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A spring in Montreal

If you talk about spring to a Montrealer, he will immediately smile. The arrival of spring in Montreal means the end of winter. After the cold and the snowstorms finally comes the warm and sunny season. At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we are right in the heart of the action where you can enjoy the return of this beautiful season.

What describes spring in Montreal?

The start of spring involves different meanings with many being true to the Montreal and Quebec culture. We will mention a few of them here and maybe, it will convince you to come for a visit…

Happy Season

Ah Spring… the season we all wait for! You might notice that Montrealers seem to smile more. People laugh, people get out of the house to walk around everywhere and all the parks quickly become animated with life. Picnics, barbecues, it only takes a few degrees above zero for us to put away our winter coats. Montrealers are known to be welcoming and friendly, however, there’s something about spring that suddenly makes people happier.

Dorchester Square

Dorchester Square © Tourisme Montréal

Sugar Shack Season

A very popular Quebec tradition has always been the annual harvesting of our famous maple syrup, which also means a visit to the sugar shack with family and friends. From the beginning of March until the end of April, producers welcome young and old to come enjoy typical Quebec meals. Meat pie, omelette, maple syrup sausage and last but not least, maple taffy on snow.

Un Chef à l'érable

© Un Chef à l’érable

A very famous sugar shack is the Cabane à sucre du Pied de Cochon, all as decadent as its restaurant of the same name and is a destination of choice for foodies. However, beware! Is it so good that this season is already fully booked and reservations for 2018 will quickly sell out as of midnight on January 1st 2018.

More and more, you don’t even need to drive out of the city to visit the sugar shack since many restaurants have now started opening urban sugar shacks! A new discovery this year is Un Chef à l’érable with the guest of honor, the very talented chef Laurent Godbout. An urban and modern version of the sugar shack theme. This restaurant is at la Scena in Old Montreal, only a few minutes walk away from Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal.

Un chef à l'érable

© Un Chef à l’érable

Montreal’s Sunny Terraces

Who says spring, says the reopening of terraces. Old Montreal is known for its beautiful terraces on the cobblestone streets, on rooftops or hidden behind building walls. At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we have the chance of having a beautiful hidden garden in our interior court and as soon as the weather gets warm, mid-May, we cannot wait to open it up again. Every year, our creative plant experts from Vertuose help us prepare a colourful terrace and the Sinclair restaurant finally opens its windows where you can enjoy a drink and a meal in the middle of the sunny gardens.

Sinclair Terrasse, Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel

Sinclair Terrasse, Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel

Montreal : The Destination

For us at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, its already time to get on our best behaviour because tourists from around the globe are coming to Montreal! Spring for us means the beginning of high season, wedding season and the neighborhood starts to fill up. For us, spring means excitement!

The cobblestone streets of Old Montreal fill up with people walking and our reservations increase exponentially. If you have the chance to walk around near Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel during springtime, you might notice many brides walking in their dresses because spring is also a very popular time when to get married in Montreal.

We all know, Old Montreal is an ideal place to be during spring: the favorite season of our guests to discover Montreal.

Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal celebrates its 15th year anniversary!

During spring, Montreal regains its colours. In fact, it is this spring that Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal will be celebrating its 15th year anniversary. For the occasion, we are preparing many surprises and upgrades to the hotel that will make you want to rediscover us, again and again.

Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal wishes you a wondeful spring and we look forward to welcoming you soon during the warm season!

Jennifer Bédard

Place Jacques-Cartier

© MTTQ, Vlan Communication

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Valentine’s Day for all in Old Montreal

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

We often think that Valentine’s Day is only dedicated to couples and if we don’t have a significant other, we cannot celebrate it. Some people even prefer to boycott this Holiday.

At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we believe that Valentine’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways.

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day with the family

Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love. So, why not spend the day with the family and, for example, go skating on the Natrel Skating rink; only a few minutes away from the hotel, walk around the streets of Old Montreal

Old Montreal skating rink

© MTTQ, Pictures Canada

and maybe go visit the Nordik Village organized by Igloofest on Place Jacques-Cartier. At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we welcome families, big and small, every week. Some come from different areas of Quebec, others from the rest of Canada, the Unites Stated and even Europe. No matter where they come from, they all come to the hotel to spend some quality time with their family. Valentine’s Day is a special day where family activities are often overseen. Therefore, why not make it happen this year ?


 Valentine’s Day with friends

Me, being a single woman, I do not plan on spending Valentine’s Day with candles and a romantic dinner. Instead, I will enjoy this day by spending it with my best girlfriends. With the nice weather that we had this past January, we would walk around the neighborhood and go out for dinner at Dolcetto & Co.: my favorite place where to find the best italian pizza. A trendy, affordable and friendly ambiance offering one of my favorite pizzas, the Bianca: wild mushrooms, Tartufo, goat cheese and arugula. Simple and delicious. If you’re a chocolate lover, you will be excited to know that they offer a Nutella-Smores pizza for dessert.

Later, let’s all put on our prettiest dresses and go have a drink at Flyjin, a very reputable club in Old Montreal where the clientele is classy and the music is banging.

A weekend getaway in Montreal with your friends, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? If you’re from Montreal or from elsewhere, Old Montreal has plenty of activities to offer.

Valentine’s Day alone

Scandinave Spa Old Montréal

©Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal

What’s great when we’re single, is that we can treat ourselves as we want. We sometimes think that being alone is something bad, but we often forget the perks of it. Why not spend Valentine’s Day celebrating the love we have for ourselves? Only a few steps away from Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, you will find the Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal. With their bath therapy, their different types of massages and most of all, their attentive service, are all the reasons that make this a perfect place where to go relax on Valentine’s Day. Even better? Our guests get 25% off massages and 35% off the bath access.

Valentine’s Day with your significant other

Last but not least: Valentine’s Day is mostly celebrated by couples. In fact, Valentine’s Day is a busy period at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal and our guests want everything to be perfect for their special one. With the help of our Concierge team, we answer all sorts of requests and it is a pleasure for us to help make these moments memorable. Flower deliveries, restaurant reservations, wedding proposals, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne in the suite: couples do everything to surprise their boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife. They want everything to be perfect, and we’re there to help! In fact, if you’re looking for something to offer this Valentine’s Day, our Valentine’s Day package offers all the surprise effect, without you having to do anything. We take care of the preparation. The package includes a one-night stay at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, a 3-course dinner at Sinclair restaurant, chocolate truffles and a bottle of sparkling wine in your suites as well as continental breakfast for two. The perfect getaway.

No matter why you celebrate Valentine’s Day, know that all reasons are good to celebrate love. Either with your family, with friends, by yourself or with your loved one, what’s important is to celebrate love and remind ourselves, as well as our close ones, that we love each other.

At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we are here to make your biggest Valentine’s Day dreams, reality.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jennifer Bédard

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It’s Holiday season in Old Montreal

It’s Holiday season in Old Montreal

The Holiday magic is back at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal!

Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal has put on its brightest lights! Shining trees and colourful Christmas decorations have been placed in our front windows, to welcome curious souls. Do not hesitate to come in for a visit and have a seat next to the warm fireplace. There, you will find our gold and silver-coloured Christmas tree, which will enchant young and old.

Holiday Season Decorations

Hotel Holiday Decorations

Thank you to the artists of Vertuose, the creators of this year’s Holiday decorations.

Before Santa comes to town…

For all to enjoy, Old Montreal is the ideal place to stay this Holiday season. Its cobblestones streets, its Christmas decorations all along Saint-Paul Street as well as its horse-carriage rides (when the mild weather allows it), make Old Montreal the perfect place to wander around during Christmas time.

Holiday decorations: Our favorites

Only 2 minutes away from Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel: One of our favorites this Holiday season is the beautiful tree of shinning lights in front of the Notre-Dame Basilica. Its white lights stand together in perfect harmony with the blue angel lights hanging from the Basilica. In fact, photos of this tree have been shared numerous times on social media by photographers and amateurs. Other decorations not to miss in Old Montreal are the white fairy lights that illuminate Saint-Paul Street from one end to the other. While you walk along, they will make you feel like you’re in a Christmas movie.

Notre-Dame Basilica Holiday decorations

© Cameron McLenan

Holiday season makes us hungry!

When the winter and cold settles in, who doesn’t love a good hearty meal with his family and friends around a large table? Turkey, foie gras, beef stew or a Quebec classic, Grandma’s meat pie. It’s exactly what inspired the Chef of Restaurant Sinclair when he prepared his Holiday menu. With a blend of local products and a French inspiration, it’s a menu that foodies will feast on. For example, the duck parmentier with iced maple Nantaises or the oven-seared bison steak from Quebec with its sautéed porcini mushrooms and black truffle oil are items on the menu to taste without a doubt.

Christmas Dinner Menu
Christmas Brunch Menu
New Year’s Eve Menu

 After dinner, what should we do?

Old Montreal is animated: activities for all
Apart from dinner with the family, you must be wondering what are the best activities to do in Old Montreal during this Holiday season. With our loved-one, our friends or our family, there are enough activities for all to enjoy. Every year, our guests count on the expertise of our Concierges Clefs d’Or to recommend cultural, gourmet and fun activities to do around the hotel.

This year, from December 1st 2016 to January 1st 2017, Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal is lucky to be in the center of the action during Merry Montreal, happening just a few minutes away. Wander around the cobblestone streets of the neighborhood and visit the Christmas market on Place Jacques-Cartier, where you will find gifts, treats and discoveries from Quebec microbreweries.

You may also assist to one of their outdoor Holiday flicks, presented in French with English subtitles. Come watch some Holiday classics under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. On the menu: karaoke, come meet Santa, photo workshops and many more…

Also, do not miss out on the New Year’s party which will be held on Place Jacques-Cartier. Fireworks, performances and special guests will all be part of the show.

Merry Montreal New Year's party

© Merry Montreal

What is Christmas like at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal?

We all have different plans during this Holiday season. Some prefer to take vacations away from the cold, many Quebecers also have the tradition of spending Christmas at the cottage, away from the city.

A typical evening at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel would look a lot like this: First, gather around a cozy fireplace with a nice glass of wine in one of our suites. Then, head down to dinner at the Sinclair for a hearty Christmas meal.

And finally, why not end with an nightly excursion in the Old Montreal neighbourhood? Take a ride on the Bonsecours outdoor skating rink or finish off the evening by warming up at one of the Holiday hot spots with a nice cup of hot chocolate… Ah… The wonderful joy of Christmas.

How about you? What are your plans for the Holidays?

Old Montreal skating rink

© MTTQ, Pictures Canada

Happy Holidays!
Jennifer Bédard

Special thanks to Vertuose our flower designer team for the beautiful Christmas decorations!

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Coffee time!

Stopping for coffee in Old Montreal


Recently, I often find myself walking through the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal at the end of my shifts. It’s almost like I don’t want to leave this amazing neighborhood. I spend the day recommending the best places to spend time in the city to our guests and it makes me want to live the same experiences.

While walking, I often get the urge to stop in a cool place for a coffee and sometimes for a quick snack. Here are some of the new and old places I’ve been visiting recently for a great coffee and pastry pitstop:

Sinclair Restaurant (inside St-Sulpice Hotel)

Sometimes, I just change into civilian clothing and sneak into the beautiful Sinclair terrace to enjoy a nice café latte in an elegant, calm, peaceful, sun-filled ambiance.

Coffee on Sinclair terrace

Sinclair terrace: a lovely sunny garden terrace, a great place for coffee break

Maison Christian Faure (355 Place Royale)

Christian Faure was named Best Employee of France, his croissants are out-of-this-world good. My favorite, the almond croissant, is just amazingly tasty. The coffee is excellent and the tea-room-like shop is just the perfect place to enjoy a well-deserved escape from the daily hustle. more info

Maison Christian Faure

The reknowned pastries of Maison Christian Faure


Tommy Café

©tommy Café

Tommy Café (200 Notre-Dame w.)

A beautiful interior design and great coffee, along with cool, trendy clientele sipping coffee behind their laptops and earphones, make this place a must if you want to be creative and inspired for this new project you’re working on. Tommy café is one of the few places serving cronuts in Old Montréal.

 Crew Collective & Café (360 St-Jacques)

The newest, most spectacular coffee house to open in Old Montreal, in the gigantic and opulent former lobby of the Royal Bank headquarters. Crew Collective & Café offers great coffee made by hipster barristas, nice fresh pastries and lots of space to work or meet. My favorite: The banana Financier cake! They even have six cubicles that you can use for more private meetings, free of charge, as long as you drink coffee!

The majestic space of Crew Collective Café.

The majestic space of Crew Collective Café.

Crew Café: Everything to be productive.

Crew Café: Everything to be productive.



Other great places to have a coffee in the morning that are well worth mentioning include:
Olive et Gourmando
(351 St-Paul w.);
Thé Mon Café (376 Notre-Dame w.);
Café Santé Véritas (480 St-Laurent).

Alain Ethier
Membre, Les Clefs d’Or Canada

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Le St-Sulpice, one of the first boutique hotels in Old Montreal

Boutique hotel concept:

The concept of a boutique hotel appears in the 1980s’ in the United States. The aim was to find a response to the larger hotel chains standardization. This distinctiveness was based on location, the size, the architecture and design, the history of the hotel and the development of ultra-personalized services.

Boutique hotels appeared in Old Montreal in the early 2000s’. Le St-Sulpice hotel Montreal, built in 2001, belongs to the first boutique hotel wave and gathers all the characteristics of a boutique hotel.

The warm of the lobby in a boutique hotel

Our cosy lobby awaits you! Take the time and relax in front of the fireplace…

Its location:

Ideally located in the heart of Old Montreal, steps away from the Basilica Notre-Dame, one of the most historic attractions of Old Montreal. Old Montreal is the most touristic, historic and cultural area of Montreal: with its numerous museums, historic buildings with their unique French colonial style, boutiques and art galleries, bars and award- winning restaurants and all the touristic attractions of the Old Port…You will be in the heart of the action! See the map

Ideally located : adjacent to Notre-Dame Basilica

Adjacent to Notre-Dame Basilica one of the most popular attraction

Its history:

This boutique hotel was built on the historic foundation of Charles Le Moyne and Jacques Le Ber’s house, both were famous fur traders in the 17th century. The site became in the early 19th the head office of the Consolidated Plate Glass of Canada Ltd and later on a parking. The first stone of le Saint-Sulpice hotel was laid on March 2001.

To notice, the hotel offers a great view on the discrete but famous garden of the St-Sulpice Seminary, occupied by the Sulpicians since 1685. This seminary and the St-Sulpice religious community are linked to the evangelization and Christian movement coming from France in the 17th century. And more specifically though the missionary M. Jean-Jacques Olier who wanted to settle a colony in Ville-Marie (Montreal) in 1642 and to evangelize the Native American.

Suites with balcony with garden view

The suites with balcony offers a great view on the courtyard garden

Its size:

With 108 elegant and spacious suites the hotel welcomes you in a warm, cozy atmosphere and invites you to feel at home. The U-shape building opens on the hotel’s courtyard garden and creates a lovely and friendly environment.

The attentive staff, some of whom have worked for the hotel since its opening, welcomes you warmly and offers an ultra-personalized service. Many of our guests appreciate our staff loyalty: they always welcome with a smile and they will be able to anticipate your needs, by knowing your habits and preferences.

Its design :

With its European touch, the architecture of le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal respects the spirit of the French colonial style of Old Montreal. The simple stone facade doesn’t reveal all of  about the warm and friendly atmosphere you will experience once you enter our boutique hotel.

The cozy lobby with its warm and gold colors invites you to relax on the couch in front of the fireplace. Follow the hall of caramel leather columns and discover the modern and glass space of the Sinclair restaurant.

As the hotel was built on a parking lot, the architects of Béïque, Thuot, Legault could have all liberty and the space to draw the plans of the 108 different suites.

The classical and cozy style of our suites is reflected in the woodwork you can find on the walls and kitchenettes. Year after year, the designers added contemporary touches like the arabesque figures in the black and white carpet, the red in the bed covers or in the artworks, or the modern design of the glass coffee tables and the lights.

Luxuary Suites

The elegant and contemporary design of the suites

In a boutique hotel, everything is for sale!

Do you like the comfort of our mattresses and pillows, our bathrobes, the nice and subtle fragrance of L’Occitane en Provence amenities products, our branded umbrellas or one of the artworks exhibited in the hotel? They are for sale! You can buy them at reception and for the biggest items, we will give you the contact of our suppliers.

uxury amenities by L'Occitane

You will appreciate the refined amenities by L’Occitane en Provence

Karin Janssen, marketing manager