In the center of Old Montreal, LHotel resides in an area once considered the heart and soul of Canada. Saint-Jacques Street, or Saint-James Street, was known at one time as the "Canadian Wall Street".
One of the oldest neighborhoods on the continent, Old Montreal carefully blends French Ancient Regime and British Colonial architecture. Walking is the best way to explore Old Montreal. Admire the Notre-Dame Basilica, built in 1829 and one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival Style. Countless museums, monuments, art galleries, cafes and shops are all within walking distance of LHotel.
LHotel is proud to be a part of a glorious Victorian past. Built in 1870 and designed by Michel Laurent, our building was originally the head office of the Montreal City and District Savings Bank.
In 1945 the bank began renting office space and attracted many law firms, including that of Jean Drapeau, who would go on to become Montreal's most beloved and controversial mayor for three decades, building the Metro system and Place des Arts and bringing the 1967 World Exposition and 1976 Olympic Games to Montreal. LHotel opened its doors in May 2001 after extensive renovation.