My wife and I stayed in this apartment for 4 nights and could not have been happier. Perfect accommodations for the two of us. Yes, there are no curtains in the living area, but the bedroom has a thick curtain and two solid wood sliding doors separates the bedroom from the living area. The windows face north and you can see all the way to Mont Royal. The apartment has a flat screen television, speedy wifi, and a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The bathroom is fairly small, but there were only two of us and we made do. The shower is great.
As for the building itself, it is a corporate rentals kind of place, situated directly above the Embassy Suites hotel. We were literally 1.5 blocks from the square containing the Notre Dame Basilica. We LOVED LOVED LOVED the location. If you stay here, make sure to visit the Terrace Bar on top of the Hotel Place d'Armes. Order "the cucumber drink"; you won't be sorry. The Terrace Bar overlooks the square I mentioned earlier. Great spot 2 blocks from the apartment. You are about 5 blocks from the shopping on Ste Catherine and about 3 blocks from Chinatown. We felt very safe in this area and I strongly recommend it due to its close proximity to Old Montreal.
As compared with other hotels and rental properties, the value for this apartment is fantastic. Overall, we were very happy with the clean accommodations and the helpful owner. I arrived my first day and could not get the television or the wifi to work. I called the owner on the house telephone and she told me exactly how to reset the satellite box. It worked great thereafter. As for the wifi, the service provider had plugged it into a faulty electrical outlet. She told me to plug it into the surge protector and, after that, it worked just fine. Wifi is a must in Montreal, especially when coming from the U.S. It allowed us to check our text messages, emails, and research restaurants, bars, etc.
As the other reviewer mentioned, I think this property would be cramped for 4 people. It could be done, but I would not recommend it. That said, for a couple visiting Montreal for the first time, we could not have chosen a better property.