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
This was a cute boutique hotel with comfortable beds. The artwork is beautiful. My only complaint is that the outlets were oddly placed (under the desk and in the bathroom). Very nice though, and probably would stay again.
High class comfortable rooms with charming decor. Nice hot shower and jacuzzi tub ensuite with nice toiletries. Love the high ceilings and the large comfortable beds. Free bottled water and for a fee an wonderful European style breakfast ($19CAD) I arrived very late at night (actually very early --1am) and was greeted in a friendly and warm manner. Perfect location in Old Montreal. Wish I had stayed more than one night. I do plan to return!
Beware of charges on your credit cards. A month later they charge my card for services I had already paid for. They started that I didnt pay for it so they decided to go ahead and charge me a month later without advising me. They made a mistake on their end and decided it should all fall back on their customer as opposed to have great custoner service and jusg void that small charge. Until this incident I would have stayed with Lhotel again in the future but Will not be staying with them again after this incident and will not recommend to anyone. Sorry not sorry!
The artwork on the walls is incredible. Take the time to see the painting including the ones on your floor. The hotel is located just of few blocks from Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, it is easy to get to any location in Old Montreal. There is also a subway station just a few blocks further.
L'hotel is a unique boutique hotel in Old Montreal. It is in an old trust Company Building and the walls are adorned with a great collection of Contemporary Art. As a reviewer once said it is like sleepng in an art gallery. The ceilings in the rooms are at least 12' high. the lobby is cozy and feels like you are sitting in someone home.
Staff are very friendly. The breakfast room serves a european style continental breakfast which is delicious.
We have stayed there numerous times.