Photo: Hôtel le St-James
A favourite of the Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna, Hotel le Saint-James is a classic Old Montreal property. With rates starting around $400 a night, the 23 rooms and 37 suites feature exquisite vintage furnishings set against rock-star amenities like fine Frette linens and Bang & Olufsen sound systems. Even the dungeon-like (in a good way) spa is characteristically Old Montreal, with exposed stone and wrought iron. Don’t miss afternoon tea at XO Restaurant in pure British fashion: feuillantine of white bread with crispy cucumber and scones with Devonshire cream and homemade jam.