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Looking for a hotel in Montreal

 
 
Reply Tue 19 May, 2015 07:59 pm
My wife and daughter want to see some World Cup soccer games in Montreal. I set up game tickets and plane tickets, but my internet searches for hotels have been woefully lacking. I know I want to be near the Green Line on the Subway but outside of that, I really can't tell what is reasonably close to the tourist stuff. Anybody familiar enough with Montreal to give me some guidance? The soccer games are in the Olympic Stadium if that helps.
 
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2015 08:59 pm
@engineer,
George will probably show up - he knows a lot about this. If not, pm him..
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2015 09:00 pm
I've never stayed in an actual Montreal hotel.
When I wasn't leased up, I stayed at the YMCA, and I'm not sure daughters could stay there.

As far as I remember, the best hotels are between the Metro (subway) stops of Guy-Concordia and Place-des-Arts on the Green line.
(I could be wrong, but I spent on a lot of time walking around there, and there were plenty of tourists and hotels.)

There are lots of restaurants in that area (centered around Crescent and Ste Catherine) below Sherbrooke St,
and also nearby on Saint-Laurent and Saint-Denis streets above Sherbrooke St
(with more francophone tourists on the latter two streets).

All of this is a long way from Olympic Stadium
I don't know for sure how late trains run.
(But see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Metro#Operation)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2015 09:02 pm
@engineer,
I'm going to stick a Latin tag on here to see if you can get George's attention Smile

Trying to recall the name of the current Montreal-based A2k poster.
Kolyo
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2015 09:07 pm
FYI, "north" has a different meaning in Montreal, at least among anglophones.

If you look at a Montreal Metro map, where the green and orange lines run side-by-side, "Montreal north" is the direction from the orange to the green line.

At least that's what it meant a decade ago; maybe it has changed.

http://www.stm.info/sites/all/modules/features/stm_metro/theme/images/map-interactive.gif
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 20 May, 2015 01:29 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

I'm going to stick a Latin tag on here to see if you can get George's attention Smile

That's pretty clever! Thanks.

The stadium is at the PIE-IX station on the green line. When I look up something like "best hotels for FIFA world cup Montreal", I get hotels right next to the stadium but it seems like the other tourist attractions aren't anywhere near there. I'm torn whether to get a hotel walking distance to the games and a subway ride to everything else or vice-versa. They are going to see four games in seven days with lots of tourist stuff in between.
George
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Reply Wed 20 May, 2015 04:46 am
@engineer,
The only must-see out that way is the Jardin Botanique (if you go, don't
miss the Chinese Garden and the Japanese Tea House). Don't bother
with Biodome.

I'd take the Metro to the stadium and look for a place somewhere around
St-Laurent and Rene-Levesque. That puts you in walking distance of the
Old Port and downtown and near a Metro station. (We stay at the
Courtyard Marriott Downtown.)

Get multiday passes for the Metro. If you cycle, check out BIXI, the
city-wide bicycle rental system.
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 20 May, 2015 04:57 am
@George,
Thanks George! That's the exact type of advice I was looking for.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 20 May, 2015 06:35 am
You're welcome.

Which games are you going to see?
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 20 May, 2015 03:36 pm
@George,
Brazil vs Spain and Korea vs Costa Rica doubleheader
Canada vs Netherlands
England vs Columbia

My daughter is the soccer player/fan and she's excited to see Canada play.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 20 May, 2015 08:01 pm
Super!
I miss my soccer-coaching days.
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George
 
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2015 11:36 am
@Kolyo,
Kolyo wrote:
FYI, "north" has a different meaning in Montreal, at least among anglophones. . .

May steet maps of Montreal are oriented as if the St Lawrence River flowed
west to east. It doesn't. It flows southwest to north east. Why does this
matter? Because streets running parallel to the river are considered to have
an east portion and a west portion. The address numbers of the western side
start at Blvd. St-Laurent and increase as you go west. On the eastern side the
numbers also start at St-Laurent but increase as you go east. So street
addresses on these streets usually end with "E" (Est, East) or O (Ouest, West).
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2015 11:42 am
@George,
We're weird like that in Canada. There is a street in the city I went to university that has an East, West and North section. As an extra treat, it crossed another street twice -once on its north run and once on its west run. Did we get lost there a lot? Why, yes, yes we did.
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jun, 2015 02:25 pm
Thanks to everyone for all the input. My wife and daughter are clearly having a vacation they will remember forever and while the hotel I chose based on your recommendations was not the cheapest, it clearly was in the right spot for them to maximize their vacation. Right now they are taking rental bikes all over Montreal after watching four World Cup games. Thanks for all the advice.

PS: They liked the Biodome despite my recommendation they skip it
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George
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jun, 2015 04:33 pm
Good to hear!
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jacksondisuja
 
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Reply Thu 5 Nov, 2015 10:20 pm

According to me Hotel Quartier des Spectacles is Excellent hotel at a great price. I have visits last year with family , they providing me great services .
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