My sister and I shared a studio residence room during the 2012 Jazz festival in July. We were attracted by the low price of the room ($65 plus tax) and we figured the rooms would lack most of the bells and whistles of a regular hotel or motel. We got less than our expectations.
The room was very small (normal for a residence), the bedding was very old and worn, the curtains were installed backward, the fitted sheet kept coming off the mattress as it did not fit properly. It might as well not have been put on. There was no air conditioning and the room was stifling hot. We would have liked to open the window, but there was no screen, so the bugs would have flown into the room. Even without the bugs, the street noise was incredibly loud - way too loud to sleep. There was an overhead fan that seemed to do absolutely nothing at all. There was a bedside lamp that did not work.
The bathroom was the biggest joke. The ledge of the stand up shower was too small so that when you ran the water, the entire bathroom floor flooded. In addition, the "bathmats" supplied were made out of thin paper... so they were not much use to us. I was looking forward to styling my hair with a blow dryer (that I brought myself - none provided) in the bathroom, but this would have surely ended in my death. They advertised "unlimited internet access" - which, as it turns out, is NOT wireless. It used the phone cord in the room. So if you have a Mac, too bad for you.
Positives: the staff was friendly (however they were not always at the front desk) and there was a convenience store attached to the building so when I needed advil, I could run down and get some. It was a great location for the Jazz festival - we could comfortably walk to the stages and back to our room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The residences UQAM are located near Berri-UQAM Subway station. If you want to have a great time in Montreal, visit the Quartier Latin, the Chinese district and the Old-Montreal. You will have so much to see and so much to do that you will feel the need to come back every year. Several types of rooms available. ... more less
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