I avoid boutique hotels like the plague. Once was enough in Quebec … darling place with few creature comforts. I had to balance a magazine on the top of my rollaboard to create a night stand next to the bed. Reading lights? You gotta be kidding. Huge whirlpool in the middle of the room, of the ROOM, not the bathroom. People who design boutique hotels should just take photos of them, not charge innocent travellers to stay in them. I’ll take a monster Hilton with great staff any day.