviews seem to be so so on this place, with most people complaining about there being no public trans (we have a car) and no real brekkie included (we'd want to eat in the city anyway!). My question is how far (driving) would this hotel be from the city attractions? Is it really as hard as the reviews say to use public transport from this hotel if that's what we choose to do?
Also- Parking. Looking at the sidebar links, it seems they have conflicting information. Here tripadvisor.com/Travel-g155032-c11777/Montre… it states that parking is easy to find and inexpensive, but here tripadvisor.com/Travel-g155032-s302/Montreal… it states that parking is expensive and hard to find. Which is it?
Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!