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    Hotels to avoid?

    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.

    Thanks.

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    the rooms at the Days Inn on Rene Levesque are like small walk in closets... Aside from that, the front desk guy gave my buddy some shit as he walked in with his lady of choice... Luckily for him coming up 6 steps behind was drunk ass me, making quite the scene. So the guy stopped hassling my buddy and moved on to the 6'3" problem jumping on the lobby couch.

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    Worst hotel I have stayed at in Montreal: Hotel Lord Berri.

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    EB- I second the " Lord Berri " -Forgive my bad language- Went here about 5-6 years ago with a girl friend ( Not girlfriend ) who was cool enough to go with me to Chez Paree for a while..but that's another story.

    I parked in the basement parking they had. I never used my car, I took the metro everywhere when I was there. When I parked I noticed that almost every parking spot had a strange puddle in it. I never thought anything of it. I was going home with my girl friend, and stopped at the border crossing. My friend said " what's on your roof ?" . There was a fucking stain on the roof. I came back to the USA, and showed it to my bodyshop friend. Without batting an eye, he said , did you park under a pipe ? That is drain cleaner that burned a hole right through the paint. he says " I see it all the time from people who park their cars in NYC garages " Fuck !!! My car is only 3 months old !! I call the hotel, ask for the owner, the manager would not give me access to the owner. Said that I should deal with her. I explained that the only way it could have happened was in her garage. I explained the puddle, the drain cleaner, and I said " I have called you at least 5 times from the US. Do you think I would be making this up, and be so persistent ? "

    She agreed, I told her that it would cost 450.00 to repaint my roof. She said, I can't pay you back, but I can comp you a weekend " I told her that I wouldaccept the offer, and I got back to her a couple weeks later with my choice. Fucking bitch changed her tune, and said " Ok, the first night is on me " I said what !! Why the fuck would I drive 360 miles for one free night ?? She said , take it or leave it . I told her to go Fuck herself. I told her that I was in the hotel industry for many years, and that she could certainly be proud of her standing to her word. She had nothing to say as I hung up.

    I wish I could nail her feet to the ground, and hit her with a nightstick repeatedly. I think she would re-think her decision.

    Sorry to vent, I've been waiting YEARS to do this

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    Best Western, corner René-Lévesque and St-Laurent: tiny room, If you're over 5'8", carefull walking in the room because TV (13") is hanging on top of the door. Smell of dampness in the room and unidentified gooey stuff leaking from a wall in the room I had. Parking garage extremely small and "twisting" making backing out near impossible, staff stuffing garage almost till the door don't close, making it quite complicated when you realise you're at the "bottom" and have to back-out the entire garage because it's full, with all zig-zag, and no way to turn around...

    Clarion on Maisonneuve, near Guy: very old, run down. Dark rooms. Carpet in rooms and corridors is used to the backing at some spots. First room they gave me smelled so bad of smoke I almost puked. Felt like sticking my head in an ashtray! Second room (1 bedroom suite) had "old" smell and bedroom was so small, with 1 double bed, I could barely walk around. Bed also sucked, old and soft, felt like a hammock. When walking in the living room, it's a "split-level" type of arrangment that look not too bad, if the furniture didn't date late 70'-early 80'... No space to park while checking-in, garage entrance on back, tru small private street, making you pray your car won't stall because scary neighborhood... Only good point I found: cute ladies at front desk.

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    My problem with the Clarion was that when you sat on the foot of the bed, the other end of the bed would flip up like a see-saw. They do lock the doors around 11 pm, IIRC. The elevators are slow too. I would still stay there, though, if I didn't have other options.

    The Novotel's elevators lock after 6 pm. Other than that, it's a nice hotel.

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    Quality Inn on Crescent

    It's located somewhere across Hurley's. This place is a dump & only popular with the US college kids coming to Mtl on weekends to party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metoo4
    Best Western, corner René-Lévesque and St-Laurent: tiny room, If you're over 5'8", carefull walking in the room because TV (13") is hanging on top of the door. .
    Thanks, because I am 6'3".

    I looked at Lord Berri as a possibility for my next trip. It's a scratch. This board is great for this kind of stuff. Thanks.

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    At BW corner René-Lévesque and St-Laurent, you'll feel like Superman... Like if you were in a phone booth!

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    Best Western Europa Downtown 1240 Drummond St. Tiny tiny washroom. Run of the mill room. the kicker. No parking lot. You have to valet in a lot run by very beligerent middle eastern punks. One threatened me. I went to the hotel to complain. They claim there has NEVER been an issue like this before and the manager will call me. Still waiting for that call.

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    I'm thinking of staying at the Vogue my next trip as it looks amazing and is very central. However, I understand that you need a key for the elevator to get up to your floor, is that an issue for sp's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Douglas
    I'm thinking of staying at the Vogue my next trip as it looks amazing and is very central. However, I understand that you need a key for the elevator to get up to your floor, is that an issue for sp's?
    It is central and a very, very nice hotel. You can meet the SP on the second floor - there is a lounge area near the elevator and the SP can walk up using the stairs. In the past when I saw escorts there the agencies usually asked me to come out of my room and meet the SP as she arrived at the second floor. I asked them to call me or have the driver call like 5 minutes before she got there.

    There is no access to the rooms except through a locked door for which you need a keycard on that second floor.

    The SPs don't mind going there as it is a nice hotel and the guests who stay there usually have some spare change.
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    Not bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by K Douglas
    I'm thinking of staying at the Vogue my next trip as it looks amazing and is very central. However, I understand that you need a key for the elevator to get up to your floor, is that an issue for sp's?
    Hello all,

    I stayed at the Vogue once. Its a very nice place for the rate and the room was very nicely decorated...but not much bigger than many cheaper hotels I have been at. Frankly valet parking annoys me and even getting down the narrow street at busy times was a real pain. Overall, for a near equivalent in quality and price to the Vogue I would recommend the Four Points Hotel at the corner of Sherbrooke and Aylmer. Driving access here was much easier and the location is close to the center of the city. But if you don't mind using the metro the Vogue would be fine.

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    Korbel
    Last edited by korbel; 02-22-2007 at 12:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korbel
    ..............Overall, for a near equivalent in quality and price to the Vogue I would recommend the Four Points Hotel at the corner of Sherbrooke and Aylmer.................
    But the Four Points also has valet parking only. Unless it has been updated in the last 2 years, I found it rather run-down when I was last there.

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    The best worse hotel in Montreal

    L'abri du voyageur

    It was a cheap room ($40) with a shared bathroom, but this hotel was a great stay for me in Montreal.

    No elevators, but I don't mind running up 4 flights of stairs to get to my top floor room. The room was small but tidy, and the building was ancient but very clean. I liked the exposed beams on the ceiling, and the rustic character of wooden floors.

    The best aspect of that room was the fact that the main large window opened out onto St. Catherine's street during the Francofolies! I never heard about this festival until I arrived and heard this music concert just outside my window. I just sat there for a few hours listening.

    The receptionist was this gorgeous and friendly lady who seemed interested in my impressions about Montreal and her Hotel.

    I would recomend this hotel for the rough no frills kind of guy who don't mind walking up and down many flights of stairs and sharing the washroom. I'm a cyclist so this isn't a concern for me at all.

    I have been to 5 star hotels before and I don't quite like it much. Who cares about folded tissue paper, toiletries and complimentary robes? I feel like a disabled old person with a napoleonic complex in there.
    But that's just my take on Hotels.
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