What We Love
- A covetable location just steps from Old Montreal
- The indoor saltwater pool
- 24-hour room service
- The chocolate mousse with absinthe dessert at the restaurant Osco!
What To Know
- The hotel is attached to the Montreal Convention Center, so it’s popular with business travelers
- Pets are welcome
- There’s a fee for in-room WiFi for non-IHG reward members
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This 26-story property attracts plenty of business travelers, thanks to its location next to the Montreal Convention Center, but it’s a great bet for tourists, too, as Old Montreal is only a stone’s throw away. The contemporary guestrooms feature large windows overlooking the city, work desks and marble bathrooms stocked with Agraria bath products. Work up an appetite with a trip to the hotel’s fitness club, which includes a saltwater lap pool, then head to the Osco! brasserie for dishes like lobster bouillabaisse. Afterward, make your way to the bar, Sarah B., for handcrafted absinthe cocktails delivered to cozy banquettes warmed by a crackling fire.
In the Area
The hotel concierge recommends a morning visit to Bota Bota, a spa housed within a converted ship on the Saint Lawrence River that offers an extensive Nordic Bath designed to eliminate toxins and release stress. Spend the afternoon exploring Old Montreal, where horse-drawn carriages still travel down narrow cobblestone streets. Two must-sees: the Basilique Notre-Dame and the Marché Bonsecours, where visitors can shop for artisanal crafts and dine at Café des Arts, overlooking the Old Port.
How to Get There
I stayed at the Intercontinental for four nights in August and enjoyed every minute. The hotel is well-located within easy walking distance to both Old Town and Chinatown. The reception staff was friendly, charming, and helpful in remedying a small snafu with my reservation. The rooms, while a little dated, were spacious, quiet, comfortable. I slept well each evening. The adjoining conference facilities were first-rate, with comfortable meeting rooms, proactive staff, and lovely decor. I'd happily stay here again!
Hotel is clean but very out of date. Also some rooms look directly into others so be wary of what side you get. The gym was useless and the showers were finicky and old. The hotel also keeps charging daily $250 deposits that they consider normal. I’ve never had more than one deposit taken and certainly don’t think they should be charging my card or even recording the information without my consent. Overall for the area and the price range there are much better options.
I have been staying at the Intercontinental Hotel since its very beginning, about 30 years ago. The Hotel was then elegant, luxurious, impeccable, with a devoted personnel and nice, large rooms. I am glad to report that it has not changed a bit. And do not miss having a drink at the bar and chat with the always pleasant, helpful and efficient bartenders . An ideal location, a few minutes away from Notre Dame Church and the Old Montreal streets, boutiques and restaurants.