Located next to the contemporary Palais des Congrès, the Westin Montreal hotel used to be the headquarters of the famous Gazette newspaper for more than 100 years and now is part of the SPG program. It caught my attention by its history, its look but also its location. Old Montreal being one of my favourite areas of Montreal, this hotel would be the perfect place for me to stay and enjoy again the bars, clubs and the waterfront which are all located at a walking distance.
When I arrived at the hotel, I was very amazed by the decoration. Located in the lobby of Le Westin is this immense light that’s running down the centre of the ceiling. Several branches of lights stretching out from the central base illuminating and embellishing the whole lobby. This unique piece of art created by Kelvin Goddard is titled Icicles. Very beautiful! Also, you can drive your car into an indoor entrance-way that’s part of the hotel. Very convenient during the winter!
I checked-in with no issues and my room was already ready at 1.30PM (normal check-in time 3PM). I jumped in the elevator, excited to discover my deluxe corner room. When I opened the door, my jaw literally dropped; the view was simply breath-taking with two walls of clear windows, my room was overlooking downtown Montreal. I felt like I was in a glass box.
The room was very big and lit; size-wise similar to a studio apartment. I was greeted to my room with some macaroons and a lovely note that made me feel more welcome.
I was looking forward to try the Heavenly bed from the Westin.
In my opinion, it is a very comfortable bed. You can definitely feel the premium comfort. No wonder why for the past 14 years, the Westin is known for offering their guest a pleasant night sleep and now offering the possibility to recreate this feeling at home. The bathroom was also well kept. It is very big, marble sink cabinet with all the Westin toiletries and a walk in shower (my favourite!).
After discovering my room, I decided to head to the 4th floor to explore the gym and the pool.
Fun fact is that the indoor pool has a glass bottom that hovers high above the hotel’s grand indoor entrance-way. Very interesting design that makes the hotel look even more appealing and stylish. The pool is joined with two twin pools, one hot and one cold. Again, the pool area was also big and to my surprised not that busy.
The gym located right next to it is the biggest hotel gym I’ve been. You have plenty of cardio training machines and plenty of space to work out. I able to do some walking lunges. That’s a first!
With the sauna being next door along with the pool area, it very easy to finish a work out then relax in the sauna followed by a dip in the pool
The dining at the Westin has a lot of emphasis on Quebec’s cuisine by using local ingredients.
I had our traditional dish, poutine and the quality was top-level. Not to mention the breakfast, a lovely full buffet style located at the Gazette restaurant downstairs.
Elegance, charm and luxury are what you can expect from hotels operating under the SPG umbrella and the Westin is certainly one of them. Located in old Montreal, a vibrant and iconic area of the city, Le Westin Montreal offers all the modern amenities and high end services to make each guest feel welcome. Modern classic rooms with stunning views of the city and signature Heavenly beds, to a stylish lobby with beautiful flowers and a vibrant atmosphere, this hotel breathes luxury throughout its facility and allow guests to savour the sights and sounds of the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec.
Le Westin Montreal
270 Saint-Antoine St W,
Montreal, QC H2Y 0A3, Canada