Hi everyone. We’ll be heading to Montreal for three nights at the end of March / start of April for a conference and curious if anyone has suggestions on where to stay. Looking to book through Amex it seems that strong options are:
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Hotel William Gray
Omni Mont Royal
All seem to be located well enough. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks!
My wife and I stayed at the Ritz on Sherbrooke St. for 2-3 nights a year or so before Covid. Very nice and well located. Bonvoy card got us one free night and upgrade to amazing suite on same floor as Charlize Theron. Your mileage may vary….
We have stayed at hotel10 on rue Clark maybe 5x over the last decade. Haven’t been back since pre covid but we think it’s excellent, perfectly located and well priced. Clean and a bit stylish. Right on Sherbrooke so you can walk to old port (have a drink on the roof at hotel nelligan), or mile end.
For what it’s worth…we’ve eaten everywhere in town and always wish we just went to joe beef and their other restaurants. Mon lapin is where we’d go when we return.
ive been to club chasse et pache but had to be nearly a decade ago. it was good…a bit traditional but i support it.
joe beef is very small and extremely popular. its a heavy, heavy meal. frankly, id rather go next door to vin papillon for dinner. smaller plates focusing on seafood and vegetables and wine. id be even more inclined to try mon lapin instead as its owned by the chef who helped make joe beef the celebrated restaurant that it is. they just celebrated a 5 year anniversary.
really depends on what type of food you want to eat. think of joe beef as a really heavy steakhouse on drugs. ive eaten there maybe since 2005 and its great but over the top.
I love Fairmonts but the one in Montreal is not my favorite. Spent a week there on a business trip precovid and it just didn’t have the Fairmont charm – and I found the food meh for that night when you just want to stay in
I always grab lunch at Au Pain Dore on Peel (and I’ve been known to stop there on way to airport to fill a bag with breads to take home) … now I an so hungry!