Arrival/Check-In: I arrived at the hotel after midnight, but the lobby and adjoining restaurant and bar still seemed lively. I checked in with ease in just a few minutes and headed upstairs to my guestroom with luggage in tow. The front desk staff was wonderfully helpful and welcoming, assuring me if I had any questions regarding the hotel or the city itself they would be more than happy to assist.
Guest Quarters: I had the pleasure of staying in one of the hotel’s Fabulous rooms. The large space features a king-sized bed, desk area, spacious closet, multiple seating options and a spectacular bathroom separated by a thick privacy curtain.
The bathroom was one of the largest I’ve seen in a hotel guestroom with a huge vanity, oversized tub, rain shower and great lighting, in addition to ample floor space. It really made getting ready for the day a joy. Bliss Spa bath products are replenished daily, and a plush W Hotels robe hangs on a hook outside the glass-enclosed shower.
The décor is both stylish and sophisticated while remaining fresh, with bold patterns and pops of vibrant neon and metallic tones. The three huge windows are hidden behind a heavy curtain which, when pulled aside, reveals a lovely view of Victoria Square Park across the street. The natural lighting is a nice addition to the guestroom, which already offers ample and much-appreciated lighting throughout. The desk bumps up against the window-lined wall next to a comfy chaise. At the foot of the bed is additional seating in the form of an upholstered bench, with a small table covered in local magazines.
Services/Amenities: The hotel boasts quite a few amenities, making travelers’ time a breeze. The 24-hour FIT fitness center offers equipment for nearly every type of regimen. The AWAY Spa menu includes an array of treatments, and the spa conveniently stays open until 8 p.m. every day except Sunday. I greatly enjoyed my 60-minute massage after a long day of strolling the walkable city.
The hotel is pet-friendly, and the room service menu includes a selection for dogs and cats, from a 12-oz. rare sirloin to a selection of toys. Dog sitting and walking services are also offered.
Être Avec Toi (or Ê.A.T.) is the hotel’s on-site restaurant, and drinks are available at W Bartini, Wunderbar and Plateau Lounge. I opted for a more private, low-key dinner during my stay and ordered a few items from the in-room dining menu, including a huge portion of cream linguine with Kalamata olives, basil and grilled vegetables and an extremely tasty Montréal-style smoked-meat sandwich.
WiFi is free for Starwood Preferred Guest members and available for a minimal fee for non-members. Valet parking is convenient and reasonably priced per night, though the actual valet service is quite slow.
The Experience: I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at W Montréal. The property provided both a wonderful introduction to the W Hotels brand and the city itself. I most certainly look forward to staying with W Hotels again at a future date.
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901 Square Victoria
Québec, H2Z 1R1, Canada
tel 514 395 3100
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