Walking into the super sleek lobby of Hotel Gault in Montreal, I was secretly excited to be greeted in French by the gentleman at the front desk. I have always hoped I look French… but unfortunately for me the charade was up about two seconds later as I realized I barely knew any French, and had to come up with a response to his greeting.
“Do you by chance speak English?” I said, as I gave a smile. Of course he did! Thank goodness.
It is always a bit intimidating arriving in a new city that doesn’t speak your language, but I was quickly put at ease by the incredibly friendly and gracious staff at Hotel Gault.
After checking in, I took the lift up to the fourth floor and found my room. I couldn’t help but grin as I walked in and heard French classical/jazz music playing – I really was in Montreal!
Delicious gourmet chocolates awaited me at my modern desk near the door, along with a water bottle and the weather report for the next day. Minus four degrees Celsius with sun.
Not bad for a winter’s day in Montreal.
Warm spotlights lit up my large, minimalist room, highlighting its incredible features from the luxurious and low-sitting, heather grey FLOU® bed, with custom-made linens, the white-oak paneling of my closets, two enormous windows, the sexy polished concrete flooring with oversized contemporary rug and the oh-so-glorious bathroom.
Let’s pause a moment and talk about this bathroom. It was one of the best aspects of the room in my opinion; think open concept with a private closet for the toilet, a stall shower with glass door, a pristine free-standing white porcelain tub fit for two, and heated flooring. C’est magnifique!
But let’s not stop there. The 30-room boutique hotel in Montreal is actually housed in a former textile warehouse, revitalized into an inviting space with a warm, innovative design. The lobby boasts impressive art by Lorraine Joannette and leads to a bright eating and lounge area.
A full breakfast is served here every morning, and is included in your room rate. And yes, it was a delicious spread. Other delicious meals and drinks can be enjoyed here as well until 3 a.m.! Walk a bit further and you’ll hit the cozy library/living room area, where you can enjoy a quiet and relaxing moment with a vast array of literature or you can peruse the DVD selection to rent from and bring up to your room.
Hotel Gault is located in the heart of Old Montreal’s booming West End. This means staying here is a treat because you are within walking distance to countless art galleries and cafes, cute restaurants, boutique shops, Square Victoria metro station, the Saint Laurent River, an outdoor skating rink, horse carriage rides…the list goes on.
I enjoyed staying at this hotel so much that I had to coax myself into leaving so that I could see the rest of Montreal.
If you’re traveling for business or leisure, this incredible property is guaranteed to be the icing on the cake.