Petit may mean small, and if we are being honest here, it is a boutique hotel. It’s just that my room was actually very big. Maybe the hotel should be renamed Le Petit Hotel Avec Grand Chambre?
Right in the historic heart of Old Montreal, amongst much elegance and finery on Rue Saint-Paul, this fine hotel is very chic, very modern (although the building dates back to the 1800’s) but with twenty four beautifully turned out rooms across four floors. A little hip hideaway in Old Montreal that positively oozes charm and elegance. My room was very spacious and the few steps up I had to negotiate to enter the room felt almost loft like. The rustic wooden beams and exposed brick emphasising the lofty feel. Everything else was high end finery, even down to the multi jet massage shower in the bathroom. I loved the iPod docking station, the hardwood floor, the free wireless hi speed internet, the platform bed with goose down pillows, and the ergonomic chairs.
The café lobby serves probably the finest espresso I have tasted, and it was free to residents. Even better. And it was like one of those Sunday morning cafes, you know, with newspapers and magazines available to browse through whilst listening to a little soft jazz and sipping coffee.
The room rate also includes a very French style continental breakfast with freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolat and plenty of hearty shots of that incredible coffee.
The whole atmosphere was one of relaxed sophistication, but enthusiastic help when you needed it.
Le Petit Hotel (with large rooms) is a highly recommended place to stay if you want to be close to the historic heart of Montreal. it’s where you’ll find plenty of live music and restaurants and be right on the St Lawrence waterfront.
Rooms from $159 including breakfast.