The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

A chic historical property in Quebec
It’s with good reason that The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal is dubbed the “Grande Dame of Sherbrooke Street.” The historic property, located in the heart of the city’s Golden Square Mile, has been a hub of social, cultural and political activity throughout its hundred-year existence.

Indeed, past guests have included Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who were married on the property — and the hotel was the first in the world to bear The Ritz-Carlton name when it opened its doors on December 31, 1912.

With its central downtown location near the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, galleries and luxury shops (including high-end department store Holt Renfrew), and with an extensive restoration under its belt, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel remains one of the chicest and most sought-after properties in Montreal.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Rooms at the Montreal hotel are a gorgeous embodiment of then and now, from the Old World beauty of marble fireplaces and hardwood floors to high-tech amenities like proximity cards that never de-magnetize.
  • When staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal — or even just visiting the city — a reservation at Maison Boulud, the 130-seat restaurant located inside the Four-Star hotel, is a must.
  • Exclusive to the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal—and the first of its kind in all of Canada—the Dom Pérignon Champagne Bar is located in the hotel’s famed Palm Court, arguably the city’s most glamorous lobby.
  • Go for a dip in the luxury hotel’s heated rooftop saltwater pool, complete with panoramic vistas of downtown Montreal.
  • For a little rejuvenation, head to the Spa St. James for some locally inspired indulgences like the Montreal Maple Sugar Nail Treatment. Enjoy a manicure and pedicure followed by a maple sugar cream mask, topped off with a glass of Canadian Maple Tisane for sipping.
Things to Know
  • The luxury Montreal hotel is credited with being the birthplace of The Ritz-Carlton Afternoon Tea, now enjoyed in the chain’s properties worldwide.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal takes its green initiatives seriously, implanting practices such as light and temperature regulation in guest rooms and heating the popular rooftop pool with reclaimed energy.
  • Don’t shy away from a trip to Montreal in the winter. A network of underground tunnels will help you get around downtown without freezing.
The Rooms
  • All 96 guest rooms and 33 suites have a palette of warm neutrals that highlights the building’s charming historic architecture.
  • The most basic accommodations are the 400-square-foot deluxe rooms that come with a king-size bed, 47-inch LCD flat-screen and work desk.
  • The accompanying marble bathrooms are outfitted with heated floors, a 24-inch flat-screen television and a Toto electronic toilet, while signature rooms offer deep soaking tubs and separate showers.
  • If you need more space, check out the suites. The best option is the Royal Suite, a 4,700-square-foot beauty that is the largest hotel suite in Montreal boasting 12 rooms, including a dining room, butler’s pantry and security office.
The Restaurants
  • The elegant, upscale Maison Boulud is one of only two Canadian outposts from famed New York-based chef Daniel Boulud, and it lives up to his stellar reputation.
  • The restaurant features a menu that executes Boulud’s classic French style with locally sourced produce and artisanal Québécois ingredients.
  • Whether you choose to dine in the Montreal restaurant’s year-round greenhouse, the Sherbrooke Street terrace or inside (with a view of the open-concept kitchen), a memorable meal is guaranteed.
  • The Montreal hotel’s signature restaurant offers an outstanding wine list with over 600 selections focusing on vintages from Burgundy, The Rhone Valley and North America.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
1228 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1H6, Canada
YUL (18-26 min)  
The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
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