Montréal Espace Confort

Hotel in Rue St-Denis & the Village

A shiny example of gentrification in action. Espace's 20 rooms boast trim Ikea-style furnishings, with a desk and a kitchenette, but are quite small. There is also an on-site spa, which is all a far cry from when this was a notorious '90s flophouse.

Street-facing and lower-floor rooms can be noisy (especially on weekends).