A touch of France on Montréal's Sherbrooke street.
Upon stepping into the Cantlie hotel one is greeted by the smells of French cuisine wafting into the lobby from the mezzanine bar-restaurant, Le Garçon Café. Hanging above is an enormous chandelier and the lobby is filled with stately furnishings. Just a few blocks from the omnipresent Mont Royal, the Cantlie is a short distance from Montréals fine-arts museum, the baroque architecture of McGill University and the shopping and business centers of downtown. The hotels French touches extend from the smells of the kitchen to the looks of the rooms. The 252 guest rooms all feature mahogany furnishings and an old world B+B feel thanks to patterned bedding and bold, rouge carpeting. Most rooms feature kitchenettes and wireless, high-speed Internet access is available for a fee, as is indoor parking and a buffet breakfast. Up on the 28th floor is an outdoor pool with vast city views. Le Garçon Café is recognized as a leader in French cuisine in the city. Its extensive wine list and French fare, including a foie gras dish, draw guests and locals alike. During the winter, Le Garçon Café even serves cocktails at a chilly outdoor ice bar.