We found the location to be great. We like to experience restaurants and neighborhoods that are less touristy, and this fits the bill perfectly.
The staff is great, the rooms are quite nice and the breakfast is a couple of notches above the continental you might get at a chain hotel. They have snacks and coffee available after breakfast and until midnight. We would basically make a small teatime treat out of the offerings, to tide us over until dinnertime.
Good location for kids as there are a couple of playgrounds in the park right across the street. There is a street Ave Mount Royal with lots of restaurants, mostly casual, some upscale. No English menus at almost any of them, which is a good sign for us.
We are a family of thee and we had a room toward the back of the hotel. No view to speak of, but much quieter. Eight years ago we had a room in the front, and even on the second floor there was a lot of traffic noise late at night and early in the morning.
Parking is a bit of a hassle. The hotel says they have parking, but they only have, I think, four spaces, and 25 rooms. The rest have to find street parking, which can be tricky, but not impossible. You had better learn to navigate the parking restrictions, many of the spaces are reserved for local residents, others you need to vacate during certain hours. But at least it is free. All of the downtown and Old Port hotels have stiff parking fees.
There is no elevator, and if you are on the third floor, it's quite a struggle with the bags. We didn't get any help with the bags, there did not seem to be anyone around when we arrived except the desk lady.
The staff was very helpful in other ways though. They help you get the parking figured out, get tickets or reservations and recommend local restaurants.
All in all, a good experience. This was our second visit, the first one was (obviously) good as well. The neighborhood seems to have gone downhill a bit. Found a lot of graffiti on the buildings, and a few layabouts in the alleys, which I don't remember from last time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Auberge de La Fontaine is a quaint bed and breakfast hotel situated in the thriving plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, facing the renowned Park La Fontaine, and a few minutes from the Montreal downtown core or the business sector. From our bed & breakfast hotel, one can easily walk to the Mont-Royal metro station, to Saint-Denis Street or Mont-Royal Avenue all of which has a number of bars, restaurants and boutiques. Whether it is for a vacation, holiday, business trip or for rest and relaxation, Auberge de La Fontaine is an excellent choice for your stay in Montreal! With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Auberge de La Fontaine bed & breakfast hotel has 21 fully equipped rooms that are each designed in their own unique style. An elaborated healthy buffet breakfast is served every morning and at your service is a warm and welcoming staff aiming to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Nature in the heart of Montreal Imagine waking up one morning and within a few steps you're on a winding path with magnificent Flora, large Maple trees, vast green spaces, colourful works of art and two linked ponds with a fountain. All this while in the heart of Montreal. ... more less
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