The perfect backdrop for your bespoke suits. In the heart of downtown, this exquisite 17-story hotel uses its understated elegance, top-notch details, and convenient location to attract a well-heeled international crowd that includes Hollywood A-listers and diplomats.
Spacious standard rooms are bright and tailored, with floor-to-ceiling windows, Bose docking stations, Keurig coffee machines, and contemporary light-wood furniture. Every room features the Sofitel's luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system, SoBed.
YOU SHOULD KNOW East-facing rooms have an obstructed view.
Standard, serviceable bathrooms. There are separate shower and tub in the executive rooms, with luxury bath products by Lanvin and Hermès.
Imagine sleek leather sofas and a soaring glass walls. Adorned with a one-off area rug made by same company that carpeted Versailles for King Louis XIV, the lobby is eye-catching. (The enormous area rug depicting a Fernand Leger painting).
Le Renoir, the lobby restaurant, is the domain of Chef Olivier Perret. His menu is inspired by French cuisine and infused with international flavors, using local Montreal products. Enjoy the spacious terrace for fine dining during warm weather.
Order the fish of the day—that’s the chef’s specialty. Also, the copious buffet brunch is (almost) an embarrassment of riches. The coffee is perfection.
Located on a busy east-west axis in the heart of downtown, the Sofitel is convenient for business and pleasure. It’s well situated for jogging on “The Mountain” and shopping in the tony boutiques along Sherbrooke Street. Leave the car at home and take a taxis.
Relax with a comforting plate of braised beef at the Dominion Square Tavern (10-minute walk), or head to the alpha steak house, Queue de Cheval (15-minute walk).
If you’re eating at the Dominion Square Tavern, sidle over to the impressively long bar and order a mint and gin or an Old Fashioned. For local craft beer, there are well-edited choices at Brutopica (10-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Sofitel is where to send guests from Los Angeles. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls at the entrance have a California feel. Plus, the bright art and plush carpets immediately telegraph a certain chic luxury. We like the hotel’s location in the Golden Mile, within walking distance to at least three major museums. Kids are welcome, despite the adult feel. Check the website for their exceptionally affordable specials and package deals.