Photo courtesy of HOTEL NELLIGAN
Situated on Montreal’s oldest street, first paved in 1672, the Nelligan opened as a hotel in 2002, but its well-preserved heritage building dates back to 1852 when, like many other old buildings in the Vieux Port, it did service as a warehouse. Much of the original brick and stonework still exist, but with a raft of modern luxuries and high-end amenities, including custom furniture from local carpenters Saint-Damase, and plush terrycloth robes. Guest rooms have a classically elegant vibe with eggshell walls, and warm stately dark woods juxtaposed with splashes of reds and earthy grays. Oversized windows make the rooms bright and the original exposed brick and stonework shine. Home to one of the city’s most popular rooftop bars throughout summer and a local-favorite live music spot, too, the Nelligan allows guests to meet and mingle with locals without even leaving the hotel.
By Nikki Bayley, AFAR Local Expert
106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada