Rated 3 out of 5 by wfox70 over the top, but not good enough
The first thing that comes to mind when you enter the hotel - why is it so dark there? What's good for the night club is definitely not going to work for the hotel in my opinion. Actually, I would not mind it too much if it was functional, but it is not. Despite the great design work, the functionality and usability of the hotel facilities needs a lot of improvement. And the last comes price! Over-over-over the top for the room that is at best surprising, interesting, but not comfortable to stay in.
And the last was the training of some of the staff - the guard did not let me into the bar (which was almost empty at the time) despite me showing the hotel's key card. This fact does not speak for the other members of staff, but definitely spoils the impression and hard work of the whole team.
To summarise: this hotel has a potential to be a fantastic place if enough attention is given to the small details that travellers truly value. Until then - it would remain an overpriced oddity.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CinRan high-quality *wood property and staff. . .
This property has everything you would want and/or expect from a *wood property.
I stayed at the property for a week-long business trip:
*I communicated with a rooms manager during the lead-up to the trip and was provided with excellent and professional help.
*Staff consistently provided enough attention to make sure my needs were met, while respecting my need for peace and quiet.
*Room was clean, organized, and very sufficient for a week stay.
*Location is great, with access to all major downtown activities.
*I encountered one issue with room maintenance which was promptly addressed. Rooms manager contacted me personally to ensure i was satisfied.
I highly recommend this property for it's location, comfort, professional and accommodating staff.
February 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Laurie14 Run very efficient
Front desk experience was fast, professional & helpful. Room had all my needs. Great service to all Starwood members.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by studioelement Great place to stay!
Beautiful hotel, beautiful rooms, great staff!
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NatNoe81 Great Hotel
The customer service was excellent and establishment was beautiful and very comfortable, Customer service was excellent .
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ItalianPlatinum One of the best W Hotels
This was my first stay at this property in Montreal and I was impressed. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly and professional. I was upgraded to a 10th floor WOW suite with a view on the square. The room was amazing and probably one of the best rooms I have ever stayed in a Starwood property (I am a Lifetime Platinum member). Their bar is hopping in the evening. The restaurant (Otto) has delicious food at both lunch and dinner. The gym is very well equipped and spacious. Only small downside was the choice at the breakfast buffet was quite limited (and staff was quite overwhelmed by the nr of guests at the time). However, their espresso (Lavazza) makes up for it!
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jpidgeon Great Place
The hotel is everything you want in a romantic weekend... classy, clean, chic. Stayed in a Fantastic Suite, I recommend at least this "class" of room as they are still a bit small.
July 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JimH Meets Brand Standards Only
We really miss the whatever/whenever aspect of this stay. In the past, this hotel has gone above and beyond with upgrades and recognition. On this stay, the hotel was adamant that upgrades were limited to specific room types and that no alternatives would be offered to continental breakfast benefit. In the past, we've really been made to feel special - this trip - not so much.
In addition, the exercise room was closed "for renovation" for a large portion of our trip and the main elevator that takes you to the subway level was out of service a couple of times during our stay. The free coffee in the lobby was either non-existent or cold the couple of mornings that we went downstairs.
We also seemed to have been assigned to someone other than our usual concierge. He was neither as friendly or as helpful as the young lady who has always been so pleasant to deal with in the past.
Finallly, the air conditioning in our room definitely cooled the room but it didn't seem to remove the humidity. It felt very damp in the room. We had a corner suite and the noise from the street might disturb some but a sound machine handles that problem for us at most hotels.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJS1 An exemplary property run by excellent staff
This is not just my mainstay place to lay my head for the frequent business trips I've been taking to Montreal for the past 13 months, but it's also one of the two W Hotels which I use to judge every other Starwood property by.
From Karyne welcoming me as the Commercial Sales Manager and inviting me to the SPG Elite drinks (and organizing a surprise birthday welcome for a fellow SPG Elite colleague) to Eric welcoming me warmly as the Resident Manager, to François making everything just right as the W Insider - this place works. The Concierges will go *above and beyond* for whatever you need - I had one offer to bring in his personal scanner on a Saturday because I urgently needed to get something scanned and sent, and then he found an even more efficient way to get it done.
The Front Desk rock. Need to extend your stay? Whatever/Whenever! Need more towels or a lufa sent to your room - iPhone app or a call to a super-nice person is all you have to do. The Bell staff are always attentive and on top of their game.
Rooms are generally fab, and however full the property may be, they'll make SPG members feel very very welcome. My only main complaint is the rainhead showers. Sorry, but I *need* more water-pressure. My best shower here was actually in an Accessible room, as the little hand-held spray is *so* much more powerful and efficient. My other recco is to spring for one of the larger rooms with a tub. You'll love your soak.
No review would be complete without mentioning the man that makes all the nightlife happen in the downstairs. Duane - you're trouble. Of the best sort. I've stumbled blearily into many many meetings because of you, and I don't regret a minute of it. You manage a spectacular staff, bring exceptional DJs, work a crowd like few others, and truly make the vibe work. Thank you.
I won't stay anywhere else in Montreal, and there's a very good reason for it.
December 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beltway Superb facility, even better execution
The missus and I stayed at the W for 4 days in July 2011. We will definitely be back.
Location: The W sits a little NW of Old Montreal, in easy walking distance. There's also a Metro entrance in Square Victoria directly in front of the hotel, offering direct travel on the Orange Line to the Plateau, Jean Talon Market, and other areas of interest.
Checkin: As predicted (and noted in our reservation), we arrived around 2pm. The clerk noted my status and, without any prompting, offered 4pm check-out on our last day. She was extraordinarily patient with our rusty French, not to mention charming and pleasant.
Room: In excellent shape, with all amenities in place. The view out over the square (for rooms with an exterior view) is quite pleasant, and rather dramatic at night.
Service: In a word, fantastic. On returning to the room our first night, we found a tray of bonbons and a bottle of Canadian wine (flavored with maple syrup) waiting for us, along with a note of congratulations on our anniversary. In the Whatever/Whenever department, over the course of the stay we asked for a few things (shower cap, sewing kit, champagne flutes) that were all promptly & cheerfully delivered. And our charming friend at the front desk happily took care of mailing a postcard for us.
Concierge service was unfailingly polite and attentive. We'd hoped to have dinner at a well-known foodie restaurant which hadn't responded to my pre-arrival email & wasn't picking up the phone when we called. (They turned out to be doing renovations.) The people staffing the Top Desir desk kept at it for us over the course of a couple days & finally managed to get us a table on our last night in town.
The concierge and bell staff also get high marks for the Acura service. We asked about getting a late evening (~9:40) ride up to Mile End for dinner; even though the service normally stops at 9pm, and despite the fact that this destination was outside the usual range, we were accommodated.
On-site bars: The Mrs. & I were more interested in sightseeing/foodie haunts/museums than in the bar scene, but in the late evenings from Wednesday through the weekend you really can't miss the fact that the W is a very trendy destination for the locals. People watching is good there.
The service and friendliness at the hotel were excellent. We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Montreal.
October 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJS78 Fantastic Hotel
First time in Montreal. Stayed at W. It was fantastic. Superb recognition of platinum status and was upgraded to a nice Fantastic Suite. Room was very colorful and comfortable. Love the extra large sofa-thing. Walking distance to many places in downtown montreal. The Lounge/Club was definitely a hotspot and was packed with locals dancing the night away. Staying at the hotel gets you no fuss access behind the velvet ropes.
Looking forward to my next stay there on my return.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wigstheome Great Hotel; Great Location
Checked in for a two-night stay using Starwood points around 1PM on a Tuesday. Was given a room despite the early check in, although no upgrades were available given a convention in town. My Mega Room on the 6th floor was expansive, well furnished, and very comfortable, with great views of the park across the street. Service throughout our stay was spot on, and the concierge made an excellent suggestion (Boris Bistro) for a late outdoor lunch in easy walking distance, The Old City is an easy walk, and there are great restaurant and entertainment options a short walk away. A great experience all around, and a great hotel and location.
August 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Spiritark Typical trendy chic
I almost always get upgraded when I stay here and alongside with fruits, still water in the room. So great SPG recognition over here. Generally not a big fan of the plastic/nylon curtains that serve as the 'door' to the shower area. Aside from that, end-to-end service is excellent from stepping out of the taxi to me leaving in the taxi. It is a little further from the Old Port as compared to other hotels though, if you are here for a holiday that is.
April 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by johndeere too dark in the hallways and room
Couldn't see well enough in the hallways and rooms. It is very frustrating when you have to pay for internet. At the price charged for the room internet should be provided
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ellie99 Back to expected standards
I have been staying at the W Montreal every year for many years and was always impressed. I had an unfortunate experience last year and was apprehensive. Thought of trying another hotel in the city and boy was I happy I didn't.
The W hotel is always as stylish and upbeat. The staff went beyond to accommodate us and ensure our stay was pleasurable. From the check-in staff to the in-room dining. All was perfect. I am always amazed that some staff remember us by name. Have not seen this often.
The only one thing I would say is that the club is quite a happening place so if you want peace and quiet, ask for higher floors; they are more quiet.
Will come again, for sure.
June 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cloudenvy Montreal revisited
The hotel is located in a perfect location, with easy access to Old Montreal and the Autoroute for quick stops anywhere in the City.
The front desk and concierge staff were incredible. Genuinely interested in the comfort of our stay. The bar on the second floor - another story. The hostess was aloof and I offer this after stopping in on two consecutive nights. She completely discounted the other wonderful work done by the hotel staff.
Room service was adequate. Both mornings out coffee was warm not hot. Croissants and baguettes were excellent and the preserves were delicious.
Overall the hotel met my expectations other than the bar hostess and warmth of the breakfasts.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChicagoSteve Excellent Service is why I'll come back
Katherine at the front desk. I cannot say too much about her great service. Courteous, friendly and efficient. Got myself and colleagues checked in quickly and was great with local tips and recommendations. My Starwood membership had expired and she got me signed up again. She is the best! Also, Max, at the front doors. He was friendly, personable and helpful. Gave a great recommendation for a bite to eat and a nice route for a quick walk.
July 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by serickso Dark and Gloomy
Hotel and rooms are very dark and gloomy in all areas. Rooms are getting worn and need an upgrade. Very expensive for food and beverages and both were average quality. I have stayed at many W hotels across North America and this one I would not recommend. The other ones were great.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NikkiUS Great Location At This Hotel
The room was a wonderful size - we had 3 adults in it! Very fashionable and comfortable and the area was convenient to Old Montreal and all the underground shopping - so great for lovely weather as well as inclement weather :)
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hector My home away from home while in Montreal
The W Montreal has been my favorite hotel in the city since it first opened in 2004. The staff is so nice & helpful. They make you feel at home all the time !!! Congratulations !!!!
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happygirl28 Beautiful and modern hotel
The hotel was fancy. The room was clean and large. I just didn't like that internet was not included as a part of my package and I had to pay for it separately every day.
July 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AJ46 Great Hotel
We stayed a the W for my husband's birthday weekend in Montreal. I had requested that a bottle of pinot noir be left in the room as a surprise and the concierge was helpful in ensuring my small surprise was waiting when we got there. The bottle was the right temperature and ready to be served. The rest of the staff was very pleasant and helpful.
The location is perfect if you are taking the train into the city and the subway station is right outside so you can explore other parts of the city easily.
There is a very popular bar and restaurant downstairs and one may think that with the bar it will be noisy, but it was nice and quiet when we were ready to sleep. The room was clean and spacious.
We would definitely stay here again.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dan1256 Great stay!
Once we arrived we were greeted warmly by the staff. They were all very friendly and were willing to meet my needs especially the people at the front desk. This location was convenient especially for me as a first time vistor to Montreal. The hotel was located closely to many attractions including Old Montreal. Overall it was a great stay, the beds were comfy, the view was beautiful, and the rooms were a good size.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iceberge All is great but avoid Otto
I stay at the W Montreal weekly. The staff is great, the rooms awesome and the overall atmosphere is second to none.
On my last stay 02/27 I decided to eat lunch at the restaurant Otto on the property. This was not a wise choice. The food was just average and the staff not very pleasant (a bit rude). I would not recommend this restaurant unless they learn some service skills from the rest of the hotel staff and fix their menu.
March 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LandedSPG Does not live up to W-Hotel standards.
Ok, So I've been to a lot of W-Hotels from NYC to LA to Istanbul to Seoul and I gotta say the W-Montreal is the 2nd worst ever!
I am comparing the W-Montreal only to other W-Hotels, otherwise it's a decent upgrade from all the economy brand options in downtown Montreal.
Bad room design, inferior hotel interior, rude front desk (on all 3 occasions I've stayed there over the past 4 years I got into a verbal altercation with the front desk staff), terrible prices for a room with no view and very little "W-Style", even worse prices in the Bartini with angry servers. No SPG Plat acknowledgement, had to argue over a basic room upgrade every time.
Plenty of other SPG hotels near by for half the price and way more Plat benefits! Skip the W-Montreal, the best part of it was the exterior.
October 28, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cali88 The best Christmas ever..thx W Hotel!!!
This is the third time I have stayed at the W Montreal this year... And the third visit was the best of them all. We have stayed at another hotel for the past four years during the Christmas holidays.... This year because of my two previous visits, we decided to stay at the W Montreal for the holidays...it was the best experience we have had yet! Thanks to Great Guys DANIEL & MAXIME at the concierge desk, we had the best and most memorable Christmas since coming to Montreal for the holidays. Our room was incredible (fantastic suite)... The housekeeping staff was great..and when the snow storm hit and we had to stay an extra night... The entire staff (doormen, front desk, housekeeping) continued to make it a great experience. Thank you so much W Hotel-Montreal.... We will see you next year for the holidays.... !!!
January 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by kd1977 Average
Stayed in the Mega room. Rooms were smaller than expected given that it was an upgraded room. The blankets had a stale smell and the sink was clogged.
Staff was very friendly.
Location was good.
Expected more for $200+ a night in MTL.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by xxjoe mr
great location staff was great wonderful abiance and room
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen1000 Excellent Hotel
W was a great hotel. I would recommend it to anyone staying in Montreal.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sevensmom2 Good little city hotel
Very modern hotel with lots of charm. Front desk staff very helpful. Bar is extremely colorful and modern. Only problem is finding a parking place if you choose to self park. Lots of one way streets to deal with so be careful. Room was very comfortable.
June 30, 2014