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ZUM Hôtel - Université de Montréal

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

There is no surprise between what you see on internet and what you see when you arrive. Those rough cement buildings are really ugly and would deserve some kind of painting. Inside there is some painting.... however it is really basic directly on the cement. Well it seems noise isolation elements are missing and you can easily ear your neighbors. Rooms are ok, but are surprising at your first site. You do not feel like welcome. Shared toilets and showers would deserve better lockers and isolation. Washing machines and dryers are in the basement in a tiny ugly room close to the trash bins. No comment ... It is cheap for sure, but it is minimum. Improvements are really needed!

We booked 2 twin rooms for a night. [-] Twin room = pulled out bed; room is too small for 2 people [-] 1st room: We arrived with a broken bed frame, and the wood with nails are places beside the bed. [-] 2nd room: The ceiling light is not working, and the maintenance who can fix it is available only on the following day. To be fair, the maintenance who came to the room suggested for us to request another room, but it was 12am already, and we are to leave early the following day, so we just opted to sleep. [-] Shared washroom and bathrooms are not that clean. [-] Wi-fi in common room only It would be better for them to check the rooms' conditions first before renting them out.

Stayed here on Aug.11 as I was attending the Rogers Cup tennis. Had no choice, as I booked very late and no hotels were left. Let's be straight, this is a bottom-dollar value hotel. So if all you are looking for is a bed and roof over your head for little money, then go for it. But... beds are flimsy and cheap, the pillow was thin and horrible and there is no A/C and a funky odor. If it's cool at night, you can open a window (which i did), but if not you will be in for an uncomfortable stay. For $28 to $45 per night, it did the job, but next time i am stuck, i might try Airbnb... don't think i'd stay here again.

If all you need is a place to stay, some Wi-fi and an OK bathroom, go for it. It's cheap, they are very friendly and the rooms are OK. Me and a friend stayed in one of the private two single-bed rooms. We had a bathroom close by, plenty of storage.

Stayed here for ten days during a summer school. Expected it to be basic, but not ... horribly unclean, extremely unsoundproof and my towels not changed or the sink unblocked the whole time (despite reporting three times). I'd rather find an airbnb or camp...

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.

2450 Edouard-Montpetit Blvd. Montreal QC

Hotel highlights

  • 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 ZUM Hôtel - Université de Montréal, 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.


Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


ZUM Hôtel - Université de Montréal's 491 rooms provide refrigerators, free local calls, and desks. Guests can expect to find wired Internet. Bathrooms are shared; weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

At ZUM Hôtel - Université de Montréal, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and laundry facilities. Self parking is offered for CAD 20.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This hotel also has a picnic area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

25.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 92 reviews