If you want to feel as if you’re royalty, book a stay at the grand Hotel Le St. James, located just a few blocks southwest of Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. It boasts an exceptional staff along with elegant historic charms that sit behind the stone façade of a former 19th-century Merchants’ Bank building. Its rooms and suites are decked out with gorgeous antique furnishings, Frette Italian linens and goose down duvets, as well as modern conveniences like iPads, high-speed Internet and LCD TVs. It all comes together to draw A-list celebrities and others who demand only the very best.
The onsite XO Le Restaurant is highly acclaimed for its gourmet cuisine with something to satisfy nearly every craving, while Le Spa, nestled in the former bank fault, features a sauna and steam room, and is staffed with skincare professionals and skilled massage therapists who offer a wide range of lavish treatments designed to pamper and relax.