Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites
What We Love
- The hotel’s seamless combination of timeless elegance and casual contemporary style
- Being steps away from Old Montreal’s historic sites, including the iconic Notre Dame Basilica
- Noshing on locally made charcuterie- cocktail in hand- while admiring the sweeping city views from the rooftop bar
- Unplugging and detoxing at the spa’s steamy hammam
What To Know
- Guests have access to a small fitness on the fifth floor, and the hotel hosts Monday-morning group jogs
- Located 30 minutes away from Montreal Trudeau Airport
- It's popular destination for celebrations and business meetings; there are several conference rooms and event spaces
- Complimentary morning shuttle to downtown Montreal
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
When it opened a decade ago, Place D’armes was the only boutique hotel in Old Montreal, and it still stands as one of the city’s most stylish properties. Lodged inside three landmarked neoclassical buildings, the property exudes old-fashioned grandeur while staying firmly rooted in the present. In the 133 contemporary guest rooms, tan leather sofas, arched windows, and hardwood floors provide an atmosphere of casual elegance. Only a series of exposed brick walls betray the building’s age (also adding an undeniable touch of cool), while perks like Le Labo bath products, Frette linens, plush bathrobes, and turndown service make guests feel pampered. The real pampering, however, happens at the 3,000-square-foot Rainspa, home to a Turkish hammam scented with eucalyptus oil, spacious massage rooms, and sleek pedicure stations. The in-house dining venues are also worth a try: Kyo Bar Japonais is ranked among Montreal’s best Japanese restaurants, and Brasserie 701 is a successful take on old-school Parisian brasseries with a menu of classics like beef tartare, foie gras au torchon, and escargots à la bourguignonne. If the weather is nice, don’t skip the rooftop terrace and its sweeping views.
In the Area
Old Montreal, which dates back to the 1600a, is enjoying a revival that encompasses great restaurants and design hotels. A couple of blocks south of the hotel is Toqué!, a required stop for gourmands, where local chef Normand Laprise helped put Quebecois cuisine on the map with dishes like crisp-skinned duck magret with black garlic purée. For fantastic seafood, take a stroll up the waterside Promenade du Port Vieux to reach Le Bremmer, where Food Network star Chuck Hughes doles out comfort food like lobster au gratin sandwich. Surrounding these culinary hotspots are gorgeous historic sites like the Notre-Dame Basilica, a Gothic Revival church from the early 1800s that towers above the district’s cobblestones.
How to Get There
We had a wonderful stay! The location was perfect and the staff was even better. We looked forward to seeing Benjamin each morning in the Brasserie. He went out of his way to make a special healing dink for my husband as he was feeling under the weather. The concierge staff was extremely helpful in many ways especially planning our excursion of snowmobiling and dog sledding. Sabrina was even so kind as to bring us up hot chocolate when we arrived back from our long day of adventure.
Stayed in Montreal with a group from Chicago. The staff is second to non. They are extremely friendly, helpful, and courteous. The ambiance of this hotel is fantastic, old world meets new world. The rooms are spacious and decadent. I would recommend staying and the Hotel Place d'Armes to all my family and friend. I will stay her above all other when next I travel to Montreal.
Great location. Superb welcoming staff.
We had the opportunity to be in an exceptional upgraded room. Loved all the added touches as turn down services with a bottle of water and piece of chocolate.
The well presented box of yummy Macaron and little note welcoming us to your hotel was totally unexpected and really appreciated. Only a twenty minute walk to the Bell center to attend the hockey game.
I will be back and will recommend all my friends and family to choose your hotel when visiting your beautiful city.
I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The locations is superb, just across the Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal. It's walking distance to underground station, China Town, and all the nice restaurants in Old Montreal.
The room was huge, very elegant, comfortable. The service was high class. The food in 2 restaurants were amazing.
Overall our experience was very positive at this hotel. It was an amazing location, just steps from Notre Dame. The room was very nice and clean. The price was great. Staff was nice, though we didn’t interact too much with them.
A couple small points. The water coming out of the faucets was scalding hot. As a parent and paramedic, the temperature was concerning to me. More than once I accidentally burned my hand. The hotel should do some spot checks of temperature to ensure that it is not too hot.
The second point was that the hotel wasn’t clear about the cost of parking upfront. I read somewhere “free valet” which I incorrectly assumed meant “free parking”. It was actually $36/night so we got hit with an extra $72 in charges. Had I known this I would have parked in the lot across the street for $21/night and saved $30. A bit annoying.
We will return to Montreal and this hotel.