Freebies include Wi-Fi and coffee/healthy snacks in the lobby
Located on a street with a lot of traffic
Parking is expensive
Some rooms need renovating touches
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.
Sleek, upscale high-rise hotel with modern interiors and Montreal city views
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.
Downtown location near shops, eateries, and the Bell Centre
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.
Contemporary condo-style suites and penthouses with kitchenettes, living rooms, and balconies or terraces in some
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.
Indoor pool and spa, fitness facilities, pet-friendly perks, French dining and craft beers, valet parking, and meeting spaces
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.