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
We didn't stay in the hotel because they were booked for our nights but we did go over for drinks after dinner at Moishe's and Sebastian was a great bartender. We were fortunate because it was very quite for the first hour we were there and we had the place to ourselves. By 11:00 the bar was packed. It is beautiful and pictures do not do it justice.
We stayed for a few days as a family. I'm usually not convinced that Ritz Carlton is as good as some people say ("it's like the Four Seasons") but this one really is. Good location on one of the city's main streets, away from but not too far away from the old town, very helpful concierge who know what they're talking about, rooftop enclosed pool with a terrace. Quite bust with weddings etc while we were there but that wasn't a distraction because it's a well-run hotel. Recommended in Montreal.
Attended a company event recently. beautiful lobby bar. Staff very attentive; 3 course meal, food exquisite; lovely courtyard. Beautiful building in a great location. Wonderful night out, would love to return.
My husband and I stayed at The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal Aug 8th-11th, 2018.
This was the most luxurious hotel that we have ever stayed in, and we were more than pleased.
The hotel is located on a busy street, however, once inside, you do not notice the sounds of traffic.
From the attendant that greets you at the door and takes your bags out of the car, to the maids on each floor, everyone was very nice and more than willing to assist with whatever you need. The front desk staff and the concierge were very nice, and very efficient. Every member of the staff is bilingual, so communication is not a problem.
The room was beautifully appointed, extremely comfortable and very clean. The bathroom was spacious, clean and very well designed. Our room was extremely quiet, we did not hear anyone out and about in the hall at any time.
We appreciated the security feature that requires you to scan your room key in the elevator, and then only allows you to go to the floor that your room is located on.
Valet parking is $40 per day (CAN), once we got to the hotel, we walked or took a cab to anywhere that we wanted to go.
The concierge arranged for us to take the walking tour of Old Montreal (both East and West) which we highly recommend. We also spent a day visiting both the Holocaust Museum (a cab ride away) and the fine arts museum which is located right down the street from the hotel.
We did not eat at the hotel restaurant, as there are many local restaurants within walking distance of the hotel to choose from.
We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back for weekend getaways!
OK. This place is not cool! But then I have spent my life being cool. I was only there a couple of days and didn’t use the restaurants, except room service (very nice for breakfast). The rooms are great and super clean and comfortable. Decent enough little gym. Pool from what I saw of it, bit of a waste of time. Staff mostly try hard. I would most definitely go back.