Hotel St Paul
What We Love
- Minimalist modern design
- On the edge of Old Montreal, near the Old Port and cutting-edge galleries and restaurants
- Deep soaking tubs in the marble and mosaic-tile bathrooms
- Turndown service includes free chocolates
What To Know
- Pets are permitted for an additional cost
- The hotel is popular with business travelers
- Free WiFi
- The hotel was the country's first Design Hotel
- Read up on what to do in the area in our 72 Hours in Montreal guide
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Housed in a Beaux Arts building, the Hotel St Paul is all about high design meets sleek comfort. Just beyond the doorstep is Old Montreal, with its cobblestone streets and historic buildings; inside, is nouveau Montreal, jetting guests firmly into the future. The minimalist lobby — dominated by a cubic alabaster fireplace — is all about cool monochrome tones and smooth surfaces, with the exception of an occasional faux-fur throw.
Bed and Bath
The 119 guestrooms are also amped-up in design yet feel atmospheric and comfortable. The color schemes of each floor alternate between warm and cool palettes, and in Deluxe Suites, gauzy canopies flow over beds with fluffy duvets and suede headboards. Heavy curtains part to offer views of the Old Port or a city streetscape, and vintage flea market find such as aluminum table lamps and Art Deco armchairs occupy a corner or two.
Take a serene continental breakfast (for an extra fee) in the hotel’s second floor lounge, and get a head start to the day with a morning workout in St Paul’s basement fitness room. Hambar, the hotel’s restaurant, opened in 2012 and offers a curated wine list by Philippe Poitras as well as charcuterie and dishes such as filet mignon with carrot purée, maitake and bordelaise sauce.
In the Area
The Bixi public bike sharing system is the largest in North America; pick up a gray aluminum three-speeder at one of stations for a pedal along the city’s 280 miles of cycling paths. Make a stop to marvel at the opulent splendor of Chateau Ramezay, a former governor’s mansion complete with fancy turrets, a mirrored ballroom and formal French gardens. Quebec’s rich history is on proud display in the chateau’s collection of 30,000 paintings, photographs and objects. And of the many designers who have set up shop in the neighborhood, artist Lysanne Pepin’s studio-cum-boutique is a standout. The space stocks a well-curated selection of clothing, furniture and jewelry from Quebecois creators, and integrated throughout are Pepin’s original mixed-media works, which study the sensuality of human movement.
How to Get There
Very nice boutique hotel, with a lot of style. Seemed a bit impersonal in some way, though, hard to pinpoint. The weirdly dark elevators and hallways — apparently intended for design effect — just seemed too dark and kind of creepy.
Overall, a very nice place. A bit pricey, but so is everything in Montreal. I wouldn't rent a car next time. Cost of $38 daily at hotel for car is too much. And then another $20+ at parking garages in city is more cost. Desk staff is very helpful for directions. Our room cleaner, Theresa, was a gem.
I've stayed numerous times at the St. Paul for business and the hotel and staff never disappoint. From the front desk to the front door staff to the Hambar staff, St. Paul is a wonderful facility on the doorstep of Old Montreal. Thank you Alesia!
Loved the stay at St Paul -- close to so many amazing restaurants. Boris Bistro being a fav.
Would definitely go back. The staff were lovely, rooms amazing and the surroundings can't be beat. 10/10 from me
We stayed at St. Paul Hotel in Old Montreal for 3 nights in July. The location of the hotel was perfect, it was a block away from Old Montreal where we walked everyday to site see and try their finest foods. Hotel was extermely quite at night so we always had a good night rest.