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Hôtel Ste-Catherine

1.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I read a lot of bad reviews before the stay, so I was ready for the worst, but, fortunately, the worst did not happen. It took me 3 minutes to reach the hotel from the metro, so the location was convenient. The owner of the hotel met me with my mother instantly and the check-in passed quickly. The room itself was quite clean and we did not notice any bugs during our stay. The sheets and towels glowed white. The air-conditioner worked perfectly and we did not feel any heat in the room, while the weather was quite hot outside. The breakfast was basic (juice and croissant), but, however, still a very good deal for the value. Of course, the furniture at the hotel was not new, and there was a smell of a little mustiness in the air, but, however, I believe that the owner of this hotel tried to do his best for the value. It should be said that Montreal hotels did not offer private bathrooms and breakfast at such a price, so this place costs its money. I would say that this hotel is good place to stay for a couple of nights.

Really didn't do my research on this place. Found it cheap online so I booked it. What I paid was still way to much for this place Very run down. Cigarette burns in the bed covers also burns on the sink top where people have left their cigarettes burning. Things dirty, rusty or broken. Didn't use the shower. Ew. Just used it to get some quick zzzzs. I was up and out early. Didn't want to stay longer than I had too.

This hotel was the most disgusting place I have EVER stayed. In their office, there is a sign/certificate on the window that states they are a 5 star hotel.....definitely not accurate. The place was not the cleanest and there were bugs in the bed. Ween my friends and I checked in, we went into the room to chill for a few minutes. I sat towards the head of the bed, moved the pillow up, and all of a sudden there was a bug crawling on my shoulder. I removed the bug, moved the sheets back, and there was a bug crawling under the comforter. Never would stay here again, or would I ever recommend this place to anyone. I know it's very cost efficient, but pay the extra money to stay somewhere else.

Very old and basic. Good for a one night stay. Ask them for a room away from the street, seriously! The bar people scream until 4am. In gay village. A block away from subway station. Good for a couple looking for a cheap stay. But again avoid room at street! Air conditioner is old and noisy. It takes a bit to cool down. Bread, egg and juice for breakfast. Do not expect them to change your sheet during your stay. You also need to bring your own toothbrush. Not super clean so if you mind that avoid this small hotel. There's no elevator. You need to carry your luggage up stairs. But overall, fair for it's price in Montreal centre. You also get good eats and drinks on the street.

My room was dirty. The toilet was dirty like it had just been used. The towel had a pubic hair, there were holes in the carpet and the chair. The worst thing was a black tick like bug I killed. After that I knew I had to get out of there. This place is a health risk. Please don't even think of bringing your kids there.

The man at the front desk during the day was nice. The continental breakfast needed more items and there was only room for four people at a time. It is old building without an elevator so your have to haul your luggage up the stairs to the front desk on the second floor and to your room if your are on the upper floor. I could hear people through the walls and the door. If your are nervous about the neighborhood, stay somewhere else. Even though I could have stay in a better area, I stayed because it was not fancy. Just a place to stay if you want to save money and that's it. It is close to Papineau metro station which is handy if you do not drive because on street parking is limited.

I'm not usually rude in my reviews but this hotel, conveniently located near the subway, has to improve. This is my second time here and probably will not return. You have to walk three floors before you get to your room. The room I got on the third floor was quite small with no space to maneuver around. The bathroom needs an update and was really small. And their joke of a breakfast. It's true you get what you pay for but I was hoping I would get a similar room the last time I was in Montreal which was a year ago. At least they regularly change the bed covers. Tip-- if you have to stay here -- get a second room floor, I do think they are larger. I reserved for a queen room but it looked more like a double. And what's up with the ceiling window? It looked like someone was peering down!

limited boxed in parking which they will not tell you is $20.00 until you check out. Up 3 flights stairs to get to my room. Not impressed will look elsewhere next time. try Hotel Dorian on Rue Dorian. I'll gladly pay more

Well, upon arrival I thought we had booked quite simply the worst hotel in the city! We had driven up from Toronto and arrived at 1am, much later than we had thought. The road outside of the hotel is closed to traffic, and was choc-a-block with noisy drunks from the bars directly opposite. We parked our car up the road and walked back, we rang the door bell (a door that leads from the street level to the reception upstairs) a few times before being buzzed in. We were met by a man who we had either woken up or was stoned to the high heavens. We asked were the car park was located - we had booked a space. He attempted, and failed, to explain, even after we had pulled out a map he couldn't even point to where the hotel was located! He then walked us down a corridor showing us said car park that was behind the hotel. After eventually parking our car we were able to hoist our luggage up some external fire exit winding steps to the hotel. The man saw our luggage and explained that our room was very small, he said if the hotel wasn't fully booked he would have given us a bigger room - he apologised, and seemed very sincere. He said he didn't work at this hotel often and was covering for the owner whilst they were away. The room was very small, although the big fridge, chunky TV and chest of drawers were much bigger than actually needed. The bed was a small double and my feet hung off the end - I'm 6ft 1. The whole place is in definite need of a refresh and major renovation. It just looks dirty and dated from the 80's. Bed sheets and towels were clean and the room was made up during our 2 night stay. The air con in the room was noisy but worked nicely to keep us cool. There's no lift at the hotel so you have to lug your belongings with you up the step stairs. Although the hotel is opposite a variety of noisy bars and nightclubs, we were at the back of the hotel and this was very quiet. There were lots of intimidating people around the area at nighttime; many who seemed drunk and drugged. When parking our car there was a gang of youths in the alley way opposite watching - this made us feel very uncomfortable. In terms of location to the city centre it's actually quite convenient. It's about a 15 minute walk to the Marina and main shopping district. There's a subway station 5 mins from the hotel but we never bothered to us this. From the off first impressions ruined this for us. Don't get me wrong - I hate to be negative, but if you want a hotel to sleep and shower in that's cheap then okay this hotel does the job - but I wish I had paid more to stay at another. I wouldn't recommend and I'd certainly not return.

I stayed here with a friend almost six months ago for two nights. It's not a bad place like you've probably read about in some reviews. It's a budget-minded place to stay that's close to quite a bit. The staff was nice to us, and it seemed clean to me. It's not the most modern place in the area, but if you're there to tour Montreal, you won't spend much time in your room anyway.

1674 Ste-Catherine Est Montreal QC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Quebec-Montreal
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Gay Village within a short walk of University of Quebec-Montreal, Hôtel Ste-Catherine is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Bonsecours Market. The 24 rooms at this hotel include refrigerators and TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Located centrally in Montreal, it's also close to Notre Dame Basilica and Christ Church Cathedral.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception.


Hôtel Ste-Catherine's 24 air-conditioned rooms provide washers/dryers, refrigerators, and free newspapers. 27-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls and ceiling fans are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Hôtel Ste-Catherine have access to free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for CAD 10 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

17.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 49 reviews