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4.5
Very Good 1511 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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City Lobby Lounge Modern chair conference hall waiting room

Overview

Design-forward Old Montreal sleep in a historic building with top-notch service and très bon French fare

The Look

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.

Beyond

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.

How to Get There

Hotel Gault
449 Rue Sainte-helene
Montreal, H2Y2K9 Canada

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1511 Reviews
Best Hotel in Old Montreal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived, we were treated like Royalty. Ahmed, our concierge, and Charlotte, at the front desk provided exceptional service. Ahmed's suggestions of where to eat and which jazz bistro to visit were superb. I was born and raised in Montreal and this Hotel exemplifies what I remember most about my hometown: classy, beautiful, elegant, and a perfect location to boot. The Loft room I stayed in was spectacular. I will come back again and again. Thank you Ahmed and Charlotte for a wonderful experience.

So cool!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights and had a fantastic time. Great staff, huge room, cool design everywhere and a fantastic location in the middel of Old Montreal with lots of great bars and restaurants around.

Just what I wanted
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a hectic trip and a super early flight in from Boston, the breakfast, service and room amenities were all fantastic. The waiter even indulged my very rusty French. Great thanks to my ex-colleague for recommending it to me.

Great business/leisure boutique hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

The Gault is my favorite hotel in Montreal and one of my favorites in the world. The staff makes you feel right at home and the ambience and vibe are perfect for a respite from a busy day of business meetings and for a hike base to enjoy a day of leisure in the city.

Great stay at Gault !!!
Reviewed 1 month ago

#amazing time. Highly recommend this beautiful place with distinctive attention to detail and service. Great location and great, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Hiather, Jennifer, Ahmed and the rest of the team are outstanding in making your stay special. My husband and I celebrated an anniversary and will definitely return to Gault. A bientot !