Les Studios Hôtel1.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
You are staying in a student residence hall. I stayed here in June 2016 for 4 nights with my husband. He slept on the trundle bed, I slept on the twin bed. We had a fan, a sink and mini-fridge in the room. (dorm room) Shared toilets and shower with other guests on the floor. I had an interesting meeting in the hall one evening between me (fully dressed), young male stranger and his towel...Generally quiet until Saturday night then the back and forth from room to room with slamming doors each way was loud and obnoxious. (horrible memories from my own college days were reignited). The elevator did smell terrible probably due to placement of dumpsters directly beside the elevator. When you check in you receive a coupon for 5 items at a continental breakfast in the main lobby. Do not expect to get more than the five items (like another tea bag or cup of hot water). One poor kid was told to return the tea bag and then the manager poured the hot water back into the carafe because he didn't have the required extra ticket. Breakfast items included yogurt, fruit, pastry, milk, small box of cereal, coffee and tea. Condiments like cream cheese or butter counted toward your 5 items. The staff at the front desk did help me order a pizza that was ok one evening. If your expectations aren't high, if you don't mind communal living, if you are thrift, this is fine. Access to the Metro is great. Neighborhood was nice.
The term 'hotel' is rather misleading. It is a student residence. The building does not look very inviting from the outside and it does not get better if you go in. Bathrooms were not well looked after and you could just see that it is an old building. Only good thing was friendly and helpful staff. It was possible to only stay for one night instead of the 3 nights we had planned. No cancellation fee. We did not choose to have breakfast there.
i stayed here in July 2010. It was so hot, the rooms didnt have airconditioning at the time. but the nighbourhood was very nice, every morning i used to take a walk a block away was a small lake and beautiful houses with beautiful gardens. overall i liked my stay in this hotel.
My room smelled terrible. The elevator always smelled like vomit, maybe because of the dumpsters kept in the hallway on the ground floor right next to the elevator door. The bottom sheet wasn't even fitted and wouldn't stay on the bed. There was a bloodstain on the chair. The desk lamp didn't work. Read all the fine print before you book here; there is no wifi in the rooms, the gym costs $12 a day, there aren't even fans to help with the stale smell, the parking seems like it might be some sort of scam. It costs $17 a day, and the directions I got from the staff about where to park didn't really make sense. Then when I got lost talked to the parking manager via intercom, he told me that it was not possible for Les Studios guests to park in the lots and that I should tell the staff that. I've stayed in a number of hotels and hostels in Montreal this summer--all cheaper than this one--and this is by far the worst.
Please remember this is basically a dorm room, so you get what you pay for. Considering I had stayed in different dorms in various campuses in the past, this is actually decent. For private shared bathroom, you also get an in-room sink. This helped a lot since most things could be done in the room unless needing to use the toilet or shower. Most of the people stay here are certain age group, they can be loud, but my floor was very quiet of the 4 nights I stayed. The reception staff were all students but was able to help with various questions. The common kitchen area was kind of dirty from people not cleaning after themselves, and since this is not a hotel, the trash just sat there. The shower water pressure is low one of the night I used, but the other 3 nights were ok. There is free Wifi in the main reception area but the signal is spotty. Did not see a working tv. You can also borrow hairdryer from the front desk. For fan, they charge a small fee. The hotel is on Edouard-Montpetit blue line stop, which is a right turn about 7 minutes walking from the station. Now, if you are able to take the bus: Grocery: bus 51 stops right off Ch. Queen-Mary/Ch. de la Cote-des-Neiges. The bus comes every 15 minutes or so during peak hours. So you can take the bus from the hotel to the 24-hour grocery store "Metro" and back without having to lug things in and out of the underground, bus takes about 15 minutes. The underground stop is blue line station Cote-de-Neiges. Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal: bus 51 by the hotel also stops here, takes about 20-30 minutes, get off at Queen-Mary / Oratoire Saint-Joseph, which is right in front. George-Étienne Cartier Monument at Mont Royal: take bus 129 at Woodbury/Cote-Saint-Catherine which is just down the street with a right turn, and get off at the monument, takes about 30 minutes.
To call this a dump is being oh-so-generous. I unexpectedly had a night in Montreal & the airlines promised to get me booked in somewhere near the airport. Well, due to a large sporting event which none of us thought about, EVERY hotel in their binder was sold out. I stood there watching as 2 employees spent almost 2 hrs calling hotels in the city. Normally I would do lots of research but it was getting late and the wifi was spotty. They had no idea what they were getting me in to, but due to the late hour and growing fear of sleeping in the airport I agreed. I was promised wifi (so I could change travel plans)...I managed about 10min of wifi on the ground flr, was informed they had been having problems with wifi in the evenings. 1 horrendous bathroom per floor that had a family of bugs, which I decided had eminent domain so avoided as much as possible. Granted if I had the opportunity to do my normal due diligence I wouldn't have stayed here under any circumstances. But nonetheless I did and it was completely horrible in virtually every way. If you're up for an overpriced night in a scary, noisy dorm room then this is the place- otherwise I'd recommend avoiding (unless the sidewalk is the only other option).
Very affordable. Staff was wonderful and friendly. I had a great experience. Hotels in the area are ridiculously expensive so I have no idea what "motels" people think they are staying at that are cheaper. Let it be stated that people are still using this hotel despite all these negative reviews and I suggest checking out trip advisor or booking.com if you want a more accurate review of the property. I imagine most people who wrote negative reviews here thought they were getting a nice hotel at a bargain price, nope you were getting a bargain hotel at a bargain price. Don't make ridiculous expectations like these guys - at $110 CA for two nights I was more than satisfied with experience and I will without a doubt use Les Studios again. Young college couple who like to travel and have money in our pockets. Here are some things to expect: It's a DORM. Just like college. Single occupancy so you won't be having surprise roommates. Bed isn't anything special but I slept just fine. Sink in room. Mens and womens bathroom on each floor, 8 rooms on each floor, NEVER full occupancy. I never saw anyone in the bathroom. Bring flip flops. Expect to pay $16 CA a night for parking - which was outrageous but Quebec likes to think it's Europe and charge you for everything optional :) Super close to Metro BUT not the orange line, you'll need to transfer at Snowdon. This means it's roughly 30-45 min walk + tram ride to get to McGill, Centre Bell, Museum of Fine Arts, etc. Roughly 1 hour and 10 minute walk from downtown flat, and me and my girlfriend enjoyed the long walk very much - lots of beautiful buildings along the way. Mostly college students here. They must be taking classes or traveling on the cheap or something. Most are polite. Most are quiet. But they are college kids so they stay up late. Doors slam behind you, but it's uncontrollable unless you pull the door shut - which requires an awareness of the sound being annoying, so if your neighbors are being obnoxious just let them know - they probably aren't aware you are trying to sleep - college students aren't as scary as they seem, or as rude. Not a lot of staff but I saw that as a plus. You're not paying a lot to stay, more staff would mean a higher price. I also felt as if everything was very clean. To all the people complaining about the elevator, they must be some of the most pretentious folks I've ever seen! The elevator was FINE. It smelt maybe like old dentist office? Not sure it would ruin anyone's experience...
Great little room for a night or two and cheap price. Found a couple little pubs not to far from the hotel. Locals where friendly and had great food. Definitely staying again in june just need a bigger room this time!
Meets basic requirements of a Budget Hotel/Hostel. O.K. for students and back packers and economic travelers. Located midst University campus no shop, restaurant in immediate neighborhood. Connected to two Metro stations at a distance o about 500mts.
Very thin walls make for sleepless nights as most of the other guests are college kids and stay up partying. No air conditioning. Bathroom down the hall. Rate on the front counter says $45, young girl in tears heard screaming "I paid $100 for this?!"
- Walking distance to University of Montreal
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour front desk
University of Montreal is a short stroll from Les Studios Hôtel, and other popular attractions like Saint Joseph's Oratory are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 491-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. Notre Dame Basilica and Percival Molson Memorial Stadium are also nearby.
For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Les Studios Hôtel's 491 rooms provide refrigerators, free local calls, and desks. Guests can expect to find wired Internet. Bathrooms are shared; weekly housekeeping is available.
Guests staying at Les Studios Hôtel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a picnic area. Self parking is offered for CAD 17.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations.
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25% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 83 reviews