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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gault Hotel Montreal