|Subject: RE: Hotel recommendation, Montreal and Ottawa (Canada)|
Many years ago (early 90s) I stayed in a lovely boutique hotel in Montreal that was developed out of a number of old (early 1900s) brownstones in the more ritzy part of Sherbrooke St. It was lovely then and, although I've heard that it has since gone a bit more upscale, I gather it is still a much quainter alternative to the big chain hotels in the area. Chateau Versailles: http://www.srs-worldhotels.com/canada/montreal/hotel_yulcha.html I also stayed Now I stay with my son who is at McGill!
My husband and I lived in Ottawa for about 9 mths before moving to Hong Kong and I used to walk by this B&B on our way to work every day - it a beautiful old turn of the century home and we were told by people who had stayed there that they loved it. Auberge King Edward http://www.bbcanada.com/464.html
On our last night in Ottawa, the Auberge was booked so we stayed in the Carnichael Inn and Spa: http://www.carmichaelinn.com - and found it quite lovely. Beautiful decor, yummy breakfasts and very pleasant staff.
They are both in the heart of Ottawa - walking distance to Parliament Hill - perfect location for getting to know the city on foot.
Have a great time!
Judy in Hong Kong