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
A very comfortable and stylish place to stay in the Old Town
My room was very light with large windows and a good view to the Downtown area
Excellent food downstairs in the Hambar as well - I would definitely recommend it!
I was only in Montreal for a week and would love to return
Second visit for us to the St Paul hotel.
We felt well taken care of. The location couldn’t be better. Parking on the street was easy. Lovely bakery right next door. Rooms were very clean and filled with light.
Bathroom was pleasantly big.
We will be back
Everyone was extremely nice and professional. I did add an extra night during my stay and they completed all accommodations without any inconveniences. Breakfast was simple, but excellent, from the fruit to the pastry. Location could not be better. I truly enjoyed walking to the office and to many of the restaurants near by. Although it was cold, I did not mind walking around the hotel to enjoy Montreal. I would stay at St Paul for family vacations when visiting this beautiful city
So happy we decided to stay here for our weekend getaway! It's in a great location with tons of good restaurants nearby.
We stayed in a Superior Room 1 King Bed it was very clean and spacious with good amenities. Bed was comfy and provided a good night sleep. We had brunch at the restaurant on site (Hambar)-food was tasty and service was quick. Would definitely stay here again in the future.
I've been coming to Montreal for years and staying at other business chain hotels (which were also quite good). Decided to mix it up on a lark and was not disappointed by Hotel St Paul. The location was ideal for my meetings a couple of blocks away. I thoroughly enjoyed the lobby and its nice fireplace - we had a good business chat back there - very private. And then, had a chance to eat in the restaurant, Hambar, on the ground floor - the charcuterie was excellent and drinks were good. Service was on the slow side and not as attentive as we would've liked, but it was a busy evening.
The rooms were modern, had clean lines, and very functional. Bathroom was nice too. High ceilings, plenty of space and quiet enough for a good night's sleep. It's not a big hotel, so you don't have tons of people traipsing through the hallways at all hours of the night. The fitness center in the basement is quite small and has limited equipment, but they tried to make the most of the situation.
Will definitely be coming back here for my next trip.