The Traveling Eye is here in Montreal, staying at the Le St. Martin Hotel Particulier Downtown. I know it’s a long name but there is a meaning behind the name. Particulier is a term from France that was applied to upscale bed and breakfasts whereby the service was homey yet exceptional. Le St. Martin is a small hotel that has strayed away from the term “boutique” hotel because it’s not about the size rather about the service. When you return you always feel like you’re returning home. From the reception desk to housekeeping the staff serve you with a smile. The minibar is an honor system and it’s up to you to advise the front desk of what you’ve consumed. There’s a snack bar that is unattended and is also on the honor system. The snack bar is on the lobby level right next to reception and is stocked with soft drinks, coffee, snacks and biscotti’s. If you need a lap top they will loan you one and the wi-fi is free. Bistro L’Aromate, the restaurant is a quaint place with a big menu. French bistro cuisine at it’s best. Celebrity chef Jean-Francois Plante has put together a fabulous menu of upscale bistro fare. The Veal Cheek Bourguignon is fork tender and the roasted vegetable terrine with goat cheese…….hmmmm. I have to say he is also a good looking man and is there most evenings. I know why this bistro is fast becoming a local favorite.
The style of the hotel is modern with an old fashion elegance. Every room has a view and fire place. Not with real fire but the ambiance makes it OK. The pool is open year round and is heated to 110 in the winter. All rooms are equipped with flat screens and docking stations.
The Le St. Martin Hotel Partiulier is a fantastic affordable property. Love love love it!
Ja’Vonne Harley, your concierge to the world