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Where to Stay in Montreal

Geared up for visitors of any temperament and budget, Montreal is a city that offers wide range of accommodations with facilities and prices that would put a smile on the faces of even the most finicky traveller or a traveller with a shoestring budget. If you are a budget traveller then you can choose from various ranges of hostels, bed and breakfasts, and university residences. And if you are the type who prefers high end luxury hotels with all the modern facilities then you can choose from the ranges of deluxe, exclusive and some really expensive hotels in Montreal.

Owing to the long history and the unique French culture, the most interesting places to stay can be found near the various bed and breakfasts establishment or Gites as they are known locally. And with bilingual staff at most of these establishments guests will never have any problem of communication.

Downtown Montreal

Downtown Montreal is the centre of the city and the home to all the major attractions in the city. Since Montreal is famous for its university and jazz festivals – downtown offer accommodations in high end luxury range, budget hotels and of course bed and breakfasts. For your convenience we have categorised the hotels in downtown area according to the budget so that you can pick and choose and enjoy your stay in Montreal.

Do you want to spend your holidays in the arms of sophisticated luxury; then your best bet would be to get yourself checked into Hôtel Le Germain Montréal. Haven of peace in the centre of Quebec’s metropolis – Montreal, the hotel provides the guests a sophisticated, cultured, and all-embracing ambience where the comfort of the guest is of foremost concern. Indulge yourself in the rooms and suites that have been inspired by loft style architecture and allow loads of natural light along with the dynamic view of the city. Owing to its prime location the hotel is just 25 minutes from the Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport. All the major attractions of the city are easily accessible.

Indulge yourself in this opulent luxury at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. The hotel with its plush interiors and elegantly designed rooms that offers views of the city is in close proximity to all the major attractions of the city like world class shopping and superb dining experience and entertainment district. Located in the heart of the downtown the hotel is approximately 12 miles away from the Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport and is a block away from Central Station and Saint Catherine Street and is a walking distance from the famous Bell Centre. You can enjoy the breakfast and lunch at the hotels’ restaurant Bistro Le Boulevard and if you want to savour some light meals and freshly brewed Starbucks coffee throughout the day. So go ahead and indulge and enjoy your holidays.

Are you looking for a hotel that would allow you to have an extended stay and lets you feel like home away from home in Montreal downtown; then Residence Inn Marriott is your best bet. The hotel with its understated luxury boasts of spacious suites, fully equipped kitchen, smart and tasteful décor offers the comfort of furnished apartments making it an ideal choice if you want to stay in the environs which are home away from home. The hotel is in close proximity to the Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport and is minutes away from all the major attractions like Peel Subway, underground city and shopping and Saint Catherine, and Crescent Streets. So indulge yourself in shopping.

If you want to stay in the downtown Montreal but want a mid range hotel with luxurious settings then your best bet would be Delta Montreal. The hotel is situated in the centre of downtown and is in close proximity to McGill University and is near to President Kennedy Avenue. With its elegantly designed guest rooms and suites, the hotel offers facilities like pool and fitness centre. Owing to its central location the hotel is in close proximity to the entertainment district and underground city and exclusive boutiques. One can shop or entertain themselves for hours at end and come back and relax at the hotel’s spa.

If you really are on a shoestring budget but don’t want to miss out on the downtown activities then get yourself checked in Abri du Voyageur Hotel. Revel in the old world charm, with the elegantly designed rooms that have retained the original historical character. The hotel has all the basic amenities and is in close proximity to Montreal’s boutiques, fine dining restaurants, international festivals, architecture, art galleries, museums, sport events, bars, and discotheques. The hotel is an ideal place to stay if you want to explore Montreal on foot.

Old Montreal

Old Montreal or Vieux Montreal is the oldest part of the city dating mainly from the 1700s. Rue Notre Dame and Rue Saint Paul are the main streets of the area. With its narrow, cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and opulent churches, Old Montreal is a must visit for romantics. Old Montreal with its old world charm offers wide range of accommodations from high end luxury hotels to luxury hotels to mid range hotels to youth hostels and bed and breakfasts.

If you want to revel in the lap of opulent luxury at the gateway to Old Montreal then your best bet would be the InterContinental Montréal. Ideally located between Old Montreal and the Business District, this five star hotel parades the perfect amalgamation of rich historical heritage and the new contemporary design. With its 357 rooms and suites elegantly furnished, the hotel is an ideal place to stay if you luxurious living is your idea of holiday. Guests can savour meals at Osco – the French Brasserie or can relax in the VIP surroundings in InterContinental Club Lounge. The hotel is in close proximity to the Montreal Convention Centre and the underground city and is close to metro stations as well.

Welcome to the world of understated luxury in the heart of Old Montreal. Hotel Le St James is a perfect blend of traditional European ambience and modern facilities. The hotel with its sleek lines, tempting cuisine, and timeless beauty makes for a new design for living in the heart of Old Montreal. Ideally situated in the vivacious Old Montreal, the hotel offers easy access to shopping areas, restaurants and the financial district of the city. Guests can savour meals at The Gazette or XO Le Restaurant which offer both modern and innovative cuisine. The hotel is within walking distance of the Convention Centre in the international business district and is directly connected to the underground city through the World Trade Centre. The hotel is just 12 miles from the Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport.

Step into the world of grandeur and luxury with Le Westin Montreal. Walking distance from the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and the Palais des Congrès, this five star hotel is an ultimate name in sophistication and luxury. Indulge yourself in shopping at the designer boutiques inside the hotel or savour some delicacies at the Gazette – a farm to table inspired street level restaurant or you can enjoy some tapas and dry martini at Reporter. So just indulge.

If you want luxury at an affordable price then you can have a look at Marriott SpringHill Suites. Snuggled in the heart of the charming and historical Old Montreal, this four star hotel is within walking distance away from the Old Port and the waterfront, downtown and the Convention Centre. The hotel features 124 spacious suites with separate working area defined. Enjoy all the basic amenities of a five star at the hotel. The hotel is connected to Auberge St-Gabriel via a passageway which offers a one-of-a-kind experience in fine dining and gourmet French cuisine in the historical setting of North America's oldest Auberge-style inn.

Situated near the Saint Lawrence River, Auberge du Vieux-Port beckons guests to a trip through bygone era. Retaining the original period walls, and architectural walls, the hotel offers a perfect blend of charming ambience of the bygone area and modern facilities like whirlpool baths, spa all in the heart of the Old Montreal. So indulge! Are you looking for a romantic getaway this is the hotel you should be checking in for some romance.

If you are looking for a cosy, lively bed and breakfast/youth hostel then you can look at Maison du Patriote. Attracting young travellers from all over the world, this bed and breakfast establishment features seven private rooms with all the basic amenities and the Internet connection. Conveniently located on historic Saint-Paul Street, the establishment faces the famous ‘artists’ alley. Catering mainly to a youth clientele the hostel is an ideal choice for travellers travelling on shoestring budget.

Interesting tip: Old Montreal is best visited on foot so ditch your car, travel on foot and explore the charms of the area and let the magic of bygone era weave its spell on you.

Montreal Village

Montreal Village or The Village or Le Village or Gay Village as it is known locally offers mid range budget hotels and bed and breakfast in the area. There area also offers loads of activities for everyone. For your convenience we have categorised the hotels, bed and breakfasts, and youth hostels in the area.

The first hotel under this area is a mid range budget hotel called Hotel Dorion. If you want to have a night of entertainment and fun then this hotel is your perfect choice as it is ideally located above the famous Bar Taboo and is diagonally opposite from the Papineau metro in the centre of the Gay Village. The hotel is walking distance from the fine dining and shopping centres of the city like St Catherine and de Maisonneuve the two main streets of Montreal.

If you are looking for a bed and breakfast type of accommodation then you can check in Auberge Belles Vues B&B. This bed and breakfast is conveniently located in the heart of the village and offers all the basic comforts to a weary traveller. Want to have some coffee but don’t want to walk too much then just take yourself down to the Second Cup Coffee Shop. Owing to its prime location the hotel is in close proximity to all the restaurants, boutiques, and clubs so the guests can enjoy fine dining and shopping. The hotel is also in walking distance from Old Montreal, downtown, museum district. The spacious rooms of this bed and breakfast give you a feeling of luxury. The hotel offers bright and spectacular view of the colour and vivacious street life of St Catherine Street East.

Other than these you can choose from the various bed and breakfast, hotels, and youth hostels options available in the Gay Village. Visit this quaint little village if you want to chill down and have fun during your holidays.

Do remember that summer is the peak season and prices tend to be much higher so either you book in advance or visit in off season. Also some luxury hotels have lower weekend rates so do check it before booking.

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