St. Paul Hotel
New Grande Dame
What it is
An iconic Beaux-Arts building reborn anew as a 119-room boutique hotel.
What it isn't
Stodgy. Montreal design wunderkinds Borrallo Interiors made sure the interiors are as glam and high-gloss as could be, with sumptuous fabrics (velvets and satins galore) juxtaposed against clean-lined white spaces.
What we think
It’s no wonder the designers behind Hotel St. Paul opted for royal purple as the mainstay of their color palette: this place would pamper any sovereign sleeper. Even the “standard” room is anything but, with a deep soaker tub, Bluetooth-enabled sound-system and—we’re sure even Prince Harry gets a kick out of this—nightly turndown service. (If, upon checking in, you decide to cancel all plans, throw on the fluffy white hooded terry-cloth robe and order oysters, Quebecois cheese, and a bottle of Bourgogne Chablis from the all-day room service menu, we won’t judge).
You're here because
The property has a sleek 24-hour gym, imperative in the land of bottomless flaky croissants and cheeses you’ll lose sleep over.
Rubbing elbows with locals on the terrace is so much more enjoyable when said locals are sipping wines expertly selected by star sommelier Philippe Poitras—exceedingly rare bottles among them. “What,” you ask the waiter, “pairs well with lobster risotto in lime oil?” As the lowering sun casts everyone in a captivating glow, you decide to go for bubbly. Tonight is worth celebrating.
Restaurants & Bars
Hambar Restaurant - Restaurant is ideal for lunch, happy hour or casual dining. Enjoy a gastronomic ham tasting experience
The Lounge - Serves breakfast, floor to ceiling windows with views onto the streets of Old Montreal
Hotel Bar - Relax during happy hour and enjoy the Barcelona atmosphere, wide selection of rare wines.
Edging Montreal’s centuries-old Old Town, which feels every bit as French as, well, France. Here, you’re six blocks from the gothic Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal and seven from the pier that houses the Montreal Science Center and its jaw-dropping IMAX Theatre.