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Hotel Nelligan, Montréal

Editor's Pick
Montréal, Québec, Canada, North America: Hotel Nelligan
106 St. Paul Street West
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2Y 1Z3
Tel: 514 788 2040
Tel: 877 788 2040's insider take:

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; 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.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 91.7
  • Design: 91.4
  • Food: 82.6
  • Location: 98.6
  • Rooms: 94.3
  • Service: 91.4
Three nineteenth-century warehouses were joined to create this "intimate hotel" steps away from the Old Port. Rooms are "upscale, classy, and quaint, with a gas fireplace and exposed brick walls"; some have a chocolate and gray-blue palette. Staff provide "exemplary service." Verses serves modern French dishes like wapiti—grilled elk medallion with serviceberry sauce.

(105 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
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