Welcome To Montreal
Bonjour! It is a pleasure to welcome you to the InterContinental Montreal. The concierge team is honoured to have you with us. Please allow us to make your visit to our fabulous city a memorable one. We look forward of being of assitance to you.
Consult our Concierge, whose pleasure it will be to help you and make sure you have a beautiful stay at the InterContinental Montreal. - Reservation restaurant, - Spa and massage treatments - Taxi, limousine and car rental - Shopping for man, woman, children and home - Museum, theater and city tours - Informaion about the city
A perfect day in Montreal should start with a walk through the oldest part of town, called Vieux Montreal. As you walk, take a look around and enjoy the architecture of the many restored buildings dating from the 18th and 19th century. After a short walk, you will get to Place Jacque-Cartier. In this area, you will find outdoor café’s, street performers, flower sellers and horse-drawn carriages. Find an outdoor terrace and take a little break. Then, head towards the Notre-Dame Basilica to visit one of the crown jewels in Quebec's rich religious heritage or to the Pointe-a-Callière Archaeology Museum to learn more about Montreal’s foundation. After that, you might be interested in doing some shopping. If you are looking for original local gifts, be sure to stop at the Marché Bonsecours, where you will find Quebecois designers and artists.
Start the afternoon with a lunch in an Old Montreal bistro. Then, take a cab or the subway to get to the Mont-Royal Park. This 200-hectare park occupies part of the mountain that lies in the midst of Montreal Island, and includes the highest spot in the city (234m). Its hiking trails and panoramic viewpoints are not to be missed. Many activities are available, depending on the season, including: biking, pedal-boating, cross-country skiing and tobogganing.
This perfect day should end with a gastronomic dinner at the restaurant Europea and a live show at the Casino Cabaret, the Place des Arts or La Maison Symphonique. Finally, take advantage of the world-famous nightlife: whether it's a jazz club, a comedy club or a dance club, no one does it better than Montreal!
There are several rules when it comes to parking your car in Montreal. When in doubt, ask our concierge.
Currency and Taxes
The unit of currency is the Canadian dollar. There are many currency exchange centers throughout the downtown area. They either charge a fee or take a couple of percentage points off the exchange rate for their services. Most goods and services in Quebec are subject to two taxes, a federal tax of 5% (TPS on receipts) and a provincial tax of 9.975% (TVQ on receipts). A tax of 3.5% per night of hotel stay is also charged.
A tip of 15% is customarily left for waiters and waitresses at the table, calculated on the pre-tax total of your bill. You are free to leave more or less than a 15% tip if circumstances warrant.
Montreal's climate varies a lot over the year. The city is known for its cold winters, but its summers are hot and generally sunny, with occasional muggy days. Average temperatures vary from 10 to 25°F (-13° to 5°C) in January to 65-80°F (18°-27°C) in July.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Montral is a city of festivals, a tradition that peaks in the summer but continues year-round. More than 50 exist, such as the Montreal international Jazz festival, Just For Laughs Comedy festival, Nuits d'Afrique festival, Francofolie festival, Montreal International Fireworks festival and many more.
Quebec, the Province in which Montreal is located, is the largest French-speaking territory in North America. English, however, is widely spoken in Montreal.
Originally built from the leftover dirt from the construction of our metro system, Parc Jean Drapeau was the site of the 1967 World Exposition. Now, completely transformed, you will find the Formula 1 race-track, the Montréal Casino, La Ronde (amusement park) and a public beach.
WHAT TO PACK
Electricity in Canada is 110V and the plugs are the same as in the U.S. If you come from a country that uses 220V electricity, you will have to bring a converter for any device you bring along.
Montreal has many beautiful sights, so bring a camera and you'll have lots of beautiful memories to keep.
The best way to discover most of the city is on foot, so pack some walking shoes.
If arriving by plane, make sure to have personal ID tags on your luggage, aside from your airline tags.
- 360 Saint Antoine Street Ouest
- Montreal , QC , H2Y 3X4
- Front Desk +1-514-9879900
Distance 20 KM / 12.43 MI NORTH WEST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $40.00 (CAD)
Time by taxi: 45 min
Ramp onto Autoroute 520 W; At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Boulevard Bouchard; Ramp on the left onto Autoroute 20 E; Exit 4 toward Rue de la Montagne N/Rue Saint-Jacques; Left onto Rue Jean d'Estrées; Right onto Rue Saint Antoine O.
Station Name: VIA Rail Central Station
Distance 0.4 KM / 0.25 MI WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: $10.00 (CAD)
From Train Station, 1. Head southwest on Rue Belmont toward Rue Mansfield 2. Turn right onto Rue Mansfield 3. Take the 1st right onto Boulevard René-Lévesque O N 4. Turn right onto Rue de Bleury 5. Continue onto Rue Saint Pierre Destination will be on the right
Subway Name: Place D'Armes Subway Station
Distance 0.0 KM / 0 MI EAST to Hotel
Subway Name: Square Victoria & Place D'Armes Stations
Distance 0.1 KM / 0.06 MI SOUTH to Hotel
From underground city, follow directions for InterContinental Montreal and Centre de Commerce Mondial. You can reach the hotel from the underground city when you exit at Square Victoria or Place-d'Armes stations.
The city of Montreal offers the shuttle “747”, 24 hours a day. The cost is 8$ per person, and your tickets gives you access to the subway and buses for a period of 24 hours. Please note, that this shuttle does not take you directly to the hotel, you will have to walk at least 5 minutes to reach the InterContinental. You should tell the bus driver to leave you at the corner of Jeanne-Mance and René Lévesque Street. For more information and schedule: http://www.stm.info/English/info/a-747.htm?gclid=COXXidbI96ACFclM5Qodml9txg If you decide to take a cab, the ride will cost you 38$. We can also send a limousine (Towncar) to pick you up, the driver will greet you with a sign stating your name. The charges are 80.50$ including tax and service (the return from the hotel to the airport is 63.25$). There will be a 5 % administration fee if you decide to add the limousine charge to your room. If you have other questions, or if you need to reserve, please do not hesitate to contact the concierge.
Languages spoken by staff
Pet Deposit $45.00 per stay
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