This was a great location for walking to the old town and port area of Montreal but it is opposite the conference centre and so catered to mainly business guests. There is a small restaurant and bar area but nowhere really for a family (we travelled with 3 children, 12,11,8) to sit and relax and have a drink. For a 22 storey hotel I was expecting a bar area or restaurant on the higher floors to take advantage of the view over the city.
We were disappointed that our room (room 521, a premium 2 queen room), which cost around $480 Canadian per night, looked out to a brick wall a short distance away. We could only see the warehouse out of our large window, unless you got extremely close to the window and twisted your next to look directly up to the sky! The room was therefore dark. The room was very quiet though - perhaps an advantage to overlooking a service alley!
The beds were very comfortable and the furniture in the room was very nice and the room clean. The shower was particularly good - great pressure and very roomy. There was a microwave and fridge and coffee machine (Startbucks coffee).
Despite booking in as a family of 5 there were only 4 towels and one each of shampoo, shower gel etc. in the room on arrival. This clearly not enough for 5 people! When we left a note to ask for more towels and toiletries after the first night no extras were left, which I find particularly annoying! This is basic customer service.
The pool was tiny and very crowded with families with small children. For such a large hotel I would expect a pool where you could actually swim! The pool had a glass bottom over the area where the cars unloaded at the entrance of the hotel, which my kids loved but I thought was just a bit weird! There was another two plunge type pools, one hot and one cool, that did not have the glass bottoms but they were just for sitting in really. There was also a sauna and some loungers and tables at the side of the pool. There were some flotation devices, which was great for families travelling with little children. There was a lifeguard on duty and plenty of clean pool towels.
The valet parking is $30 per night but there are several carparks nearby - we parked a short walk away at Vincipark (629 St Antoine St W) & it cost us $23 for the 2 nights parking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located at the junction of Old Montreal and downtown, Le Westin Montreal features 455 spacious bedrooms and suites, all offering the unparalelled comfort of Westin's Heavenly bed, complementary WiFi, in-room safe, iHome with mp3 clock and small fridge. Le Westin Montreal is connected by underground walkway to Montreal Palais des Congres (main Convention Centre) and to Montreal Subway (Metro). ... more less
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