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
I stayed at this wonderful hotel for four nights and was very satisfied. My husband and I had a great conversation with one of the staff about the decoration of the hotel which is the owners private art collection hanging on the walls. Furthermore, no rooms are identical, which gives the hotel a great feeling and atmosphere. So if you are looking for a different (in a good way) hotel with a good location in the Old part of Montreal, this is the place for you.
My husband and I loved staying at the L'Hotel Montreal. The location downtown was perfect for being able to walk everywhere. The staff were outstanding in their cooperation and friendliness. We were doing a TV shoot there and they did everything they could to accommodate us.Loved all the art everywhere. (Wish I had had the time to explore all the floors. Lots of character, clean, comfortable beds, large bathrooms.Lovely stay!
There is a great warm, but stylish vibe at the LHotel. We were blown away by the art collection. It is truly spectacular. We went from floor to floor taking in the stunning works of art. I'm talking Warhol, Miro, Jasper Johns, Liechtenstein, Frank Stella, John Dine, Murakami...the list goes on.
Our superior queen room with 2 queen beds was cozy and inviting. We loved the high ceilings, the decor and the ample drawer space and armoire. The small fridge was great for our Pellegrino and milk for coffee in the morning. Having the Keurig coffee maker was terrific. At turn down we loved receiving our two bottles of water with chocolate! My only complaint was the absence of any shelving under the bathroom sink. That would have been a practical asset. We had to ask for a blow dryer (broken in the room), bathroom tissue, a robe (one was missing from the room), but every request was expeditiously responded to. The staff are responsive and friendly.
On our final day before parting for the airport we had a wonderful breakfast in the lovely dining area. The host and server, Nick Meireles was simply wonderful. So genuine and conscientious about our comfort. I even felt prompted to share my great news that I had just received my Canadian citizenship. He was enthusiastic and encouraging.It made for a lovely parting.
All in all, the LHotel is an exceptional place to stay in Old Montreal. I will be returning!
Large, high-ceilinged vintage rooms, excellent linens. Friendly, welcoming staff. Super quiet. The first room I got had a slanted floor which made me a bit dizzy. Asked for. and got, a different room for the next two nights. No hassle whatsoever.
As we explored the area, it was clear, just from the outside, that LHotel was a cut above. Originally, we considered the St. James; however, when we saw it in person, there was no comparison to LHotel outside and in the lobby area. The LOVE structure that greets you outside LHotel is as inviting and warming as any hotel we've stayed at on this continent and others. When it, and the entire building is lit up at night, it's a sight to behold. The highlights at the hotel were the warm and friendly staff and the dining room manager, Nick Meireles. He is personable, knowledgeable and genuinely seems to like people. He makes you feel like you are old friends. For sure, Nick understands the value of customer service excellence and has this talent in abundance. He's a great asset to LHotel.