Hotel at a Glance: Old Montreal Castle
The gorgeous, 4-star Old Montreal Castle has stood near the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Old Montreal since the early 20th century. With this getaway, you’ll choose whether to stay in the 6,000-square-foot castle or the 3,000-square foot castle suite. Both are luxuriously appointed, with more than enough space for a family or a big group of friends.
- The castle suite features a full kitchen, four bedrooms, a fireplace, a balcony, and a private terrace with a barbecue. The castle suite totals over 3,000 square feet.
- The castle offers the same amenities as the castle suite, plus a private pool and spa and views of the river and the city. The castle totals over 6,000 square feet.
- Location in Old Montreal puts guests close to some of the best restaurants and most famous streets in Quebec’s largest city.
Montreal, Quebec: Canada’s French-Speaking Cultural Capital
Canada’s second-largest city is set on the Island of Montreal, located about an hour’s drive from the northern border of Vermont. The majority of the nearly 2 million inhabitants here speak French as a first language.
Cobbled streets, historic architecture, and horse-drawn carriages make up Old Montreal, the part of the city that dates back to 17th-century French colonialism. A popular spot is the Bonsecours Market, a domed plaza where local merchants have been selling their wares for more than 100 years. As you stroll through this historic area, make sure to check out the iconic and elaborately decorated Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the city’s most famous churches. Built in the Gothic Revival style, it houses a fascinating crypt filled with archaeological treasures—Frommer’s writes that it is “breathtaking in the richness of its interior furnishings.”
Montreal is renowned for its music and arts scene. The Place des Arts, a huge complex of theaters and concert halls, occupies a whole square downtown. The complex is the place to attend an opera, ballet, symphony, or jazz show.