Just before the holidays, my guy and I spent a night at the recently refreshed Hotel St Paul in Old Montreal. I hadn’t been to the hotel in some time, so I was delighted to take in the deeply rich hues of the velvety Art Deco-inspired lobby. The lounge area of the lobby, with its modern fireplace, has always been the jewel of this hotel and the luxuriously sophisticated makeover only makes it that more impressive. During our stay, we found many more reasons to love the St Paul.
We checked into a Deluxe Suite which had also recently been given a makeover. The suite opened into a contemporary living room and work space, complete with a desk, deep purple daybed, peach-coloured armchair, gold ottoman and cow skin rug. It continued into a dining room and onward to the bedroom where the king-size bed was separated from the dining area with a cloud of flowy, semi-transparent drapes which made for the perfect place to practice the art of cocooning. This feature is definitely the highlight of the suite.
The bathroom was large with a walk-in rainforest shower on one end, a large, deep bathtub on the other and twin sinks in-between the two.
Hambar is the hotel’s resident restaurant and is famous for its house-made charcuterie and extensive wine selection. We enjoyed our charcuterie board so much that we couldn’t finish our main dishes! I would even go so far as to suggest only ordering a charcuterie platter with a couple of side dishes to balance all that charcuterie.
If you are interested in learning the art of charcuterie making, the restaurant is offering classes during the Montréal en Lumière festival at the end February and beginning of March.
The hotel offers a deluxe European-style breakfast buffet for $25 per person in their sunny breakfast lounge. Here again, I loved the subtle Art Deco accents that were integrated into the redesign.
As I mentioned in the intro, the lobby is truly the gem of this hotel, so even if you are not staying in one of the rooms, I would visit the hotel lobby just to lounge by the fire with a glass of wine and a charcuterie board.
The Hotel St Paul is a wonderful place to stay for a romantic getaway in the heart of Old Montreal.
Visit the Hotel St Paul here :
355 rue McGill