The Omni Montreal Gets Mornings Right.
How much money do you think you need to spend for a hotel to wake you up each morning with a silver carafe of homemade hot chocolate and fresh orange juice? Turns out, not nearly as much as you think!
I had never stayed at an Omni brand hotel before I visited their property in Montreal and it couldn't have come at a better time. I was beginning to think that all hotels were basically just about the same and it was time to shake things up. So when the Omni staff offered to register me as a senior loyalty member in order to more fully experience the Omni brand, I was appreciative but not necessarily overly enthused. That is, until I heard about the breakfast drink program.
Now, I had heard of hotels offering welcome drinks in the evening but never breakfast drinks. My first thought was that the staff were talking about alcoholic beverages - it IS Montreal, after all! But no, they were talking about traditional breakfast beverages: pots of coffee and tea, glasses of tomato, grapefruit, or orange juice, bottles of water or soda if you preferred, and my beloved hot chocolate.
I was given a little card for each day of my stay and told to check off the TWO items I'd like for each following morning and indicate the time and method of delivery (either brought into the room or left outside with a knock on the door.) I can't begin to say what a treat it was to wake up to my tray each morning and be greeted with the perfect amount of caffeine and sugar to start the day.
Of course, the most important aspect of any accommodation is how well you sleep at night and the Omni hotel checked all the boxes. The room was quiet and dark at night, the bed was roomy, comfortable, and outfitted with clean, soft linens and it had plenty of pillows. The turn down service was an extra special touch; one I hadn't experienced before.
The special breakfast brews were my favourite thing about staying with Omni, but there were a lot of other little touches I grew to love. The bathroom soap was beautifully wrapped and smelled homemade. There was solid wall of windows, giving me a great view of Mont Royal by day, but with curtains sturdy enough to blacken the room at night. And the room was so spacious - the bathroom was big enough to twirl in, a large settee sofa formed the foot board of the king sized bed, and there was enough room at the entrance to actually put down my luggage and still move around.
I spent a lot more time in my Omni hotel room than I had at first anticipated, thanks in part to a few blisters that formed when I was a bit overly enthusiastic when it come to hiking through Old Montreal. But in the end, I was so glad I had the extra time to unwind and relax and feel a bit pampered after days of adventures. If you'd like to experience all the rest and relaxation Omni has to offer, I recommend booking early and booking mid-week to get some great deals and to keep your eyes open for online packages combining other perks. You may just find some great bargains and I think it's the perfect hotel to base yourself in for a Montreal mini getaway!
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My visit was facilitated in part by Tourism Montreal. This did not affect my review and all opinions are Vanessa's own.