Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
What We Love
- Surprisingly spacious guestrooms
- Central location steps from Peel metro station, Mount Royal, shopping on Rue Sainte-Catherine, and McGill University
- Well-equipped gym, hot tub and seasonal outdoor pool
What To Know
- The hotel emerged from a complete renovation in fall 2012
- The pool will be closed until May 15, 2013
- WiFi is free for Omni Select Guest members — sign up before your stay
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Transformed by a $20 million renovation by designer Alexandra Champalimaud, this 31-story tower rising above swish Sherbrooke Street sparkles. Champalimaud opened the lobby up, creating a vestibule and fireplace just off the bustling street. Crystal chandeliers and gold wall treatments complement light marble floors, and gold pillows make a statement atop brown and green velvet couches and chairs that wink at the property’s 1970s heritage. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light and connect the lobby to the cosmopolitan scene outside.
Bed & Bath
In a previous life the hotel was a Four Seasons, and its heritage bequeaths plenty of square footage in all 299 guestrooms. Champalimaud’s green, gold and mustard color scheme carries over into the rooms, which are equipped with writing desks, velvet couches and leather chairs. The bathrooms are big, with marble double vanities equipped with ever-important swivel makeup mirrors. The bidets are a reminder of Montreal’s continental roots, even if they baffle American visitors; the bathtubs are a bit small, but the showers have good pressure. If more water is what you seek, head down to the seasonal pool or year-round hot tub.
Though the renovation updated every aspect of this stay, an important part of the hotel’s heritage remains intact: Since the building opened in 1976 a statue called Alice, by local artist Alice Winant, has graced its lobby. The bronze of a contemplative woman atop a marble pedestal was Champalimaud’s muse for the lobby’s intimate Alice Bar, where the signature drinks include the Alice, with vodka and crème de cassis.
How to Get There
Booked the Omni for 2 nights for a business trip. Check in was easy and when I go up to the room it was a decent size; not much of a view, a view of the next building but a view wasn't needed. The shower was the big negative, first you need to spin the handle to get hot water and the pressure was horrible. There were 2 doormen during my stay and one gentleman was truly a delight. He had the most amazing smile and would hold the door open or spin the revolving doors for you; I wish i had asked his name. He also hailed down taxis super quick. The hotel needs a decent lounge area; the bar area was so full on the last night; I wanted to relax with a seat and a drink and I couldn't. This alone would make me choose another hotel and I will on my next trip to Montreal.
My husband and our 6 month old baby and I stayed here last weekend. They had a baby crib and a mini fridge already waiting for us in the room when we got there. The check in was flawless, valet service was great and check out was extremely quick and convenient. We ordered food via a third party food service to our room but didn’t get plates or cutlery. We called down to guest services and they had it delivered to us within 5 minutes. Will definitely be back and will be checking out other Omnis in other cities. Highly recommend!
I stay at this hotel Friday Nov. 1st to Sunday Nov. 3rd. I stayed by myself for me time. I am going to do my best to break it down.
Well I kinda did this twice.
When I booked my stay I went by reviews on here and they recommended a high floor and a corner room.
When I arrived I got there around 2ishpm which check-in is not till 3pm. I gave it a chance. When I spoke to the lady she said the room that they blocked was not ready yet. I said no problem Im early and I am hungry so I will go eat and come back. She pre checked me in and held on to my bags. She was lovely. I ended up finding out she is the manager and won an award for her job which I have to say well deserved. She said when my room is ready they will text me. She then recommended me to speak to Giovanni ( I think his name I kept calling him Giuseppe - Sara(h) you know who I mean) to get a good spot for lunch.
He really is so kind and welcoming. He wants to make sure that you are taken care of and really goes the extra effort. I want to thank you for recommending La Catina and the laughs we had when I came back.
Check-in part 2
I didnt recieve a text but it was close to 4pm so I decided to head back. This time the lady who helped me was Sara(h). Well my room was not ready. She called house keeping and while waiting for a response I stayed there chatting. Sara(h) is a very wonderful person. We had a great conversation. I should mention that I was offered other options but on a lower floor but it was my choice to wait. After she called house keeping for the second time and it still wasnt ready Sara(h) turned to the manager who checked me in early she was walking by. I saw a nod and I was upgraded to a higher floor.
It is nice and welcoming. There is a bowl of apples waiting for you and really cold water. The doorman is very friendly and even got the rotating doors ready for me. I watched him with other people too. He is just so engaging and wonderful
Bar in the Lobby
I went once and its a very nice set up. The bartenders were very kind and I could go there even if I wasnt staying at the hotel. The barman wanted to make sure I was happy and made a delicious apple martini. The way the barman and barlady worked together was very nice. They worked in sync together. The lady was always smiling.
I didnt use but I ended up in the elevator with one after checking in and we had a nice chat. I had gone out and when I came back in the lobby he was there I believe his name is Rachad i know it starts with an R. Well when I walked in he remembered me and we engaged in conversation and laughed.
I was on the 24th floor. It was clean and beautiful bed was comfy, couch was comfy, tv was nice, the robe omg so soft. The room was huge and the view oh my so nice. I am glad I got the room I got. Now the second toliet ok I might of took too long trying to figure it out and conclusion well I still not sure lol.
I wish that there was a little more than q-tips and cotton balls, i need a shower cap. Ladies you get ready for the evening the mirrors thats right 2 mirrors they got you. There is a safe and a mini fridge.
All in all I really enjoyed my stay. The staff is what made it really special. I dont just think its training it really felt genuine and that is who they are. Everyone at the Omni Mont Royal thank you for making my once a year solo weekend special.
Im Coming Back.