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Comparisons are inevitable when you travel — one place can always remind you of somewhere else.

But is it possible for a destination to conjure the best of other world-class cities, yet still feel totally unique? When it comes to Montreal, the answer is "yes".

Escape with a plus one for a one-night stay at the five-star Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile ($999), and experience what happens when a world-class city has the world within its city limits.

As the second-largest French-speaking metropolis on the globe — with boulevards and cobblestone streets reminiscent of Paris — you may feel compelled to hum La Vie En Rose as you park in your included spot and get the VIP treatment at check-in. Take your welcome gifts and one drink each to your spacious opera suite, where you'll get a sense of glamour rivaling that of Tinseltown.

Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the city's famous Golden Square Mile and shine sunlight upon your beckoning goose-feather bed. Since Montreal is no stranger to Hollywood movie sets, your modern room is outfitted with luxurious A-list amenities. Stand under the rain shower in your spa-like marble bathroom, wrap yourself in a plush bathrobe and take advantage of wireless internet access. Ah, a star is born.

Head downstairs to use your $50 food and beverage credit at the award-winning Renoir restaurant. Paint yourself a pretty picture of Inca-style risotto with a Moët & Chandon champagne, and then get to know another city that never sleeps with all-night dancing in the popular Plateau Mont-Royal district.

In the morning, enjoy an included American breakfast before taking yourself on a tour with Montreal on Wheels, once and for all distinguishing this city from the rest. Stop by la Banquise for poutine — a Quebec favorite of fries, gravy, and cheese curds — and then visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts or Mount Royal Park. You don't have to check out until 2 pm, so you can explore with ease.

Sometimes it takes an escape like this to show you that there's simply no comparison.

Escape kit

  • A one-night stay for two in an opera suite
  • American breakfast for two
  • A $50 food and beverage credit to for bar, restaurant, minibar, or room service
  • Free parking and wireless internet
  • Late 2 pm checkout
  • Welcome Amenities Including One Drink Per Guest
  • Book by 2 August

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. Then, find inspiration with our slideshow Walking around Old Montreal and plan a day in Montreal.

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