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“Botique at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Gault

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Hotel Gault
Ranked #3 of 163 Hotels in Montreal
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Saint Louis
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“Botique at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

The Hotel Gault is situated in the heart of Old Town Montreal.

We stayed in one of the rooms on the top floor which includes great open space, a small kitchen area with microwave, table and fridge. The room also had a balcony.

I would describe the rooms as ultra loft concrete modern foundation with modularized walls and furniture to break up the space. The main room had plenty of room to spread out and the windows and doors to the balcony where beautiful architectural elements of the building. The balcony was very large with furniture for both sitting and eating as well as lounging. It wrapped around the entire room.

The bathroom was well appointed with amenities like a heated concrete floor, modern faucets, shower and tub. It was very clean and functional.

The only advice I could offer for the room and the price was the space was ultra urban/modern. Those looking for a super luxurious feeling will not get it at the Gault. The modern room partitions and furniture gave it a hip vibe but also brought the feeling down to a moderate level for comfort. For example, the space was huge but with two of us, you could hear every move the other was making anywhere in the space. There were no clear walls or divisions of the space and the furniture felt oddly arranged and the kitchen/living area was laid out in a way that only allowed us to use a small portion of it.

On to the service and the lobby, bar and lounge area on the first floor. The staff was outstanding at the Gault. Every day we came across new employees and each one had their very own special way to make you feel at home. They were not overbearing, yet they were attentive and very polite and attended to your every need. The first floor space is fantastic. The bar is a great place to stop and grab a drink/snack and hang out.

Finally, some people commented the Gault is hard to locate. There signage is sparse on the outside so be on the lookout. We arranged car service to/from the airport through the hotel so never had a problem. We walked the city every day and always could find our way back to the hotel. It is in a secluded corner a block off the main action.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who loves the loft boutique experience. However we did visit the St. James for brunch one morning and if we ever return to Montreal, it appears to be much more the style and substance of a hotel that would fit our liking.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

I adore this small hotel. What is not to like about it? O.K., the re-do of the tables in the breakfast area is not my favourite, compared to what it was... But, the smartly designed rooms are still as comfortable as ever, the concierge service is still top notch and helpful as ever, and the location is brilliant in quieter old Montreal. Merci, merci, merci!

Room Tip: Go here off-season, you'll get a great room rate!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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HotelGault, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Gault, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Dear guest,
First of all, Merci! for your review!
We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay at the Hotel Gault !
I will be pleased to share your comments with our Concierge.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon,
Best regards!
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

This last February 2012, I stayed in the Gault for one night and was very pleased overall. Its minimalistic decor is elegant yet cozy, and done with very good taste. The service was personalized and attentive. I also held a business meeting in their conference room and their facilities were perfect. I will definitely stay here again. I sincerely recommend it for both business and pleasure...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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HotelGault, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Gault, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Dear guest,
It is a pleasure to hear that your enjoyed the decor and the service during your last stay!
We are looking forward to welcoming you back, either on business or leisure trip!
Best regards,
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Great staff always ready to help , great location in Old Montreal and the rooms are stunning! modern yet cozy, very elegant and quiet breakfast room in the lobby, i could spend every morning here, cant wait to get back at my favorite Montreal boutique hotel.

Room Tip: with a terrace
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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HotelGault, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Gault, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Dear guest,
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay!
We can't wait to welcoming you back as well!
Best regards,
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for the first time in March. The property was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room I had was spacious and bright. The bed was very comfortable.

Overall I was very impressed and I will definitely be staying here again.

Stayed March 2012
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HotelGault, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Gault, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Dear guest,
First of all, thank you to take the time to share your experience at the Hotel Gault on Trip Advisor!
It is a pleasure to hear that you have had a great stay with us!
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Kind regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

We absolutely enjoyed staying at this boutique hotel. The design of the property is excellently done, with many unique details to admire (we later found out that the owner of this property is in fact an architect). The rooms are briliantly layed out, very creatively to make it seem as if there is more space than in fact there is! The bathrooms are very cool, Japanese-like, minimal and practical. We also enjoyed the the help of their delightful concierge staff, especially, when they helped us get into restaurants, as well as when they recommended us try newer restaurants, too. All in all, this is one of the best small hotels we ever stayed at, a major highlight of our visit to Montreal.

Room Tip: Best boutique hotel in Montreal, don't be fooled by others!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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HotelGault, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Gault, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Dear guest,
We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Gault!
We hope to welcoming you back to your "Best boutique hotel in Montréal" !
Best regards!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

I have been visiting Montreal 2-5 times per year since 1989, and have stayed at many of the hotels downtown. Some years ago I discovered the Gault. Since then I have not considered any other options. The rooms are great and the service is excellent. I spend 150+ night per year in various hotel rooms and know a good one when I get there. The rooms at the Gault has everything I need: An excellent bed, a good workspace and a good shower. The decor and design is very nice and I really feel at home there. The staff are very (but not overly) friendly and help you out with anything you need without hestiaton.

There are few hotels where I think "I look forward to come back" but the Gault is really one of them!

Room Tip: If you need a good working space, you may need to ask for it. I have not had a room without one, but...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Gault
Address: 449 Sainte-Helene, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2K9, Canada
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Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Montreal
#2 Business Hotel in Montreal
#3 Romantic Hotel in Montreal
#3 Luxury Hotel in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Gault 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gault is a boutique hotel housed in an historic building built in 1871. The hotel lies in the heart of Old Montreal, just steps away from the downtown and the convention centre. In contrast to the exterior of this landmark building, inside, The Gault features a minimalist style. Together, they create an incomparable communion of old-world comfort and luxurious contemporary design. Furnished with classic 20th-century pieces, The Gault experience is enhanced by huge French windows that flood each of the 30 suites with natural light and create a radiant atmosphere. All the rooms are open-plan and equipped with Mondrian custom oak cabinetry, an LED flat-screen television, and Blu-ray technology. Some suites feature 3D televisions. All guests enjoy HDTV, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, and free local calls. iPads are available on request. ... more   less 
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