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HOW TO GET THERE
By Air: Arriving at the YUL airport, you can decide to take the Bus or a Taxi to get to the Hotel. A Taxi will cost you a flat 40$(+tip) fee to the Montreal Downtown area, where the Hilton Double Tree is located. A pass for the Airport Shuttle Bus 747 will cost you 10$, and should be bought at one of the STM stands nearby prior to taking the bus if you don’t have exact change in coins, this pass will also be valid for unlimited metro area public transport for 24 hours. The shuttle bus stop closest to the Hilton Double Tree is located on the corner of Jeanne-Mance, and is referred to as stop number 7. It is about a minute walk to the hotel from there.
By Rail: The Montreal Central Train Station is located 1km away from the Hilton Double Tree Montreal.
By Bus: The Montreal Central Bus Station is located 1.4km from the Hilton Double Tree.
WHAT IS NEARBY
The Hilton Double Tree Montreal is located downtown, in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. It is part of Complexe Desjardins. Inside Complexe Desjardins you will find a multitude of Shops, Kiosks, and Snacks. Including some Mobile Carriers (Rogers, Videotron, Fido), a grocery store, a liquor store, a food court, a small electronics store (The Source), etc.
OTHER EVENTS HAPPENING DURING RECON
Montreal is known throughout the world for its festivals, and this year Recon will be held at the same time as the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, the biggest jazz music festival in world. This festival is actually taking place just in front of the Hotel, the Hilton Double-Tree also being the official hotel of the the Jazz fest.
Montreal is a French/English bilingual city. While the official language of the province is French, most people living in Montreal are bilingual.