In the heart of Old Montreal lies a superb and unique hotel with old world charm. Around the corner from Notre-Dame Basilica, and just steps away from the Old Port and several trendy bars, restaurants, art galleries, museums, and shops, Le Saint Sulpice invites you into the old world and indulges you in luxury. We spent a week in downtown Montreal and left Le Saint Sulpice as the piece de resistance.
We pulled up to Le Saint Sulpice and we were immediately greeted by the valet. I stepped out onto the cobblestone streets and felt like I was stepping back in time. The quaintness of Old Montreal was already setting in.
Inside, the vibrant reds, fireplaces, and soft textures added to the old world charm. The staff were remarkably welcoming and immediately knew my name. The valet took our bags and car keys, the front desk staff had our room keys ready, and the concierge offered maps and directions. Check-in was effortlessly effective.
Our Deluxe Suite had a beautiful, roomy living room, separate bedroom, mini-kitchen, fireplace, and grand windows that overlooked the cobblestone streets of Old Town. When we arrived, our suite had been turned down and the robes draped the bed nicely. The bed was calling my name.
Full of warmth and character, the suite had original stone and soft leathers with modern finishes. Even when the couch was pulled out into a bed, the soft chairs offered choice spots to lounge. There was a workspace in both the living room and the bedroom and a quaint table for in-room dining.
Cord returned one evening with a delicious poutine and Pepsi. It was after Athena had fallen asleep and the suite was quiet. I sat in my luxurious robe, curled up on one of the chairs in front of the fireplace, and ate my favorite Montreal food while listening to the crackling fire. It was like a winter wonderland dream, Canadian style.
The prime location allowed us to easily explore Old Town. Everything we wanted was within walking distance. We wandered the streets without a purpose and found bakeries, coffee shops, museums, and souvenir shops. One of our favorite stops was Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex. It was only a few steps from Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel. We could have spent the entire day enjoying the interactive exhibits and especially loved the exhibit Pirates or privateers.
A little further away, but still within walking distance, is the Natrel Skating Rink at the Oldport of Montreal. The Natrel skating rink is well-known for the quality of its ice and for its beautiful views of Old Montreal. You can rent skates and use a locker to store your personal items. It’s a lovely place to meet families and take in the crisp air of Montreal, especially on nights where skaters dance to the best of rock, classical, or jazz.
We found the best cupcakes in Old Town across the street from Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel. Les Glaceurs have the most succulent cupcakes I’ve ever eaten. I would need two gym memberships if I ever lived within driving distance of this place.
In the heart of Old Town and full of old world comfort and charms, Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel was the ideal choice for our family-friendly visit to Montreal.