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I seem to remember that there used to be a thread about hotels in Montreal on the old boards. Obviously that's gone now, so does anyone have any recommendations of good hotels? We're driving, so a place that's got parking would be good, although we would prefer to just walk to the interview itself.

Also, does anyone know if there are vending machines in the embassy? I know we can't bring food and drinks in, but do they sell anything? I ask because I need to eat small amounts or else I get dizzy and nauseated. I especially get nauseated when nervous and I imagine I'll be VERY nervous the day of the interview, so I want to know if I need to get a doctor's note to try and bring in a baggie of crackers or something, or if there's a vending machine there. Anyone remember?


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Try:

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/B2C/06/accommodations.asp

There are a fair number of hotels (multiple price range) and B&B's within 3 km of the US consulate.

Yes, there are vending machines there; also, there is a cafe (SB/Caribou type--but it's NOT a Second Cup) on the building's ground floor.

(DO NOT try bringing in a ziploc of crackers--the security will probably take and consume them; you would be better off asking the clerk if you can go to the cafe and come back).

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Try:

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/B2C/06/accommodations.asp

There are a fair number of hotels (multiple price range) and B&B's within 3 km of the US consulate.

Yes, there are vending machines there; also, there is a cafe (SB/Caribou type--but it's NOT a Second Cup) on the building's ground floor.

We stayed at the Hotel La Tour Centre Ville.... it's across the street from the consulate... a little bit spartan perhaps, but it was clean, relatively cheap and they let us keep our luggage there. I recommend it if you don't want anything too fancy and all you're looking for is a bed close to the consulate.

(514) 866-8861

Sorry... no food or drinks period... and the security people are not in much of a mood to argue. In fact only bring your papers...

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Try:

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/B2C/06/accommodations.asp

There are a fair number of hotels (multiple price range) and B&B's within 3 km of the US consulate.

Yes, there are vending machines there; also, there is a cafe (SB/Caribou type--but it's NOT a Second Cup) on the building's ground floor.

(DO NOT try bringing in a ziploc of crackers--the security will probably take and consume them; you would be better off asking the clerk if you can go to the cafe and come back).

LMAO! I'm picturing the guards now, sitting in their break room eating all kinds of food they confiscated from people, and being like "Dude! One lady today had homemade coookies! With CHOCOLATE!" and the other one high-fiving him and going "Score!"

:lol:

Seriously, though, thanks for the info about hotels and vending machines. :)

And Zyggy, that hotel sounds awesome. :) Thanks. Clean and a comfy bed is about all we are looking for! :)


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I stayed at the Hotel La Tour Centre Ville, super close and got the best rate phoning them, even better than expedia.ca or travelocity. I arrived very early on check in, so they stored my luggage for me as I went out and filled up on poutine. I do belive they have parking. Not sure on the $$

http://www.hotelcentreville.com/eng/index.htm

I do recall their being a pop machine near the bathrooms at the embassy


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Hi! First off, I'd like to wish you good luck on your interview. I'm happy that you're almost at the end of your journey.

As for hotels, Tour Centre-Ville on 400 Rene-Levesque west, is across the street from the consulate. I don't know if they have parking, though. Telephone: (514) 866-8861. I've never been there so I can't tell you how it is.

Then there's Days Inn a couple of blocks away. There is limited parking in the hotel, so it's best if you tell them in advance if you need parking. They're on 215 Bl. Rene-Levesque east. Telephone: (514) 393-3388 or 1-800-DAYS-INN. There are a few Days Inn in Montreal but this location is the closest. The hotel seems okay.

Le Square Phillips is at 1193 Place Phillips. Telephone: (514) 393-1193 or 1-866-393-1193. They might be pricey but they are also within walking distance from the consulate. My mom works there and she said the rooms are nice.

There are a couple of other hotels on Rene-Levesque that is within walking distance but I can't remember their names at the moment.

I was at the consulate last week to have a copy of my passport notarized for the W-7. And I did notice the vending machines. So, you have nothing to worry.

Best wishes! :yes:


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Among the others, a Holiday Inn Express is within walking distance.

And I think the vending machine is $1.25, bring lots of change!


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I stayed at the Hotel La Tour Centre Ville, super close and got the best rate phoning them, even better than expedia.ca or travelocity. I arrived very early on check in, so they stored my luggage for me as I went out and filled up on poutine. I do belive they have parking. Not sure on the $$

http://www.hotelcentreville.com/eng/index.htm

I do recall their being a pop machine near the bathrooms at the embassy

Ditto here... We also stayed at the La Tour Centre Ville but was cheaper with Expedia.ca at the time. They do have parking but you have to park on the street first to get an access card at the front desk.

As for the Consulate... yep, we had to dump 2 XL Tim Horton's coffee that we had not even had a sip out of yet!!! :crying::crying::crying: Not a good thing first thing in the morning (especially for my husband who is a 12-cup a day man!!!)

Enjoy Montreal! It truly is a great city!!! :thumbs:


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We stayed at Hotel La Centre Ville also.

Main thing about that place is its really close. :yes:

Good luck at your interview


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I stayed at the Days Inn on Rene Levesque (probably misspelled but oh well) it was clean and pretty comfy.. I thought the price was high but it wasn't so bad.. And it was within walking distance.. which was a plus since i took the train into montreal..

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Been doing some checking...if Joel's interview is during Spring Break, my plan is to fly up there to be with him. Seems that if I book my flight and the hotel at the same time, I get a great discount. The Hotel La Tour Centre Ville is listed as a package too, on Travelocity and Expedia. Just a thought....


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Spring break is next week for me. More time to play hockey!!


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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I just booked myself in at the hostel HI-Montréal Youth Hostel paying $71 for 2 nights in a shared four bed room. Only down side is its 30minute walk form the consulate but i figured with the money i saved i can get a cab :)

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I just booked myself in at the hostel HI-Montréal Youth Hostel paying $71 for 2 nights in a shared four bed room. Only down side is its 30minute walk form the consulate but i figured with the money i saved i can get a cab :)

Be prepared cabs are quite expensive and traffic is HORRIBLE in Montreal. Leave with A LOT OF TIME!!!


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