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Checking In: Marriott Chateau Champlain Montreal

This was my first time traveling to Montreal so it took me a while before I decided on a hotel to stay in. I’m not really all that bougy, so I don’t need the fanciest hotel in the city but I do like well kept, clean and up to date hotels with good service. The Marriott Chateau Champlain did not disappoint.

My stay at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal // The Krystal Diaries

The hotel was in the perfect location for exploring all parts of the city. The Marriott Chateau Champlain is located right in the downtown area and overlooks the prettiest little park area, Place du Canada. This picture was taken during the winter and it was so pretty. Can you imagine what the view is like during the summer months?

My stay at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal // The Krystal Diaries

My stay at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal // The Krystal Diaries

We were in perfect walking distance of the Centre Bell, St. Catherine’s Cathedral, tons of restaurants, shopping and bars, including Crescent Street. The hotel is right above a train stop which made it perfect for getting around to other parts of the city too. It was so simple to head downstairs, hop on the train or metro as they call it there, and head out to brunch that Sunday morning.

My stay at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal // The Krystal Diaries

The service was really good and everyone in the hotel was super helpful. The hubby and I drove up to Montreal for our trip and one of the other reasons we decided on the Marriott Chateau Champlain was because they had a parking garage, self-park or valet option. We opted for the self-park choice since it was a little cheaper but when we arrived the GPS kept taking us in the wrong direction to pull into the parking garage. I ran inside to the lobby to ask one of the staff at the check in counter and they were so helpful. The entrance was on Rue de la Cathedrale not Rue Peel like the GPS kept telling us.

My stay at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal // The Krystal Diaries

My stay at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal // The Krystal Diaries

My stay at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal // The Krystal Diaries

I used the Marriott app to check in before we arrived so when I ran inside to find out about the parking situation, we were already checked in and I was handed our room keys! Plus it was early, before actual check in time. We arrived around noon and the room was ready for us without any issues. I’ve never experienced a speedier check-in process. Right after parking, we unloaded the car and went straight up to our room.

Since we were out exploring most of the time, I can’t vouch for any of the restaurants or cafes in the hotel BUT there is a full blown Starbucks in the hotel and I was absolutely in there every morning. It was nice to get a hot latte every morning before heading out.

The room itself was simple nothing fancy but the views of the city were just amazing! Tip – ask for a city view room when booking! You won’t be disappointed.

My stay at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal // The Krystal Diaries

Macarons were from Boulangerie Première Moisson 

Would I stay here again? Absolutely! The Marriott Chateau Champlain is in the perfect location, the train stop, Bonaventure, is right downstairs, there is parking, THERE IS A STARBUCKS IN THE LOBBY, the staff was lovely, and the views were gorgeous. But seriously, there was a Starbucks in the lobby and what more could I possible need?

Here is where I ate in Montreal and the makeup I packed for my trip.

Have you ever visited Montreal? Where have you stayed or where would you want to stay?

This is not a sponsored post. The hubby and I paid for our own stay here and would spend our own money to stay here again.

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25 Comments

  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Good info to keep on hand, as I was just talking about a trip to Montreal! Love your photos!

    July 17, 2017 at 11:50 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      You should absolutely plan a trip there! It’s such a nice city

      July 17, 2017 at 12:02 PM
  • Reply Victoria Schneider

    Montreal is such a beautiful city! So much rich history and so many things to do! Love your highlights.

    July 17, 2017 at 1:36 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      It’s def up there on my list of favorite cities!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:39 PM
  • Reply kathieyv

    Montreal is on my list of must see places. I would stay here, very nice. Thanks for the post:-)

    July 17, 2017 at 2:46 PM
  • Reply Just Julie

    Never been to Montreal, need to take a trip. Your photos are beautiful, hope you enjoyed the macaroons!

    July 17, 2017 at 8:15 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      The macarons were such a good treat!

      July 18, 2017 at 6:34 AM
  • Reply Cynthia

    Would love to go Montreal in winter! It looks like a fairy tale. Good thing you asked the clerk, gps are not to be trusted 😀

    July 18, 2017 at 1:54 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      No they are not!

      July 18, 2017 at 6:34 AM
  • Reply Kristine Eva

    Can’t go wrong with a hotel that has gorgeous views. I like Marriott, they’re not too expensive but the rooms are clean, comfortable, and they do their best to make sure their rooms don’t look dated even if some are old. It’s my top choice when traveling with family and kids, and having a location in every city we go to makes finding a place to stay really easy. I’d definitely stay here should we go to Montreal. I love your photos btw, and those macarons, now I want some. 🙂

    July 18, 2017 at 7:36 AM
  • Reply Eva

    Im just heading to Montreal so his post is perfectly timed! It’s such a charming city!
    xo. eva
    http://www.thecharliebird.com

    July 18, 2017 at 7:49 AM
  • Reply chavamazal

    What a wonderful post! I really want to go to Montreal, it seems so dreamy.

    July 18, 2017 at 1:41 PM
  • Reply Eloise

    I’d love to check out Montreal! I’d most likely stay at the Marriott such as yourself, looks like a nice, clean, inviting place to enjoy a vacation!

    July 18, 2017 at 3:24 PM
  • Reply Befitting Style

    I love the view & I haven’t been to Montreal before but it’s sooo weird seeing snow during the summer LOL

    July 18, 2017 at 3:37 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      All that snow was there and this was the end of March!

      July 18, 2017 at 3:46 PM
  • Reply Krysti Jaims

    Looks like such a gorgeous hotel from the inside out! Love the details you provided too. Will keep it in mind for my upcoming trip to Canada!

    July 18, 2017 at 10:45 PM
  • Reply toastycritic

    Someday I do hope to make it out to Montreal. It just feels almost otherworldly on this continent. And I am sure I will be checking into this hotel when I visit. Looks like you had a great time.

    July 19, 2017 at 2:16 AM
  • Reply Nati

    that’s exactly the kind of hotel I like to stay when visiting a city! I can’t really afford fancy designer rooms or luxury hotels. But I want a minimum of care and it has to be clean and well kept. Usually breakfast is a strong point for me choosing a place to stay!

    July 19, 2017 at 4:52 AM
  • Reply The Petite Cook (@PetiteCook)

    Whenever I stay at Marriott, no matter the city, I’m never disappointed! Looks like you had an amazing stay!

    July 19, 2017 at 7:59 AM
  • Reply Keeping Up With Candy

    I’ve been wanting to visit my neighboring country for quite a while now. Your photos of the hotel are really beautiful!! Glad you enjoyed your stay!

    http://www.keepingupwithcandy.com

    July 19, 2017 at 11:58 AM
  • Reply elenasts

    WOw, the hotel looks amazing, but I loved that view. Amazing, I think that makes every room perfect.

    July 19, 2017 at 12:46 PM
  • Reply Candace

    Montreal is an absolutely amazing place. I love Old Montreal. The cobblestone streets and unique buildings!

    July 19, 2017 at 10:18 PM
  • Reply Kalyan Panja

    The photos are inviting me to be there right now.

    July 23, 2017 at 2:03 AM
  • Reply Nicole Bowden

    This is a great article! I did my own blog post on Montreal a little while ago if you wanted to check it out 🙂 https://www.nicoleabowden.com/a-long-weekend-in-montreal/

    July 24, 2017 at 4:42 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      I’ll go read it now! Thanks for sharing.

      July 24, 2017 at 4:43 PM

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