1425 rue de la Montagne, Downtown, Montréal, QC, H3G 1Z3
Price Range: $$$
Serious shoppers like the location—a five-minute walk from Holt Renfrew, Ogilvy, and other high-end boutiques—and the luxury of this downtown boutique hotel, which just overhauled the guest rooms. It's glamour factor has drawn Hollywood royalty like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Michael Douglas. With a big bay window overlooking rue de la Montagne, the freshly renovated lobby bar is a local favorite for martinis after work. The room decor now corresponds with the stately lobby and elevators with classy woodwork, since the major renovation added airy bedding, sleek desks, whirlpool baths, flat-screens, and iPod docking stations. (The doeskin robes by Chadsworth & Haig will remain.) Parents can request Fisher-Price toys, games, DVDs, and night-lights. Fitness buffs rave about the 24-hour exercise facility and its Cardio Theatre System. Pros: cocktails with a view in the new lobby bar; huge bathrooms with flat-screen TVs and phones; kids under 12 eat free in high season. Cons: exterior facade is a ghastly steel-and-glass ode to the 1980s; valet parking costs $35. www.loewshotels.com. 126 rooms, 16 suites. In-room: a/c, safe, kitchen (some), Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, gym, children's programs, parking, some pets allowed.
Credit Cards: Credit cards accepted
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