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st. paul hotel For this last entry we decided to head a bit more north into Canada and straight to Montreal, one of our favorite cities. This, without doubt, is an idyllic place for newlyweds to start off their life together as husband and wife because everyone is so very friendly and their laughter is so utterly contagious. Summer or early fall is the best time to send the happy couple here because it’s when the city is at its liveliest. And one of the hippest places to have them call home then is the St. Paul Hotel, a member of Design Hotelslocated in the heart of Old Montreal, one of the city’s most beautiful areas. This 10-story property is often described as muscular Beaux Arts, but past the antique doors, couples will come upon an interior that is ethereal, airy and light. The lobby features a fire-lit ice sculpture and Cube, one of Montreal’s trendiest hangouts. The 120 rooms themselves feature modernist furniture and pony-skin chairs and the windows offer splendid views of the skyline and the city’s historic Old Port (believe us when we tell you, it’s quite a gorgeous site!). We recommend you book the Black Suite, whose charcoal-covered walls are set off by 13-ft. ceilings and high windows. When they aren’t cozying up in their fabulous accommodations, honeymooners will feast on the myriad activities waiting for them on their doorsteps. One of our favorites—and it’s a great place for a few stolen kisses—is getting lost in the Shed 16 Labyrinth, a maze of dark alleys located within an old shed on the Old Port. Rates start at approximately $206.