Hotel William Gray
History Made New
What it is
A pair of 18th century maisons reborn as one of the chicest hotels in town, with sleek rooms and two rooftop restaurants.
What it isn't
Stuffy. Don’t conjure visions of ye olde Montreal here. This is a design and tech-forward Canadian dream stay, where rooms are tricked out with floor to ceiling windows and multi-jet rain showers.
What we think
Don’t be alarmed if you find that most people chillaxing in the lobby aren’t travelers, but locals. It’s just that kind of lobby. There are twinkling modernist chandeliers dropping down the multi-story atrium space, live plants adorning the “courtyard,” a full bar, plus a modern gray pool table and horde of vinyl albums awaiting their turn to play. We love that the 5,600-square-foot spa is as luxe as they come, with futuristic pampering only Ms. Jetson could conjure—sound therapy; a quartz massage bad; and time-tested classics like a Himalayan salt room and herbal sauna. (Bonus: there’s a sleek al fresco pool for guest use in the summer months).
You're here because
Spa William Gray has developed some truly next-level treatments, and just reading about them takes your blood pressure down a notch. Massage with warmed Himalayan salt stones? A chia and matcha tea body scrub? Oooh la laaaa.
Maggie Oakes consistently ranks as one of the best restaurants in Old Montreal, and no wonder. They do things the old-fashioned way, down to their house-cured charcuterie. Tonight, you’re tipping back a Scottish sazerac with 15-year Glenfiddich and salivating over the menu. You can’t decide until you see the burger—with bacon, fried shallots, Kumato tomatoes and aged cheddar. Divine.
In the heart of Old Montreal, just a few blocks from Les Galeries du Palais and Montreal Museum of Archeology and History
Restaraunts & Bars
Maggie Oakes- classic fine dining and fresh vegetables
Terrasse William Gray- rooftop terrace with a seafood-centric menu
Perché- sophisticated lounge with a West Coast flair
Cafe Olimpico- traditional European-inspired cafe