Hotel William Gray

Montreal, Canada

The hotel

Historic architecture with a modern twist, the William Gray takes you back in time whilst also making you feel at home. Dine on the rooftop, and sip on one of the tasty cocktails whilst looking out at Old Montreal below. Treat yourself and indulge at the spa, complete with a relaxing thermal circuit, Himalayan salt room and an outdoor pool. And if that doesn’t sound appealing enough, the Living Room is where you can have a game of pool, read a book, or pick a record out of the vinyl collection to sit back, relax and listen to.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In Old Montreal, overlooking Place Jacques Cartier and within steps of the Old Port and Notre-Dame Basilica. Transfer time from Montreal International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

127 rooms and suites. All with 49" flat screen TV, Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay S3 bluetooth speaker, multi-jet rain shower, Le Labo bath amenities, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary bottled water, mini-bar*, Nespresso coffee machine, safe and iron and board. Alcove Rooms are 230–265 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are 295–380 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Maggie Oakes (open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner). Perché (Californian-inspired dishes, open seasonally for lunch and dinner). Terrasse William Gray (rooftop dining open seasonally, open for brunch, lunch and dinner). Living Room (bar with snacks, library and pool table). Cafe OIimpico. 5600 sq ft spa* with thermal circuit, Himalayan salt room, Finnish sauna, steam room, experiential showers, cold room, herbal sauna and seasonal outdoor pool. Fitness centre. 24-hour room service*. Green courtyard. Fitz & Follwell bicycle hire* (subject to availability). Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

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Mar 26, 2020 K5106IKsaram

We stayed the the Hotel William Gray for a few nights in early March. It was a great experience, with an exceptional location. If you are looking to do things like visit Bota Bota, or the Notre Dame Basilica, you couldn't ask for a better location. It's in the heart of downtown Montreal but it's a relatively quiet side street. We were close to the… Read more
We stayed the the Hotel William Gray for a few nights in early March. It was a great experience, with an exceptional location. If you are looking to do things like visit Bota Bota, or the Notre Dame Basilica, you couldn't ask for a better location. It's in the heart of downtown Montreal but it's a relatively quiet side street. We were close to the street level, and noise, etc. wasn't an issue for us. You can step out of the door of the hotel and have great bars, restaurants, coffee, etc. all within 5-10 minutes walking in any direction. We would definitely be back. The staff were great, very helpful and friendly. The hotel has a chic and modern feel to it, and none of the decor seemed overlooked in this regard. Our hotel room was probably one of the most stylish we've stayed in, original stone walls, concrete and a bright feel. It was really aesthetically pleasing. Bathroom was great and modern. The only critique I would have would just be the small touches, our room was very clean, but I noticed in the main area plants that were dead, debris from the winter on the rugs etc. Nothing major, and I would be back, but just little things that would elevate the hotel even further. We had a great stay and would recommend. Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 372kathleenm Toronto, Canada

What a cool property! Very clean, great central location, very friendly and helpful staff everywhere, comfortable public spaces for just hanging out. Would recommend to anyone looking for a chic place to spend a night or two (or more!)
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Mar 15, 2020 PhilBD_88 Toronto, Canada

We were greeted by Luca when we arrived who was pleasant and friendly and very helpful even offering suggestions of places to see and eat. The hotel is nestled in the heart of old Montreal, a short walk to excellent cafes (Cafe Olympico, Tommy Cafe and Crew Coffee), restaurants and architecture along St. Paul and surrounding areas. The hotel is… Read more
We were greeted by Luca when we arrived who was pleasant and friendly and very helpful even offering suggestions of places to see and eat. The hotel is nestled in the heart of old Montreal, a short walk to excellent cafes (Cafe Olympico, Tommy Cafe and Crew Coffee), restaurants and architecture along St. Paul and surrounding areas. The hotel is beautiful and the room offered exceptional views of the waterfront and old port. The restaurant was also very nice and our only meal there, which was breakfast, was very good and reasonably priced. We had a couples massage at the spa on level P1 at the hotel which was also excellent and relaxing. We would absolutely stay here again without hesitation. Read less
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Mar 13, 2020 acarp25 Watertown, Massachusetts

Very clean and in a central location. Incredible views and good food nearby. The cafe attached to the hotel is one of the best in the city. A very hip clothing store is within the lobby. The room was very modern and well decorated. Bed was incredibly comfortable. The staff were all great people. We took an afternoon to visit the spa which was… Read more
Very clean and in a central location. Incredible views and good food nearby. The cafe attached to the hotel is one of the best in the city. A very hip clothing store is within the lobby. The room was very modern and well decorated. Bed was incredibly comfortable. The staff were all great people. We took an afternoon to visit the spa which was well worth it. The full thermal experience was great. I believe they have a rooftop pool to visit that may be included in some spa packages. We thought the on-site parking was a bit expensive but it may be normal for the location. Read less
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Mar 13, 2020 Daydream521989

We had a wonderful stay at this chic and unique hotel. The perfect mix of modern and old architecture, with a helpful staff to boot. Luca at the front desk was incredible and upgraded us to a larger room at no extra cost. He gave great recommendations for food and the perfect walking route to explore Old Montreal. We would definitely return!