I used the search function and found threads on what hotels are recommended by you swell folks at Merb. My favorites in the city are the Vogue, Hotel Delamontagne and Hotel Germain.
Let's turn the thread around here...can anyone tell me hotels to avoid? I'm thinking of bidding on a room on my next trip just to mix things up, and I'm a little concerned about getting a bad hotel that way. One time a girlfriend insisted on getting a cheap room in Montreal (I think it was Hotel St. Denis), and it was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at, anywhere, anytime. I'd rather not repeat the experience.
So what hotels do you hate, or what hotels are particularly SP-unfriendly. One thing I like about the Vogue and HDLM is that they have pretty heavy SP traffic and thus there's no trouble with the staff.