Pierre du Calvet AD 1725

405 rue Bonsecours, Montréal, Québec, H2Y 3C3, Canada

Merchant Pierre du Calvet—a notorious republican and Freemason—entertained Benjamin Franklin behind the stone walls of this elegant 18th-century home, but today it's a B&B, decorated with Louis XIII and Lous XIV furnishings, Oriental rugs, gilded portraits, bird cages, and dazzling woodwork. (Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was so impressed, he named a main character, Megan Calvet, after the place.) The flat-screen televisions are kept small to maintain the rooms' unplugged tranquility and Old World opulence. The Filles du Roy restaurant specializes in organic products and local Quebecois cuisine, such as roasted duck, rack of lamb, and smoked veal. The glassed-in garden, filled with flowers and potted plants, is a great place to nibble croissants and fruit salad each morning.

PROS

  • garden setting for breakfast
  • Sunday brunch is half-price for kids
  • stately library
  • free parking and Wi-Fi

CONS

  • room service limited to drinks, fruit salad, and cheese plates
  • at easternmost edge of the Old Port
  • opulent interior can feel overripe to some

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 514-282–1725 | 866-282–1725
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HOTEL DETAILS

1 room, 8 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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