I'm going to give this hotel a rating of 5 stars due to our experience in the hotel, and not the city of Montreal itself.
The staff were warm, friendly and accommodating. (Thank you to Jessica at the front desk and the young man who manned the desk in the evenings from Friday - Sunday.) They gave us tips on what to see in Montreal, how to get there, printed us directions, and were very friendly considering we heard people can be rude to English speakers. They proved us wrong. :)
We stayed in room 205, with the jacuzzi and brick wall. The room was unique, clean and had an HD TV with many channels and the ability to watch it while sitting in the hot tub. That was great.
The room had a small shower and toilet in a corner room off to the side wall. This was very tiny and if you are a large person, it would be difficult to maneuver in there. We didn't mind though.
The rooms are small, but very quaint and well-kept.
The morning breakfast in a basket was a cute touch, and came with croissants, nice jam, yogurt, some fruit and muffins as well as cheese. If you don't like to buy breakfast, this was a nice addition. :)
In the basement, there is a kitchen area with hot coffee, water, tea and cheese, biscuits, treats and bagels/ bread for toast that you can snack on throughout the day from 3 - 11pm. That was a nice touch.
The hotel is right in front of a metro subway stop, that you access by crossing the street and entering the mall. The subway is located downstairs after an escalator. You are literally only a few minutes away from Old Montreal which was fantastic for sightseeing. It is a great location.
The only criticism I have of our stay, had nothing to do with the hotel.
I am not sure what it is about Montreal, but the area around the hotel (especially at night) seemed to be inundated with homeless people, and some crazy people. We were stopped and harassed several times from people who had stories about why they needed money. We didn't want to be jerks and not give anything, but it was happening a lot on the trip and made us feel a little unsafe.
This was not only near the hotel, but around every major tourist area and side street.
Unfortunately, I don't think we would see Montreal again because of this. It made us constantly on edge about running into these people because we didn't know if they were simply homeless or trying to mug us. There MANY police officers around, so it must be a common problem.
On a positive note, if you want to see Old Montreal, this hotel was absolutely fabulous.
P.S. The restaurant attached to the hotel is AMAZING food. They only have a few items on the menu, which are different each week, and while a little on the pricey side, it was sooo good.
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- The Hotel Le Pomerol with its ultra-design dÃ©cor filled with finesse and warmth is a real jewel of style and elegance. As you will pass our doors, calm and well-being will overtake you. Its 27 spacious rooms offer you the same great comfort with a different refined look in each of them. ... more less
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