Montréal is a wonderful marriage of old and new, and of the Old World and the New World. This truly charming grand old dame has some beautiful architecture, and wonderful old restaurants, bars and cafes - and some of the best places to stay in Montréal have some of these within their confines - but it’s also got a cutting edge arts scene and a wild festival circuit.
Our Guru’s list of the best places to stay in Montréal will help you find your own cosy corner of this great city, because the calibre of the choice is something any city would be proud of (for those wanting a city centre apartment, take a look at the choice with our online partner, Booking.com).
Montréal is definitely Canada’s cultural capital, so there’s always plenty on in the numerous theatres, small galleries, performance spaces and live music venues of an evening. So don’t wear yourself out too much on the big museums and galleries.
Of course you’ll be able to refuel in one Montréal’s foodie temples - there’s every kind of cuisine you can image, from ancient Jewish delis to tiny patisseries to hipster bars and amazing food markets. But that’s the problem with Montréal, there’s just so much choice and so much to do.
The Old Port, the Basilica of Notre-Dame, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Botanical Gardens are all absolute must-sees, but there are a number of other churches worth popping in to, and you should definitely stroll the Rue St-Denis at least once. Obviously you MUST see Old Montréal, which is where you’ll find many of this city’s historical buildings, and it would be a shame not to see the street art on the St. Laurent Boulevard for yourself.
Just remember that this buzzing city is popular year round, so if you want to be sure of a room in one of the best places to stay in Montreal, get organised and book early.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Montréal for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Montréal, expand your search to include all our Quebec recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
Boutique all suites hotel in heart of historic Montreal. From lofts to terrace suites to apartments, all are contemporary in style, and boast huge windows for great city views. Gault restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and lunch plus drinks around the clock. A luxury spot for business or leisure.
A 4* hotel set in the Latin Quarter in an 130 year old building that's been painstakingly brought into the 21st century. Merging old Montreal charm and modernity the light airy rooms offer crisp linen and suave leather seating. La Brioche Lyonnaise serves up an extensive french menu.
A boutique 9 room hotel with modern decor in the heart of Old Montreal. All exposed stone walls against slick stainless steel and leather furniture. Bag the penthouse for the ultimate in open plan living. Sample the chef's tapas whilst enjoying the view of Notre Dame Basilica on the roof terrace.
A boutique with unique use of art, light, sensual textures and materials. Vibrancy runs through the contemporary rooms and designer bathrooms. Restaurants are all around so delve into a world of different cuisines. Explore the city with the ease of a metro ride or on foot.
Beautiful building standing tall in Vieux Montréal offering a prime location, business, fitness facilities and a lively bar. Large modern rooms with crisp linens and smart bathrooms. If you dream of charcuterie boards & mouth watering menus, then Hambar is the one for you. Have a swanky city stay.
A great location with river views, loft-like rooms with warm exposed brick, iron frame beds and modern bathrooms. A comfortable city-escape. Taverne Gaspar is casual pub food with fine Bourbons to match, or head for the hotel's rooftop bar and admire the fabulous views of the old city skyline.
This contemporary hotel welcomes guests with open spaces and minimal interiors. Large rooms are all about pampering with plush robes, Aveda products, glass walled bathrooms and nespresso machines. Pick up breakfast with a local newspaper and kick off your day the right way.
A luxury hotel sitting just opposite the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal. The spacious and elegant suites come with a range of exceptional bonuses such as nespresso machines, kitchens and sit out terraces. The glass walled restaurant is sophisticated and full of light. A grownup city escape!
A gleaming tower on the fashionable rue de la Montagne, in the heart of Montréal’s trendy downtown. Modern rooms feature large windows with epic city views and spa bathrooms, some with free standing baths. Indulge yourself at the spa or in the rooftop hot tub! A stylish choice with chic bar.
A beautiful neoclassical hotel opposite the famed Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal. The luxurious suites feature urban chic decor, feather and down beds and original art works. Indulge in rooftop cocktails, Japanese cuisine or pampering spa treatments. Sophisticated and urbane.
A trendy boutique hotel in the famed Old Montreal district. The decor perfectly marries past with present: rustic exposed brick walls with clean lines and contemporary art. The European style café serves artisan coffee and homemade snacks. A hip gem in this historic area.
1850 historical building paying tribute to Quebec's poet Émile Nelligan. Contemporary and classic in style with exposed red brick, leather upholstery and wooden detailing make up the spacious rooms. Verses Restaurant offers contemporary dishes al fresco or inside, either way always with fine wines.
A five star hotel in downtown Montreal. The opulent suites are all you would expect of the Ritz, think chandeliers, hardwood floors, plush rugs and sumptuous linens. Relax and recharge in the champagne bar, or take a dip in the heated saltwater pool. Stylish, extravagant and worth every penny!