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Hilton Montreal Bonaventure 4.0

Downtown, Montreal, Quebec

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Pros

  • Convenient downtown Montreal location above Bonaventure metro station 
  • Modern rooms have coffeemakers and variable city, garden, or pool views
  • Tranquil rooftop garden with trees, ponds, and waterfalls
  • Large, heated outdoor pool open year-round with poolside bar 
  • French restaurant and bistro-bar on-site
  • Gym, business center, and mini-mart on-site 
  • Extensive meeting and convention facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Pool can get crowded
  • Parking and drinks/food are pricey
  • Conventions and groups can make the property busy

Bottom Line

The Hilton Montreal Bonaventure is an upscale, 395-room property with extensive conference facilities and a convenient downtown Montreal location across from Central Station and within walking distance of Old Montreal. A good choice for business travelers as well as families, the penthouse hotel has a unique rooftop garden, a heated outdoor pool, and a classy restaurant. Rooms are equipped with large desks, air-conditioning, and coffeemakers as well as views of the garden, pool, or city skyline. However, the neutral-contemporary decor lacks character and travelers who want more stylish digs may be better off at the slightly pricier Loews Hotel Vogue.

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Scene

Business hotel with chain decor and rooftop garden on the top of an office building

This business hotel includes a lovely rooftop garden

Hilton Montreal Bonaventure is located in Place Bonaventure, an office, exhibition, and hotel complex in downtown Montreal. The Brutalist concrete facade isn't very cheerful, though the decor inside is nice, but typical for a chain property. The reception area features lots of oak paneling and marble floors while hallways are lined with abstract artwork and striped carpets that clash with bright pink armchairs. However, the beautifully landscaped rooftop garden elevates the scene, and greenery is visible from many interior spaces -- including a pleasant sitting area in the lobby, where cream-colored upholstered couches sit beside a wall of windows. Le Castillon restaurant is a carpeted, lodge-like space with stone accent walls, dark-wood beams, dramatic chandeliers, and a fireplace; there's outdoor seating on a stone terrace amid the garden as well. Guests also gather at Le Belvedere, a modernist bistro-bar with wood paneling and wooden screens extending up to a dramatic skylight. The hotel draws many business guests, though families and tourist couples will also feel comfortable here.

Location

Downtown Montreal, across from Central Station

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The hotel is surrounded by high-rises and other tall buildings in downtownMontreal, across the street from Central Station and above the Bonaventure metro station. There are loads of restaurants and shops within a short walk of the hotel, and the Port of Montreal is within about 20 minutes away, both on foot or by metro, so guests can easily access cruise ships. Chinatown is a 12-minute walk from the hotel and Old Montreal is 15 to 20 minutes on foot depending on the destination. Montreal's Basilica of Notre Dame is a 10-minute walk as are the ever-changing contemporary art exhibits at Fonderie Darling, and the metro makes trips to the vibrant Plateau and hip Mile End neighborhood in around 15 minutes. The airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel, or about 40 minutes by bus. 

Rooms

Classic business-style rooms with large desks and good views

Decor in the Regular King Bedroom reflects a modern business style, with contemporary, neutral furnishings

Modern guest rooms have a classic business-hotel style and while the contemporary, neutral decor is typical, there are a few luxury touches, such as eye-catching upholstered or leather headboards and granite-topped dark-wood furniture. Red sofa-beds or armchairs and black-and-white photography add a bit of sophistication, while metal geometric lamps and crisp white bedding on comfortable beds brighten up the mostly tan and brown rooms. All rooms have large desks with ergonomic chairs, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, safes, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs, as well as city, garden, or pool views with opening windows. Spacious bathrooms are done in slightly outdated (but elegant and clean) beige granite, and have large vanities, shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and high-end Peter Thomas Roth toiletries. Rooms with sofa beds are ideal for families, and Suites with additional seating are available for guests who need extra space to stretch out. 

Features

Heated outdoor pool, French restaurant, fitness center, and Internet cafe 

Le Belvedere bistro-bar serves light meals for lunch and dinner, one of two dining options on-site

The hotel has a large, heated outdoor pool with a poolside bar that's open year-round and is accessible via an indoor tunnel. Despite its size, the pool can get busy at times, especially when convention guests and group tours are booked in the hotel. The outdoor garden with ponds, waterfalls, and stone-lined pathways is also a lovely place for guests to explore and relax. Le Castillon restaurant serves market-fresh French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Le Belvedere bistro-bar in the lobby serves drinks and light meals for lunch and dinner, however, no meals are included with bookings. The hotel includes a mini-mart and has a large, windowless fitness center with standard cardio and weight equipment as well as a stretching room. The on-site convention complex has 34 multipurpose meeting rooms and there is a business center on-site with computers for guest use as well as printing/copying services and free Wi-Fi throughout. Babysitting and kids' activities can also be arranged, but cost extra, as do laundry, dry cleaning services, and valet parking. 

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900 De La Gauchetiere W, Montreal, Quebec H5A 1E4, Canada

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