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Hotel Dauphin Montreal Downtown
Ranked #27 of 163 Hotels in Montreal
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Los Angeles, California
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“Good value for a 'basic' hotel”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

This was my second time to stay at the Hotel Dauphin. It is a good value for Montreal, and well located - right next to the convention center, and a short 10-15 minute walk to old Montreal.

The rooms are basic, with modern Ikea-type furniture. The beds are very firm and the pillows are not the highest quality, but they are OK. The free Wifi was operational most of the time. I was there during an unusual hot period, and thankfully the air conditioner was very good.

There is no restaurant onsite, but there is a free continental breakfast. It is a basic offering. All the breads are packaged, none were freshly baked. They did have fruits and hard boiled eggs, as well as warmed beans. There were no breakfast meats. Yogurt was available. There is a small sandwich shop just at the corner down from the hotel which is good.

Service at the front desk was polite.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel on June 16th for three nights. We were impressed with the hotel given the value nightly rates. Definitely a great hotel for business or family trips! Although it is situated in a not so crowded area of downtown, which could be a bit intimidating when walking through at night, it is walking distance from many "Must See" areas of Montreal. The rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. Breakfast was included and decent! WiFi was available for free and hotel security was good. The staff in the front desk however was not very helpful. When dealing with a high volume of tourist, I feel they should be trained in answering questions dealing with sightseeing locations, maps, restaurants, transporatation etc.... We were not even offered a map when checking in the hotel! I approached the front deak a few times during my stay to ask questions about sigtseeing locations, but was not offered much insight or useful information! Overall, i would recommend this hotel if you can get past the unhelpful staff. It is a great hotel at a reasonable price! I would have rated it excellent if not for the staff un-helpfulness.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Firenzuola, Italy
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Really nice! The front desk girl in the evening was very helpful & friendly! Other staff were nice too! Really great location! Walking distance from everything in the town. We stayed there for 3 days and will come back when we'll be in Montreal again for sure.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

There's too much furniture in the room, not functional or best use of space. Nice bathroom and flooring for value hotel. The breakfast service was terrible with stale baked goods (in a town full of French boulangeries). The attendant prohibits guests from taking a cup of coffee or banana outside of the small eating area. As a frequent business traveler, I find this rule far from customer friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights while attending a business event in nearby Old Montreal. I was a little nervous about what the hotel would be like because the price was about half of what nearby hotels were charging, however I ended up being extremely impressed with this property. The rooms are actually nicer than the photos on the Internet would indicate. First of all, the location is fantastic. Right next to Conference Centre, 2 minute walk to subway, 2 minute walk to Old Montreal, 10 minute walk to Train Station, coffee/juice/pastry bar across the street, and walking distance from lots of other things like Chinatown, St. Catherine Street, etc. Hotel is in a quiet-ish area yet steps away from all the action. Good security (you need room key to use elevators). Staff was very friendly and helpful. Wi-fi was free and very fast (no problem using Skype video, for instance) and simple to use, no annoying login passwords needed. Rooms had a computer and work desk but I brought my laptop and got it all setup. Nice big fridge and safe. Room itself was modern and comfortable in a kind of IKEA-style, very well designed with smart use of space and great ergonomics. Super comfy bed, the whole place was immaculate. I probably wouldn't choose this hotel for a romantic weekend with my wife, but for business and family travellers this place is a terrific deal. I also liked the fact it was a small hotel with less than 100 rooms, so it never felt crowded or too busy. My room rate also includes free breakfast, which was above average ... lots of choice, baked goods, fruit, yogurt, cheese, cereal, juices, etc. All in all, I was extremely impressed by this place (is better than some hotels in Montreal that I have paid way more for) and will definitely stay here again when coming to Montreal for business.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

I chose this hotel over the nearby expensive chains and was not disappointed. We came for the end of the jazz festival - an easy walk away - also an easy walk to the old town area and subway stops (Don't miss the Botanical Gardens!) so we left our car in the convention center for our entire stay and walked or took the subway. Yes the garage is a few blocks away, but you can unload in front of the hotel. Our room was small but very clean, modern and comfortable (I prefer a firm mattress, so found the beds perfect). It surprised me that some reviewers found staff unfriendly - not at all a problem for us - they were helpful with directions, etc. The complementary breakfast was more than adequate with fresh fruit, choice of cereals, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, bagels, muffins, croissants (in addition to bread for toasting) and coffee both Americano and espresso/late/cappuccino. Also a crockpot with beans - must be a Canadian thing? Free wi-fi was mostly reliable. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

I stayed here for two nights with my wife and two young children to see some of the sights of Montreal.

The hotel is good for getting to the Old town - it's about a 10 minute walk. There is a subway station (Place-D'Armes) around 5 minutes away that's reached by cutting through the cavernous convention centre on the next block.

Our room had a modern feel to it - there was a walk in shower, a computer with an Internet connection, wifi and a fridge. It was largely clean - although we did find a bit of used dental floss that had been left behind in the bathroom.

Breakfast is complimentary and fine - although continental in choice, with no hot food. The breakfast room can also get quite crowded around the 0830-0900 period. There is also free use of a washing machine/tumble drier - which strangely was located in a ladies' washroom.

Staff were helpful, tolerant of our rather rusty French and bilingual when we got stuck! We couldn't park at the hotel as there were no spaces - so we parked in the convention centre at $22 a day. However it is possible to load/unload luggage outside the hotel - there is a 15 minutes drop off section on the pavement outside.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Dauphin Montreal Downtown
Address: 1025 de Bleury Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1M7, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Quartier International , Ville-Marie
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 163 Hotels in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dauphin Montreal Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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