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Victorian Heritage
Ranked #5 of 144 Montreal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Our party of 5 booked the Amelia, The Judge's Room & the Dormer (each w/their own private bath)for a 3 night stay in July. Having never been to Montreal, we were not sure if we had the best location etc for touring. I can't express the joy we found here. Denis, of course, is an absolutely wonderful host. The staff is ever so helpful & kind. The rooms were spectacular including a free standing soaking tub next to the bed. The love & appreciation that has been restored into the rooms were beyond our expectations. We were centrally located for walking to Old Montreal, Museums & the Arts. We were taking a cruise from Montreal to Boston and this property truly fit our needs. It's all in the details from the individual room air conditioning controls to the lovely daily free pastries & frittatas served on Villroy china. We will most certainly be returning for another visit.

Room Tip: I worried that we would be too warm sleeping on the 3rd floor dormer room. Not a problem. Denis had...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

The Heritage Victorien is RIGHT in the middle of a somewhat dubious neighborhood (drunks and NOISE!!!) BUT the interior is very comfortable and our room- on the second floor and facing away from the street in front!- was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Attached private bathroom!

Room Tip: BACK of the house, NOT facing the street (or bring ear plugs)
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed for several nights at the Victorian Heritage B&B in summer 2013. The B&B was originally the home of a judge and later was converted into a hotel. It was bought several years ago by Denis, a French Canadian gentleman who restored much of the old Victorian decor and added a number of new pieces. The result is pretty stunning - as soon as you walk in, it's hard not to gawk at all of the gorgeous antique furniture and portraits.

Rooms (4/5): Our room (Carolyn's Room) was well-decorated, with a beautiful (and comfortable) antique bed and clawfoot tub. There were some welcome modern amenities such as a TV and a clean, updated bathroom. Sleep quality was excellent, as the room faces away from busy Rue Ontario (though I should say that the excellent soundproofing of the home would probably mitigate most of the noise from rooms that do face this street, e.g. Amelia's Room and the Judge Monk Room). There were some minor problems: the loud fan in the bathroom turns on every time you turn on the light, and there was an Office Max-style fake leather office chair that partially ruined the Victorian atmosphere of the room.

Location (3.5/5): the B&B is on the western edge of the Latin Quarter, which means that there are lots of students around. The area is slightly grungy and occasionally the smell of marijuana would drift up into our room through the windows. On the plus side, the B&B is one block away from Rue St Denis, which is packed with restaurants, shops, and people. The Berri-UQAM Metro (a major station at the intersection of several major subway lines) and St. Laurent Metro stations are about a 5 minute walk away, which means it's really convenient to go anywhere in the city. Old Montreal is about a 15 minute walk away, and you can be at the start of St. Laurent Boulevard in Plateau Mont Royal in 10 minutes.

Breakfast (2/5): Given the price point of the B&B, we didn't book thinking that there would be an amazing breakfast, but we were still disappointed. Breakfast consists a continental spread of croissants, pastries, toast, and fruit. The only cooked item is an "omelette" (more like a fritatta), which we found somewhat watery and tasteless.

Service (2/5): To me, this was perhaps the most problematic part of the B&B. Denis and the staff had a bare minimum of politeness, but our interactions felt forced. They did not make an effort to provide maps, make recommendations, or give an orientation of either the inn or the city. It's not that the staff would not talk with you if you approached them; it's just that they didn't particularly seem to care how the room or breakfast was, or whether they could be of any help. [There may be a language component to this as well, as the French-speaking guests seemed to have more in-depth interactions with the staff]. I realize that not every traveler expects friendly welcomes at B&B, but for me, half of the reason I stay at B&Bs instead of a cookie-cutter hotel is to get more of a personal touch.

Overall (3/5): If you're on a budget, this should be on your short list of places to go, as the value of the B&B is pretty solid. You get a comfortable room in a decent location for significantly less than what you would pay at most places in Old Montreal or Plateau Mont Royal. On the other hand, there's nothing particularly special about the experience other than the decorations, and some people may be put off by the neighborhood. There are undoubtedly other B&B's in the area that would give a more personalized and welcoming experience.

Tip: to save money on parking, forego the B&B parking and use the Grande Biblioteque garage ($12 CAD/24 hours), which is less than 5 minutes away by foot. You basically pay in advance for the amount of time you want, put a ticket on the dashboard, and leave the car.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Everything was so lovely I don't know where to begin. It is very centrally located, we walked to several sites as well as dinner on the plateau a few times. Our room ( Caroline's Room) was clean, quiet, was well-decorated and had a large claw-foot tub in addition to a tiled shower. Denis, the host, was very friendly and helpful. He even took down a message for us when a friend called when we were out. Breakfast in the morning included fresh juice, fruit, several delicious breads and pastries, an omelette, yogurt, cereal, and a nice selection of tea and coffee.

What stood out for me about this B&B was it's setting. The house has been lovingly restored without losing its character. There are multiple portraits of the original family that lived there, and Denis has transcribed parts of the daughter's diary and keeps them in a parlor dedicated to her memory so guests can read them.

We would definitely stay there again if we return to Montreal.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

If you want a unique environment go to this lovely bed and breakfast! My husband and I stayed in the Judge's Room and loved the tub in the room AND the shower. The bed was comfortable and all the details were carefully chosen. It was like going back in time. The breakfast was delicious and the staff friendly. It is close to pubs and restaurants. We rode our bikes everywhere. Unfortunately, our lock wasn't good enough as they were gone the last night! So use the indoor space the innkeepers offer!!!

Room Tip: If you are two couples, share the room with two queens. There is a door between them AND it has a ki...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Found this place on line and read some reviews, the website is totally accurate and informative. This hotel is absolutely the best value for price in the city. It is centrally located near Denis St which has the night life, only a few hundred feet from it so you dont have all the crowds and noise. Wonderful bar and restraunt just across the street. Never had any problems with noise. Stayed in the 1st floor apt which was amazing, just like being at home, full kitchen, bath, laundry and amazing claw tub. Breakfast was filling. Subwaystation was very closeby. Owner was very nice, not too intrusive like some b&b owners can be, but very willing to talk with you at length if you wish. Was there June 20-24 and had lovely weather except one day of rain when they provided umbrellas for us. Housekeeping was great. Would definitley stay here again, clean, luxurious, close to everything and a bargain. Only improvement would be to have a king bed in the room with the tub instead of the queen, and keep the queen in the second bedroom.

Room Tip: Go for the apartments, well worth the few dollars extra, would say 1st floor is best, 2nd floor hass...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Victorian Heritage for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We loved the place! It was charming, clean, relaxed. If you are a B&B person, this place is a winner.

We like to explore, so it was great that so much was within walking distance. Denis, the proprietor, was warm and friendly while giving us space. (We can't stand hosts at B&Bs who talk our ears off.)

The place is a little artsy in that there are a couple of nude paintings in the sitting room. If you are super straight-laced, you might not like that, but I think the contrasts in decor added to the home's mystique. The yummy breakfasts were a closer! :)

Anyway, we have decided to visit Montreal at least once if not more times a year from now on. We will always stay at the Victorian Heritage!!

Enjoy,

Theresa & Peter

Room Tip: We stayed in "Caroline's Room," which overlooked the side street and garden terrace. W...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victorien311, Owner at Victorian Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Bonjour Theresa,

You simply couldn't make a nicer review of my place. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

Denis

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Address: 305 East Ontario Street, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1H7, Canada
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Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Quartier des Spectacles
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #5 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Montreal
Price Range: £109 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Historic Villa Right Downtown Montreal. Sumptuous rooms. ... more   less 
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