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At such a unique hotel, there is always more to learn. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Loews Hôtel Vogue, from area attractions and transportation to local coffee shops and store hours. Read through the Montreal QC hotel questions below, and if your question isn't answered feel free to contact Loews Hôtel Vogue, the best Montreal hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Loews Hôtel Vogue
Q: What are the opening hours of the stores?
A: Mondays through Thursdays: 10AM to 6PM Thursdays and Fridays: 10AM to 9PM Saturdays: 10AM to 5PM Sundays: Noon to 5PM. This is the schedule that most stores keep. However there are numerous exceptions, like the Eaton Centre and Place Montreal Trust which stay open until 9PM from Mondays through Fridays.
Q: Where is the nearest coffee shop? (or Starbucks?)
A: The nearest coffee shop is called Café Dépôt and is 1 minute away from the Hotel on the corner of de la Montagne and boulevard de Maisonneuve. The nearest Starbucks is a 3 minute walk away, on the corner of Ste-Catherine and Crescent. For someone looking for a uniquely local experience, just a few blocks further, on Sherbrooke street near Simpson, there is Première Moisson, a wonderful patisserie that serves excellent coffee and pastries.
Q: How far away is Old Montréal?
A: You can walk to Old Montreal in about 30 minutes. Driving, or taking a taxi can take approximately 10 minutes. Getting there by metro takes about 15 to 20 minutes (Place d'Armes or Champs-de-Mars).
Q: How do the BIXI rental bikes work? (From May to November)
A: There is a one time daily access fee of 5$. Then, your first half hour of usage is free. After 31 minutes, you are charged for each half hour of use. The cost increases each 30 minutes as follows: 31 to 60 minutes: + $1.50. 61 to 90 minutes: + $3.00, then +$6.00 for every additional half hour. The bikes are set up at self-serve stations throughout the city. You must pay with a credit card, and you must have a different card for each person. For example, if you are a family of 4 people, and you want to rent 4 bikes, you’ll need 4 credit cards.
Q: How long does it take to get to the airport, and how much in advance do I need to get there?
A: By taxi, it usually takes about 20-25 minutes to get to the airport. If there is traffic it can take up to 45 minutes or sometimes even an hour. For flights within Canada, you need to be there at least 90 minutes ahead of time. For international flights (including USA) they ask that you arrive three hours ahead of time. The flat rate for a taxi from the hotel to Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is $38 (gratuities not included.)
Q: What does RC stand for in the elevator?
A: The ground story of a building, either on a level with the street or raised slightly above it. It stands for Rez-de-Chaussée, which literally means ‘level of the street’.
Q: Where is the nearest pharmacy?
A: Pharmaprix, 1500, Ste-Catherine street West, open until midnight. Walking directions: make a left as you exit the hotel doors and at the next corner, turn right on Ste-Catherine street.
Q: How late are the bars open until?
A: By law, no alcohol can be served after 3AM. Most bars and clubs will close a little after that. However there are after-hours places that stay open until late morning, sometimes even the early afternoon. But note that they don’t serve alcohol past 3AM either.
Q: Where can I exchange currency?
A: The hotel can exchange currency for guests. You can also exchange at banks (the closest is the Bank of Montreal, which is located on the corner of Drummond and Ste-Catherine streets). There are also numerous currency exchange bureau throughout the city, many of which are on Ste-Catherine Street. You can also withdraw money in Canadian funds at any ATM, and these often offer the most competitive rates.
Q: What exactly is the Underground City?
A: The Underground City is a collection of buildings in the downtown core that are all connected to each other with underground tunnels. In all, it is 32 kilometers long and is used by half a million people per day. Most people, including locals, have never walked the entire 32 Kms of the network, but rather have just used little sections of it at a time. Some of the Underground City is like a huge shopping mall, some of it houses museums, offices, apartment buildings, restaurants, food courts, a skating rink, Universities and colleges, theatres, parking lots, the Central train station, the main bus station, hotels, cinemas, etc… The nearest entrance to the Underground City from our hotel is the Cours Mont-Royal upscale shopping mall, which is located only five minutes away by foot, on the corner of Peel and Ste-Catherine streets. Most of the network follows the same opening hours as the stores do.