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
Great location, great staff, nice architecture.
Room was large, nice bathroom, loved the grooming products, back lit mirror.
Comfy bed. Room on 7th floor had view over Habitat 67, architecture landmark.
Elevators are quick, no wait time. Just very dark and small.
The hotel was very chic looking. The room was decorated with a very modern look. The hotel was very clean and nice looking. The only thing that felt a little weird was the key card lock on the power in the room. I felt like I was at a Caribean resort because none of the lights would work unless the room key was placed in a slot at the front door,
It's a nice hotel with lots of potential. I was traveling for work for a couple of days.
- Staff are friendly and attentive
- Chic looking hotel
- Hambar, onsite restaurant is great with a great wine selection
- Decent stylish room
Areas of improvement:
- Proper cleaning of bathroom, I arrived and there was a long woman's hair in the tub. I'm a male with short hair that is a different colour.
- Drawer did not work in closet. Fortunately, I did not need a lot of storage as it was a short trip.
- Inconsistency: I arrived and there were two bottles of water that I used. The second day, they were not replaced.
- Light in closet didn't turn off. It should turn off when the door is closed; however, the alignment seemed to be off in order to make this work.
- Hotel was pretty cold for me. I felt the air conditioning could have been turned down.