Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile
What We Love
- The hotel is within walking distance of the metro, museums and art galleries
- Excellent French restaurant with an outdoor terrace for the summer months
- Guestrooms have rich woods and sleek furnishings
- Large, elegant marble bathrooms with rainfall shower heads
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What To Know
- This is a Free Cancellation Sale, so you can cancel your reservation (up to 24 hours before) without a penalty
- The property opened in 2003
- Rooms are relatively small (Superior Rooms are just 240 square feet)
- There's a slightly corporate vibe; staff is attentive but all business
- Pet-friendly, with no additional cost and no weight limit
- Valet parking is $35 per day
- Must cancel reservations at least 24 hours prior to arrival in order to receive full refund. Otherwise, first night room rate and tax will be forfeited
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located in a glass tower in the historic Golden Square Mile district, the Sofitel Montreal has serious modern style, true French flavor and excellent downtown views. The rooms may not be large (Superior Rooms are just 240 square feet), but what the hotel lacks in space it makes up for with a comfortable and sleek approach. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows, rich wood paneling, large closets, goose featherbeds and pillows, and marble bathrooms with rainfall showerheads and L’Occitane products. The on-site Restaurant Renoir has a sunny, open atmosphere and serves classic French dishes, which you can enjoy alfresco on the outdoor terrace during the summer months. With its oh-so-chic urban decor and somewhat corporate vibe, this hotel is slightly more formal than a casual guest may prefer. The staff is more business than play, but you’ll still find the Sofitel an excellent home base for exploring everything Montreal has to offer.
In the Area
Check out the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Canada’s oldest museum, housing lots of Quebecois art, Mediterranean archaeology, decorative arts and European masterworks (including handsome Picassos, Rembrandts and El Grecos). Those looking to stay active should visit the century-old Parc La Fontaine, which offers bike trails and jogging paths (you can even cross-country ski or snowshoe in the winter); it also has waterfalls, fountains, playing fields, tennis courts and an open-air theater. Want to get in touch with nature? Head to the Biodome de Montreal, which has walk-through recreations of a tropical rain forest (complete with monkeys dangling overhead), a Laurentian forest, the St. Lawrence marine system and a polar environment. When you’re ready to flex that plastic, take a stroll down Rue Ste-Catherine to peruse the stylish department stores and luxury boutiques; head to Rue Sherbrooke for international and Canadian fashion boutiques and galleries.
How to Get There
Every member of the team made me feel like family, coming back to my home away from home. The combination of classic professionalism and warm friendliness is rare, and a treat that is seemingly effortless from the staff, many of whom have been there for years.
Three reasons to like;1. friendly door-person and receptionist that welcomed a returning guest.2. A nice sanctuary to recharge after the chaos of a busy day of meetings. Best beds3. Hotel that appeals to young and mature travelers alike.with a great restaurant and bar.
The last few times I have been to Montreal for work, I have stayed at the Sofitel Golden Mile and I find it an excellent option - perfect location close to downtown, shopping options and the Mont Royal park. Friendly service and spacious well appointed rooms (with nice views of the Mont Royal if you are facing this way). Only negative is that the gym is a small windowless room with only a limited number of equipment.
For me, the thing that really sets apart one hotel from another is the customer service. From the beginning of our stay, until we left, the service at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile was impeccable. This is our 4th stay at this hotel and it's the service that keeps bringing me back. From the car valet, front desk staff, room service staff, to housekeeping, everyone is friendly, courteous and welcoming. They really do care about your comfort and happiness here. We were traveling with our new baby daughter and they had a portable crib and refrigerator ready and waiting in our room, just as I requested,
In addition to the wonderful customer service, the rooms are kept nicely updated, super clean and modern. We've stayed in a one king bedroom, junior executive suite and now, a double bed room. While the double bed room was smallest of the three, it was comfortable for 3 plus a baby. We were on the top floor so had a wonderful view of downtown Montreal. The rooms are extremely quiet and the beds are super comfortable. The free wifi is fast enough for web browsing, email and even some video streaming.
The hotel is centrally located to everything that we enjoy, tons of restaurants, museums, Parc du Mont Royal, and of course shopping. It is located just a couple of blocks from the entrance to the Montreal underground system (which is like a complete city underground), and public metro transportation. Just a few blocks away is St. Catherine street which has all the retail shopping you can ask for.
We'll definitely stay here again when we're back in Montreal.
You really cant go wrong here. Very competitive pricing for decent sized rooms and good service in a central location. The gym could do with some more equipment perhaps but this is a great option for people looking for a high quality affordable hotel in Montreal. I will be back!