The Love Birds
Montreal is the “Paris of North America,” to fit that moniker boutique hotels have converted and restored 19th century buildings into little romance havens. Hôtel Le St-James was at one time an opulent bank and the rich wood panels and gilded metal balconies preserve its historic elegance. Never leave the comfort of your bed to turn out the lights or turn on the Do Not Disturb sign. Video screen controls provide you with everything you need to make your room an intimate den at the touch of your fingertips. Splurge a little (well okay, a lot) at Le Spa, their candlelit massage and water therapy spa. I have a feeling you may need to take another trip to Montreal to sight see, you definitely won’t be leaving your room.
Just because you’re traveling for business doesn’t mean that you want to have a cookie-cutter hotel stay. There are plenty of boutique hotels in Montreal that place you near the business center, restaurants for those three martini lunches and have all the amenities a business traveler needs. In the heart of Downtown, Hotel Le Germain is your best bet for staying in a classy, modern and hip boutique hotel. They cater to business and luxury travelers needing extra attention only smaller hotels can provide. They are touted on their website as “havens of peace that let you work in your room without feeling like you’re sleeping in your office.” So next time you have to travel for work ask your secretary to get you out of the Holiday Inn and into a little luxury at the boutique hotels of Montreal.
You’re requirements are to be close to the sights, don’t break the bank and maybe a babysitter for that date night you’ve been planning. Hotel de la Montagne is perfect for the family who wants all that and more. The décor is like a little touch of Vegas in Montreal with a safari theme and two 8-foot elephants that greet you in the lobby; the kids will definitely be entertained. In summer, enjoy the rooftop pool and if you want to leave the kids in the room for the night hire one of the hotels babysitters. All in all, the value, amenities and location are perfect for the family on the move.
Image: Courtesy of Hotel de la Montagne