Hotel at a Glance: Le Nouvel Hotel and Spa
Le Nouvel Hotel and Spa offers everything a traveler could ask for: a fine-dining restaurant and bistro bar, a full-service spa, and an option to stay in a condo with a fully equipped kitchenette. The hotel's prime location just south of downtown seals the deal.
- Onsite L'Entracte restaurant: serves creative, seasonally directed cuisine under the accomplished chef Théo Morin
- Full-service spa: This Groupon includes access to saunas and whirlpools in the hotel spa
- Fully equipped kitchenette in each condo suite
- Indoor parking available for an additional fee
Montreal's Shaughnessy Village: Densely Populated Neighborhood Close to the Old City
As the most densely populated neighborhood in Quebec, Shaughnessy Village has no shortage of places to go and people to see. Located just south of Montreal's downtown, the village contains a mix of towering residential buildings and locally owned bars, bistros, and cafes. It's one of the city's most cosmopolitan destinations, which means you'll hear English spoken here more often than in the rest of town. Head to the nearby Canadian Centre for Architecture for a look at the history of Montreal's old-world aesthetic.
A 20-minute bus or metro ride will bring you to Old Montreal, a neighborhood that feels like a displaced slice of Europe. Surprisingly expansive, the area has twisting, bricked avenues and a designated pedestrian zone that recalls the city as it once was: cramped, bustling, and brilliant. Around a bend lies the Rue des Artistes, a narrow strait populated by painters hawking canvasses. Nearby, you'll find the city’s hottest dining destinations, including Le Local, a chic restaurant serving a formidable selection of French fare.