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
This is my 4th stay at St Paul. I love the proximity to the old port, just on the edge, but more of a local Montreal neighbourhood. Walking access to everything you need.
Hanbar is a great restaurant, good food and great staff. Kelly and Gabriel go above and beyond to make us feel welcome.
Our rooms are spotless and the beds are comfortable. Ask for a room on street side for a better view.
Concierge’s are knowledge and helpful. Door staff are very friendly.
Good value and enjoyable stay.
A very nice hotel in a perfect location. Friendly staff and a large room. The lobby is a little spartan. There was really no lobby, no coffee in the morning, etc. Bar was nice and had a good wine selection.
Got lucky to book this hotel on Hotwire. Had a superior king room. I just love the modern design from the lobby to the room. Colorful but clean lines everywhere. Super quiet and velvety corridors. Very quiet and bright room, especially when the morning sun hits the window. Comfortable bed, great room size, clean and modern bathroom with a nice big bathtub for 2. Perfect for a couples getaway. It's very well situated on McGill Street. It's very easy to access if you intend to move around with your car. And it's super close by foot to great restaurants (Graziella, Helena, Barroco, Hà, etc.) and the Old Montreal. It was perfect for romantic walks. Will certainly come back
Disclosure: I have the American Express Business Bonvoy (Marriott) credit card which provides me an annual anniversary certificate for a free night, which I used for this stay.
I enjoyed my 1 night stay:
- Great location near Old Montreal, cafes, restaurants. 1/2 a block away is also a coupla delis/mini-marts for convenient snacks.
- Room 901 was great. View of the city was partially obstructed by the fire escape ladder but I don't spend much time looking out windows.
- Gym in basement had free bottled water and basics to do a workout: dumbbells, one weight machine/pulley system, treadmill, etc.
- Hotel bar was nice.
Well located within easy walking reach of many of the highlights in the city and a park close by.
The room was spacious and comfortable and well lit -- perhaps too much so, as it took me a while to figure out how to turn them all off to go to sleep. The room was too cold and took me a while to figure out how to reduce this as well.
The second night I saw a small mouse dart back and forth in teh corner of the room and it was somewhat amusing and entertaining. I did not complain but I can imagine it would freak some guests out e.g. people like my wife. It did not bother me really so I did not care.
The breakfast was expensive and disappointing and they have very little understanding that many people are vegetarians today.
We had an event for 70 people and there was virtually nothing vegetarian served. Surely in 2019 this can't be that hard to understand. They brought a good wrap when we asked but a vegetarian simply would not eat 90% of what they served.