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.
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LHotel is a great friendly vibe . Lovely spacious rooms in a romantic old Montreal neighborhood with good access to some fine dining .
The rooms are nicely appointed , clean and most importantly , the beds are very comfortable .
Highly recommended .
Very nice small boutique hotel at the edge of the old city. Great collection of modern art mostly from the Op/Pop era. Service was fine. Room was adequate. Bathroom passed the throne test; although shelf space was lacking. There were no hidden fees, unlike our last experience on Price Line - Name your own price. In that case, my bid was accepted by WestHouse in NYC and only after it was accepted did I learn that there were mandatory fees. So much for Name Your Own Price!
Montreal is one of our favorite weekend getaways, and this is by far our favorite hotel. From the size and comfort of the rooms, to the friendly and courteous staff, you absolutely can't go wrong with this hotel. Even in the middle on a Montreal winter!!
This was a visit to Old Montreal for my birthday. It was unfortunately a last minute decision, as my friend was unsure if they could make it. I did ask for a room that might be quiet, I wish I had asked for a bed that might be considered comfortable though. The bed was VERY firm, I could not sleep at all and my back is very sore today. The room was located on the lower level beside a parking lot that had vehicles going in and out till late hours, it was not the parking that you paid for with Valet. It was public parking.
The hotel is very elegant, the artwork is interesting. If you take the time to read the history on this building, it is quite interesting.
My wife and I love staying in Old Montreal. We found this gem from other reviews on this site. It did not disappoint. Even though we arrived late (after 10pm), the courteous staff gladly helped us with our luggage up to our room and valeted the car for us. We were able to walk to most of the things we wanted to see around here, which made the location so good. We opted for the larger room since we were traveling with a toddler, and that was definitely the right call. The room was spacious, the bathroom seemed recently remodeled, and it had everything we needed.
Besides the comfort of staying here, there is very unique and amazing artwork throughout the hotel. I caught myself just wandering down the hallways to check it all out.
Upon checkout, there was a minor error in our bill. This was rectified immediately and without further question. We truly enjoyed our stay here and will not hesitate to return.