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
Roomy and comfortable hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Limited menu in the restaurant and few nearby restaurants other than in hotels so a taxi or 30 minute walk for a selection of places to eat
Could not fault any aspect. Great hotel. Very quiet room. A problem with the power was foxed immediately along with an offer to switch rooms. Great gym area, open 24 hours a say. Food quality from room service was also good
We stayed here for my cousin's wedding and the hotel is in a great area of Montreal. We ordered breakfast in the room twice and both times, the food was great. I was surprised, however, when the 2nd morning - they brought our breakfast on a tray instead of a table and I ended up eating my omelette on my bed!
On Mother's Day, I specifically asked the concierge for a closer location of Foot Locker and he sent us on a walk to Eaton Centre which didn't have any Foot Locker and was a waste of a walk. We walked back out and I found it myself.
We had a King Suite and I did ask for my son's sofa to be turned into a bed after 7 pm and when we returned at 10 pm it still wasn't done so had to call again.
Beautiful hotel and good service.
Last week i stayed at the hotel on an official trip. Staff communication and customer services is good. Room cleanliness was ok. Washroom and accessories were fine.
I got a room on 29th floor and the downtown view was beautiful from there. No noise issue, had a good sleep. Elevators were fast and no delays.
Breakfast was nice. I had oats and yougart.
Only drawback that i noticed was that the WiFi connection screen was only available in French and no English conversion but staff already told me about it and offered help in advance which is a plus point.
Overall it was a good stay. Very convenient location.
What i liked:
1. Location -- you can walk to great restaurants and shopping
2. Aesthetics/look of the hotel -- I liked it before (first time was over 10 years ago) and then they renovated and i still liked it. If they had stayed the same, i dont think i would have liked it. This hotel considers design-renewal as part of their budget.
3. Facilities -- beds were comfy; lobby though small was nice
4. Breakfast -- while it was not a humongous buffett, the choices were great: Smoked salmon, cold cuts, nice selection of breads. I cannot recall if hot choices were available