Montreal Hotels

Loews Hotel Vogue

1425 Rue De La Montagne
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1Z3
Phone: 514-285-5555
Reservations: 1 800 465-6654
https://www.loewshotels.com/montreal-hotel

Visited: February 2016

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What I liked…

  • Room design and furniture! For two women, their premier room with two double beds had MORE than enough room for us, our luggage and clothing, our shopping bags, and a little more space to just breathe. (Kudos to whoever chose the settees at the end of each bed. We each had own comfy space to watch a movie.) There was also a handy lit mirror and stool with an electrical outlet OUTSIDE of the bathroom…so no squabbling!
  • Check-in was quick and efficient. Although our room wasn’t ready when we arrived, they kept our luggage and called my cellphone as soon as the room was ready.
  • Outlet by the bed (behind the center nightstand) and another built into the the desk (with USB charging ports as well). It is one of the first things I look for when I check in to a hotel room now so I don’t have to rely on the in-room clock or a wake up call.

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What I didn’t like so much...

  • For such a large room, obviously designed for two guests, I still don’t understand why hotels only leave a small number of coffee pods (including decaf).
  • Although wifi was free, it was for only 24 hours at a time. There was an option to set up the complimentary access for more time at once, but it didn’t work. I had to log in each day during our stay.
  • Bathroom is very large…but doesn’t have any storage. No drawers or baskets or shelves. With only limited counter space, two women do not leave much room around a sink. 😉
  • I loved the added touch of a free newspaper when I was at the Loews location in Santa Monica. I didn’t see one in the hallway at all during this stay in Montreal…maybe only upon request? (A bit petty to mention, but it is a small touch that means a lot.)
  • Location was downtown and nearby great restaurants but it was a few blocks away from shopping. During nice weather – not an issue. With snow, slush and ice during our visit? We were aching for direct access to the Underground shopping network.

I loved our room and the hotel itself, but with the winter weather and the distance to the Underground shopping a few blocks away, I would choose another hotel for my next girls shopping trip. For just a luxury stay with my husband? Absolutely!

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Marriott Chateau Champlain

1 Place du Canada
Montreal, Quebec

http://www.montrealchateauchamplain.com

Visited: November 2016

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What I liked…

  • Rooms are spacious enough so you’re not tripping over each other. Warm colours and traditional design.
  • Plenty of closet and shelf space in the room design.
  • Check-in was quick and efficient.
  • Lobby is very large and there are enough seats to sit and relax and read, if you like. Newspapers are available for guests nearby.
  • Starbucks in the lobby. It is a small location, but serves the needs well enough.
  • We didn’t get to the bar during our stay, but I peeked in the windows before we left and I made myself a note to have a cocktail there at my next visit. Dark and luxurious!
  • Many elevators so you aren’t waiting.

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What I didn’t like so much...

  • Bathroom was clean and traditional but only one sink and large enough to easily share.
  • I am not sure why, but this hotel also keeps the mini bar locked. Late night searches for bottled water shouldn’t be so difficult. At least we could have been offered a key upon checkin.
  • Location was convenient to where we were going that evening, close enough to the downtown core for a quick walk to shopping and dining but far enough to be a little quieter than if it was right in the core of downtown Montreal.

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We were impressed with hotel, the value for the room that we booked through hotels.com, the attentive staff and location. We will be back for sure!


 

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