Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile is located in the heart of the city, ideal for art lovers and city seekers. With exceptionally warm hospitality and a prime location, Sofitel was an ideal pick for our Montreal journey. Our city sights were set on Mount Royal, the Fine Art Museum, and Expo Barbie. Everything was at our feet, including a view of the entire city. To get the best of downtown Montreal, we chose starting points like Sofitel Montreal.
We received a warm welcome when we arrived at Sofitel Montreal. Check-in was simple and pleasant, and the concierge was helpful in mapping out our top destination picks and making suggestions for dining.
Our room, on the 17th floor, was bathed in light. The king bed was one of the most comfortable I’d slept in and the bathroom had both a tub for soaking and a rain shower. There were plenty of outlets for technology and a cute desk next to the window for inspiring views. It was a home away from home.
Breakfast was included with our room. We both ordered crepes and Canadian maple syrup, all things that are more delicious in Montreal. Our server, Mike, was friendly and quick to fill our drinks and bring our order. Another server came around to the tables to offer freshly baked breads and crosaunts. It was like visiting a quaint bakery but we didn’t need to leave the hotel.
From the hotel, we walked to Mount Royal Chalet. It was a trek but the warm sunshine helped us along the way. At the top, we had a marvelous view of the city. It was a fun way to get out in the snow and take in the views of the city. With all the crepes and poutine that I’d been eating, I needed the exercise.
Located only 350 m from Sofitel, we walked to Barbie Expo twice, once around lunch time and once the following day after breakfast. Barbie Expo is the largest permanent exhibition of Barbie dolls in the world, and features over 1,000 Barbies, including Hollywood stars, unique one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls and glamorous outfits created by famous fashion designers. It can be found at Les Cours Mont-Royal in downtown Montréal and admission is free.
350 m in another direction from Sofitel Montreal is The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It’s Montreal’s largest museum and is among the most prominent in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs, and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions. Athena and I loved exploring the art collections, but the family activities are what truly drew us to the museum. We attended a free watercolor workshop and a stained glassed and drawing workshop. The workshops were a great opportunity for families to create together while exploring a particular theme from the major exhibition or the museum’s collections.
There’s still plenty of winter left in Montreal. We loved having access to the snow and the vista points behind us and the entire city before us while staying at Sofitel. With everything in walking distance and exceptional staff at Sofitel to direct us, the options were endless during our stay in Montreal.