Situated in Shaughnessy Village, Grey Nuns Residence offers seasonal summer accommodations in Concordia University’s student quarters, with free Wi-Fi available throughout the property.
The rooms are simply furnished with an armoire, desk, a seating area, and a sink. Most rooms have shared bathroom facilities but ensuite options are available.
Guests have access to the common TV lounge, shared kitchenette, and self-serve laundry facilities. On warm days, guests can also enjoy a picnic in the garden. There is also a fitness centre and game room onsite.
Nearby dining options include Bar B Barn, Chez La Mere Michel, and Phayathai. For coffee, there is a Starbucks and Van Houtte Café nearby.
Grey Nuns Residence is within a ten-minute walk of the Bell Centre, Christ Church Cathedral, and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Old Town, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Mount Royal Park are about a 20-minute walk away.
This hotel boasts a terrific downtown Montreal location, and is also right on the 747 bus route, which goes directly to the airport. Guests say the lodging is just steps from some of the best dining in the city, excellent shopping, and lively nightlife. You will find that it is easy to get around the city on foot, but public transportation is easily accessible as well.
Despite the fact that the rooms are minimalist and lack in amenities, guests really enjoyed their stay here. The rooms are clean, spacious, and smartly laid-out. There is also complimentary and fast Wi-Fi available all over, which guests were thrilled about.
Guests also were big fans of the common areas, especially the convenient kitchenette and laundry facilities, which include both washers and dryers. The lounge rooms are very cozy as well and are an excellent spot to relax. If the weather permits, guests also recommend enjoying the enclosed courtyard, which provides a lovely sport for a picnic.
There is no air conditioning in the rooms, and guests say the rooms can get stuffy in warmer weather. However, fans can be requested but are available in limited quantity and the windows open fully to allow for fresh air.
Some of the rooms facing the main road are prone to noise from the constant traffic. Guests say the street is quite busy even at night, so make sure to pack some earplugs along if you consider yourself a sensitive sleeper.
If you're staying in a room with shared bathrooms, keep in mind that the facilities are co-ed. Many guests found this a bit awkward.