What We Love
- Those top-of-the-line Toto Neorest toilets (they warm, wash and dry)
- Toasty bathrooms, with towel warmers and heated floors, are very welcome in the winter
- The desk comes with office supplies, including a stapler, scissors, highlighter and Post-Its
- The whimsical incorporation of maple sugar and syrup into spa treatments
What To Know
- The breakfast buffet is pricey, though there’s an à la carte menu
- Rooms have motion-activated lights that make a nighttime trip to the bathroom much more graceful
- This was the first-ever Ritz-Carlton
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Golden Square Mile, as this part of Montreal is known, has the lion’s share of the city’s best restaurants, shops, and attractions, so using the Ritz-Carlton as your base means fast access to everything. The property itself was renovated in recent years and has all the amenities you’d expect, including one of the city’s best spas and 24-hour room service. Nespresso machines, pillow menus, and 24” televisions in the bathrooms bring a luxurious touch to the rooms, which are modern and have good-sized desks. The hotel also houses its own art gallery, a small saltwater pool, and a greenhouse that’s part of the Maison Boulud restaurant, helmed by Daniel Boulud, who has three Michelin stars to his name (and counting). The elegant hotel lobby, known as the Palm Court, is home to the extremely tempting Dom Pérignon Champagne Bar—but you can opt for the traditional high tea instead.
In the Area
The Ritz-Carlton is walking distance from much of the best Montreal has to offer, starting with Mont-Royal Park, where you can run, walk, or hike. (Check out the cross-country skiers, ice skaters, and snow-shoers in the winter!) The tens of thousands of artworks that make up the spectacular collection at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts are just two minutes down Sherbrooke Street—allow a minimum of two or three hours to explore. Some of the city’s top beans, from 49th Parallel Roasters, are turned into top-notch espressos and cappuccinos at Café Myriade, four blocks from the hotel. Stop in the lively Biermarkt for a sampling of over 150 different beers, including seasonal Quebec-brewed ales and ciders on tap, before dinner at Taverne Dominion, a chic bistro with classic French dishes, an extensive wine list, and professionally made cocktails.
How to Get There
Best night's sleep - maybe ever. Extremely quiet. Great mattress, pillows, sheets.
Central location near restaurants, shopping, and quaint everything...
Great restaurant on site.
Service is extremely polite and attentive.
Perhaps the best hotel I've ever stayed in.
Service from the hotel was perfect from beginning to end. Attention to detail and care was exemplary from the moment I arrived. Front Desk was informative, bellhop took the time to explain all the features of the hotel (automatic blinds, toilet/bidet, location of items, light switches...etc). Rooms were comfortably large and well appointed, quiet!!!
Many many thanks for an enjoyable stay
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Ritz Carlton, Montreal. The staff was very nice and pleasant to interact with. The room was spacious and well appointed. Great amenities. Location is amazing.
All in all a fantastic luxurious hotel with a human touch and superior service. We cannot wait to go back,
I was excited to go back to Montreal after a 15-year hiatus but apprehensive about the hype of 5-star hotels in that city! You see, I'm what you would call a hotel snob...so I'm always afraid to be disappointed. I'm the person counting the thread count Egyptian cotton in my sheet and making sure my duvet is made with goose feathers!!! Well, well, not literally! In this case, the Ritz didn't disappoint. First of all, the arrival experience was magnificent. I felt like royalty arriving there. The bellmen, concierg and front desk all greeted me with kindness and honest to goodness friendliness. The reception desk even told me they were expecting me! I also am a huge Leonard Cohen fan, and noticed at the front desk a huge painting of him! That warmed my heart. The front desk attendant made sure to take a photo of me with the painting! Now for the greatness of the Ritz. First the hotel looks brand new even though it's the first Ritz hotel, I'm told. The hallways to the room are nice and wide and have an understated elegance. My room was PERFECT. plugs and usb port on either side of the extremely comfy bed, just like every fine hotel should have. They had a plug near the ironing board so I didn't have to go on a plug scavenger hunt!!!. The hair dryer was of high quality and dried the hair quickly and nicely. Loved the Asprey products. The shower was solid. Strong water pressure and a great rainshower overhead. I loved their turn down service with a personal note and my chocolates. The hotel also had a to-die-for hamam and pool on the roof. And, did I mention I'm a Leonard Cohen fan? Well, from the roof, you can see the public mural of his!!! I took a few selfies from the roof terrace. Simply perfect. More photos were taken there.
The wifi is great and strong and works everywhere in the hotel, including in the meeting room. No need to update the password.
The main lobby bar is also very comfortable and the art there is stunning. I'm delighted to see that Montreal knows who Brigitte Bardot is! There is a great photo of her facing the same type of art photo of Elizabeth Taylor in her glory! Very cool. I love that Boulud has his restaurant in the hotel. We delighted eating there for many of our meals! The staff there was most helpful in making sure my experience was top notch. Thank you for that. I cannot wait to get back there.
I recently proposed to my then-girlfriend (now fiancé) at The Ritz. The staff was outstanding in helping out. A huge shout out to Simon at The Dom Perignon Lounge, who went over and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. Everyone was so kind and I cannot wait to head back to Montreal to visit again. Thanks again!!