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Delta Montreal Race Weekend

Had a recent weekend in Montreal for the Formula One races. I purchased a package from Octane Travel Solutions for the Formula One race. The hotel that we chose was the Delta Montreal.

Delta Montreal is located right inside the city of Montreal, there is very little parking around the hotel. Delta offers underground parking for its guests at a daily cost as well as valet parking with a bit more of a daily cost. I parked myself for the weekend, and as part of the package we got an unlimited use pass to the local transit. There is a couple of Metro stops with in walking distance of the hotel.

Our room was a two queen bed room with a balcony on the fifth floor. The wall mounted television had a good selection of local programing, giving us something to do during our down times. A coffee maker was included in the room as well as an iron and ironing board. The bathroom had a hair dryer and a collection of toiletries for guest usage.

My friend arrived a few hours before I had and did the check-in for us, all I had to do was check at the front desk for my room key, took less than a minute for me to get the key and off to the room I went. After a nice shower we headed out to find a good place for dinner. Checked with the concierge to get some ideas. We had a hankering for Italian, got directions and off we went. We did find the restaurant, unfortunately there was a really long wait time. We found this to be the case everywhere we checked. After a couple of hours of walking around and not finding any satisfaction we decided to head back to the hotel and see if their restaurant was still open. Luckily the hotels restaurant was still open and no wait time.

I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and my friend had the sirloin burger. Both orders came with fresh cut French fries. The pulled pork sandwich came on a pretzel roll, something I had never tried. I enjoyed the sandwich, the BBQ sauce on the pork was a bit sweet with just the right amount of tang for my tastes. My friend was enamored by the hamburger and said it may have been the best burger he has ever had. This set a trend for us for the entire weekend, we had dinner at the hotels restaurant each night. Saturday night I had the chicken club sandwich with came with an order of fries. Sunday was the steak and fries. Each meal was well worth the price.

The room was a 2 Queen bed room with a balcony. The room was comfortable for the two of us, I did not feel cramped. The bed was clean and comfortable. The room darkening blinds did a great job at keeping out the city lights and the morning sun as well. Unfortunately, the room was not very sound proof. We were on the fifth floor, and we got plenty of sound coming up from the streets below. We even heard the cars racing in the overnight.

I was aware of the hotel offering breakfast, I chose not to partake and rather slept in late. Housekeeping did a great job of tending our room while we were out enjoying our adventures each day, returning after the days fun we found the room cleaned, beds made up and any toiletries that we had used refilled. The only odd thing I noticed and was a bit surprised by, the glasses in the room had not been replaced and were found exactly where we had left them in the morning before leaving.

I found the staff of the hotel to be very friendly and helpful whenever I was looking for assistance. The common areas of the hotel were clean, and I found the whole atmosphere to be comfortable.

Checking out was a simple procedure, we went to the front desk, turned in our keys and we were on our prospective ways, I to the hotel garage and my car, my friend to a taxi and made way to the airport.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2018 in Hotel Review, Travel, Weekend Trips

 

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