I'd recommend booking a stay here earlier in the summer, if you can get a reservation. I just happened to be staying right when the kids were starting to move back for school, so there was probably a little bit more messy social traffic than usual in the residences. Also a quick note, there are elevators in buildings, but the buildings themselves are built onto and up hills, which means WEAR YOUR WALKING SHOES. Also keep this in mind, as people were having some trouble maneuvering wheeled bags up hills, stairs, and over rocky potholed pavement throughout the campus.
This is about to be the most official review you've ever read. Please note that although I have stayed here before, my overall experiences were the same.
LENGTH OF STAY: 2 weeks - August 9-23
PRICE - Roughly $575 after conversion to USD
GENERAL OVERVIEW: The first thing you need to understand is that Les Studios Hotel is actually situated on the Universite de Montreal campus. It's marketed and advertised separately because the "main" building is completely separate, and right along the street. The University campus is quite large, and more than likely you will be staying in a separate building - the dorms, or "residences. " YOU WILL STAY IN A TRADITIONAL DORM. YOU WILL SHARE A SHOWER, BATHROOM, AND COMMON AREA. If this is not your style, do not book here, it's as simple as that.
ROOM: Superior Standard Single - I rented this room at first for 4 days, and ultimately decided to extend my stay another 10.
The first time I stayed here, I was actually located in the main building of Les Studios where you check in. THIS TIME I was in a completely separate building, up above in the heart of the campus, which is actually referred to as LES STUDIOS RESIDENCES within the building. As it is on a college campus, this is a main dorm building.
The room is basically a 10 x 12 concrete college dorm room. The pictures show a painted red room, but really THIS ROOM is solid white painted concrete.
There is a single bed, and the sheets and (1) pillow were clean. Nothing fancy, as neither was the comforter, that was more a blanket. It was thin, which was actually perfect for the weather. I didn't use it as much as it seemed like it may have been stained - hard to really tell with the print. There is 2 pull-out drawers under the bed which come in handy.
You also get a small bureau with one place to hang clothes, and basically 4 small shelves that were more than enough.
A small desk is in the room with a computer chair.