Spectacular city views, speakeasy cocktail bars, restored gentlemen’s clubs and Michelin-starred chefs await you at Montreal’s best luxury hotels and residences.
The bulk of Montreal’s most lavish stays are positioned around Sherbrooke Street West: it’s here that you’ll find high end shopping; the city’s best art museums and galleries, and an array of premium tasting menus and wine bars. Like Montreal itself, these properties range from ultra-modern complexes with unparalleled views to historic 19th-century buildings brimming with history and charm.
Whether you’re looking for an elegant suite to order room service from or you’ve got your sights set on sipping champagne in a luxurious lobby bar, these are the best spots in the city for enjoying the finer things in life.
The first and only Five Diamond property in Quebec, the Ritz-Carlton is self-described as a “modern tech hub with European-inspired charm”. The property touts 129 luxurious rooms, each of which features a Montreal or garden view. Find waterfalls, fireplaces and an indoor saltwater pool at the Spa Saint James and dine on a meal by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud at the property’s French restaurant, Maison Boulud. After a day of sightseeing, be sure to book a traditional and decadent afternoon tea at the Dom Pérignon Bar.
Centrally located at Rene Levesque and Mansfield, this five-star spot is the largest hotel in Montreal, touting an impressive 1,039 rooms across 21 floors. Despite its size, Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth retains an intimate atmosphere thanks to its historic charm and ‘60s-style furnishings. Many guests flock to the Queen Elizabeth for its storied past. It was here that John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their iconic ‘Bed-in for Peace’ protest just over 50 years ago. There’s also a lush wellness centre and indoor pool, two restaurants, and a charming lobby café that draws just as many Montreal residents as it does hotel guests.
Best known for its immaculate third-floor terrace and bar by chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, Montreal’s newest luxury haunt is tucked into de la Montagne Street. Its position is walking distance to the party and shopping streets, but far enough away to ensure a good night’s sleep away from the city noise. The newly erected property touts 169 modern guest rooms that span from the sixth to the 12th floor, each of which has sleek interiors, dramatic lighting, unparalleled city views and elegant four-poster beds.
This chic downtown hotel straddles de la Montagne and Rene Levesque, just minutes from the Bell Center, making it a great location for anyone in town for a hockey game or concert. The corner hotel resides in a glistening high rise, made even more glamorous by the massive namesake crystal chandelier that hangs over the lobby. Hotel Le Crystal sports wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, large beds outfitted with feather pillows and plush duvets, soaking tubs, and rainfall showers. There’s also the Amerispa, a heated indoor pool and a rooftop hot tub with impressive city views.
This 90-room hotel on Drummond Street dates all the way back to 1926, when it was a well-known gentlemen’s club. Le Mount Stephen has been meticulously restored since then, but the carved stone columns, onyx fireplaces and grand staircases still evoke essences of the property’s long history. The rooms themselves tout floor-to-ceiling windows, rainfall showerheads and in some cases, a private terrace. There’s also The Bar George, a contemporary British pub with all the features one would imagine in a former gentlemen’s club pub; wood paneling, plush leather seats, and an ornate marble fireplace.
Housed in an impressively high standalone glass tower, The Sofitel has become instantly recognizable in Montreal’s historic Golden Square Mile area. Inside, the hotel is complemented with Victorian antiques from the estate of North American railroad pioneer William Cornelius Van Horne and contemporary artwork line the walls, largely thanks to its proximity to some of the city’s best boutique art galleries and museums. The blend of minimalist design and warm sophistication continues into the stylish guest rooms and suites, which tout floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, walk-in showers and soaker tubs, double vanities and Hermès bath products.
Fitting right into Montreal’s bustling Golden Square Mile, Loews Hotel Vogue took hospitality to the next level when it opened back in the early nineties. Positioned as a luxury resting place for travelers in town for business, the property includes executive boardroom spaces, private seminar venues, and meeting specialists available to help run events and seminars. Decor is sleek and minimal, with comfortable furnishings and neutral tones. The hotel is also home to La Société Bistro, a cozy restaurant and bar that artfully blends Parisian flair with contemporary North American cuisine.