My husband and I were so glad for so much great info. from the reviews on this site when we were planning the most important mini vacation that we've had in many years to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We stayed 3 nights and it felt like a real home away from home.
Many reviews we'd read were full of accurate and useful information (we took our sedan rather than our crossover vehicle in order to fit into the parking garage and were glad we did.
Our own experiences were never disappointing at L'Appartement from the moment we pulled up to the welcoming attractive front. We were looking for comfort, value and a bit of romance. Here was a place where we could feel that we were spoiling ourselves without the guilt of overspending on needless extras. No valet parking, no bell hop to carry our baggage to both demand tips; $$ that we so carefully budgeted for our get away.
The cozy lobby had a touch of class feel to it, but if you're looking for up to the moment, trendy stylish glam, it might not be your best bet. If you're looking for comfortable, clean, style with friendly service, this is your place. Tired it is most certainly not.
Our first impression was only enhanced by arriving at our room that had been upgraded to a suite from the studio that we had paid for. What a lovely surprise and we scored a balcony along with the extra space on the 14th floor with a nice view and windows that open for lovely fall fresh air. Although previous posters have commented that the bathroom fan didn't work (which is true) I was impressed with its cleanliness and I'm pretty picky when it comes to hotel bathrooms.
I'm a little claustrophobic so initially it took a bit of getting used to being in the kitchenette and bathroom that were both pretty tiny, but "small" price to pay for such conveniences. It is rare to find both a continental breakfast and wireless internet at no extra charge.
The staff were always friendly, helpful and inconspicuous. As we were a little into each other on a romantic getaway, the staff were there when we needed any thing but never really obvious which was nice.
The location was simply perfect and we walked absolutely everywhere we needed to go. Close to Mont Royal, the Plateau, Old Montreal, Crescent Street, St.Catherine's. I can't imagine a better location.
Only one tiny issue which was totally out of control of the hotel management, had to do with outside, really loud, construction noises beginning at 7:30am. Not something that a week end guest would experience, but a fan in the bedroom or nearby bathroom may have helped to drown out the noise.
The cherry on top of the wonderful treat, was the roof top patio and pool. On my first morning, it felt like such decadence to work out on the bike, do a few laps and relax on the patio which was so tastefully decorated with lovely, colourful planters.
All that said, upon paying our bill, the best surprise was no surprise. All too often the prices quoted differ so much from the end charges, but the bill was exactly as it should have been.
We agree that any time we return to Montreal as a couple or as a family, we will most certainly not be staying any where but L'Appartement.
Thank you for a lovely and memorable time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located downtown Montreal on prestigious Sherbrooke Street, within walking distance from McGill University, Place des Arts and bustling St-Catherine Street, L'Appartement Hôtel welcomes you in its 126 studios and suites all we fully equipped kitchenettes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l Appartement Hotel Montreal
- l Apartment Montreal Hotel