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Chateau de l'Argoat
Ranked #60 of 165 Hotels in Montreal
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Stayed there two nights in early August this year. We all had a very good stay. Four of in the family, we had a two bedroom suite on the first floor right near the main desk. The room was charming, with lovely woodwork and hardwood floors and large windows looking out on Sherbrooke Ave. The air conditioning was good, since, being August it was a bit warm. Breakfast was great, they took your order of muffins, croissants, bagels, yogurt, fruit, etc...very good coffee, and everyone was so friendly, it was like having breakfast with a big extended family. Parking in back was tight, but never a problem. As a family on vacation, we felt very comfortable and several other families with children were also there.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

First, to echo what many others have already said: Good price given the location (across the street from Sherbrooke metro station/orange line), quality of service (all staff were very polite, friendly and willing to help with any requests), and cleanliness.

We stayed in room #32, which is one of the superior rooms with a jetted tub. If you look at the photos online, it's the room with pale green walls and a fireplace. (FYI for anyone who might be staying in the winter - it is not a functioning fireplace, it's decorative only!). The bathroom was a modest size but had a shower (hidden behind the door), the jetted tub (more of a one-person tub than a two-person tub), and a decent sized mirrored medicine cabinet to the right of the main mirror. The hotel wisely keeps their prices low by also keeping certain accommodations minimal, but it's hardly to the detriment of one's comfort. There were two travel size bottles of shampoo, two body soap bars, and cute tin cup with sealed makeup pads and q-tips. They also had a stand-alone towel rack for hanging wet towels, which I found rather stylish and wish I could get one for at home!

I know the mattresses were comfortable because I never had a bad night's sleep or noticed any discomfort. That may have been due in part to the fact that we were walking 10-15 miles every day all over the gargantuan city that is Montreal, but I still felt like the beds and pillows were of high quality. Across the bed is a flat screen TV; there was also a DVD player (per the hotel's accommodation book, you can ask the front desk for the remote) but we never used it. There was also a huge bay window overlooking the street, and before it a surprisingly comfortable futon couch with a velvet throw. I definitely felt at ease here, and was able to relax after a long day.

Note: if you drive here, there is parking in the back of the hotel, but the front of desk keeps your car keys during your stay. This is because the parking area is small and vehicles have to be fit in a bit like sardines, which means moving cars around whenever someone needs to come and go in their vehicle. We only drove the car on our way to the hotel and when we left - the metro was quite satisfactory the rest of the time, and I wouldn't recommend driving in Montreal anyway - but I thought it was an important to point this out to anyone who may have been expecting a more relaxed parking situation.

As for breakfast, this is another area where costs are kept low but the hotel is very generous as long as you just ask. Yes, it is a continental breakfast, but there is waitstaff who comes to your table to take your order (the menu is in French and posted above the coffee/tea area, which you can access freely) and brings you what you request - this as opposed to a large banquet area with food sitting out in the open air for hours each day. It's smart because it reduces waste, keeps the cost of staying here low, and is more sanitary. The coffee was good - there are two pots, one with an orange rim and one with a green rim, but please note that there is no decaf (in the US, a green rim usually indicates decaf)! "The French don't drink decaf!" is what I think one of the staff said when another guest asked about it, which made my partner and I grin. Also, it was my experience that the earlier in the day you attended breakfast (it's from 7am-12noon) the more likely you were to get hot/fresh croissants and the like. Items included yogurt, orange juice, hot chocolate, croissants, pain au chocolat, rye bread toast, sesame seed bagels, and muffins (cranberry lemon, carrot). There are fresh apples and bananas near the coffee area, as well. So yes, it's a carb rich breakfast - you'll need to go somewhere else in the morning if you insist on bacon and eggs!

There is no elevator so be wary if you're injured or disabled.

This was an overall pleasant experience in clean and hospitable conditions, and I would recommend it to other travelers. It is also one of the best hotels in the neighborhood (right around the corner are three or four blocks of what seemed like "motel row", with a lot of run-down looking motels) so if you want to stay near the Latin Quarter/St. Denis St, choose here.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We stayed in room #26, which was described as being the quietest room in the hotel--and it truly was. The room was spacious and extremely clean, and the bathroom was unexpectedly huge. More importantly, though, this room made for a true respite from all the walking and energy of Montreal. Since it is located so close to the metro, we were able to get everywhere we needed with ease. It's also a short walk to some great streets in the Latin Quarter, especially St. Denis and St. Laurent (where we actually watched a movie to relax one night).

I loved ordering the yogurt and pain au chocolat each morning--what a lovely way to start the day! Stay in Chateau de l'Argoat. You will love it.

Room Tip: If you want immense quiet, go for room 26--it has a queen bed and lovely bathroom.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This 23-room hotel housed in an older building offers an experience much like a bed and breakfast. All staff members we dealt with were extremely nice and very helpful. Their continental breakfast, which is included in the price, is more than adequate and fresh. Our room #31 was large and included a Queen size bed and very large bathroom with a whirlpool bath and separate shower. At $135 per night (not including taxes) is a good deal for such a large city and it also included free parking. A subway station is located directly across the street and the hotel is located two blocks away from rue St-Denis where you can find several restaurants. If you want a unique experience, give this place a try.

Room Tip: Ensure that you check if the room has a private bath. We peeked in one small room which did not. Thi...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We reserved a spacious queen room with a whirlpool bath and flat screen TV. The continental breakfast was lovely - it included decent coffee, orange juice, yoghurt and a selection of bagels, toast, muffins and croissants. The hotel was in a good location a block away from the Latin Quarter and close to the metro. We didn't need to use the metro - we left our car in the free car park and spent a couple of days walking around the Downtown, Old Montréal and Old Port districts. The only downside was that the air conditioning made our room smell a little damp.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We booked on the basis of the good reviews here on TA and were not disappointed. The location is excellent - walking distance to the Latin Quarter and the Plateau; close to bus and metro transport options; good dining and shopping options nearby. The staff are friendly and informal and the place has a lovely 'family' air to it. They are always happy to store food/drink in a refrigerator for you, and will provide little necessities such as wine glasses, corkscrews etc when asked. We had a whole bag of dirty clothes laundered and dried for only $5 - amazing value compared with what many hotels would charge. There is free parking behind the hotel. Our room was comfortable with good wi-fi access. If you're keen on TV then the old-style, smaller TV sets might trouble you, but for us this was not an issue. The breakfast was pleasant and filling. We thought that this was one of the nicest and best-value hotels we've stayed in for a long time.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were in Montreal recently in June and spent a night at L'Argoat. We booked a comfort room in order to get a Queen size bed. Our room was on the Third floor and it was nicely decorated and very quiet. We enjoyed the fact that it was an older house with cachet. The parking was included in the price as was the continental breakfast. The breakfast was a pleasant surprise with good coffee, juice, yogourt and a large selection of bagels, bread, muffins and croissants. There is an interesting reading area next to the cute little breakfast room. The location is good in the centre of evrerything and close to the metro. We will be back but next time we will get a better deal- we will choose a week that is not the week of the Montreal Grand Prix.

Room Tip: We were in Room 34 and it was quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chateau de l'Argoat

Address: 524 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1K1, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Montreal
#7 Green Hotel in Montreal
#19 Family Hotel in Montreal
#23 Romantic Hotel in Montreal
Price Range: £73 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chateau de l'Argoat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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