Hotel Review: Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile
The Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile is a luxury hotel in the city’s business district. While I wasn’t amazed by the property, it’s still a good choice for a stay in Montreal.
I’ve stayed at various Sofitel hotels over the years, including the Sofitel Marseille and the Sofitel Saigon for example, and like the properties for their usually very comfortable beds and the French touch. Due to these arguments and a fair rate, I decided to also give the Sofitel Montreal a try as it’s one of only a handful Sofitel properties in North America.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Luxury Room
- Month of Stay: November
The location right at the Golden Mile is definitely a plus if you are in town for business, when it comes to sightseeing, there are better locations in Montreal.
Luxury Room at the Sofitel Montreal
While I had booked a standard room for my stay at the Sofitel Montreal, I was assigned a Luxury Room thanks to my Le Club Accor Gold Status. This one had a decent size well above 30 square meters and had a comfortable atmosphere.
The centerpiece of the room is a King Bed with two nightstands, which I thought was very comfortable. The hotel also offers turn down service.
Right next to the bed, there’s a comfortable armchair right by the window, where you can relax a long way and enjoy the views.
Talking of those, my room at the Sofitel Montreal had average views of the streets and buildings around.
The other piece of furniture right by the window is the working desk, which comes with a very good office chair and thus is a great place for working.
Right opposite of the bed, there’s a drawer with the television on it. Here, you can also find a Nespresso coffee machine, which I always appreciate.
The bathroom of the Luxury Rooms at the Sofitel Montreal offers all you need, while being not over the top nice or something.
There’s a single sink with some storage, a toilet, a bathtub and a walk-in shower.
The latter has a single shower head and an alright water pressure.
All in all, I’d say that the rooms at the Sofitel Montreal offer all the comfort and luxury you’d expect from a property like that, but are a bit old, yet in a good condition.
Breakfast at the Sofitel Montreal
Breakfast wasn’t included in my rate at the Sofitel Montreal, but the restaurant offers a buffet and various a la carte options. I went with the latter and had a continental breakfast for a mere 15 CAD, which is a very fair price.
The offerings were a positive surprise for me, too. Unlimited refills of water and freshly squeezed juice, a pot of French press coffee (how fitting) and a lovely small plate with salmon, egg, yogurt, cheese and fruits salad made up for a great start into the day.
The quality was very high, which is also true for the bread basket, which has baguette and pastries.
While I’m usually having buffet breakfast, this small breakfast at the Sofitel Montreal totally hit the spot in my opinion, especially for the price point.
Gym of the Sofitel Montreal
Sadly, the recreation options at the Sofitel Montreal are several limited. There’s just a small gym located on the 4th floor. It has no views and feels a bit cramped.
There are just very few machines for cardio training as well as a small selection of weights. Definitely not enough for a proper full body workout.
The only other recreation facility is a sauna located right next to the gym.
Overall impressions of the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile
The Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile made a good impression on me. The rooms are nicely appointed and offer all the comfort you need, the location is good and the staff is friendly. Additionally, I think the a la carte breakfast is really nice. The gym is a little lackluster, but other than that, I’d definitely recommend the hotel!