The downside of Montpellier itself was the numerous street people/ beggars. (Apparently they appear more frequently in summer. )
Our room had twin beds in it, not a double. I'm not sure if all rooms were the same.
Age of the hotel.
Water noise coming through our room from another each time toilet flushed etc.
There were lots of cheaper breakfast options right near hotel in the square.
The location of this hotel was excellent! It is only 600m from the train station and 50m from La Place de la Comedie! What an action packed place to spend time in summer!!! So many talented buskers and street performers. The tourist bureau, lots of restaurants, the opera, cinemas, all kinds of shops , a large carousel, a fountain, the mini tourist train and the tourist bus were all located in this square.
The historical part of town was a comfortable walk away, with lots of restaurants, shops etc along the way. (We even found some pubs with €3 pints of beer for Happy Hour).
The beach was easy to access by tram/shuttle bus. Tram tickets are available at each stop or from the Tourist Bureau.
The two gentlemen who were on the hotel's reception were friendly and helpful with good English.
We had a room on the street side on level 2 which was fine. A little noise from the square but nothing to keep us awake. In fact is was very pleasant hearing some of the music drifting down when our window was open.
A lift is available but its very small. The hotel is old but adequate and breakfast is available for €8.
We stayed for two nights in Montpellier, which we feel was enough to see most things.