The five star hotel is a cosy and high quality establishment for guests with high standards. Opened in 2003, the hotel has been extremely successful with the local business clientele as well as high-powered leisure guests. Although Le Germain is being marketed as a boutique hotel, its 120 rooms put it firmly in the large hotel category. However, despite its 11 floors, the hotel has an intimate atmosphere and you rarely see crowds hanging around in the lobby; and there is hardly ever any disturbance when it comes to noisy neighbours - Le Germain isn't that kind of hotel.
The hotel's hushed atmosphere and quality furniture gives it a sleek contemporary look despite the simple decor. Upon entering the lobby, you will find the hotel bar and restaurant to the left, the reception straight ahead, and a living room area to the right. The living area is a comfortable stylish raised area with sofas, a modern glass-encased fireplace, a computer terminal that is free for guests to use, a tea and coffee machine (complimentary) and a huge floor-to-ceiling bookshelf with lots of art and design books for guests to flick through. The hotel also has a gym (open 24 hours and free) as well as a breakfast room on the mezzanine floor. There is no spa here but there is a massage room - treatments are booked only upon request. There is also a small terrace on the top floor, with a very small mini golf - a place for smokers rather than golfers. Here you have a view of the CN Tower and the nearby Prince of Wales Theatre.
Although there is nothing particularly Canadian about Le Germain, it does have a French touch in the service - the staff, most of whom is French, greet guests in French to reflect the Germain family's French heritage in Montreal. The highlight of the hotel is the living area on the ground floor and its sleek quality interiors.