Thanks to everyone for their advice. We ended up staying at the St. Sulpice...very, very happy about the experince. It's a great hotel, excellent quality and absolutely wonderful people. I checked out a few other hotels while we were in Montreal...and have absolutely no regrets...it was exactly what we wanted. We would absolutely stay there again...in a heart beat! It was contemporary, inside and out, but not the "hip over-the-top" style and attitude I feared and wated to stay away from. I think Place d'Armes would probably be more like that for those who want it. I can't say enough about the hotel staff...front desk, concierge, bellmen and housekeeping...all very pleasant, smiling and helpful. And, on top of all of that, it was wonderful being back in Montreal after so many years...both my wife and I realized how much we missed it...especially the old side streets Old Montreal. Anyone seeking a wonderful experience and wonderful hotel, go to Montreal (especially Old Montreal) and stay at the St. Suplice.