Hit Up Le Westin Montreal for Le Labor Day Weekend
Can't get away to Europe for Labor Day? The next best thing is Montreal and more specifically Le Westin Montreal located between the Old Montréal neighborhood and the city's business district.
The building is not your typical Westin in a big city. Sure, it's inside a big 23-story tower (formerly, it was home for the Montreal Gazette newspaper) but also adjacent are three smaller historical buildings that give the hotel over 450 guestrooms and suites total. And it's still pretty new, having just opened in May 2009.
The hotel features an interesting restaurant concept, gaZette, serving French Canadian cuisine in a farm to table experience with fine-dining flair. For drinks, guests can head to the Reporter Bar where they can trade scoops--er, stories from their day.
But the real star of the building is the hotel's indoor glass-bottomed pool on the fourth floor with views down into the hotel's grand entranceway.
And of course, at night there's always the ever-reliable Westin Heavenly beds to sink into after you're done exploring the city.
This all sounds wildly enticing for a weekend visit so we checked rooms over Labor Day. To our joy, we found rooms at $157CAD a night (about $150USD) on the Westin's site. That's a 15 percent discount off the regular room rate although it is fully pre-paid and nonrefundable. Flexible rates with flexible cancellation policies start at $199 a night. In doing some brief comparison shopping, Expedia has the hotel listed for $153USD a night that weekend.
The reviews on TripAdvisor for Le Westin are extremely solid, however, you should be aware that the rooms do not have minibars. But we can overlook that because this Westin has internet totally free in the guestrooms and the rest of the hotel. Merci beaucoup!
For some ideas on what else to do in Montreal, browse Jaunted's Montreal Field Trip Guide featuring Montreal native, Shira Lazar.