Location: walking distance to Rue St.Paul (half pedestrianised street full of restaurants, cafes, shops and art galleries. Always buzzing and packed at the weekend!), Place St.Jacques, the Old Port...
Hotel: really unusual due to the art about the place - nice! The bar area was really nice too though we didn't stop for a drink there. The gym is very basic - 4 cardio machines, very light weights and 2 swiss balls. Towels and water provided but no mats to do floor exercises. We didn't have breakfast here (try Cafe Veritas for a healthy breky or Olive et Gourmande - both yummy and within walking distance) but the dining room was really cool (boutique style.)
Room: really big! Clean and airy. Large flatscreen TV and tea/coffee making facilities as well as everything you'd expect to get in the bathroom. (Nice Gilchrist and Soames toiletries!)
Service: staff were always smiling and friendly and keen to help you in any way they could. Check out was excellent - as we checked out early in the morning we settled the bill the night before. The woman who dealt with our bill had communicated this to her colleague so in the morning he knew that we'd already paid, our taxi was waiting for us and there was coffee if we wanted it - fantastic! You can also keep the keys as a souvenir - lovely stuff!
Montreal: we really enjoyed Parc Mont Royal as it was lush and totally away from the city. Beautiful views too. We didn't enjoy Parc Jean Drapeau - it wasn't really a park, more of an island with lots of roads, construction, litter...not relaxing or pretty. We used the Bixi bikes - really nice way to get around but you need to 'check them in' to a bike station every 30mins. OK I guess but if you go a minute over you get charged more so watch out as it gets more and more expensive the longer you have the bike! There are lots of stations around happily.
- 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