You will find Auberge des Gallant tucked away in the countryside just between Montreal and Ottawa, on 400 acres on the Rigaud Mountain. The Inn offers 26 rooms, a fine dining restaurant (their gourmet food is second to none), with a wine cellar boasting three hundred-labels. There are four unique banquet facilities, including their Maple Pavilion–the wedding hall that seats 150, set amidst the woods. The newest addition - the piece de la resistance is the spa! Read more...
Imagine just for a moment being treated like a King or Queen at one of Montreal’s West Island hotels. Close your eyes, sit back and imagine this - pampered at a luxury West Island hotel - fine dining every night of the week in one of many West Island restaurants - attending Montreal West Island festivals, Montreal West Island museums, the Montreal West Island theatre, or visiting the Montreal casino. Well, for the cost of taking a weekend jaunt to Europe, you could live like royalty in the West Island for a full week, even longer. Save the overseas airfare and the exorbitant hotel and restaurant rates you'll undoubtedly pay over there, change in your American dollars for many more Canadian dollars and prepare to paint our town RED.
With many hotels to choose from, West Island hotels are not short on variety - ranging from youth hostels, West Island B&Bs, to the most modern West Island hotels offering cutting edge style and high-end amenities. An ideal setting for a weekend of shopping and fun to a luxurious honeymoon vacation, we cater to your every whim - all the while, retaining our well-known and loved European flavour. Montreal West Island Luxury hotels, Montreal West Island large hotel chains, Montreal West Island theme hotels and Montreal West Island economy hotel chains are but a mere sampling of what you'll find in Montreal and The West Island.
Save your receipts: The Quebec Provincial Government imposes a 7.5% tax on accommodations (TVQ) in addition to the 5% federal goods and services tax (TPS). Foreign visitors can recoup most of the West Island hotel tax, but you'll need to keep your receipts and file the necessary refund form. You can also recoup some of your taxes on West Island purchases. Look out for these tax rebate forms displayed in most West Island hotels and retail outlets.
When To Visit: Anytime of year! Depending on your motivation, The West Island has a great variety of activities for you to enjoy year-round. Peak season runs from May to October so be sure to secure your reservations before leaving home. June and July are always heavily booked with people visiting during the Montreal festival season. Rates at most West Island hotels will generally be higher during peak season, but with a little perseverance and digging, you can still find affordable accommodations. Throughout the year, however, many l hotels do offer discounted weekend rates at a substantial savings.
Spring: Although Spring officially rings in on March 21st; weather does not always cooperate, so if you are looking for pleasant spring weather a safe bet is to visit after mid-May. With festival season kicking in at the end of Spring, this is a great time of year to plan your visit.
Summer: The sun is hot and people are crowding the streets - It must be Montreal West Island festival time! Check our site for summer Montreal festival dates and put on your walking/dancing shoes. After stowing our skis away and shedding the warm clothing, The West Island blossoms during the Summer months. Hotel rooftop restaurants are bustling with sun-worshipers and outdoor terraces (sidewalk cafés) are thick with tourists and locals alike.
Fall: Without a question, autumn is a most picturesque time of year in The West Island and Montreal. Enjoy a colourful walk around Montreal’s Mount Royal and experience the brilliance of our fall leaves with yellow, orange and red leaves adorning the trees. Get there by hiking straight up Peel Street, by bus or a Montreal tradition - take a romantic ride in a Calèche (horse-drawn carriage) or visit the Lachine Canal.
Winter: Winter ski packages are abundant in the land of snow-capped mountains and sleigh rides. The ski hills are so close to The West Island(30 minutes to 2 hours away) that you can ski all day long and return to your hotel for your night's stay. There are of course, many great ski resorts to stay at, should you choose to remain in the mountains overnight.
Enjoy your stay!
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Very comfortable establishment with excellent facilities. Offering many services and amenities
Establishment offering superior comfort with superb facilities and a wide range of services and amenities
Outstanding accommodations in all areas, such as comfort and quality of amenities, as well as a range of facilities and services.