A winner of the city's Prix Ulysse for the best three-star hotel, this turn-of-the-20th-century residence overlooks Parc Lafontaine and one of the city's major bicycle trails. Built out of two adjoining houses with a signature yellow front door, the inn has welcoming flower boxes and big windows at the ground level. Serviceable rooms have exposed brick, whirlpool baths, and plasma TVs, and a few have private balconies with views of the park. The windows open, too. A copious
continental breakfast is served in the dining room, and you're free to use the little ground-floor kitchen to keep snacks in the refrigerator.