Don't get me wrong, this is a great hotel. The location was fairly good, although it's not a neighborhood per se. This is in the CBD. But the area felt safe at night. The valet staff were extremely professional, intelligent and kind. We had never done valet parking before in our lives but it was well worth the $22 per night. We left something in the car and one of the valet's took me to our car. I would never have been able to park our van the way they did and the security system seemed strong. We did not have to worry about our car being broken into. Also, we had the valet deliver our luggage to the room and remove it at the end. It was a huge help! Well worth the cost of the tip.
We had a king bed one bedroom unit. It was very clean and nice. The housekeeping staff were very friendly and worked very hard. Our bed was comfortable and the kids slept on the double sofa bed which was fine for them. We faced the rear surface parking lot. It had bright lights on 24 hrs. a day but the curtains were light blocking so it was never a problem. On some mornings, a trash truck came which we heard but it wasn't terribly bothersome. We were on the 3rd floor. We could not hear any neighbors and thus I don't think they could hear us as our children screamed and yelled at each on occassion (or was that me yelling at them?).
My minor complaint was the kitchen. Having travelled to many countries and stayed at similar types of apartment hotels, I wouldn't call this well stocked. It only had four of everything so if you wanted to use a fork to serve something, good luck. There were only four forks and we were four people eating so we had to improvise. There was no tea pot, just a hot water kettle. The tea cups were so small I went to a store and purchased a mug as I didn't want to make a million little teas. There were a few flimsy serving utensils but not much else. There were only four plates, four bowls (again tiny) and a metal collander, one metal bowl and two metal pots and one metal pan. THere were no serving dishes for anything. Even though there is a full stove and oven and microwave, it is difficult to make much to eat for a family of four here. The microwave is so small you couldn't fit much into it. THis was the point of our staying here - to be able to eat dinner at the hotel rather than a restaurant and then go out on the town again- saving money for other things. If you really need to cook, get things that can get boiled, heated in a pan or small individual servings that can be microwaved.
The breakfast was great. You can take a tray from the room down to the breakfast room and bring things back to your room. THis is particulary helpful for a family as the room gets quite busy. I went down at 7 am and got what my family needed and we ate in the comfort of our own room. I loved that.
There is an IGA grocery store in the Complex Desjardins on avenue Renee Levesque, about a 10 minute walk (or more). Remember to bring your own bags or you will be charged for each plastic bag you need.
Overall, the hotel was good but personally, I wished we could have found an apartment to rent in a small neighborhood and a had a better stocked kitchen. I searched and this was the best I could find.
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