There’s a lot to be said about taking the time every now and then to just breathe. With the everyday grind, it’s easy to forget that a break can also be an Uber ride away. We were extra lucky to stay at the modernist hotel Bonaventure this fall (we even caught the last days of the Indian summer here) and what a surprise this gorgeous hotel was!!. It’s conveniently located on top of Place Bonaventure, a few minutes away from the major shopping malls of downtown Montreal. We immediately fell in love with the contrast of the natural wood, the original concrete from the 70s and the glass walkways. They also have the best gardens (2.5 acres!!) and duck ponds in the city (with waterfalls). From the concierge service to the pool guy, everything was just top notch. We booked a room with direct pool access. The hotel provides bathrobes to enjoy the all year round heated rooftop pool and jacuzzi. Must be great to swim in the winter in the snow. Definitely not your run of the mill hotel and we are already planning our winter stay (Hotel Bonaventure).