Palais-des-Congrès Furnished Suites

Here is a nice place we came across unexpectedly. The plan was to take the train from Quebec City to Montreal and stay there overnight before our flight back to San Antonio. Barbara Jean checked on-line and found this place. The address is 345 Rue de la Gauchettere Ouest, and it’s a short walk from the train station. Barbara obtained the booking through Hotels.com and received the following instructions:

The check in time starts at 4pm and the check out time is 11am.

When you arrive please dial 00002 on the intercom and you will be buzzed in. The access code is for your check in only. There is a mailbox room in the lobby, find mailbox 301, use the code xxx to open it, the keys will be inside. There is a white access card or a fob with the keys you can use it to scan on the intercom to access the building.

I’ve x’ed out the access code in case the owner reuses it. The rate was about $150 a night, and we were sort of keen on finding out whether it would be worth it. Turns out it was. Here are a few photos.

It’s a two-story with the bedroom in the upstairs loft.

Kitchen is first rate, with a full-size refrigerator, microwave oven, stove top, and convection oven. Double kitchen sink and a dishwasher.

The living area is spacious, with a dining table, large and comfortable couch, coffee table, computer-work table, and flat-screen TV. Those panels are doors that open to storage shelves.

Hah! There is another full bathroom with tub-shower downstairs next to the kitchen.

Upstairs a king-size bed next to a spacious bathroom. Much closet space in the alcove at the top of the stairs.

We can’t promise you will have the same adventure we had getting there. We arrived at the train station about 1 p.m. Check-in time was advertised for 4 p.m. It was raining. Nobody wanted to wander over to Rue de la Gauchettere Ouest in the rain and not be able to check in, so we kicked back at the train station until after 3, then started out. Believe it when you are told that summer is the time Montreal does street repairs. The few blocks to the apartment were a constant detour around barricades.

But, everything at check-in worked as advertised, thanks to Barbara Jean. She received the email from the owner and converted it to a PDF, saved it to her tablet while were still on-line in Quebec City. Then it was a matter of brining up the instructions and stepping through the entry process.

Don’t know if we will ever make it back to Montreal, but this place will receive a major consideration.

About John Blanton

I'm a retired engineer living in San Antonio, Texas. I have served in the Navy, raced motorcycles, taken scads of photos and am usually a nice guy. I have political and religious opinions, and these opinions tend to be driven by an excess of observed stupidity. Gross stupidity is the supposed target of many of my posts.
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