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Summary


Pros

  • Luxury downtown hotel, near Bell Centre and Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • Condo-style suites come with kitchenettes; some have soaking tubs and terraces or balconies
  • French Brasserie with a bar and a Starbucks Reserve cafe on-site
  • Saltwater indoor pool and an outdoor hot tub are nice perks
  • High-end spa, with saunas, provides various treatments
  • Modern gym features floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Seven meeting rooms, a VIP dining room, and a terrace
  • Pet-friendly rooms and free pet kits available
  • 24-hour valet parking provided
  • Freebies include Wi-Fi and coffee/healthy snacks in the lobby

Cons

  • Located on a street with a lot of traffic
  • Parking is expensive
  • Some rooms need renovating touches

Bottom Line

The 131-room Hotel Le Crystal is a sleek and luxurious high-rise with great Montreal city views from the 12th-floor indoor pool, a hot tub with a patio, and a modern gym. One- and two-bedroom suites feature kitchenettes and living rooms, and some have fireplaces and balconies overlooking the city. A bistro serves French cuisine and Starbucks is in the lobby. For conventions there’s 6,000 square feet of modernly designed space. This downtown location is near the Bell Centre; travelers seeking a quiet Old Town location can try the InterContinental Montreal.

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Sleek, upscale high-rise hotel with modern interiors and Montreal city views

Floor to ceiling windows bathe the lobby lounge in natural light at this upscale property

With a sleek, glass exterior, this upscale property -- aptly named the Hotel Le Crystal -- features great city views of Montreal from 28 floors. Hotel suites take up 12 floors of the building and the remaining floors are occupied by apartments. Neon lights glow from an awning over the entrance. Silver accents and light wooden details in the lobby create a grand first impression. A wall of windows bathes the lobby lounge -- with high-back tufted sofas and lovely chandeliers -- in natural light. Healthy snacks are available at the front desk. 

This hotel suits business travelers with its large and modernly decorated meeting rooms, but guests who appreciate luxury services and contemporary designs -- updated in 2014 -- also stay here, and families can appreciate the pool.

Location

Downtown location near shops, eateries, and the Bell Centre

Map of Hotel Le Crystal

On the outskirts of downtown Montreal, this hotel is on a highly trafficked street, five minutes on foot from the hockey games at Bell Centre. Rue St. Catherine -- with tons of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and exotic clubs -- is one block away. Getting to Old Montreal -- with the Notre-Dame Basilica, Bonsecours Market, Chateau Ramezay, and Old Port of Montreal -- takes 20 minutes by subway or 10 minutes by car. The Bonadventure station is about five blocks away, making it easy to the reach attractions by subway. It’s five minutes by car to the Montreal Convention Centre. The drive to to McGill University also takes five minutes. It’s a 30-minute drive to the Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport.

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Rooms

Contemporary condo-style suites and penthouses with kitchenettes, living rooms, and balconies or terraces in some

Contemporary, sleek decor in the Executive Suite

Suites here feel like modern condominiums with sleek, light wooden furniture, gray carpeting, separate living rooms, and kitchenettes that offer minibars or large refrigerators, kettles, Nespresso machines, microwaves, and two-burner stove tops in some. Suites offer either a queen, two queens, or king beds. Executive Suites and one- and two-bedroom Penthouse Suites have gas fireplaces, and certain units feature soaking tubs and balconies or terraces with city views. For business guests some penthouses have printers. Crystal Suites have panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Wooden vanities and sleek fixtures create a contemporary look in bathrooms with scales, showers, and/or bathtubs. Loofahs are a nice touch. Upgraded suites and penthouses have guest bathrooms. Every suite offers flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, bathrobes, hairdryers, irons/ironing boards, safes, and (except in Penthouse Suites) sofa beds. 

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Features

Indoor pool and spa, fitness facilities, pet-friendly perks, French dining and craft beers, valet parking, and meeting spaces

French cuisine and a bar with craft beers provided by La Coupole Bistro, located in a two-story space with a terrace

It’s all about the views at this high-rise hotel that features a 12th-floor indoor saltwater pool with saunas on the deck and a hot tub on the terrace that overlooks the city. Massages and pampering treatments are in a small spa and floor-to-ceiling windows offer great views in a gym with modern machines and free weights. Furry friends are welcome in the hotel, for a fee, and they get free kits with food/water bowls and treats. A restaurant and bar are arranged over two floors with a terrace and VIP room for up to 12 people. La Coupole Bistro Laurentien serves French cuisine (think: foie gras) and the bar has craft beers. Valet parking is available 24 hours a day, but it can be pricey, so guests often check prices at nearby garages before using it. A Starbucks Reserve cafe offers fresh brew in the lobby.

Meetings are commonly held on-site as the property has a total of 6,000 square feet of space spread out in seven meeting rooms. Catering and audiovisual equipment can be requested, and there are two computers and a printer in the lobby.

Amenities

Key Features
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Internet
Pets Allowed
Cribs
Jacuzzi
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Pool
Spa
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Balcony
Television
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Internet
Address
1100 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec H3G 0A1, Canada
Phone (514) 861-5550
Room Types
  • Deluxe King Suite
  • Executive Balcony Suite
  • Executive Tower King Suite
  • Penthouse Suite
  • Superior Queen Suite
  • Urban Queen Suite

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