Step from cobblestone streets into an 18th-century home boasting velvet curtains, gold-leafed writing desks, and four-poster beds of teak mahogany. The wildly atmospheric public spaces are furnished with original antiques -- not reproductions. Likewise, the voluptuous dining room, Les Filles du Roy, suggests a 19th-century hunting lodge (Masterpiece Theatre fans, this hotel is for you.), although the menu is likely not up to par for most foodies. Eight of the nine bedrooms sport fireplaces, and rooms 1 and 6 even have stone walls in the shower-tubs. Door locks, which used to look like they could be kicked in by a baby, have been updated. In warm months, a walled-in outdoor courtyard with a small fountain is a hideaway dining terrace. There's also an intimate veranda just outside rooms 8, 9, and 10. Eccentric owner Gaëten Trottier, whose family began the establishment in 1962, has converted a space here into the Musée du Bronze de Montréal. It contains his sculptures and is well worth a look.
Hostellerie Pierre du Calvet
405 rue Bonsecours, Montréal, PQ H27 3C3, Canada
Our Rating Neighborhood Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal) Transportation Métro: Champ-de-Mars Phone 866/544-1725, 514/282-1725 Prices C$265-C$295 double (about C$100 less in low season). Rates include breakfast. Packages available Parking Parking C$15 Units 10 units Amenities Restaurant; free Wi-Fi Web site Hostellerie Pierre du Calvet
Map405 rue Bonsecours Montréal PQ H27 3C3 Canada Montreal
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