Hotels in Montreal

Set among the 19th-century warehouses that line the riverside Rue de la Commune, this 27-room inn could pull in guests for its address alone.

Montreal’s reputation as a city of style is getting another boost with the newly minted W Montreal. Housed in a formerly lackluster bank building on the border of historic Old Montreal, the hotel is a haven of singular design.

Hôtel Le Germain is a testament to its French-Canadian province with original art, locally made furniture, and bedding by Quebec fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre. The rooms, renovated in 2009, have large windows providing natural light and city views.

Located at the intersection of Rue Sherbrooke and Boulevard Saint-Laurent—equidistant from downtown and the Plateau—this property should have been a slam-dunk when it opened in 2004 as the design-driven Hotel Godin.

The hotel consists of a 22-story tower and the former headquarters of the city’s Gazette newspaper.

Family-friendly hotel in the heart of downtown, and only one hour away from ski resorts and 20 minutes from golf.


A five-story building dating back to 1886, Auberge Bonaparte has dormer windows, solid oak doors, and original stone, including a frontispiece made for the first resident, Judge Joseph-Amable Berthelot.

105-room hotel with warm interiors (dark-wood furniture; fireplaces), carved out of three 19th-century warehouses in Old Montreal. 

Stepping into the St-James feels like stepping back into a genteel, Gilded Age manse.

Consisting of three combined 19th-century office towers, the hotel features boutique-style rooms that mix historic details from the buildings’ past (soaring columns, exposed bricks, arched windows) with sleek, contemporary interiors.

Thick stonewalls, a Breton façade, and iron shutters hint at the heritage of La Maison Pierre du Calvet, built in 1725. Located on a cobble stone street in Old Montreal, the hotel has a library for guests, plus an outdoor garden terrace and indoor greenhouse with parrots.

Opened in 2002, Sofitel Montreal’s floor-to-ceiling windows, wood panels, and fresh flowers give warmth to a space that was built as an office building.

Located in downtown's Golden Square Mile, near Crescent Street nightlife, with a rare-in-these-parts heated outdoor lap pool (open May through November).

Room to Book: Premiums on floors 18 to 31 for the best views of Mont-Royal and the McGill University campus.

The family-friendly hotel has a convenient downtown location, and kids will enjoy the indoor pool and activities center stocked with toys and games.