What We Love
- Cozy library outfitted with a fireplace and an impressive selection of design and architecture tomes
- iPads on loan in suites and common areas
- Free WiFi and local phone calls
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What To Know
- Housekeeping takes place twice daily, so don’t forget to hang your Do Not Disturb sign if you’re napping
- Check-in time is 4 p.m.
- The hotel is pet-friendly, so don’t be surprised if you ride the elevator with a pooch or kitty
- The on-site spa has closed, but the concierge can arrange a visit to a nearby spa
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Occupying an 1871 building that was once a cotton warehouse, the Gault offers the best of both worlds: a Vieux Montreal setting mixed with modern, minimalist decor. On the outside, the five-story building is all carved limestone and tall French windows. Step inside, however, and you’ll find an interesting blend of textures and materials, including raw concrete floors, a floor-to-ceiling oak-paneled library, and a check-in desk of cast metal. With its Arne Jacobsen swan chairs, Shin and Tomoko Azumi bar stools and Francesco Binfaré sofas, the lounge and bar could be a location for Mad Men.
Bed and Bath
The hotel’s minimalist vibe continues upstairs in the 30 loft-style suites, each of which is slightly different from the others. While some have exposed brick, raw stone or a combination of both, all are outfitted with Flou beds, impressive flat-screen HDTVs, CD and DVD players, a swan chair or two, as well as heated bathroom floors and free-standing tubs big enough for two. The spacious suites feature large windows that let in plenty of light and look out on Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets.
The bar and restaurant are popular with locals who work in the area to stop by for a business lunch or a quick cocktail after work. Though the menu options are limited, the Gault restaurant does not disappoint thanks to inventive soups (roasted red pepper and apple) and fusion dishes (Thai lobster “pot au feu” with shrimp and fish in lemongrass and coconut broth) at lunch and dinner. Grab a drink from the bar and sit on a sofa by the Morning Glory lamp, which is made of red silk and calls to mind an ethereal sea creature.
In the Area
Kick off your morning with a fresh-baked pain au chocolat and a café au lait at Olive & Gourmando, just a few blocks away. Walk down the street in either direction and you’ll stumble upon cool little boutiques, including Michel Brisson for stylish men’s fashion and Reborn for international and local up-and-coming brands. Stop at Philémon Bar for a plate of oysters and a glass of bubbly. Once the sun sets, Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles pulses with energy (literally and figuratively) in the form of a public art piece called Luminous Pathway, which uses light as a design tool to lead visitors on a journey of cultural discovery. Integrating the urban context of the neighborhood, light rises from the façade and windows of theaters and throbs to the beat of cultural activities while a glowing carpet of red dots bathes sidewalks and crosswalks. Follow the projections on the ground of Sainte-Catherine Street to nearby cultural venues.
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Great location, amenities, beautiful room, excellent and attentive staff. What more can be said? We hope to return soon. (Dear Tripadvisor please allow reviews of less than 200 characters. Thanks....)
It had been awhile since I stayed at the Gault. The hotel is as beautiful as ever, I love the combination of old and contemporary in all of the spaces. The staff members made our stay incredibly enjoyable--providing us with information, asking about how our day was...
Hotel Gault is conveniently and centrally located right between Old Town and Downtown. The location has the charm of Old Town and distinct Montreal character of Europe in North America without the being over run by tourists. The hotel itself is combines modern minimalist elegance and old world charm with nicely integrated brick facades in the rooms and classical architecture on the exterior. The King rooms are bright, and spacious. The bathroom sleek and contemporary with a soaking tub and rain showers. Everything is every clean with fixture carefully polished and no sight of any water stains whatsoever. Entering the lobby actually feels like modern Parisian coffee house, except its spacious. Last but not least, the service staff is professional and gracious, providing some very nice insight into the city in general. Thank you Ahmed, I will definitely seek out this place again on my next trip to Montreal.
Beautiful hotel. We opted for a "Loft Deluxe" room which was spacious with a comfy king bed, table and chairs, and two windows looking out over the street. While modern and sleek, the room was a bit lacking in light. Staff was so pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfasts daily that were included in our rate...good variety and very tasty. Incredible deal for Montreal.
Beautiful boutique hotel. The room was modern, comfortable, and clean. Great staff and good vibe. I would recommend this hotel to any visitor to Montreal. I will be back for sure! Thanks for an amazing stay.