DORMS OR HOTEL the big questions
When we started this project I had mad the suggestion of using the Université de Montréal dorms. So were in favour of this option and some others were not.
Our favourite room critics KayY and ConnieBJ came all the way to Montreal to try those for you.
Here is what Kay wrote about it:
Thérèse Casgrain Residence
The UdeM residence hotel provides basic accommodation at a great price. For $40 per night, you get a single room, high-speed Internet connection, and continental breakfast.
The rooms are small but adequate. Therese Casgrain is a relatively new building and there are only about 9-10 rooms on each floor. Each room has a single bed, desk, sink and closet, as well as a small fridge and fan. The building is not air conditioned, but we found that the rooms (11th floor) were very comfortable at night, even though we were in Montreal during a relatively hot and humid week in July.
Most floors have a common room, which is airy and cross-ventilated. It’s a comfortable place to sit and chat, and there’s a great view from the upper floors.
Bathrooms are shared with other residents on the floor. Everything was very clean and well maintained.
After exchanging emails and thinking about it, we strongly recommand the dorms. Thought there is not air conditionning, they came in July and the rooms were not hot at all. The window provides plenty of wind since it is such high building. Plus if we go for those, I could reserve the 5th last floors and there would be only PR members using the bathrooms and the meeting rooms.
Check the picture Kay took
I already reserved the conference room in the UdeM building where I work. If the weather allows, we will be able to have a cocktail on a gorgeous roof terrace.
Kay is coming to Montreal on the weekend of November 28. You are welcome to join for a visit of Madeleine Soie et Laine and more discussion about our weekend.
Click here to reserve your room - Don't forget to select PR Weekend in the Event section.