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
Everything about this Hotel is amazing! The breakfast buffet is just scrumptious. The staff is very professional and welcoming. We recommend this hotel as is it in the west part of Old Montreal and it is close to the Downtown area.
I always prefer staying in old Montreal and the st paul hotel is a perfect location in old Montreal and not a far distance to downtown. The rooms are very clean and food in the restaurant is excellent.
We stayed here in August 2018 over a weekend with 2 pre-teens and 2 adults. The pull-out sofa was barely usable for the kids, but the queen bed for the adults was comfortable. Room (junior suite) was really too small for the 4 of us but we made due. Bathroom was lovely, nice linens and towels and shampoo etc. Nespresso machine did not work but they brought a brand new one for us. Parking was expensive but that was to be expected. Overall a lovely stay. We did not eat there, had breakfast at Cartet and ate at local lovely spots.
Excellent service. Beautiful lobby, fireplace, attached bar and restaurant! Very friendly and helpful staff! Clean, comfortable room and bathroom! Would highly recommend for just about any occasion! Thanks again!
Everything about this hotel was wonderful from the front steps to the bed and also the breakfast($)If you stay here, I recommend having dinner at Gibbys Restaurant only a short walk away.The robes in the room have a hood on them, and I loved them so much I bought one.The TV was small but the storage in the room was more than anyone could ask for.I will go to Montréal again, and be sure to stay at this hotel - it far exceeded my expectations.