Le Saint Sulpice
What We Love
- Pitch-perfect location in the heart of historic Old Montreal
- Rooms feel like your own pied-à-terre, complete with small kitchenettes
- Clefs d’Or concierge service
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Nespresso coffee machines and kitchenettes in every suite; gas fireplaces and balconies in select suites
- Guestrooms were renovated in January 2012
- The hotel offers free access to a fitness center in the area
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In Montreal, “you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window,” Mark Twain famously quipped. And a stay at Le Saint-Sulpice puts you a stone’s throw from the church of churches, the Notre Dame Basilica. The 108-room sanctuary swims with nattily dressed shoppers discussing the day’s finds over lattes and suited businessmen settling into leather sofas by the roaring fireplace. The lines are modern as is the muted palette of copper, moss and cream with pops of merlot.
Bed and Bath
The 550-square-foot Superior Suite feels like your own pied-à-terre. The dark wood, floor-to-ceiling frame around the bed — stark white, except for a tomato-red throw — is reminiscent of a Murphy bed. The lovely sitting area is the perfect spot for morning coffee, courtesy of the Nespresso machine in the tiny-but-functional kitchenettes found in all suites. Deluxe and Executive Suites are an apartment-sized 650 and 800 square feet, respectively, adding separate bedrooms and sitting areas; select suites have gas fireplaces and balconies. All have marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, slick glass sinks and L’Occitane en Provence products, but you’ll have to upgrade to the Deluxe or Executive Suite for the separate glass-encased walk-in shower.
The hotel’s Sinclair Terrace attracts Montreal’s beautiful people who linger over bottles of wine and steak frites amid the glory of the Sulpicians’ gardens (the oldest in North America). On the interior court of the hotel, the Sinclair restaurant had a 2012 kitchen-to-wine cellar redesign, emerging on the Old Montreal scene to serve modern French fare. The dark, moody jewel box space, with butter-soft fawn leather seats tucked beneath black embossed tables, could hardly be more romantic.
In the Area
Devoted carnivores shouldn’t miss Martin Picard’s cult eatery Au Pied De Cochon (“the pig’s foot”), where even the French fries come topped with foie gras. Around the corner within the sleek stone walls of Scandinave Les Bains Vieux, a deep cleanse in the communal Scandinavian baths costs about $55. Catch a concert amidst archangels and apostles in long-awaited Bourgie Hall, a 107-year-old church turned performance space that opened in October 2012. Glide along the Lachine Canal aboard a Navark Dollier-de-Casson bateau to spy historic landmarks and experience the city’s busy river life. At the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, you can catch a glimpse of early Montreal courtesy of a fascinating underground archaeology dig and see why locals are so enthralled with this corner of Quebec at the Montreal Love Stories exhibit.
How to Get There
Stayed for two nights in the old city celebrating my husband’s birthday and our anniversary. What a beautiful hotel and absolutely fantastic location to wander the streets for sightseeing, shopping and great restaurants. We had a suite with a kitchenette that was very handy for staying in to enjoy a bottle of red and the fireplace in the living area. The king bed was very comfortable and because we faced the courtyard it was so quiet. We’ve stayed in other hotels in the old city which weren’t as quiet. Staff was very friendly and valet parking was convenient especially with the rainy weather. Thank you for making our celebration weekend a great one!
From the moment you walk into the lobby, you immediately know you’ve come to the right place. Greeted by a friendly doorman, checked in by a knowledgeable and polite clerk and shown through the lobby and amenities. So nice to have a late night drink in the bar and breakfast the next morning was all you’d want it to be (I had a veggie omelette that was delicious)!
My husband and I stayed at this marvelous hotel for two nights after a cruise and was chosen solely on its close proximity to the Notre-Dame Basilica. It’s like right next to it! This hotel has it all: valet parking, concierges who go out of their way to help, front desk people who truly are happy to help, and the nicest rooms! There was a comfortable bed, a total living area next to it (a stove top, microwave and fridge) and a tub and roomy shower! Restaurant in house but lots of bistros and shopping within a block.
This is a definite place to stay if in Montreal! And don’t forget Aura at the basilica, do not miss that!!