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“Boutique modern”
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Hotel Chez Swann
Ranked #60 of 163 Hotels in Montreal
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Philadelphia
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“Boutique modern”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Hotel Chez Swann might be a bit easy to miss as it sits on a side street with a bit of a subtle entrance. But this mini-hotel has great features that make it much more appealing than a generic chain hotel. The staff is super-friendly and the space is whimsical but practical. The rooms are generous and well decorated. The bathroom is particularly nice with a huge multi-head shower. The bed is comfortable. The hotel offers free WiFi and free domestic and US direct dial phone service. They also have a modest but nice continental breakfast in a pleasant restaurant space next door.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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eddyville
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Just back from a wonderful stay in Montreal at the incomparable Chez Swann. Gorgeous hotel with a sexy boutique vibe. Comfortable bedding and an incredible shower made for the perfect crash space at the end of a day of exploring and wandering. The concierge, Herman, was an absolute gem who was always helpful and pleasant and genuine and who directed us to the best that this wonderful city has to offer. I have stayed in a number of hotels world wide but few measure up to the experience of Chez Swann. 5 stars!

Room Tip: 3rd floor rooms were quiet but some have skylights so don't forget a sleeping mask if the light...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melzo, Italy
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

The hotel is very new and stylish: it seems a "stylist boutique"; the room was great (even if I booked the standard room): the bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. The shower is the top (try it!!).
Breakfast was quite small, but overall good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Very individual style (you hate or love it) and very friendly staff. in the mid of town, very central located. Actual there is work in progress in the neighbourhood. Therefore a bit noisy during daytimes.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

If you're going to Montreal and want to stay away from the standard hotels, this cool boutique hotel is just for you. Very incognito from the outside. Right off of St. Catherines, rue Drummond was surprisingly peaceful.

As soon as you walk into Chez Swann, you feel like you're inside a gallery. The lights, the furniture, the movie playing on the wall, the big wood logs give it its cool vibe. There are three types of rooms: les mondaines, demi-mondaines, and boudoirs. We had the demi-mondaine and it was huge! If this was in New York it would be ridiculously priced. The furniture in the room is SO NICE. Especially the velvet chair. The colour scheme was very art deco, think dark green and fuscia, but somehow it all made sense.

Best feature in the room: the shower--you can fit a party of 10 in here..i'm serious...it is massive...two shower heads and massage jets

The staff were really nice. I asked for an iron and he brought it up right away. I asked for tea, and they brought me hot water. If you drove here, there is a parking lot two minutes from the hotel. They give you a discount coupon if you're staying at the hotel but it is still 20$/night to park.

*side note: It was always bright in the morning, as the ceilings don't prevent the natural light from coming through so if you don't want to be woken up, cover your eyes!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Le Roy, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This place looked wonderful online and it lived up to our expectations. The rooms have a fun funky styling and the showers in the bathroom are very spacious and modern. The hotel is small so you feel like you're the only people staying there sometimes. The location is very attractive because you are in walking distance to many bars, restaurants, shops, and night clubs. There is also a Bixi bike rental kiosk right at the front door. We rented bikes one day to cruise down to Old Montreal. There is construction going on next door, it didn't bother me, but if you are a light sleeper, keep that in mind. The people at the front desk are very helpful in recommending food and activities and were always friendly. There are not many amenities at this hotel, so do not go there if you want a gym and pool, but if you just want a nice quiet place to stay in a central location, this hotel will work for you. The price was also attractive compared to other downtown hotels.

Room Tip: The suites facing the street on Drummond are very spacious with double showers and are a bit quieter
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Klagenfurt, Austria
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

A really stylish hotel, nice big rooms and awesome bathroom. It has its very special flair and is totally different to standard hotels - simply a boutique hotel. The staff was very friendly and did not hesitate to explain the WHOLE city. As a veggie I did not know where to go for food, the lady showed me like 4 places for dinner.
breakfast is pretty good and french but don't be late! If you arrive at 9:50 it might be gone already (even if it says breakfast till 10).
PS: perfect location if you wanna party a lot and watch hockey! The Bell Center is like 300 m away and good pubs are just around the corner!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Chez Swann
Address: 1444 rue Drummond, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1V9, Canada
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Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 163 Hotels in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Chez Swann 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ROOM TYPES:La Mondaine, La Demi-Mondaine, Le Boudoir, 23 Rooms feature, 6 suites, 10 jr suites, 8 rooms]La Mondaine KG, 4 rooms, La Mondaine QN, 2 roomsLa Demi-Mondaine KG, 8 rooms, La Demi-Mondaine QN, 2 rooms, Le Boudoir KG, 4 rooms, Le Boudoir QN, 3 rooms, ROOM AMENITIES: King or Queen beds. Bay windows in suites. City view. Pillow-top mattress. Premium bedding. Triple sheeting. Douvet and custom-designed textiles. Desk. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). 40 inch HD LCD television with USB plug in. Cable television. Premium channel(s). Free movie channels. Wireless high-speed internet and dial-up access (complimentary). iPod/iHome docking station. Direct-dial, multi-line, speaker phone. Free local calls. Free long distance calls within Canada and USA. Voicemail. Complimentary bottled water. Rainfall shower heads with massage jets. Air conditioning. Non-smoking. ... more   less 
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