What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes 25 percent off daily breakfast and Botero Wine Bar purchases as well as an extended check-out time (1 p.m.)
- This historic property (built in 1870) houses a stunning art collection featuring Lichtenstein, Chagall, Warhol and Johns, to name a few
- Expertly crafted martinis as well as top vintages at the Botero Wine Bar
- Central business district location within walking distance of Old Montreal’s restaurants, shops and sights
What To Know
- European-style continental breakfast includes Montreal's famous St. Viateur bagels
- Guestrooms are individually decorated in honor of pop and postwar artists
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
Step into this late-19th-century hotel and you’ll wonder if you’ve been transported to one of Montreal’s top art galleries. The walls are adorned with 250 original works by pop and postwar masters, and each guestroom is individually decorated in honor of a famous artist, like Lichtenstein, Chagall and Warhol. Georges Marciano, co-founder of Guess jeans, bought and renovated the hotel in 2010 expressly to display his priceless collection — the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has even come calling to borrow some of the pieces. As you might expect, the hotel’s design is bold and eclectic, just like the city’s vivid cultural scene. It opens onto what was once known as Canada’s Wall Street, and it’s close to the must-see sights, galleries, museums and cobbled streets of the Old Port. If what you want is pampering, however, the staff can arrange an in-room massage or a trip to Bota Bota, a stylish luxury spa anchored in the St. Lawrence River. When visitors get back after a long day, the best perch is the neon-lit Botero Wine Bar, which offers expertly crafted martinis as well as top vintages.
In the Area
Visit the Notre Dame Basilica (a tour of the old and new chapels is a great introduction to Montreal’s history) and Place Jacques-Cartier, where you’ll find street performers, world class dining and galleries galore; an alfresco stop for a glass of a local craft beer and some people watching is a must. Within a mile of the hotel you’ll find the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Place des Arts, the Montreal symphony, Rue. Ste. Catherine’s shopping and the Underground City, a network connecting 1,700 shops, department stores and even Canada’s government-run liquor stores (it also provides needed respite from the city’s bitter winter chill). Whether above or below ground, the area is best explored on foot, and no matter how far you wander in Old Montreal you’ll be able to take in the French- and British-influenced architecture of what is one of the oldest neighborhoods on the continent.
How to Get There
We took my mom to Montreal for her 70th birthday to escape the South Florida heat.
LHotel was exactly what my mom needed in a hotel. She loved her room and the hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I recommend the hotel for anyone visiting Montreal that wants to stay in Old Montreal.
Perfect location - just steps to all the shops, restaurants. Nice big rooms with very high ceilings and large windows, interesting contemporary art mixed with classic decor. Good value given the central location.
I love the city. So much to see and so much to do. The food scene is second to none. A lot of changes taking place for the past 10 years. Improvements have been remarkable. L hotel is super convenient , steps away from Place d'Arms subway station, walking distance to St. Catherine and Gay Bilage