Hôtel St. Paul
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. Breakfast, served among the couches and low-slung tables on the second-floor Cube 2 lounge, may be Montreal’s hippest meal, filled with fashionable thirtysomething guests recovering (quite gracefully, it must be said) from the previous evening’s excesses.
Insider Tip: Take advantage of St. Paul’s location on the less-touristed western edge of Old Montreal, where many of the city’s design professionals have set up shop along with some of Montreal’s most innovative restaurants and bars. Our favorite stop is the café and gallery space at Cluny ArtBar.
Room to Book: Those on the south side of the building, facing the port, get the most sunlight.