Hotel St Paul

, Montreal, Canada
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Hotel St Paul

, Montreal
5 star

Rooms: 120

355 Mcgill Street - Montreal - Quebec - H2Y 2E8 - Canada Hotel Website | | 514.380.2222
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OK But Not Great

from P-Together
My husband and I visited Montreal for the first time for our 5th anniversary in mid-September. We enjoy trying boutique hotels so thought we'd try the Hotel St. Paul. We booked in advance and with the exchange rate we stayed in a 3 room suite (bed room, dining room and living room) for 4 days for a pretty good price. Good location by the older part of Montreal which is somewhat tourist'y' but there is some great things to see as well (historical buildings, architecture, etc.) so much so that I prefer this part of town. And one day we walked to the downtown area where all the cool restaurants and clubs are...nice walk.
The hotel itself....lobby was nice sorta cool club feel. The staff was nice. Good breakfast in the morning. The rooms were pretty big (or at least ours was). worst part of the trip...the bed was the hardest I have ever slept in ... in my entire life. After the first night I woke up with a back ache and tried to find another hotel (all were booked) or we would have left. If the beds were more comfortable we'd consider returning to the Hotel St. Paul but since we don't expect that happening we'll probably go with the newly opened W and their 'heavenly bed' for a good night sleep which is a couple of blocks from the Hotel St. Paul....before we try another boutique in Montreal.

Spectacular design, phenomenal restaurant

from SagTrav
We stayed two nights in October, 2004, and found the hotel to be spectactularly beautiful. Every detail was designed to perfection, including indirect colored lighting, small-tile bathroom walls, alabaster fireplace in lobby, bed canopies, wood window covers with leather pulls. Location is just fine, a few short blocks from the center of Old Montreal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The Cube restaurant is phenomenal. Everyone should go there for at least one meal. Our room lacked comfortable seating, though, and the desk was too small to be functional. The beds are harder than most, but the bedding is above-average. If you appreciate design and are tired of the visual clutter found in many hotels, and don't mind sacrificing a little comfort, this is for you.

For snobs only. (stayed a week on oct.04)

from A TripAdvisor Member
If you're eager to spend big bucks on an hotel with run down rooms, terrible maintenance and crappy equipment, this is for you. I was drawn to the alledged modern style of the hotel and the old Montreal location, but in the end, I got a small room which I found very dirty, a faux fur body pillow with stains, a broken curtain, a defective TV remote and a way too high bathtub -- that is an issue for people with challenged mobility.
Service wise, once, the maid forgot my towels, another time, the kleenex, another time, the soap ... should have I stayed longer :(((
As for the location, although it's near the Old Port, it's not the best part. The surroundings are industrial/works like. If you want a nice hotel with a more attractive location, there's the Nelligan or the Hotel XIX siecle (near Notre Dame basilique). The only really positive things : the abundant continental breakfast and the very nice & helpful staff.

Stylish and comfortable....good location for Vieux Montreal and Downtown

from scotlass
We spent 2 nights at the St Paul this month and had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. It has to be remembered that this is a city hotel with the pros and cons that go with that. Having stayed the week before in New York City, we were impressed by the room size (not huge but we had a penthouse queen and the high ceiling was nice), chic atmosphere and attention to detail- NYC did not compare for a similar price. It wasn't cheap but we got a reasonable deal on the St Paul website.
I have to say that some of the desk and door staff were extremely helpful, giving us recommendations on restaurants while others were slightly more aloof. I would disagree with the reviewer who said that a downside is its location on the very edge of Vieux Montreal. It only takes 10 minutes on foot to cross to the opposite end of Vieux Montreal and who wants to be right in the heart of the bustle and "touristy" shops in any case? Its location was also very handy for access to Downtown. Tip: if you can go during the week, we found the hotel quiet and no problems getting a table at breakfast.
Plus side: nice attention to detail, a beautiful conversion, friendly staff.
Minus side: Guest rooms could have done with a few more creature comforts to take off the "harshness" of the decor eg a lounging chair, larger TV. The gym was sparse and one morning we were there, no machines were available (ok this is really a small detail but if they offer a gym it might as well have a couple more machines). The stereo with classical music is a nice touch but was only every switched on for us for our arrival and no turn down the second night we were there!
All in all, a slightly different boutique-style hotel in an excellent location at reasonable value for money.


from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent a few nights at this lovely hotel to enjoy Vieux Montreal. The rooms were comfortable,baths were spacious, bed was fluffy. Modernist touches everywhere gave the hotel a jetson's feel if you enjoy such. Very Chic!!!

Nice..But would not recommend it!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I just got back Montreal and our stay at Hotel St. Paul. Below are reasons why I would not recommend the hotel:

1) It is on the utmost outskirts of "Old Montreal" Not in the center of all of the action persay
2) Hotel is ultra modern almost to the point of feeling cold and impersonal
3) Rooms are extremely small and sparce
4) No concierge...front desk doubles as the concierge
5) Breakfast is pretty good but the dining room is very small and there were never clean tables for us to sit at...we always had to wait or sit at a dirty one and wait for someone to clean it up
6) Television was tiny!!!

It sounds pretty bad but it is an average hotel but there are much better choices in old montreal. Le Saint Suplice, Hotel Nelligan, Place De Armes.

Loved the St. Paul

from Chappaqua3
Great Old Montreal Boutique Hotel. Hip modern decor. We had a junior suite that was quite large with great views. Huge bathroom with incredible toiletries. Cube Restaurant in the hotel is another plus. Will definitely go back

Great Hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have only just begun to emerge from the bliss that marked our stay in Montreal at the St. Paul Hotel. This was our second visit to this hotel, and we are, once again, grateful for the warmth and hospitality which marked our five nights there.
When we were making arrangements to return to Montreal last month, we were tempted to stay at one of the many other boutique hotels which have opened in downtown Montreal. There are so many now, and so many which seem to offer so many amenities which are pleasing to us. But in the end, what convinced us to return to the St. Paul were the memories we had from our first visit there.
And now, this time again, we have a multitude of good memories to remind us of all that is good about Montreal. Everyone on staff at the St. Paul was extremely helpful to us, insuring that we had a cab when we needed one, and extra hangars and extension cords and such, and housekeeping was most accommodating about our erratic sleep patterns. All of which is to say that we are very happy to have been guests at the St. Paul, and we look forward to many more pleasant nights there.
Thanks for all they do to keep their guests happy and relaxed.

t Live Up to the Hype

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stylish hotel but ultimately disappointing. The location is good and the rooms are attractive but there are several more pleasing boutique hotels in Montreal. The St. Paul doesn't manage to strike that elusive balance between comfort and style. If a hipster ambience is your top priority then this is may be the hotel for you. Better service and more comfort are available eslewhere in the city.

A Great Stay!!!

from las888
Upon arrival at the St. Paul we were so pleased. The first impression of the hotel is very crisp, clean, and modern. The front desk staff and the valet were above and beyond accomodating. We took a Jr. Suite, and since it was a holiday, the price was higher than usual, but worth it. We were in room 802 which was very, very quiet. The room had sparse, but modern eclectic furniture, and all the ammenities that you could desire. The rooms are not big, but the space is well laid out and the furniture is very comfortable. The bed was firm which is a nice change from the fluff beds at other hotels...we had a problem getting out of this one in the morning. The bathroom was the selling point....a tub big enough for two, and seperate sinks.
We had dinner at CUBE which is in the lobby, and the food was eclectic and very good....
I would reccomend this hotel highly.

Top Local Tips for Montreal

Yummy food - Schwartz Long line but worth the wait! Go to Schwartz's for the famous smoked meat sandwich. Deeelicious!

Watch out for overpriced "trendy" restaurants Go out of your way to tour around Old Montreal before you make a decision about where to eat. You can stumble across absolute gems of traditional restaurants, some of which are family owned, and offer tons of character. Go for a genuinely gourmet experience - immerse yourself in French Canadian culture rather than succumbing to the newest vogue in dining. We had some wonderful surprises, just because we decided to be open and see what lay waiting around the next corner!

Amazing art galleries right around the corner Go down to St Paul Ouest, only a few blocks away, to see some amazing art galleries. If you are accustomed to buying art in New York, the prices will surprise you (pleasantly)


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  • Address: 355 Mcgill Street - Montreal - Quebec - H2Y 2E8 - Canada
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