We spent a weekend at the St James as a mini holiday. This boutique hotel is in an old bank building on St James St. The building is from an era when this part of Montreal was the centre of commerce in Canada.
The feel of the hotel is very european. You leave your key at the front desk when you go out. The key is on a big weight, but the key itself is a high tech digital design, All of the small touches were done well. A spray bottle of Molton Brown scent for the pillows was a nice touch I had not seen elsewhere.
The bed was comfortable, the shower was great with lots of hot water under high pressure. The room was filled with current copies of an assortment of magazines. Very relaxing place to hide away for a few days. The staff quickly learns your name and addresses by it as you come and go. Nice touch. Makes the hotel feel like home.
The spa was small and private. Meals and drinks in the adjoining XO restaurant were premium priced for food that was good and service that was a bit off. At $40 per person for breakfast they really should offer you a second cup of coffee or to refill your glass of orange juice.
The connection to the Montreal underground city and Metro was convenient during rainy weather.
A new favourite hide away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Member of The Leading Hotels of the World, renowned for its warm professional service, exceptional interiors and avant-garde elegance, this timeless grand hotel has become the benchmark of hospitality in Canada. This historic building, dating from 1870, is ideally situated in vibrant Old Montreal with easy access to shopping areas, restaurants, and the financial center. With impeccably detailed guest accommodations, each room and suite possesses its own character and personal charm. XO Le Restaurant offers its guests a modern and innovative cuisine. Le Spa served as the "Merchants Bank" vault. The stone wall is the original wall of fortification of Montreal which was preserved and now contributes to the peaceful candlelit setting we offer for the ultimate relaxation experience. Hotel Le St-James is a Certificate of Excellence 2014 winner with Trip Advisor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Le St James
- Le St James Hotel