Hotels in Montreal
Compared with other major North American cities, hotels in Montreal are quite reasonably priced and cater to a wide range of tastes and budges. You’ll find a healthy menu of hotel options when you visit Montreal, ranging from French and Victorian-style inns to trendy boutique hotels in the heart of the hipster Plateau, upscale accommodations and reliable chains scattered throughout downtown and Old Montreal.
Some of our favorite hotels in Montreal include Le St. James, a luxurious landmark hotel located in the heart of Old Montreal, moments away from attractions like the World Trade Center, the Notre Dame Basilica and the Old Port and boasting five-star amenities like a full-service spa, an upscale on-site restaurant and a library; The Ritz Carlton, equally glitzy and located in downtown Montreal, steps away from a number of galleries and boutiques, shopping centers and nightlife attractions; the Hotel Pierre du Calvet, a charming family mansion in Old Montreal boasting Old World luxury (antique furnishings; mahogany canopy beds) and New World amenities; and the Hotel Nelligan, an Old Montreal hotel lodged in two restored buildings and featuring some of the structure’s original architectural details, like exposed brick and stone.
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.
With most of the city’s top hotels near the old city, many a traveler interested in exploring the boutiques, restaurants, and lounges of Montreal’s colorful central neighborhoods (Le Plateau, Outremont, Mile End) has been forced to shuttle to and fro via taxi.
Located in downtown's Golden Square Mile, the palazzo-style building housing the Ritz-Carlton, known as “La Grande Dame”, has a history dating back to 1912. A $150-million renovation that started in 2008 has modernized the hotel and its 130 rooms and suites.
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.
Family-friendly hotel in the heart of downtown, and only one hour away from ski resorts and 20 minutes from golf.
105-room hotel with warm interiors (dark-wood furniture; fireplaces), carved out of three 19th-century warehouses in Old Montreal.
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.
The family-friendly hotel has a convenient downtown location, and kids will enjoy the indoor pool and activities center stocked with toys and games.
Built in 1723 and originally used as a fur warehouse, the stone building in Old Montreal is now the elegant Auberge Les Passants du Sans Soucy. The lobby does double duty as an art gallery exhibiting work by Québécois artists, and a fireplace warms the communal sitting room.
Housed in two buildings, including an old leather factory from the 19th century, the 24-room hotel appeals to young entrepreneurs with its tech-savvy touches like free Wi-Fi and plasma TV’s outfitted with Wii Fit stations.
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.
The hotel consists of a 22-story tower and the former headquarters of the city’s Gazette newspaper.
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.