Location, location, location! A genuine Victorian manor house built in 1885 and located on the edge of the Plateau, one of North America's hippest neighbourhoods. Steps away from Square St. Louis and the Prince Arthur pedestrian mall with it's BYOB (bring your own bottle) restaurants. On St-Denis and St-Laurent you will find even more restaurants, fantastic cafés and night clubs. Right next is the village, the Latin Quarter and downtown Montreal with some of the greatest shopping and Montreal's famous underground city. A twenty minute stroll to Old Montreal and the old port. Close to the Sherbrooke metro station, day and night buses and Bixi (bike rental.) About thirty-five minutes from Montreal-Trudeau airport by car. Ten minutes from the central bus station and fifteen from the central train station. Please note that there is no elevator. There are stairs to the front of the house and stairs up to all the rooms. Early check-in is available for an extra fee. Please arrange arrival time in email. Late self-check-in is also available. We have only 2 parking spaces in a garage behind the house, these can be prebooked, send email for more information.
4.0 on July 18, 2017
This B&B is walking distance from museums, shops, the Metro, Old Montreal and tons of restaurants. Ephraim & Yves are great hosts. I recommend the Champlain suite, it's a lovely spacious room.
Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed our ideal location and beautiful house. You are right, Champlain (and below it, Frontenac) are huge rooms and very spacious.
- Ephraim (innkeeper)
3.6 on June 28, 2017
The rooms in this B&B were well appointed with modern day comforts. The rest of the house is furnished with antiques and original art. There is not a guest sitting room so you only have your room to relax in. There is no elevator and the climb can be steep for some. The hosts are pleasant and helpful in navigating the city. There are restaurants and shops within walking distance but you are not in downtown or the old city area. You need to use public transportation or a car to get around. It worked well for us.
We are sorry you didn't fully enjoy your stay. To correct a few matters. There is a guest sitting area, the solarium, which is just beyond the kitchen, accessible at all times, except when we are preparing breakfast. And beyond it, there is a second guest space, a terrasse (patio) beyond the French doors, again accessible outside of breakfast preparation hours. Both are common guest spaces. Old Montreal is a 20 minute walk and downtown Montreal is a 15 minute walk. The distances are easily walked and still allow us to be on a beautiful quiet tree-lined street, well within walking distance of both the hustle and bustle of the city. The house is 132 years old and has a beautiful wooden Victorian staircase to access the rooms. There is no elevator, nor will there ever be one, it would ruin the house and of course also make it inauthentic. The house dates from 1885, well before common use of elevators, nor would they have been installed in homes at that time.
- Ephraim (innkeeper)
3.0 on June 21, 2017
Loved the location. Walked to the park, art museum, basilica, shops, restaurants, etc. Metro sta & bus lines close by. Loved the architecture of the neighborhood. Third floor room, pack light.
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. As in the photos, we are in a rather tall 132 year old building with rooms one floor up and two floors up accessible via a beautiful antique staircase. We are sorry that this may have not been what you were looking for. Good luck in your future travels.
- Ephraim (innkeeper)
4.8 on June 20, 2017
Gingerbread Manor is located in a leafy suburb of Montreal close to the Shops, Restaurants and bars of the Nearby Boulevard St Laurent. The Sheerbroke metro is around a five a minute walk and is links you to most of the main attractions. The Gingerbread is tastefully furnished with nice period pieces, rooms are clean and comfortable. Our check in was fast and included a free up grade,which was a bonus. Breakfast was taken around a communal table giving us a chance to meet fellow guests ,while our omelettes were freshly prepared, accompanied by bagels, toast, fruit and fresh coffee or tea. The owners are both professional and approachable, and always seemed happy to answer queries they provide us with information on the local area, taxis and trains as well as a few good jokes. We used Gingerbread twice on our recent trip and would recommend to anyone who likes character and a great location. Dave and Sally Yorks
5 on May 15, 2017
We had a wonderful experience at what became our home away from home in Montreal. Our room, described as cozy, was actually perfect for our needs – comfortable and charming. The house itself has wonderful character, as do the hosts. Breakfast all three mornings of our stay was a complete treat. We loved the location on a quiet, tree-lined street, within easy walking range of many wonderful restaurants, shops, and parks. Everything about our stay was happy, restful, and restorative. But the pièce de résistance: at the time of our departure, my car wouldn't start. Lacking jumper cables, our host drove me to get cables, bought some himself – and went to additional lengths to see that we could be safely and promptly on our way home. His graciousness and kindness was the icing on the cake for this lovely stay. I highly recommend Gingerbread Manor.
4.6 on October 17, 2016
Ideal location to walk to Old Montreal, museums, parks and metro station. Bring your walking shoes and leave the car in a reserved garage or use street parking. The manor is old but the rooms are charming and updated. Only two rooms have on-suite but the shared bathrooms have been updated and are fine. Hosts are very helpful and prepare a great breakfast...two sitting times to accommodate early risers (8am) and late sleepers (9am). It was a pleasant B&B and we'd definitely stay there again.
4.8 on July 31, 2014
Our stay at the Gingerbread Manor was so enjoyable. We stayed in a room with a private bathroom, and it was stocked with everything we needed. The room itself was neat and felt comfortable for the two of us; we had a restful sleep and were treated to a marvelous breakfast the next morning (think: homemade French toast with blackberry jam and creme brulee yogurt!). One of the hosts also recommended a delicious place for dinner--a creperie on St. Denis St, where the chefs are from Brittany, France. Overall, a great place to stay!
5 on April 23, 2014
Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
4.0 on September 24, 2013
My husband and I both enjoyed our stay. Warm atmosphere, good breakfasts, and we were fortunate enough to have a room with private bathroom. I would defnitey recommend it. Great location.
4.0 on September 05, 2013
Enjoyed our stay at gingerbread manor. It is well located and homey. The hosts were knowledgeable and helpful. The room was large and quiet. The shared bath was spotless. Breakfasts were tasty.
Montreal, PQ, Canada (YUL-Dorval) 13 miles
From the US take the Champlain bridge (Aut. 10) into Montreal. At the end of the highway turn right on to St-Antoine, left on St-Laurent, right on des Pins and right on Laval. From Toronto take Aut 20 to Aut 720. Take exit 6 for Berri. Continue up to Cherrier, turn left. Turn right on St-Denis, left at des Pins and left on to Laval.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, University
Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi