One more teensy thing......................
I don't mean to keep taking up precious chow space with hotel questions BUT, I'm seriously considering the L'Auberge and am just wondering how convenient it is to downtown Montreal. I plan to spend considerable time there. Thank you everyone with your suggestions.
Here is a pointer to L'Auberge's web site. It can be a bit of a walk to the downtown locations (my wife and I enjoy a long walk) but the public transportation - Metro - is quite good (I've had long years of experience with NYC's). Check their pointer of close by attractions. Just to keep it in the chowhound vein, make sure you eat dinner in their restaurant and drinks on the rooftop terrace you will not be disappointed.