We had purchased two nights with a third free and as we checked in we were also provided free drink tickets for each nights we were there. A free night and free drinks? Oui, s’il vous plait.
Alexander checked us in and was pleasant. I don’t remember any other niceties he offered as there was a group of about 10 guys checking in besides me. We must have been more haggard than we thought because not a single one took bait. Je ne comprends pas.
The rooms at W Montreal are an open concept, meaning there is no wall between the bed and bathroom. You can get a curtain placed there, or if you are feeling especially modest you can request a handicapped accessible room that does not have the see-through bath or shower.
There was no in-room coffee available but there’s free coffee and tea available every morning in the lobby. I personally cannot even lift my toothbrush without coffee, so I like having coffee in room. The hotel’s staff will bring a coffee maker to your room if you dial “0” but I never tried it. I just trudged grumpily to Second Cup every morning.
The property is modern and like most Ws incredibly dark. If you go through your room and turn on every light and the television and open the curtains you’ll still have to squint. The property also has two great lounges in house – Plateau and Wunderbar.
The hotel also has complimentary car service with a free one-way trip around the city. We weren’t lucky enough to catch the car when it was available but it’s always worth asking. The hotel is in the Square Victoria neighborhood and is connected to a metro station, making it very accessible.
Was the stay luxe? Non. Was it swanky? Oui.