The Courtyard by Marriott Montreal occupies the lower floors of a Montreal high rise right at the main thoroughfare (where the airport bus stops). It just opened two years ago and looks fantastic – especially for a Courtyard. It has few similarities with its suburban brethren (it does have the huge Plasma screens everywhere). It looked like a more modern and bigger version of the Courtyard in Chicago I stayed at just the week before.
Check-in was super friendly and the agent agreed to upgrade me to a larger corner room. The room was excellent with a superb view over old Montreal. The hotel has those full height windows making it even easier to watch the snow fall.
The heating system fan was always on full making the frequent hot air blow rather annoying at night. The Internet was slower than you would expect for such a new property but acceptable.
The shower was huge and the water steaming (a good way to warm up before venturing into the Arctic temperatures outside).
Besides the Delta Hotel Montreal this was my favorite place to stay in Montreal – excellent location, perfect staff and great new rooms. Just make sure you bring your own Internet.