06 Feb 2021

Time 5 minutes

Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Experts say that going out on regular dates is beneficial to a relationship, but figuring out how to get out as a couple has been quite difficult over the past months. So, for this Valentine’s Day, Old Montreal is the special destination in our hearts. Use this address book as a guide to plan out your 2021 Valentine’s Staycation!

Even if certain restrictions remain in place, it is still possible to celebrate as a couple. And according to Marie-Ève Paquette, sexologist at l’Institut de Psychologie Contextuelle – located at 422 Saint-François-Xavier – “it is important for a couple to have some one-on-one time in order to help maintain their connection. Like all other emotions, love fades, transforms, and grows over time… Connection to oneself and one’s partner allows one to be fully present, and facilitates love’s ability to help the relationship grow and blossom.” If you want to dive further into this subject, Mrs. Paquette recommends reading the book Act With Love by Russ Harris, which you can purchase at Bertrand Bookstore (please note that the French version is temporarily out of stock).

We heartily recommend you take some time out of your day to show your loved one that you still care for them, even during a pandemic.

Where Should We Stay in the Historic Neighbourhood?

Hotel Places d’Armes, 55 Saint-Jacques West
Situated right in the heart of Old Montreal, right across from the superb Basilica Notre-Dame, Hotel Place d’Armes combines both the classical beauty of 19th century architecture and contemporary urban sophistication That’s what makes this the perfect place for couples who want a getaway.

Hotel Place d’Armes is offering “A Private Dinner + Stay for Two'', which includes a discounted overnight stay, one alcoholic beverage per person, a dinner (three-courses for two with tip included), breakfast for two, and valet service. Of course, all meals are served in-room. Starting at $425 per couple.

Hotel Le Saint-Sulpice, 414 Saint-Sulpice
Hotel Saint-Sulpice is home to 108 suites, most with an electric fireplace or a balcony, with a spacious bathroom in which awaits some exquisite l’Occitane en Provence products. This classy 4 Star-4 Diamond establishment is also offering a rose (the ultimate symbol of love) as well as some chocolate fondue from Juliette et Chocolat. Double rooms start at $230 (+ tax). And for a limited time, parking is free. For more details, call 514-288-1000, or email them at frontdesk@lesaintsulpice.com

Also available for Valentine’s: the “Absolute Wellness” package. This package is ideal for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. In addition to a night in a luxurious Superior suite and a takeaway breakfast delivered to your door, you will also receive a one hour Swedish massage per person from the famous Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal. At the spa, you will have access to a locker for all your personal items, and they will lend you a soft robe, towels, and sandals. Sounds inviting, doesn’t it?

Hotel Nelligan, 106 Saint-Paul West
Hotel Nelligan, so named in honour of the celebrated Québécois poet, is a luxurious hotel on the same level as any European hotel; it’s not surprising that it was named one of the Top 10 Hotels in Canada by magazine Condé Nast Traveller for the year 2020!

To revive your spark, the hotel is offering the “Love Story” package, available from February 12th to the 14th. This “love story” includes an overnight stay with a preferential rate, one alcoholic beverage per person, a three-service meal for two, breakfast in bed, and valet service. For more details, call 514-788-2040 or email them at concierge@hotelnelligan.com

Hotel Gault, 449 Sainte-Hélène
Hotel Gault is a smart blend of luxury, comfort, and modernity. You can feel the coziness in each room’s mattress, made especially for their FLOU beds, and the sumptuous Italian cotton sheets that cover them.

Hotel Gault is spoiling its patrons this Valentine’s Day: late check out at 4 p.m. (you can lounge in bed for as long as you want), chocolats, a bottle of champagne, and surprises in the form of cosmetics from Lise Watier and CW Beggs and Sons. You can even increase the relaxation with an in-room massage courtesy of Bota Bota spa-sur-l’eau.

A perfect Valentine’s Day can be found here!

For more information: (514) 904-1616 or info@hotelgault.com

Hotel InterContinental, 360 Saint-Antoine West
Hotel InterContinental has two packages to help you enjoy a perfect romantic evening among the enchanting backdrop of Old Montreal from February 12th to the 14th.

First off, the “Classic” package includes a room with a huge bed, where you will be served a decadent three course meal, accompanied by a bottle of wine. Arrivals start at noon and departures go up until 5 p.m. Starting at $189.

Then, the “Suite” package has, as the name would indicate, a suite, a three course in-room meal, and a nice bottle of wine. Arrivals start at noon and late check out times go up until 5 p.m. Starting at $239.

For further details, write to montreal@ihg.com

Hotel William Gray, 421 Saint-Vincent
Right near Place Jacques-Cartier, Hotel William Gray, open since 2016, is more than just a hotel. It has an excellent restaurant (Maggie Oakes), a terrace with a breathtaking view (William Gray Terrasse), and even a high-quality spa (William Gray Spa). And for Valentine’s Day, Hotel William Gray is offering their “Couple’s Retreat” package: an overnight stay at the hotel, one alcoholic beverage per person, a supper (3 courses per couple), breakfast in bed for two, and valet service. Interested in a massage? Add on two 60 minute massages from the William Gray Spa for only $240. This package is available February 12th to the 14th, and February 19th to the 20th. For more info: 514-656-5600 or info@hotelwilliamgray.com

N.B.: Does your hotel also have a special deal for Valentine’s Day, and you would like to see it on this list? Write to us at info@sdcvieuxmontreal.com, and we would be happy to include it here.

1: Spa William Gray
2 and 3: Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal par DF Motion
4: Hôtel William Gray
5 and 6: Hôtel Place d'Armes
7 and 8: Hôtel Nelligan
9: Hôtel InterContinental
10: Bota Bota spa-sur-l'eau