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A delightful mix of old and new, Hôtel William Gray opened in Montreal’s old quarter in 2016. It’s 127 rooms strong and occupies two historic townhouses plus an eight-story glass tower, with an overall vibe expertly plays up the juxtaposition. (Think rich leathers mixed with raw concrete.) A newly opened (seasonal) outdoor pool is a big hit on the second floor. Downstairs, Off the Hook, a local boutique with a cult following, is stocked with everything from exclusive Vans collaborations to wool baseball caps by Polar Skate and Arc’teryx base layers, as well as its own line of streetwear-inspired tees and beanies. The hotel’s in-house restaurant, Maggie Oakes, named after the wife of Montreal’s first sheriff, serves up a solid charcuterie board, grilled seasonal veggies, and, for heartier appetites, dry-aged Canadian rib eye.

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