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Hotel Le St-James
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Reviewed August 8, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the St. james on August 2-5, 2006.
Upon arriving at the gorgeous facade of this hotel we were immediately greeted by a warm and professional doorman who quickly retrieved the luggage out of the cab. The doorman complete with shiny brass buttoned coat and white gloves escorted us through the lobby to the front desk. An equally sophisticated front desk staff awaited us there. The check in was quick and we were on our way, but not before being presented with the most beautiful hotel key I have ever seen! A heavy brass key chain with a luxurous red tassel. The luggage was taken up to the room by yet another professional staff member. Upon entering the room we found soft music playing, the perfectly made bed with crisp Frette sheets and the beautiful overhead halogen lighting glowing made the room look absolutely divine. IOur room a junior suite had a bedrrom area with an adjacent sitting area with a desk and chair. The bathroom, a large marble one had a separate shower and deep tub with dual sinks. Everything in tis hotel is of the utmost quality! The towels are thick and gorgeous. The sheets are Frette and the quality of the decorations and furnishings was over-the-top. Upon returning to the lobby area where we found the hotel's restaurant, the XO. The XO is exquisite! A breathtaking dinning room with very high cielings and chandliers. A mezzanine level sits over the restaurant where one can either sit or have coffe, drink etc. The first day, we had breakfast and the service was exceptional as well. The breakfast was beautifully and artfully presented. The portions were small but adequate. It is slightly expensive but a real nice treat of refinement to start your day off right! In the evening, the library adjacent to the entrance is an absolutely divine place to have an after dinner drink as you let your eyes be dazzled by this beautiful room. The hotel houses a rare collection of books and many newspapers are available every day, along with current magazines. It is just a treat to sit down here in the evening or on a rainy day a great place to read a book and cocoon yourself away! The hotel is also very centrally located in the heart of the old section. Its a 5 minute walk or less from all the sights. Notre Dame a gorgeous Basilica is just a couple of blocks away. When in Montreal DO NOT miss the dramatic light show which is presented nighly at 6:30 and 8:00. It is beautiful, dramatic and educational. It will present the history of the church and of Montreal and it is a MUST do! While we were there we did not have a bad meal. I would highly recommend the Pierre du Calvert Restaurant, housed in a 300 year old mansion. Food, Service and decor was outstanding! Gibby's a steak house housed in the Youville Stables is excellent as well. Another hit was Bonaparte which is open for both lunch and dinner. By the way, the Concierge at the hotel named "Phillipe" is wonderful (I wanted to take him home with us!) Very knowledgeable, refined and service oriented. He seemed to know what we needed without asking and always gave great recomendations. Along with Phillippe the entire staff was outstanding and we cannot rave about this property more. It was a wonderful 3 days in heaven. I would go back tomorrow! Do yourselves a favor and stay at the St. James when visiting Montreal. A tip: The website lists rack rates which are quite high and Expedia never seems to have them available. I called the hotel directly and spoke to the genral manager which gave us a very reasonable (for this 5 star plus hotel) price of $350.00 (canadian) per night. They upgraded us to a junior suite which although not huge was spaciuos and very comfortable. A great stay at a great hotel!! Congratulations to the owners and staff for "getting it right" on this one!!

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank fredisenb
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Reviewed July 12, 2006

After a glitch with the room, and a conversation with the hotel manager, the situation was set right. The hotel is beautiful, with great art and excellent food. It could easily be stuffy but the staff is helpful and gracious. Exercise room is small but adequate. Junior suites are spacious, and if booking through expedia, are a good value.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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5  Thank rkr727
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Reviewed April 22, 2006

The nicest hotel in Montréal in the heart of the city, between old montreal and the finacial district. Remind's you of the great hotels in Paris, the streets the ambiance etc The rooms are just gorgeous and I found a gem a littel jewelery store in The International Trade Centre
called ALEXANDRE & FILS if your looking for a deal the got it!!! and the have just gorgeous stuff a must see. The hotel is also 5 minutes from the palais des congres where you have all kind of shows. A 15 minutes walk from the Bell Centre if you like hockey 10 minutes from st laurent street(go east) if you like to dine well and party and 10 minutes from the famous cresent street if you just want to party till dawn.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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9  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed March 15, 2006

I stayed there with mu husband early march for a nice week-end break, by far the best hotel experience in Canada, only commensurate to palaces like the Bristol in Paris or the Oriental in Bangkok. Service: perfect. The new restaurant deserves to have more sophisticated menus, but overall it is much better than any hotel restaurant in Montréal.
Location is great, in the heart of Old Montréal, nice european feel in the small streets, amazing art galleries (luxury french-inspired furniture at Esthete shop for a fraction of what it would cost in NYC, just in front of the hotel), and some interesting cafés.

Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: March 2006
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8  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed November 26, 2005

beautiful,elegant hotel,very close(one block) to the convention center with perfect staff and very good restaurant--which we found to be the strangest part of our trip--it was quite possibly the worst restaurant town we have ever experienced. Verses was average with awful service, Moshes was like any other steakhouse in any other city(and we live in Iowa where a good steak is on every corner), and the other restaurants were totally forgettable.
The St. James however was quiet and unique, the spa is wonderful, breakfast buffet was outstanding-for a change of pace(and price),try eggspectations one block down the street.

  • Stayed: October 2005, traveled on business
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8  Thank DCYOUNG
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