Need to know
120, including 20 suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $200.20 (CA$266), excluding tax at 19 per cent.
At the hotel
Gym, massage service, free WiFi throughout, valet parking (CA$26.50 a day). In rooms: LCD TV, CD sound system, minibar. Suites have DVD players.
Our favourite rooms
Hotel St Paul is justifiably proud of its Black Suite on the penthouse floor (where all rooms boast 13-foot vaulted ceilings). Floor-to-ceiling muslin curtains lend a dreaminess to the atmosphere around the bed, and tall, white, folding shutters let in plenty of light to counterbalance the charcoal tones of the walls and floors. Junior Suite 1005 also grabbed our attention – we loved the burnt orange velvety sofa and the huge shuttered windows. At very least, try to get a room looking out over old Montreal or one high up the building with a view towards the St Lawrence river.
Montreal’s winters can be bone-chafingly frigid, so dress up warm twice over.
Small pets are welcome for a fee of CA$75.
Under-12s stay free, and there's a charge of CA$36 a night for children 12 and over in rooms with two double beds or sofa beds.