Hotels in Quebec
Set among the 19th-century warehouses that line the riverside Rue de la Commune, this 27-room inn could pull in guests for its address alone.
A formerly gritty Holiday Inn, the property fits right into rapidly gentrifying St.-Roch. Interiors are awash in charcoal grays and stark whites, with graffiti-inspired art, mod Japanese soaking tubs, and windows that look out onto surrounding steeples.
A five-story building dating back to 1886, Auberge Bonaparte has dormer windows, solid oak doors, and original stone, including a frontispiece made for the first resident, Judge Joseph-Amable Berthelot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.