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In Old Montreal, next to the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History
Old Montreal is home to the city's largest concentration of historic sites and museums, and is lined with pedestrian-friendly cobblestone streets.
With a history dating back to 1642, Old Montreal is, well, old. This well-preserved neighborhood might be one of the prettiest and most fascinating quarters of the city. While summers give way to lively street festivals and restaurant terraces brimming with energy, winters offer a much more mellow and relaxed pace.
The 24-room Le Petit Hotel is a chic boutique housed in a 19th century building. With only four floors and a small lobby cafe, the hotel offers an intimate feel, while providing up-to-date amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks. Rooms blend historic charm (stone and brick accent walls, wood floors, the occasional exposed wood beam) with stylish, contemporary decor (dark wood furniture, orange, retro-style chairs, crisp white bedding). The hotel lacks the amenities of a larger hotel -- like a business center, spa, and fitness center -- but free access to a nearby gym is available.