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 had a terrific romantic weekend at this ritz, right after christmastime! its so well located, and Montreal is amazing and welcoming then. the staff was professional and prompt with everything. highly recommend.
We spent one night at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal to celebrate my sister's birthday. This hotel is the definition of luxury!! Perfect location, luxurious accommodations, and superb service even before you get there. When I made my reservation Mathilde (the guest relations manager) emailed me to ask the name of everyone in our party and the reason for our trip. When we arrived we were greeted by our first names by everyone at the hotel. After a quick check-in, Andre took us to our room. A handwritten welcome note was waiting for us in the room along with balloons and a delicious birthday cake with my sister's name on it. Andre showed us all the features of our room and explained where to find everything in our room and in the hotel. Our visit was short but very memorable thanks to every staff member that works at this hotel. We will definitely stay at this hotel again next time we're in Montreal.
We stayed here for just a night before we had a ski vacation with the family. Everything was perfect. The room was a great size for the four of us(2 adults 2 kids). From helping us finding a lunch spot to the turn down service with chocolates for the adults and the kids to them sending both boys home with stuffed animals we could not have asked for more. This made our first trip to Montreal one that none of us will forget.
The ballroom is historic, beautiful and perfect for a dream wedding in Montreal. Excellent mood lighting. The head matrad is a conductor, making sure each guest receives attention swiftly. The food was good but the services and atmosphere was even better, you will be treated like a queen at the Ritz in Montreal.
This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in, hands down. I would say that I can pretty picky (I hate listening to neighbors), and there was nothing I could find wrong with this hotel. Viktor (I hope I spelled his name right) at the front desk is LOVELY. He was so nice and friendly, he immediately put us at ease after a seemingly long, cold walk from the train station with our bags. He let us check in early and even cracked a few jokes, which honestly can go a long way at hotels like this. Our room was SO nice. Immediately after arriving at the room, someone stopped by with a welcome letter (handwritten) and a plate of macarons. The bathroom was SO cool... with a pretty fancy toilet which I know can be weird for people, but it was a detail that didn't go unnoticed. The bath products were awesome, and at night they actually have a legit turndown service which included more chocolate. The room was SO quiet. For me, this is such a huge deal. The door was super thick so we didn't hear hall traffic (which seems to be an issue at every hotel, no matter the price). The lobby was so cool, and this Ritz is historic, one of the first. I will definitely be back and include afternoon tea in my itinerary!