Gouverneur Hotel Montreal

 
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The only large hotel in the Village
Hotel Gouverneur in Montreal doesn't look like much from the outside -- it's basically a big cement block. But it's clean, and amazingly well situated in the Village. It takes the guess work out of staying in gay Montreal, but it does not measure up in charm to the many B&B's in the area -- or the Boutique hotels a bit further away. Enjoy the sports club or the international cuisine, including a Mediterranean lunch buffet.

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    • nicolas.dorval
      nicolas.dorval Over a year ago
      Hates it

      hôtel qui n'est pas du tout actuel mais bien placée
      C'est laid, ce n'est pas cher ...mais très bien placée pour sortir dans le village

    • LovelyRicky
      LovelyRicky Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Enjoyed my stay
      Hotel is clean, pool is great and it's near a lot of bar! Recommended.

    • SteveAubin
      SteveAubin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Had fun a this hotel!
      Staff was friendly and the location is perfect!

    • gtraveller
      gtraveller Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great location - I will return
      I think the location is everything for this hotel. It's right at the gay village on St Catherine and directly across from a bus depot and the airport bus drops you off very close by. You might find something nicer farther away or in a better area but then you have walk farther home late at night or take a taxi. I enjoyed a 3 night stay recently and my room was clean, spacious, quiet and had a comfortable bed. The staff were nice and friendly. You can exit the hotel directly into a small shopping mall and be 2 mins from bars and clubs in the gay village. The mall access is locked late night of course so you have to enter by the front door then. It has a swimming pool and a small 4 person sauna in the men's change room both of which are dated looking but they work. The bar is boring and there were only 3 people there on a Friday night when I visited. The hotel is a little dated and bland. I never had any issue with any of the homeless or beggers in the park across the road from the front door. You might be asked for spare change or offered to buy drugs on the street but note, on St Catherine street I was asked more times on a sunny Sunday morning if I wanted to buy drugs than I was in the evening or late night.

    • delgreene
      delgreene Over a year ago
      Hates it

      NOT the Place to Stay!
      If you're choosy about quality, as I am, do not consider this hotel nor listen to the previous reviews, as I did. Very dated hotel and not a 4 star as touted on their website. Yes it is clean, but if you're looking for a nice hotel, I would not choose this one. I would compare it to an old Holiday Inn before upgrades. Web access is very important to me, and their wifi access was like I was living in 1983. While being located in the Village near all the nightlife, it's pretty dicy outside the door. I would recommend looking at other hotels that are not too much further away, in a good neighborhood and much nicer, like Hotel Opus.

    • Mendelssohn
      Mendelssohn Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The brunch on Sundays is really good.
      I have never slept at this hotel. Nevertheless, I have been there several times for the brunch on Sundays. The food is both diversified and delicious. The price is honest not exaggerated at all. The customer service is professionnal. In all, good value.

    • YourPalPete
      YourPalPete Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Convenient Location and Excellent Value
      This is not a gay hotel, but it is VERY gay friendly. Given its location in Montreal's Gay Village, many of the guests are gay. The rooms are nicely furnished and the hotel is very clean. Employees are polite and friendly. The hotel's restaurant is convenient for breakfast (or whatever), but it isn't very exciting. Room prices are excellent. The huge draw for my partner and me was the location. We could walk out the back door and be at Campus or Stock Bar in minutes. Or we could walk out to one of the hip, reasonably priced restaurants on Rue Ste. Catherine. We would definitely return to the Gouverneur.

    • SFTodd
      SFTodd Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Place to Stay
      If your visit centers on the Gay Village, this is the place to stay. It is convenient to the restaurants and bars, has a great friendly staff and is very reasonably priced. The French culture is most friendly to gay visitors.

    • LittleGully
      LittleGully Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Extremely convenient
      Located at Place Dupuis, it is the ideal jumping off spot for Rue St. Catherine debauchery. Mainstream it may be, but as with most places in Montreal, completly gay-neutral, and an excellent value.