I'm generally fond of the Germain hotels - this was my first time in the Montreal location, and while it's not as good as Germain Calgary and Germain Mercer St Toronto, it's a fine boutique hotel in a great location in Montreal if you want to be near Sherbrooke St. We were heading or the Museum of Fine Arts, just a short walk away. As usual the staff were warm, welcoming, helpful and always available. The bed was very comfortable, the lobby small but comfy (and welcoming), and breakfast very good. The restaurant in the hotel, Laurie Raphaël, is very chic (review elsewhere) but on a cold and windy winter's evening it was nice not to have to go out for dinner. The overall feel of the hotel is Euro-cool, which fits with the city. There are aspects of the hotel, particularly in the rooms, which I would describe as more cool than functional. The heating/cooling controls require an engineering or computer degree (although the fellow who brought up our luggage gave us a crash course, which we promptly forgot), and the louvered blinds, which look better than curtains, bleed in a lot of light at night. Hard to find some of the light switches too - especially in the bath room. I had to call twice to the concierge to confirm tickets for the Museum of Fine Arts' Impressionist Show, but eventually it got done.