Stylish design, comfortable beds, large bathrooms with quality amenities, and a location on a quiet street just steps from main thoroughfares—those are four big pluses in this trim hotel’s favor. As at its sister boutique hotel, the equally desirable Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion in Québec City, this Germain creates a cozy-chic atmosphere, from the lobby (elegant and cool) to the rooms themselves (white bedding with accents in fuchsia and lime green). The hotel draws a mix of business people, vacationers, and families of students at McGill University, which is just up the street. The ample “deluxe continental” breakfast buffet, included in the room rate, usually includes egg dishes, cold cuts, cheeses, chocolate croissants, crêpes, fruit, yogurt, cappuccinos, and Montréal bagels.
- Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan, Matthew Barber