This high-end (yet well-priced) auberge has a long history and has taken great care preserving the structural elements from the buildings that now comprise the hotel. One section housed a former provincial prime minister and later became a wax museum; the other was the home of the co-founder of Holt Renfrew, still one of Canada’s leading luxury stores. Now carefully renovated guest rooms—each one unique—feature everything from exposed stone walls dating back to 1640 to rain showers with jets, flatscreen TVs, and craft furniture. You can see each room online. This section of rue Ste-Anne is pedestrian-only (though you can drive up to drop off your bags) and lined with outdoor dining, great for people-watching. Breakfast is included and is served at the very good in-house restaurant Le Pain Béni Note: You need to use stairs to reach all guest rooms.