A girlfriend and I had an amazing week in Montreal just after Labor Day. What stands out the most about this hotel is the mind blowing hospitality. Every time we asked the front desk staff for anything, they could not do enough to help us - we asked where something was and 2-3 staff would be checking and double checking maps, sharing their opinions and more. Everything they recommended was a complete hit. They were all so dedicated to ensuring we found what we needed, and it was so very much appreciated!
Of equal importance was the location - a short walk to the cobblestone streets in the Old Port & all of its shops, bars & restaurants, while also a short walk to the Metro, the wonderful Notre Dame Basilica & light show and some great restaurants on the same street or one street over.
The rooms were really spacious and the modern, Warhol-esque pop art all around was super fun.
The lobby was also a chill place to talk & hang out, and also where I discovered how much I loved a loved a local beer that the staff recommended. They also had a Brazilian band one night during happy hour, which was a nice touch.
We also really enjoyed visiting the Botanic Gardens - especially the Japanese Gardens within; eating smoked meat & Poutine; shopping Rue St. Denis & Rue St. Laurent, and nightlife in Le Village. The most beautiful colorfully painted and landscaped townhouse I've ever seen I found en route from Rue St. Denis to Rue St. Laurent. In old Montreal, a drink at the rooftop bar above Hotel Nelligan is great for happy hour/sunset if it's nice out and quite a busy scene. L'Express had totally delicious French food & not too pricey. Had to make a reservation in advance. Le Nil Bleu is an Ethiopian restaurant that the concierge recommended & I went but they had closed for lunch so I missed it. I never went to St. Elizabeth's pub but my friend Bobby went & said it has an amazing vibe.
And if you like orange soda or cream soda you must try a Crush cream soda mousse - a perfect combo of the two.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DARE TO BE ORIGINAL! More than just a hotel, this landmark historic renovated bank is now home to one of the most impressive private art collections in North America on permanent display both in the public spaces as well as our guest rooms and suites. Over 120 Contemporary and Pop artworks feature Litchenstein, Warhol, Miro, Chagall and Botero to name a few. Furthermore, this artful and creative experience extends well beyond the hotel thanks to our Cultural Curator. Elegant, spacious and eclectic, our 56 rooms and suites feature lofty ceilings with large windows, spacious work areas, and luxurious bathrooms and exquisite furnishings. Enjoy daily breakfast served in the privacy of your guestroom or in the Winter Garden Dining Room. Our Botero Wine Bar features private imports by the glass, specially chosen to provide unforgettable tasting experience. Sam Francis Gym, massage room, business center and conference rooms and complimentary WiFi will help make your business or leisure travels unique and memorable. Where else can you have breakfast with Warhol, drinks with Botero and sleep with Litchenstein? Yes, all of our suites and junior suites have original works by world renowned artists! The rooms are memorable but the experience is unforgettable! LHotel is located in the heart of Old Montreal, just steps from the Business District, the Montreal Convention Center, the Old Port and trendy McGill Street. Historic, Artful, Urban. We're more than just a hotel- we're LHotel Montreal...Dare to be original... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l Hotel Montreal
- Xixe Siecle Hotel
- Xixe Siecle Montreal
- Hotel Xix Siecle