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
- 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
We loved everything about this hotel from the location to the friendly staff. We had a beautiful, large suite that provides us plenty of space and privacy for our family. The staff was overwhelming friendly and helpful and made us feel completely at home in another country. We highly recommend this hotel.
Great Room size, Super Friendly helpful staff, Fantastic location- Heart of Old Montreal. In the middle of Activity on St. Paul Street, near the river, and near Notre Dame. AC struggled a bit due to heat wave, but it still worked fine and was plenty cool by bedtime. Breakfast was very good.
We visited St. Sulpice in May of 2017, and since we enjoyed it so much the first time, decided to come back again this year during the first week of July. We had a deluxe suite last time, and chose to splurge on the executive suite with terrace for this visit. Both suites had about the same square footage, but the interior of the executive suite was smaller that the deluxe suite because of the terrace. We arrived very early, but were allowed into our suite hours before normal check-in.
Having the terrace was great, except that we visited during the recent heat wave, and because of the glaring sun, it was only usable in the mornings and evenings. Perhaps having an umbrella table or retractable awning would make the space more inviting during other times of the day.
The suite was clean, comfortable and kept cool, despite the heat. The housekeeping staff did a great job, making sure that dirty wine glasses were replaced, trashcans emptied, and toiletries were replenished. They also made sure plenty of bottled water was available.
We ordered from room service and had one dinner in Sinclairs, and were very happy with everything we had. We had a little issue with a delay with the remote control when trying to order a movie (and accidentally ordered it in French instead of English because of the sluggishness), but a call to the front desk brought an IT guy up to the room right away to get us back on track. The front desk was happy to exchange our currency, and actually told us that we could probably get a better exchange rate elsewhere. The concierge staff were very helpful, giving us maps and recommendations, and even suggesting the best place for a frozen lemonade (great suggestion). When we were leaving, they got us a taxi within minutes.
The location of the hotel can't be beat...a few minutes' walk to so many wonderful places...just pay attention to whether you want East or West Rue St. Paul...it makes a difference!
You can't go wrong with St. Sulpice!
This hotel is beautiful and the staff is very attentive to your needs. The restaurant is pricey, but good; slow service. Overall, our stay was wonderful and the hotel is across the street from Notre Dame. You can walk to most major sites.
The room was clean, comfortable and well appointed. Nice bath products too. Great location in old Montreal - walking distance to everything. The front desk staff were so helpful. When my companion became ill (a couple hours after we checked out), And we still had several hours before our flight, I went back and asked if our room had been cleaned - sadly it had. I explained our situation and the staff let us use another room for a couple of hours. That was a huge help to us. They couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating! Would definitely stay again!