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Montréal Hotels

$199 or less
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Alexandre Logan (1870)
1631 Alexandre DeSève
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2L 2V8
Tel: 514 598 0555
Tel: 866 895 0555
info@alexandrelogan.com
www.alexandrelogan.com

Passersby might never guess that this inconspicuous brown brick building on the edge of the Gay Village is actually a historic 1870 mansion that houses a bed and breakfast. Owner Alain Pigeon spent three years restoring the period arches, moldings, and hardwood floors—original details still found in local apartments. The spotless rooms are furnished simply (to be expected, given the reasonable rates), but they're quite cozy, thanks to finishing touches like a chaise longue, knotty pine floor, or claw-foot tub. Two of the five rooms share a hallway bathroom; book as early as possible to guarantee en suite facilities. The communal living room, with an electric fireplace, (unstocked) fridge, and an outdoor courtyard add to the homey, congenial vibe. There is also a computer for guests as well as free wireless Internet access in all the rooms. Complimentary breakfast is served between 9 and 10:30 a.m. according to the chef's whim (usually something heavy and traditional, like French toast or crêpes) but the staff is sensitive to dietary restrictions.

$200-$299
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Auberge du Vieux-Port
97 Commune Street East
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2Y 1J1
Tel: 514 876 0081
Tel: 888 660 7678
Fax: 514 876 8923
www.aubergeduvieuxport.com

Located on the riverfront in Old Montréal, the 27-room Auberge du Vieux-Port has shabby-chic charm in spades. Exposed brick or stone walls, casement windows opening onto the St. Lawrence River (ask for that view), wood floors, and brass beds make it all romantic; wireless Internet, a glass of wine a day, and inclusive full American breakfast are just candy. Many rooms have Jacuzzis; all have the use of the gorgeous rooftop terrace. There are also 19 lofts and apartments in four buildings behind the hotel, useful for business stays and families—they're similar in decor, but they lack that river view.

$200-$299
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Hôtel Gault
449 St. Hélène Street
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2Y 2K9
Tel: 514 904 1616
Tel: 866 904 1616
Fax: 514 904 1717
www.hotelgault.com

A converted textile warehouse in Old Montréal, the Gault's 30 loftlike rooms have polished concrete floors, cast-iron columns, exposed brickwork, and large arched windows, all most tastefully outfitted with Artemide lamps, copies of Harry Bertoia chairs, big couches, and bright rugs. There's a bar, a breakfast room, 24-hour room service, but no restaurant; a fitness center, but no spa. The floor of your glamorously minimal bathroom, however, is heated.

$200-$299
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Hôtel Le Germain
2050 Mansfield Street
Montréal , Québec
Canada H3A 1Y9
Tel: 514 849 2050
Tel: 877 333 2050
reservations@hotelgermain.com
www.hotelgermain.com

The location of this swish, though somewhat spare, contemporary hotel is unrivaled, especially if you have business in buzzing centre-ville. Accoutrements of the 99 earth-tone rooms run to glass walls; cosmopolitan, dark-wood furnishings; and refined erotic artwork—it's like house-sitting for your successful art-dealer aunt while she jets off to Hong Kong. Goose-down duvets and plush bathrobes encourage lazy mornings, which likely doesn't help the hotel's mostly corporate guests much. The downside is that service can be inattentive (don't be surprised if a maid bursts into your room without knocking) and, sure, the bowls of green apples that are ubiquitous in Montréal boutique hotels are getting tired. But for the energy and European sensibility rooted in the belief that style is substance, Le Germain delivers a sumptuous taste of that vie en rose visitors come to Montréal to find—right down to the supermodel staff and private-label bottled water.

$300-$399
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Hôtel Le St-James
355 St. Jacques Street
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2Y 1N9
Tel: 514 841 3111
Tel: 866 841 3111
reservations@hotellestjames.com
www.hotellestjames.com

This restored fin-de-siècle hôtel particulier set a new standard for boutique luxury when it opened in 2002 in Old Montréal. The owners traveled around the world to handpick antiques, furniture, and paintings to individually furnish the 60 rooms; the result is an eclectic mix of Russian armoires, Thai silk wall hangings, wood floors imported from Italian castles, and imposing Grecian sculptures. Ask to stay in one of the high-ceilinged, wood-paneled Heritage Collection Suites for a glimpse of Old Montréal when it was still young. Or for something a bit more contemporary, book the 1,800-square-foot Royal Suite or 2,200-square-foot Presidential Suite—both connect to a second (optional) bedroom and have a (gas) fireplace and a marble bathroom with a soaking tub and a rain shower. The latter suite has a separate dining room that seats ten, as well as a separate kitchen and a grand piano. At $5,000 per night, the Terrace Apartment Suite is the priciest night's stay in Canada: It ups the amenities of the Presidential Suite with almost double the space, a screening room, a terrace with panoramic city views, and private access. Need a reservation at a booked-solid Au Pied de Cochon or Joe Beef? No problem, just ask the concierge. And the spa menu is a compilation of caviar masks, seaweed body wraps, and Pevonia treatments. No wonder Madonna stays here when she's in town, and the Rolling Stones rented the whole place on their 2005 tour.

$200-$299
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Hotel Nelligan
106 St. Paul Street West
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2Y 1Z3
Tel: 514 788 2040
Tel: 877 788 2040
info@hotelnelligan.com
www.hotelnelligan.com

A stone's throw from the old port, the 105-room Nelligan, opened in 2002, combines classic Old Montréal charm (original stonework, dark woods) with modern touches (a soaring atrium). It's a favorite of visiting Hollywood producers, and its brasserie, Verses, is equally popular among locals. As with most design-motivated hotels, service isn't its strongest asset (it's best to order room service before you feel a hunger pang). And for those seeking a sumptuous spa retreat, the modest massage salon will be a disappointment—although you can trek to the sister Hôtel Place d'Armes (55 St. Jacques St. W.; 514-842-1887; www.hotelplacedarmes.com) for more elaborate treatments if you're desperate. The Nelligan's fortes are its hipness, its ambience, and its location. All told, the fluffy cushions, overstuffed sofas, and padded area rugs make the rooms feel warm and inviting, or très chaleureux, as they say in Montréal. The owners have purchased the building next door, and in 2007 opened an expansion that holds 44 guest rooms, conference facilities, and a second brassierie, Méchant Boeuf.

$200-$299
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Opus Hotel Montréal
10 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2X 4C9
Tel: 866 744 6346 (toll-free)
Tel: 514 843 8000
info@opusmontreal.com
www.opushotel.com

The 136-room Opus Hotel Montréal combines two distinct wings: The 1914 Godin building (formerly the Hotel Godin) is fitted like a puzzle piece into a modern concrete-and-steel structure. The hotel's location, on the cusp of Boulevard St. Laurent's commercial bustle and the city's stark downtown business district, also has a split personality. But inside, the Opus comes into its own with a fanciful design that includes surrealist statements such as a life-size ebony horse with a lampshade sprouting from its head in the lobby. As at its sister property, in Vancouver, the hotel has five color-coded room categories, each of which corresponds to a fictional guest archetype (for example, masculine brown rooms were designed for "Mike," a young doctor; purple rooms are for "Didi," a shopaholic actress who really likes leopard print). But more important than your color choice is snagging a room on an upper floor—especially on weekends, when the hotel's pan-Asian restaurant, Koko, and the outdoor roof deck of the Suco Lounge turn into buzzy hot spots.—Cathay Che

$200-$299
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W Montréal
901 Victoria Square
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2Z 1R1
Tel: 514 395 3100
Fax: 514 395 3150
www.whotels.com/montreal

Converted from the late Art Deco–style Banque du Canada building, the 152-room W Montréal does the usual W thing with the wacky names (the gym is called "Sweat" and the penthouse suites are dubbed "Wow" and "Extreme Wow") and the high-concept design—glowing panels and a fountain in the middle of the Living Room. Otto, the restaurant, was an instant trend when it opened with the hotel in 2004, with seashell-studded banquettes as uncomfortable and cute as Jimmy Choos, and the four—count 'em, four—bars also pack them in. The location has something to do with it: Victoria Square was recently spiffed up, and the hotel feeds you directly into Montreal's Underground City (an amazing subterranean warren of malls), and Métro system.

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