OK, I've stayed in many hotels and I don't say this lightly, but by far this is the best hotel I've stayed at.
You must have read by now that the owner, Georges Marciano, is a big art collector and especially a fan of Andy Warhol. Arts (paintings, sculptures, etc.) are displayed throughout the hotel, it is like staying at a gallery -- although I am not a big fan of modern (or post-modern, whatever) arts, I certainly can't complain about the extra bonus of art exhibits.
The rooms are beautifully furnished with fine furniture and -- not surprisingly -- more paintings. The rooms also have very high ceilings, which makes them seem roomier (the rooms are not small, but the vertical space is nice to have). Everything -- from furniture to blankets to sheets and towels -- is of fine quality and gives you the luxurious feel. They certainly did not skimp on anything.
The hotel is located in old town and within walking distance to the famed Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. The staff is very friendly as well.
We have not used the swimming pool (not even sure if there is one) and did not dine there, so I am giving these an "Average" score (I wish Tripadvisor has an "N/A" option), but seriously this is a very nice hotel and I highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DARE TO BE ORIGINAL! More than just a hotel, this landmark historic renovated bank is now home to one of the most impressive private art collections in North America on permanent display both in the public spaces as well as our guest rooms and suites. Over 120 Contemporary and Pop artworks feature Litchenstein, Warhol, Miro, Chagall and Botero to name a few. Furthermore, this artful and creative experience extends well beyond the hotel thanks to our Cultural Curator. Elegant, spacious and eclectic, our 56 rooms and suites feature lofty ceilings with large windows, spacious work areas, and luxurious bathrooms and exquisite furnishings. Enjoy daily breakfast served in the privacy of your guestroom or in the Winter Garden Dining Room. Our Botero Wine Bar features private imports by the glass, specially chosen to provide unforgettable tasting experience. Sam Francis Gym, massage room, business center and conference rooms and complimentary WiFi will help make your business or leisure travels unique and memorable. Where else can you have breakfast with Warhol, drinks with Botero and sleep with Litchenstein? Yes, all of our suites and junior suites have original works by world renowned artists! The rooms are memorable but the experience is unforgettable! LHotel is located in the heart of Old Montreal, just steps from the Business District, the Montreal Convention Center, the Old Port and trendy McGill Street. Historic, Artful, Urban. We're more than just a hotel- we're LHotel Montreal...Dare to be original... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l Hotel Montreal
- Xixe Siecle Hotel
- Xixe Siecle Montreal
- Hotel Xix Siecle