I came to this hotel in the off season of Montreal tourism. Here are some pros and cons.
-Very quiet! No noise from the street (with the exception of roadwork that started up before I left) or hotel clientele.
-I ordered room service twice and found the food to be OK. But I still advise finding a restaurant. Room service should be a LAST resort.
-Friendly and courteous staff who speak perfect English.
- Conveniently located about 3 blocks from the Square-Victoria metro station and a 10-minute walk to the nearest VIA Rail Canada station.
-Because you're on the border between downtown and Old Montreal, a lot of tourist sites are close by.
-Pretty, clean rooms
-I got bed service even when I didn't request it.
-Contrary to what the hotel's website says, it is NOT in the HEART of Old Montreal. It's actually on the far NW corner, right on the border with downtown Montreal proper.
-Because the hotel is downtown, the streets are DEAD after work hours and on the weekends. So no places to shop or eat out during those times.
-The free Wi-fi network is UNSECURE. So user beware. It also cut on and off on me a few times. But that might have been my own Wi-fi catcher acting up.
-I can't imagine there being any great views in this hotel unless you have a suite. I could see a little bit of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal from my bedroom window though.
-Only one VERY slow elevator. Take the stairs down.
With the cons being of little significance (to me anyway), I would highly recommend this hotel. I also suggest going to Montreal in late April/early May. Not a lot of folks around and the weather was amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DARE TO BE ORIGINAL! More than just a hotel, this landmark historic renovated bank is now home to one of the most impressive private art collections in North America on permanent display both in the public spaces as well as our guest rooms and suites. Over 120 Contemporary and Pop artworks feature Litchenstein, Warhol, Miro, Chagall and Botero to name a few. Furthermore, this artful and creative experience extends well beyond the hotel thanks to our Cultural Curator. Elegant, spacious and eclectic, our 56 rooms and suites feature lofty ceilings with large windows, spacious work areas, and luxurious bathrooms and exquisite furnishings. Enjoy daily breakfast served in the privacy of your guestroom or in the Winter Garden Dining Room. Our Botero Wine Bar features private imports by the glass, specially chosen to provide unforgettable tasting experience. Sam Francis Gym, massage room, business center and conference rooms and complimentary WiFi will help make your business or leisure travels unique and memorable. Where else can you have breakfast with Warhol, drinks with Botero and sleep with Litchenstein? Yes, all of our suites and junior suites have original works by world renowned artists! The rooms are memorable but the experience is unforgettable! LHotel is located in the heart of Old Montreal, just steps from the Business District, the Montreal Convention Center, the Old Port and trendy McGill Street. Historic, Artful, Urban. We're more than just a hotel- we're LHotel Montreal...Dare to be original... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l Hotel Montreal
- Xixe Siecle Hotel
- Xixe Siecle Montreal
- Hotel Xix Siecle