The luxurious W chain's first Canadian hotel arrived in 2004, inside the old Bank of Canada building, but you'd never suspect it was a decade old after being greeted by the cubic water fountain and glowing red walls of the lobby. Bright, airy rooms are decorated in various shades of gray highlighted with electric-blue curtains. Be warned: glass showers are not inside the "private" bathroom area, so your traveling companion will get an eyeful. Penthouse suites feature wraparound terraces and 12-foot ceilings. The mezzanine-level Plateau lounge is popular with local professionals, while the late-night Wunderbar attracts models and celebrities. A partnership with Acura means guests can reserve a free car ride anywhere in the city.
Dec 11, 2007
If you're in Montreal on business, avoid at any cost. After 9:00pm, the hotel lobby becomes a meat market.... I had to wait on line in the cold to have access to the hotel. The bouncer/doorman did not give a damn that I was a hotel guests. He was too busy flirting and trying to impress young blondies... Poor housekeeping. Never got my wake-up call. It's true that the poor girl at the front desk could barely hear what I was saying, music was way
too loud to entertain the night crowd.