Five minutes from Place d'Armes métro station and opposite the harbour front of the old port, this is a quirky 'hotel' with a real warmth and charm, not to mention enormous and beautiful rooms that will put a smile on any weary traveller's face when they walk in, as it did mine.
It's like a cross between a hotel and a B+B, with the best of both. Rooms are very fully equipped, with coffee maker and filter coffee, toaster oven, and minibar even in the 'standard' rooms.
My bathroom was beautifully tiled and appointed, really spacious, and with a huge and powerful shower that I appreciated after a day out in minus 20 degree Montréal in February. The Auberge is very cosy indeed in winter. Beautiful, super clean linen and generally high standards make your stay all the better.
The staff aren't there all the time, but when they are, they're very charming and friendly. There's a door code to get into the Auberge at all times and it's a good idea to ask for the code before you arrive, though not essential.
It was winter, so there weren't many revellers in the area and it was generally very quiet. My room was at the back of the hotel and I couldn't really hear even the occasional trains that pass just across the road.
Location is a strong point, right in the middle of Vieux Montréal. Could hardly be better.
You don't get breakfast but I recommend the delightful Maison Christian Faure, a patisserie just a minute away.
Vieux Montréal is littered with cafés, restaurants, bars, galleries and interesting squares. And there's the harbour too.
I would have liked kettle so I didn't have to make coffee flavoured tea with the coffee maker. And you should be aware there's no elevator if that's a problem for you. Car parking could mean some compromises, but that didn't affect me. Some people might find the furnishings a bit random and the TV had seen better days, but this didn't detract from the charm for me. It felt homely.
Overall, we loved the Auberge and would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A twelve rooms luxury hotel facing the Old Port of Montreal. Stay in Old Montreal, a location where the ambiance is authentic and historic. Science and history museums are just beside as well as the skating rink and the ice fishing spot. There are six suites facing the waterfront and six rooms in the back. Free wireless internet. Minibar. Free calls in North America. Free business center with unlimited printing. All bookings are pre-registered and express check-out is the standard. There is a guitar for you to play. Some of the rooms could confortably accomodate six! 24h check-in system and service. There is no elevator but the doctor say it is good to exercise, and yes, the reception is narrow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge De La Place Royale Hotel Montreal