Hotels in Quebec

The too-cool faux-hawked staffers at this über-chic boutique hotel might be off-putting if the rooms weren’t so stylish and comfortable. Playful fabrics—suede headboards, cowhide chairs, faux-fur throws—brighten the dark walnut floors and cool, white walls.

Opened in 2002, Sofitel Montreal’s floor-to-ceiling windows, wood panels, and fresh flowers give warmth to a space that was built as an office building.

Housed in two buildings, including an old leather factory from the 19th century, the 24-room hotel appeals to young entrepreneurs with its tech-savvy touches like free Wi-Fi and plasma TV’s outfitted with Wii Fit stations.

Located at the intersection of Rue Sherbrooke and Boulevard Saint-Laurent—equidistant from downtown and the Plateau—this property should have been a slam-dunk when it opened in 2004 as the design-driven Hotel Godin.

Montreal’s reputation as a city of style is getting another boost with the newly minted W Montreal. Housed in a formerly lackluster bank building on the border of historic Old Montreal, the hotel is a haven of singular design.

Stepping into the St-James feels like stepping back into a genteel, Gilded Age manse.

A growing sailing and windsurfing community books far in advance for one of the 10 renovated rooms at this convent turned hotel.

Boasting some of the highest vertical for night skiing in North America, Mount-Sainte-Anne lights up nine miles of trails and keeps its lifts open into the evening all winter long for schussing under the stars.

Located in downtown's Golden Square Mile, near Crescent Street nightlife, with a rare-in-these-parts heated outdoor lap pool (open May through November).

Room to Book: Premiums on floors 18 to 31 for the best views of Mont-Royal and the McGill University campus.