Previous postings accurately describe the hotel, with highlights being the large, clean rooms, kitchens, free wifi, laundry facilities, reasonable valet parking rates, helpful concierges, and really nice rooftop pool/deck, No complaints there.
I did not really like the location of the hotel despite others praising its central location. Rue Katherine is a pretty busy commercial street with a lot of seedy people. No one bothers you, but when I go on a vacation, I guess I am selfish and like to see the world as I would like it to be and not as it is. The kid friendly stuff is really centered in the old town/port area, which is a 25 minute walk from the hotel. The subway is very good, but it gets to be a drag to have to use it constantly. Again, in the real world, subway is fine. On vacation, I prefer convenience. So in sum, if you are on business or maybe a couple without kids, the hotel is probably good value, but with kids, i would recommend choosing closer to the old town/port or bypassing Montreal altogether.
I was not a big fan of Montreal as a family destination. The Botanical Gardens are nice, but pales in comparison to the ones in Vancouver and even falls short of Longwood Gardens, which is in the Philadelphia area. The Jean Talon market is vastly overrated and is out of the way and in a rather shoddy neighborhood. The amusement park, La Ronde, was nothing special. In all, the old town is nice, but falls well short of Quebec City. The crepes are good, of course.
The town may be fun for a couple given it is biker friendly, but if I did it over I would have combined Vermont/Quebec City or Main/Quebec City and eliminated Montreal from my plans.
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