Not sure where to stay during your next trip to Montreal? Whether you prefer the hustle of downtown or the quiet streets of the picturesque ancient port, here is a list of my favourite hotels in the city, from Old-Montreal to cosy Plateau Mont-Royal.
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The Best Montreal Hotels
Hotel Le Crystal
1100 DE LA MONTAGNE / DOWNTOWN / $$
5* boutique hotel Le Crystal is truly one of Montreal’s finest. The rooms are nothing short of massive; some even include a living area, a fireplace and a kitchenette, not to mention the complimentary, organic, made-in-Quebec ONEKA toiletries. The real attraction, however, is the outdoor jacuzzi, which offers sizzling views of downtown and Mont-Royal. Such a romantic way to unwind after a long day of sightseeing! The hotel’s restaurant, La Coupole, specialises in seasonal and locally-sourced dishes.
Le Petit Hôtel
168 ST-PAUL OUEST / OLD MONTREAL / $$
Intimate boutique hotel with a European flair and a café in the lobby. Indeed, Le Petit Hôtel has lots of character!
901 SQUARE VICTORIA / OLD MONTREAL / $$$
Now, I’m not in the habit of recommending hotel chains but this one is different. The sexy, classy property straddles both Old Montreal and downtown and was recently restyled to the latest standards (think ample power sockets, splendid walk-in showers, and sleek features). If you’re an SPG member, the W Montreal is definitely worth considering.
10 SHERBROOKE OUEST / DOWNTOWN / $$
Sleek, intimate boutique hotel set in a 1915 art-nouveau townhouse close to everything. Hotel 10 is about to get one of the hottest patios in town, too.
120 PEEL / GRIFFINTOWN / $
Affordable luxury: the amenities of an eco-friendly 4* hotel, minus the frills. Egyptian cotton bedding and Italian furniture, sans mini-bar or bellboy. That is the ALT promise. The hotel is located in the up-and-coming, post-industrial GRIFFINTOWN district just a few minutes south of downtown. Ask for rooms ending in 11-14 for the best views of downtown Montreal and Mont-Royal.
Hôtel Le St-Sulpice
414 ST-SULPICE / OLD MONTREAL / $$
This Old Montreal hotel boasts an enviable location, wedged between rue St-Paul and the majestic Basilique Notre-Dame. With 108 suites (that either overlook the cobblestone streets or the quiet courtyard), Hôtel Le St-Sulpice is a safe bet for anyone looking for a comfortable, no-nonsense stay close to the city’s main attractions and transportation links.
1 RENÉ-LÉVESQUE EST / DOWNTOWN / $
Hotel Zero1 is of the most cost-efficient Montreal hotels! The location is unbeatable and the rooms are sober, yet stylish and very modern. Good to know: the airport shuttle bus stops right across the street.
Hôtel de l’Institut
3535 ST-DENIS / PLATEAU MONT-ROYAL / $
One of the few hotels in Plateau! With its modern, eco-friendly, bright rooms with helpful staff, Hôtel de l’Institut is part of the esteemed hotel and tourism management school here in Montreal.
Hotel St Paul
355 MCGILL / OLD MONTREAL / $$
Historical Beaux-arts graded building? Check. Modern, minimalist rooms with wooden floors and large windows? Unbeatable location near St. Lawrence River and the quaint streets of the old town? An in-house restaurant famous for its charcuterie platters? Check. Check. Check! No wonder Hotel St Paul is Canada’s first Design Hotel™! This property caters to savvy travellers with a taste for the finer things in life, for understated yet tasteful luxury.
106 ST-PAUL OUEST / OLD MONTREAL / $$$
Hôtel Nelligan is an upscale historic hotel with exposed brick walls and a sought-after rooftop terrace.
Hyatt Regency Montréal
1255 JEANNE-MANCE / DOWNTOWN / $$
If the main purpose of your trip is to attend festivals and shop ‘til you drop, this is the right hotel for you. The Hyatt Regency has a beautiful terrace on the 6th floor with unobstructed views of Place des Festivals in the summer; it is also along Montreal’s busiest shopping street, Rue Sainte-Catherine.
Montreal Hotels: Additional Suggestions
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