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Hotel Le St-James

355 St-Jacques, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1N9 Canada
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#22 of 175 hotels in Montreal
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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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French
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pippobird wrote a review Jan 2020
Brookline, Massachusetts23 contributions20 helpful votes
We had read mixed reviews on this but still went ahead. The staff were excellent. The room was excellent (804). If you are looking for action this would not be a good choice. Saw very few people in the lounge and virtually no-one in the restaurant (in fact we cancelled our reservation at this highly rated restaurant as we did not want to eat alone in the beautiful but empty space) The fitness facility was smaller than our room so if you are looking for a decent well equipped facility this is not it. The major critique we have (which is 100% in the control of the hotel) was the spa. An important reason for our visit was to relax in a winter spa. When we arrived we asked for a spa appointment and were told that it was closed for reconstruction!!! We did see the small massage room next to the exercise room and saw no signs of construction. OK maybe it was going to be done somewhere else in the property. However we should have been told this at the time of the reservation (which was through American Express) and certainly in the numerous reminders we received prior to the trip. We give this 4 stars because of the ambience, the room and the staff but the negatives listed above might have taken off one of the stars.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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L H wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois1603 contributions425 helpful votes
Iconic Old Montreal hotel in a gorgeous building (originally a bank) with great service. Some rooms are on the small side, drapes do a good job at blocking light, decor is tasteful. Mini-fridge, Nespresso coffee maker, free bottled water with turn-down service, free wi-fi, limited cable TV, luggage rack, dresser, closet w/ safe, robes/slippers, no microwave. Comfortable bed (sheets could be softer), squishy pillows. Nice bathrooms with a full complement of toileteries. Narrow entryway could really use some wall hooks. Unfortunately, the overheated rooms do not respond to lowering the thermostat; the staff will promptly unlock windows, but that doesn't always help depending on airflow/cross drafts. Daily newspaper delivery available, front desk will change currency quickly.
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Date of stay: December 2019
DRG wrote a review Dec 2019
Montreal, Canada85 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed on a Monday night for my birthday. We checked in at 2 and I had a facial in the spa at 2:30. The facial was fantastic with great ambiance. My husband had lunch at the bar at XO. He had the club which I enjoyed half of after my facial. Prices reflect the hotel class but portions were good. We booked through AMEX and received a great deal with dining credits, an upgraded room and breakfast which we took as room service. Delicious! A Hollywood movie was on the last day of filming in the hotel and the service elevator was out so the crew was slowing the elevator down but a great memory for our night getting a few glimpses of the setup on the floor of filming. The room was clean, well stocked and staff was excellent and friendly. We dined in XO for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our meals and cocktails and our server was excellent and attentive. We would definitely return for a special pampered day and night.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
665kathyt wrote a review Nov 2019
Lighthouse Point, Florida13 contributions6 helpful votes
Many months I booked a king size bed room through Expedia. I had confirmed it several times prior to my arrival. When I arrived they informed me that they only had queen sized rooms available. They tried to appease me by offering a junior suite with a queen size bed. Reluctantly I accepted. I should have moved out that day. We spent the night and conferred with the concierge regarding the famous Montreal bagels we had heard so much about. He sent us to a cafe down the street that served no bagels. When i called him from the street he apologized and gave me another place steps from where I was. We went and again, No bagels. We ubered to our final destination through trip advisor. We just arrived home to our room, which was blazing hot. They couldn’t turn the heaters off so they opened the windows, so now I have the night noise of downtown to go to sleep to. Would never stay here again, no way, never. Will fight the bill on the credit card.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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19paul49 wrote a review Oct 2019
La Quinta, California59 contributions33 helpful votes
The architecture of this small hotel is quite spectacular rooms are interesting and well decorated the only problem was the service example:the staff seemed uninterested- at the restaurant, there were 3 waiters chatting with each other while we were waiting for a menu for 15 minutes
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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$263 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Le St-James
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Le St-James?
Nearby attractions include Notre-Dame Basilica (0.2 miles), Old Montreal (0.2 miles), and St. Patrick's Basilica (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Le St-James?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Le St-James?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Le St-James?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Le St-James?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Le St-James?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le 409, Brasserie 701, and Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Le St-James?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Le St-James located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Montreal.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Le St-James?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Le St-James offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Le St-James?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.