What We Love
- Stupendous lakefront locale
- Intimate property with 30 suites
- Wood-burning fireplaces and lake and views from balconies
- The infinity pool and hot tubs overlooking the lake
What To Know
- Mont-Tremblant ski resort and base village are a few steps away
- Plan to have a truly unique experience in the chef’s private “glasshouse” beside the Restaurant La Quintessence kitchen
- Swimming pool is seasonal
- Babysitting services are available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Channeling Old World French aristocracy in an updated and alluring — not old-fashioned and stuffy — way, this très chic contemporary boutique property has just 30 suites and emanates a sweetly romantic and very intimate vibe. From the cozy ski lodge–style decor to the wine cellar bar to the stellar service from the moment you walk through the door, this award-winning small hotel’s focus is dedicated to pleasing and pampering guests.
Bed and Bath
Suites are more than generous in size, and the design is luxury ski chalet — think lots of wood, stucco and stone. The lake and mountain views, which can be taken in through screened French patio doors that open onto either a balcony or terrace, are another highlight. So are the wood-burning fireplaces, which not only supply physical warmth, they up the cozy ski chalet romantic ante. Baths are equally heavenly, with heated marble floors, rain showers and deep sunken spa tubs. The Aveda products are another classy touch.
On three acres sloping down to Lake Tremblant, the manicured grounds here are as visually pleasing as the lavish interior. Whirlpool hot tubs and a seasonal infinity pool front the lake, offering a chance to soak in the deep blue vistas. If your body aches from a day on the mountain, head to Spa Sans Sabots, also located lakeside, which offers a delicious list of ultra-relaxing treatments. The house restaurant, Restaurant La Quintessence, is one of only 25 AAA 4-Diamond restaurants in Quebec; it focuses on regional specialties and organic herbs plucked from the chef’s personal garden. If you’d rather just have a glass of vino, try the less formal wine bar. It has a good selection of wines by the glass, plus a lengthy port and scotch list. Guests can also ask the sommelier for a tour the impressive 60-foot-long exposed wine cellar, which boasts nearly 4,000 bottles, and to sample a few house favorites in the adjacent tasting room.
How to Get There
Booked this hotel for my birthday and the start of a weeklong vacation in Canada. The staff are incredibly friendly. The rooms are beautiful overlooking the lake. The balcony is a wonderful place to enjoy fresh air and the view. There is a Nespresso coffee machine with 4 complimentary pods per day. It is pre-filled with water. I wish I had thought to bring a swimsuit. The pool is very inviting along with a jacuzzi. A quick walk into the main village makes the hotel a quiet place to relax away from the commotion of the town area. We ate at the restaurant out on the patio when we arrived. It was brisk and we were offered blankets. A really lovely property.
Expensive stay, but still excellent price/quality ratio because of the outstanding quality! Was blown away by the quality of the food served at the restaurant La Quintessence (best risotto). Will come back in the future for sure!
This was our second time back to Hotel Quintessence this year. The first time was in August, but this time it was a winter weekend. The Hotel Quintessence is the perfect place and location in Mt. Tremblant. Great staff food and accommodations. We can't wait to return.
I really have no idea how anyone could rate the hotel less then perfect! The small touches, rooms and service are really spectacular.
Rooms: My best friend and I got a weekend getaway surprise from my hubby and our jaws dropped walking into room. Real FIREPLACE, balcony over the lake, exposed beams and stand alone tub with jets with soft jazz playing in background! Also a tour of the functions of room from the amazing valet.... oh yes didn’t I mention FREE VALET PARKING! They were so efficient and nice as well. Also turn down service with chocolate!
Service: I had a microwaveable bday cake (no judgement lol) and when we asked if we could get a microwave to room it would be 30$ but not only did they offer to do it for me instead, when I came down later and forgot to bring it they reminded me and passed info to evening staff so they could do it, which they did. I never felt like I was bothering anyone ever. Would we get the same service if we didn’t tip!? I don’t know, but I really think so as we didn’t tip everyone all the time and still received great service.
Spa: we did nails and massages and it was great. Everyone super nice and professional. The sauna, steam, Nordic pool and hot tub were great! So the negative here is the the spa and baths are all a little awkwardly close together and the gym was really small... like reallllllly small. With that being said the hotel is packed this weekend and we had no issues at all with it being too busy. The cold Nordic pool is magical and we were able to stay in surprisingly long while looking over the lake, under the stars... sigh AMAZING!
Location is perfect as well. We even had a deer come right up to the hotel and let us feed him an apple (which you are not allowed to do but we didn’t realize at the time). Also the double tree has nothing on the cookie and hot chocolate bar in the lobby available throughout the day. YUM.
So yes it is an expensive hotel and YES is it is worth every penny!!!
Thank you for a wonderful weekend getaway!
A real gem close to the main attractions of Mont Tremblant. I'm always amazed with the staff friendliness here: from the valet to the frontdesk receptionist, everyone will do his best for you to get a memorable experience.
The suite is huge and very comfy. The big bathtub with spa is more than welcome after a ski day trip! You will also find chocolates on your bed after the turndown service: miam!
Buffet for the breakfast is really generous, just ask for whatever you want: eggs any style, pancake, crepes.... choice is great. They just ask $5 extra for fresh squeezed juice... bizarre!
Hot chocolate available in the lobby at 4pm, when you are back from ski, excellent!
On the downside:
- the furniture inside the suite start to be dated a bit, especially the sofa bed for our kids where the mattress was not firm at all. Hopefully they did not complain too much...
- limited menu at the restaurant the evening. They should propose also the bistro menu available at noon to get more choice especially when you stay few days. Dont get me wrong the restaurant is excellent, gastro, a bit expensive and the choice of wine is exceptional!
- the mint AVEDA toiletries are not my preferred ones
To know: it is not not a ski in out resort but the valet will drive you to the main place where you will access the gondola
Anyway a great experience and I will come back again!!!