1- Where is the famous Montreal underground and how could we get to it?
The access is available from the main entrance level of the hotel. You would need to to make 4 times left as you exit the elevator and follow the sign for « le passage ». This will lead you to the gare centrale which is the train station and then follow the directions to Place Ville Marie (which is the first shopping mall). Then we have another passage to the Eaton Center which leads you to Bay on one side and other malls. At any time you may access the outdoors and reach St-Catherine Street to continue to shop on the street level.
2-Could we have access to the Bell Center by the underground without going outside of the hotel?
Indeed, the Bell Center is accessible from the inside from your hotel room to your seat! From the main entrance level of the hotel, again you would need to make 4 times left as you exit the elevator and follow the sign for « le passage ». Then you follow the signs for les indications Bonaventure Metro (our subway) and Centre Bell. It will take about 10 minutes or a little bit less by simply walking on our front street de la Gauchetière.
3- How far are we from the old port, could we walk there?
Notre-Dame Basilica which is in the heart of our Old Montreal on Notre-Dame Street is indeed only 15 minutes walk from the hotel. St-Paul street is the main artery and is parallel to Notre Dame as well at De la Commune street overlooking the water. The subway Metro is also another way to access the Old city with just a few station away such as Champs-de-Mars and Place-d’Armes on the orange line, the same as our hotel.
4- Where is the downtown and how can we access it?
Bonaventure hotel is located downtown and is across the train station and St. Catherine Street is only ten minutes walk from the hotel. Many restaurants, bars and shopping centers are along this trendy street.
5-How do we reach the Biodôme and the Botanical Garden?
L’espace pour la vie, Space for Life, is located in the Olympic Village area in the east end of the city. By metro, it is easily accessible and affordable. Viau station is for the Biodôme and is at the foot of the Olympic tower. PIE-IX station is for the Botanical Garden. Discounted tickets are available at the concierge desk of the hotel exclusively for our hotel guests. The drive is about 20-25 minutes par autoroute 720 and there is hourly parking available on the site.
6-What guided tours are available in Montreal?
Grayline company like in many destinations offers different tours of the city, and also outside like a one-day excursion of Quebec City, the beautiful Laurentian mountains with guides in French and English. http://www.grayline.com/tour_search?q=montreal
Guidatour offers guided tours in different languages.
We also have guided tours by bicycle with the company Ça roule Montréal, located in the Old Montreal http://caroulemontreal.com/a-propos
Many boat tours are also available from the Old Port. The types of boat and times of the tours vary according to the companies.
7- What type of parking do we have available at the hotel?
We offer valet at the rate of 39$/24H with unlimited access, in and out privilege.
We also offer « self-parking » at 24$. /24H
The parking on the Plaza which is the main entrance ramp is at 49$/24h with unlimited access, in and out privileges.
The entrance of the parking is from the Plaza with our doorman who could direct you or from Mansfield street south of de La Gauchetière.
All these rates could be charged to your room account.
8-How could we access the majestic Mont-Royal?
The Mont-Royal is accessible by several means of transportation. By car, the distance is about 15 minutes, the parking is very large and affordable.
By underground, the exit is Mt-Royal and the connection for bus 11 is in front of the metro. Also, on foot, the average time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour maximum. Following your visit to the summit, you can visit the Beaver Lake on the mountain and continue your route to the St. Joseph's Oratory.
9- How to get to the hotel from the airport?
- The taxi stand is located directly at the airport. The fixed rate is $ 40 towards Hotel Bonaventure. It takes about 25-40 minutes to get there. For the return, the taxi stand is directly at the entrance of the hotel and it is not necessary to book in advance, unless you want a mini-van.
- Bus 747 costs $ 10 per person. The bus stop is 2 blocks from the hotel, about a 5-minute walk. The stop is on corner Mansfield and René-Lévesque. However, if you have a lot of suitcases, this is not the best choice.
- You can also book a private transport with the concierge of the hotel in the amount of 133.66 $. The driver will wait for you with a poster stating your name.
- There is also the option to rent a car, with some companies such as Budget, Avis and Globe.
10- Can we put the suitcases in Storage
Yes, the storage room is accessible to all and is located directly at the main entrance of the hotel, on the ground floor. You must contact the porter or porter and the porter will give you a voucher. There is no charge for this service and it is available at any time of the day.