Le Plateau – Hipster Montreal

A la Carte Bed and Breakfast

I have been to Montreal only twice now but since the city is extremely walkable and has good public transit, I could easily go around and see different parts of the city. Montreal is a city of neighbourhoods, each with a micro culture. For example, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal borough (arrondissement) consists of The Plateau, Mile End, Little Portugal and the tiny McGill ghetto which is a just a spiffy name for McGill university student residences.

Le Plateau neighbourhood, in particular, is very colourful and pretty. This rectangular district is bordered by a mountain on its west and a park-lake on its east; what more could you possibly ask for! The area in between is neatly filled with compact rectangular blocks of two-four storey buildings, tree-lined streets and hundreds of small and large restaurants and depanneurs.

From gourmet restaurants and cafés to boutiques and outfitters, Montréal’s trendy Le Plateau is my favourite neighbourhood for a leisurely stroll.

One of the distinctive features of the buildings here are their external spiraling staircases. A simple feature, but it transforms the character of the streets completely, doesn’t it? When I walk on the sidewalks, it seems as if the large buildings are descending to the ground to greet me.

Daniel and Petra are lovely hosts, warm and welcoming! They take great care of you with clean, comfortable rooms thoughtfully appointed with everything you could need. Warm, home cooked breakfasts made starting the day easy and delicious. Petra, Daniel and Monsieur Petite feel just like family, but treat you like honored guests!

The room was very clean, nicely decorated and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and conversations were lot of fun.

The BnB is beautifully furnished in a leafy suburb in a cool quarter of Montreal. The room was spacious and very peaceful and we were able to relax in the living space and even enjoy a quiet drink on the terrace before bed. The room we had was up to our standards, just right. But it’s not about the amenities but the total atmosphere which counts for us, like a home away from home.

Fantastic, cozy and very friendly. Definitely the reason we enjoy staying at bed and breakfasts than hotels.