OPUS Hotel Montreal
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. But after much ado, things fizzled, thanks in large part to the owners’ inability to get a liquor license. Thankfully, Vancouver’s playful Trilogy Group took it over in 2007, and the comfortable, well-sized rooms are now brighter and more colorful (albeit rather generic), and the property—finally!—can serve booze. The vibe is still resolutely young, but the Opus professionalism shines through.
Room to Book: The executive suites, for their extra-large spa baths.