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
I am very picky with hotels and even though it is not newly renovated it has been maintained very well. I booked this hotel based on it having an outdoor pool, reviews and pictures. On checking in the front desk was nice to give us a voucher for 2 free drinks a day which we used for a carafe of coffee in the morning delivered to the room. We overheard about joining their loyalty program which then included free wifi (should have been offered at check in). Self parking is very easy and attached to hotel - half the cost - $19/day. Location was great. 30 minute walk to old Montreal but close to downtown, Crescent St, McGill... Jonathan at the the concierge was great for recommendations to restaurants. Wood over pizza around the corner was a nice surprise - went 3x and fresh Montreal bagels a 5 minute walk too! Cleaning of the room was exceptional. Pool has a lifeguard and always maintaining the area. Beds were comfortable (a little soft), room was large. Fridge in room is very small and not very cold. If this hotel had a less expensive breakfast and offered complimentary coffee all morning in the lobby it would have been perfect.
Had a very pleasant stay at the Omni Mont-Royal. Everyone who works at the hotel made me feel valued and cared for as a guest. If there was another level of excellent for service below, that's what I'd rate it. The staff does all the little things that make the experience. For example, on check-in, they had information prepared for restaurant suggestions within walking distance since we checked in after the concierge was available, and gave it to us when we said it was our first time in Montreal. I'd happily stay at this hotel again.
Our Omni experience was disappointing because we value a good night sleep, but the mattress was not comfortable
The staff was excellent and extremely helpful. The location was good with several small restaurant nearby. Very close to McGill university.