This place will be a nice hotel at some point but it wasn't ready to open. No soap, iron or working internet in room. Parking was disorganized and disconnected from hotel. And construction started outside my room at 7am in the morning. I tried to
cancel my second night but the hotel [...] wouldn't allow me. I ate the money for the second night and stayed elsewhere.On the positive side of things, the staff was very helpful and really tried to do the best they could with what they had.
Huh. I'm not sure what to make of this place. If they dont give you a room in the ACTUAL hotel address, then it's not really a hotel at all (at least where we stayed, which turned out to be an apartment down the street from the actual "hotel"
address). it turns out that we were given a sort of studio apartment which is quite a ways away from the hotel lobby. This sort of odd set up was kind of ok for us this week since we are here for business / leisure and were pretty flexible but if I was travelling for business and planned on having certain amenities that you usually need when on the road for work, I would be sorely disappointed. Like I said, we were quite a ways down the street from the rest of the "hotel" or what is the lobby. The hotel address is Terrasse St. Denis, which if you google it, is an offshoot of the very busy and very loud Rue St Denis. Our room (studio apartment) was right ON St. Denis (with the bed in the front window), across the street from a very loud club. i would never want to stay here if I needed to sleep with the windows open. There was a full kitchen, as in it has appliances, and was in a separate space of the apartment, but it's not really outfitted with all the necessities. there's a coffee maker, but no complimentary coffee or even coffee filters. There are empty salt and pepper shakers. Empty. There are wine glasses but no water glasses. There's a dishwasher but no dishwashing liquid or sponge or dish soap. There's a beautiful dining room table and some cheap dishes, but no napkins or even paper towels. So picture having to use toilet paper for dinner napkins the first night you're there. we did finally get hand soap on the second day. there was no garbage can in our bathroom. There was no iron or ironing board, no hair dryer. There was an ipod player and clock but the ipod player sounds tinny and cheap and the clock feature was actually broken. The back window didnt close and no one fixed it for three days. the window finally got fixed (and we got our room moved) when we found a JUNKIE ON THE FIRE ESCAPE AND THE WHOLE BACK AREA LITTERED WITH SYRINGES one morning. yeah, it's like that.if you stay here, plan on having to go to the store and spend quite a bit of $ on the basic necessities that you would need to stay in a place like this.The room looked nice and it had large, heavy furnishings that looked expensive, but someone just overlooked alot of details other than decorating. if you look close, there's even some oddities there; an antique-looking chair that's about to fall apart, a bedside table that leans at a very precarious angle, a dresser that is propped up on one side by scraps of wood blocks. For real.it' ON Rue St,, Denis, so if you want to be in the middle of the nightlife, this is a great place to stay. but you should know that this is not the best area of town and there are some rather unsavory looking people around and that if you are staying in one of the "upgraded apartments" that's not actually in the hotel, then you may find one of them right out your back door.to be fair, the room that they moved us to inside the actual hotel building was very, very nice, but I would never risk booking here again and having the possibility of winding up with the sort of place we stayed in for most of our stay.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
bring your own coffee, coffee filters, hand soap, dish soap, sponges, hair dryer, salt and pepper, cooking oil, paper towels, dinner napkins etc, or you will wind up spending LOTS OF $$$$ to make your unit live-able.