The following is self-motivated ( I’m not paid to do it either).
To our B&B hosts, Kudos for everything !A friendly face and a clean place go a very far way for a visitor.
Since D & I had an unfortunate hotel experience in 2006, we decided to do things differently the next time we traveled…
My husband & I stayed at one San Francisco hotel (that will remain “nameless”), where we did not feel welcome at all. We don’t expect the red carpet treatment, but it costs nothing to give a smile or a kind word.It was our one and only cloud during our San Francisco stay – we loved that town !
Date: September 2009
Bienvenue à l’Auberge Belles Vues/ Welcome to the Auberge Belles Vues !
A view of the very comfy living room area. More photos available on the B&B web site below.
I know, auberge is usually an inn, but this is definitely a B&B
Why do we like this B& B ?
First, for the host, for his friendliness and great sense of humor. Jim, if you are reading this, you are the best in Montreal 😉
Secondly ( and just as important), a spacious,clean living area. We had a bedroom ( there are 3 bedrooms on our floor) with a fully equiped kitchen,spacious living room area,internet access, and television.The last areas are in common with your neighbors in the adjacent bedrooms. So, breakfast is self-serve, as well as any other meal you feel like preparing there.
Third- Very central location ! It’s on a side street right next to rue Sainte Catherine, which is a lively commercial street. Lots of restaurants, shops and the like here, and going all the way up this street ( which is HUGE !) into downtown.
Some of the scenery around the area. The red building is home to Radio Canada.
We arrived to find the area covered with these funny cut outs.Laundry on a clotheline under the summer sun ! They were up during all of summer when the area was a pedestrian zone only.
You can also walk to the nearest Metro, which is 10 minutes away, or just foot it.You will be in the Village, which is home to Montreal’s gay community.
You can’t miss the nearest Metro station, Beaudry, in its rainbow colors !
We were there during the weekend and saw that people here are very laid back and cool. A lot of people walking up & down the street , calmly mingling & chatting, and enjoying the night on the town.We felt very comfortable.
An easy feeling on Sainte Catherine street in the early evening.
Happy weekend to you all, amigos !
** NOTE from blog author: This bed & breakfast has been CLOSED the year following this post**