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Montreal hotels

10 Cool Kid-Friendly Hotels Across Canada

By LIZ BRUCKNER

FantasyLand Hotel at the West Edmonton Mall

Complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi aside, when visiting a hotel with the shorter set, it’s the kid-specific perks that garner real praise with parents. From kid concierges to in-hotel scavenger hunts, these nationwide homes-away-from-home earn serious child-friendly clout. (more…)

New Hotel Openings Across Canada

By WAHEEDA HARRIS

Photo: courtesy of Design Hotels

Good news for travellers: Several new hotels are opening their doors in Canadian cities in the next few months, and some have just opened their doors for the summer. Here’s what’s new and fabulous for the latter half of 2012. (more…)

10 Hotels Worth Booking Just for the Breakfast

By KAT TANCOCK

Southern fried chicken and waffles at the Drake Hotel, Toronto (Photo: courtesy of the Drake Hotel)

Location’s lovely and a soft bed’s swell, but for our money, we’ll take a hotel with a standout breakfast to fuel our wanderings any day of the week.

Here are 10 of the best and most drool-inducing, extravagant and unique breakfasts at Canadian hotels. (more…)

Montreal’s New Mobile Hotel Spa

By Vanessa Muri

Montreal, and Old Montreal in particular, is home to a multitude of beautiful, historic boutique hotels tucked away among cobblestone or tree-lined streets that offer intimate atmosphere, attentive service and well-appointed rooms.

But quaint can come at a cost: fully equipped spas, for one, are rare among smaller hotels. (more…)

Perks & Quirks: Hilton Montreal Bonaventure

By Kat Tancock

Directly accessible to Montreal’s downtown train station and the Métro (subway), plus a short walk to shops on St-Catherine Street and a slightly longer one to Old Montreal, the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure definitely has location going for it. (more…)

Comfort on the Cheap: 6 Hostels for Grown-Ups

HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre hostel in Banff National Park. Photo by Simon Starr.

By Candice Walsh

The hostel scene in Canada has been growing these past few years and with all the added competition hostels have had to step up their game. In the process, they’ve realized that a good bargain doesn’t only appeal to university students on spring break or summer vacation. (more…)

Perks & Quirks: Hotel Le St-James, Montreal

Photo courtesy of Hotel Le St-James

By Kat Tancock

Hotel Le St-James, in the heart of Old Montreal, is no slouch when it comes to amenities: you can enjoy everything from complimentary shoe shines and valet service to loaner iPads and three meals a day in the on-site XO Le Restaurant. (more…)

Perks & Quirks: Hôtel Le Germain Montréal

By Kat Tancock

For a hotel visit that’s truly special, it’s the little things that count. And Hôtel Le Germain in downtown Montreal has made a business out of the little things, like spacious walk-in showers, a complimentary and deliciously carb-rich continental breakfast that puts others to shame—think warm pain doré au chocolat (chocolate French toast), quality breads and bagels and chocolate or plain croissants—and iPod docks on clock radios so you can listen to your own tunes as you work or play. (more…)

Hotel Tour: Montreal’s Hotel Gault

By Joanne Latimer

When Hotel Gault opened in 2002, its modern style, inside an 1871 building with French Second Empire flourishes, was bold and something of a novelty. These were the early days of the boutique-hotel craze that would grip Montreal over the following decade. Today, minimal is the new normal, making this Old Port hotel’s mixture of luxurious comfort and scaled-back design more prescient than perplexing. (more…)

Perks & Quirks: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

Photo by Michel Julien

By Kat Tancock

Goat cheese, or chèvre, is a common sight on hotel menus, but usually the cheese doesn’t come from the hotel’s own goats. (more…)

W Hotels Hires a Fashion Director

W Montreal. Photo by Henry Faber

W Hotels has hired a fashion director to help the chain partner with members of the industry on fashion shows and to forge relationships with up-and-coming designers who W would like to attend their events. (more…)