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 3,000-square-foot castle suite or the 6,000-square-foot castle. Both are luxuriously appointed, with more than enough space for a family or a big group of friends.
- Castle suite amenities: full kitchen, four bedrooms, fireplace, balcony, and private terrace with barbecue grill
- Castle amenities: same as above, plus private pool, spa, and views of the river and city
- Old Montreal location puts you close to some of the best restaurants and most famous attractions in Quebec’s largest city.
- Additional services: For extra fees, you can opt for a private dinner, massages, and more. Click here for details.
Montreal, Quebec: Canada’s French-Speaking Cultural Capital
Cobbled streets, historic architecture, and horse-drawn carriages are common throughout Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city and one of the oldest European settlements in North America. It was founded by the French in 1642, and 2 million people speak French here as an official language.
A good first stop for visitors is the Bonsecours Market, a domed plaza where local merchants have been peddling their wares for more than 100 years. As you browse the area, check out the elaborate Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the city’s most famous churches. It was built in the Gothic Revival style, and it houses a fascinating crypt filled with archaeological treasures.
Montreal is renowned for its music and arts scenes. One of the best places to see a show is the Place des Arts, a huge complex of theaters and concert halls that occupies a whole block downtown. Opera, ballet, symphony, and jazz shows fill most of the Place des Arts’ calendar, but there’s the occasional rock band or standup comedy show as well.