Good: Central location (although the Trip Advisor map is inaccurate which did cause us concern when it came to parking), friendly staff, clean room with a fridge. We stayed only one night and were travelling as a family of three having reserved a room with two double beds and an ensuite bath. $120 all in. It was close to many restaurants for dinner and breakfast. And we had fun walking up and down Ste. Catherine.
Bad: no indoor parking which turned out to be a big issue for us since we had a full car moving our daughter from Toronto to New Brunswick for school. An outdoor lot used by the Quality Inn nearby was suggested and we spoke with the lot attendant. He told us there was no one onsite overnight so we felt we took a bit of a risk leaving our car there (though we cleared everything out of the interior, the trunk was jammed full). This was confirmed when we arrived back at the car the next morning and saw a van with Maryland plates only a couple spots from ours had had the window completely smashed. So I would not stay there again with a car but I would definitely stay if I arrived by train/plane/bus. The lot attendant did say there was a possibility to leave the car in the inside parking lot of the nearby Novotel but we did not pursue that lead.
The small room design was not ideal in that the bathroom door was a pocket door with the light switch outside the room. When someone got up in the night, there was no way to turn on the light without disturbing your roommates. Plus, the pocket door really needed some WD40. It was very loud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SERVICES AND AMENITIES • 32 private rooms for one to three guests • Shared bathrooms and showers • Gymnasium accessible on demand evenings and weekends ($) • Meeting facilities ($) • Fully-equipped communal kitchen • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel • Computer room • 24-hour reception • Bilingual staff • Luggage storage room • Wheelchair accessible facilities (please inform reception of your needs when booking) • Service and rehabilitation dogs welcome • Safety deposit boxes available at reception • Cleaning service • Coin-operated laundry • Vending machines • Lounge with TV • Restaurant on site ... more less
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