Hotels in Montreal, especially the ones found below, offer incredible glimpses upon a city that has held various nicknames throughout its existence, from Mark Twain’s “The City of a Hundred Steeples”, to the Prohibition era’s “Sin City”, to the common acronym “MTL”. Known as one of North America’s biggest international event hosts as well as the home of Cirque de Soleil, Montreal is a great place to eat and drink, visit cultural spots and enjoy bustling nightlife. English speakers should have no problem conversing within Montreal establishments. Keep in mind that hotels in Montreal are required to charge relatively significant tax rates (which have been accounted for and reflected in the pricing below). Before we get you to these hotels in Montreal let’s take a look at some background information on the city to help you along the way.
Montreal was founded on May 17th, 1642, when Jérôme le Royer de la Dauversière, a French nobleman, hired a group of colonists to evangelize the area’s native peoples by way of a Roman Catholic mission. A chapel and a hospital were the first buildings to be built. Expansion proved difficult, as the settlement succumbed to frequent and violent attacks from the Iriquois nation, which is said to have been founded in the area circa 1450 due to corn’s cultivation into a staple crop. Iriquois attacks caused the colonists to retreat back to France for a time, where they raised 100 volunteers with the intent of recapturing the city. If the attempt failed, then Montreal would have been abandoned, and the survivors would have been relocated down river to Quebec City. The plan having succeeded, the area called Ville Marie grew to about 600 colonists by the year 1685. Fur trade in the area was a source of both wealth and brief doom for New France, as evidenced by the 1689 English-sanctioned Iriquois attack on Lachine. Thereafter, the Society of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice was granted the land of Montreal, where they influenced the natives to move away from the fur trading post at Ville Marie. In 1760, Montreal fell to the British as a result of the Seven Years’ War, only to be relinquished after the American Revolutionary War.
Named after the tiny mountain Mount Royal, Montreal today has a population of over 1.8 million people. The city’s official language is French, while English is the second-most spoken language. MTL occupies much of the Island of Montreal near the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers’ confluences. Montreal is bordered by the cities Laval to the north, Longueuil, Saint-Lambert, Brossard, and other municipalities to the south, the West Island municipalities to the west and Repentigny to the east. Summers are pleasant, averaging around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while winters naturally are much colder. Even so, the city tallies big tourist numbers throughout the year, most notably for New Year’s celebrations and hockey season in the colder months. The Montreal Canadians, one of the original six in the National Hockey League, play their hockey games at Bell Centre, a beloved multi-purpose arena with a seating capacity of over 21,000 people. Major points of interest include Notre Dame Basilica Montreal, Olympic Stadium, McGill University, Old Montreal, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Port of Montreal and Tour de la Bourse, to name a few. Popular Montreal foods are maple donuts, bagels, smoked meats, fois gras poutine, and Pâté Chinois, which is similar to Shepard’s pie. Canadian whiskey has been around since John Molson began exporting it from Montreal circa 1800, while popular drinks include the Canadian Caesar, a type of bloody mary, lager beer and of course hot coffee or chocolate in the winter. Now that we have some background information on the city, let’s get to hotels in Montreal that are what we regard as must-sees.
Four Seasons Hotel Montreal features a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi. Nearby you may find SAQ Selection (liquor store), Burger Bar Crescent (restaurant), Joes Panini 24h (sandwich shop), A|X Montreal Rue Sainte Catherine (boutique), The North Face (clothing store), Fossil (watch store), David Yurman (jewelry designer), Yaourti Café (health food restaurant), Festival Grand Prix sur Crescent (festival), Boutique NAVY SEALS (watch store), K2+ Bistro (sushi restaurant), Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce (bar & grill), Brit & Chips (fish and chips restaurant), Pigeon Espresso Bar (coffee shop), Shawarma MTL (Lebanese restaurant), Chicha donburi (Asian fusion restaurant), Point Zero (clothing store), Prohibition (tobacco store), Dr. Martens (shoe store), Festival Fantasia (festival), Cigares Vasco (cigar shop), Hero Certified Burgers, Ramen Misoya (ramen restaurant), Restaurant Boustan (Lebanese restaurant), MULA (Mexican restaurant), Divine Chocolatier (chocolate shop), Benelo Hair & Spa, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Stogies Cigar Lounge, Mandys (salad shop), Nouveau Noir Boutique (women’s clothing store), Boutique Tozzi, Taktik Airsoft (airsoft supply store), Lloydie’s Crescent (restaurant), Brass Door Pub (pub), La Guilde (art gallery) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Leonard Cohen Mural, Ogilvy, Crescent Street and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 0.2 miles from Concordia University, Guy-Concordia Metro Station, Les Cours Mont-Royal, Peel Metro Station and Saint Catherine Street, 0.3 miles from CGI Group, 0.4 miles from Bell Centre, Eaton Center Montreal and McGill University, 0.8 miles from Place des Arts, 1.1 miles from Notre Dame Basilica Montreal, 1.2 miles from Old Port of Montreal, 2.5 miles from Montreal Casino and 8.8 miles from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom): $863
Cost per person (three people): $288
Les Cours Mont Royal
Le Mount Stephen offers free WiFi, Nespresso machines, mini-bars, flat-screen TVs, touch-panel automated climate, lighting and curtain controls, marble bathrooms with heated floors, rain forest shower heads with Chroma light therapy and a restaurant and bar with an outdoor seasonal terrace. This hotel is near Four Seasons Hotel Montreal.
Approximate cost per night (Sky Loft): $1,067
Crescent Street Montreal
Featuring an on-site contemporary French restaurant, flat-screen TVs, a saltwater pool, marble bathrooms with heated floors and 19-inch flat-screen TVs, Asprey bath products, digital light and curtain controls, automatic toilets, free WiFi, mini-bars, flat-screen TVs, a fitness center, in-room massage services, a business center and a 24-hour concierge, The Ritz-Carlton Montreal is close to SPA ST. JAMES, Maison Boulud (restaurant), Ô Claf (sandwich shop), O Coiffure & Spa (hair salon), Art Gallery Cosner, Maison Christian Faure Centre-ville (patisserie), Le Pois Penche (brasserie), Liquid Nutrition (restaurant), Christofle (boutique), LEAVES HOUSE (coffee store), Marie Saint Pierre (boutique), Salon Mute (hairdresser), Anthropologie (women’s clothing store), Cloakroom Bar (cocktail bar), Maison Cloakroom (tailor), Boutique Camomille (women’s clothing store), Burberry (clothing store), Tiffany & Co. (jewelry store), La Cantina (Mexican restaurant), Onglerie Bee (nail salon), Tella’s Santé ou Sucré (cafe), Brilliant College (language school) and more.
From here Crescent Street Montreal and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts are 0.1 miles, Peel Metro Station, Ogilvy, Leonard Cohen Mural, Les Cours Mont-Royal, Concordia University and Saint Catherine Street are 0.2 miles, Carrefour Industrielle Alliance, Guy-Concordia Metro Station and McGill University are 0.3 miles, Eaton Center Montreal is 0.4 miles, Bell Centre is 0.5 miles, Place des Arts is 0.8 miles, Notre Dame Basilica Montreal is 1.1 miles, Old Port of Montreal is 1.2 miles, Place Jacques Cartier and Berri Uqam Metro Station are 1.3 miles and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 8.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite): $1,008
Cost per person (three people): $337
Notre Dame Basilica Montreal
With spacious suites, a restaurant, kitchenettes and room service, Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal is near Notre Dame Basilica Montreal, SSENSE café, Boutique Chocosina (chocolate shop), White Montreal (bridal shop), Mangiafoco (Italian restaurant), Pub Wolf & Workman (pub), Feline (clothing store), Galerie Le Luxart (art gallery), Galerie d’Art Beauchamp (art gallery), Galerie LeRoyer | GLR60 (art gallery), Got Montreal Gallery (art gallery), La Peau de Soie (beauty salon), Magasin Général (fashion accessories store), Galerie d’Art Le Bourget (art gallery), Galerie Corno (art gallery), IOTAF: Institute of Trading and Finance, Papeterie Casse-Noisette (stationery store), Ming Tao Xuan (tea house), Noël Éternel (Christmas store), Chaussures Sandrini Shoes (shoe store) and more.
Notre Dame Basilica Montreal is within feet, Montreal Courthouse, Pointe-a-Calliere Museum and Montreal Science Centre – Imax are 0.1 miles, Rue de la Commune is 0.2 miles, Place Jacques Cartier, Place d’Armes Metro Station, Old Port of Montreal, Telefilm Canada and Chateau Ramezay Museum are 0.3 miles, Museum of Contemporary Art is 0.6 miles, Place des Arts is 0.7 miles, Eaton Center Montreal and Berri Uqam Metro Station are 0.8 miles, Bell Centre is 0.9 miles, McGill University is 1.1 miles, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is 1.3 miles and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 10 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (Signature Suite Rooftop Terrace): $2,296
Cost per person (four people): $575
Hotel Épik Montréal has a coffee shop, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, hair dryers, a terrace, a common lounge and a concierge. Nearby you’ll find Le Petit Dep Saint Paul (convenience store), Restaurant Garde Manger (fine dining), Boutique Ambre, Collection Meli-Melo (boutique), Boutique U&I, Charcuterie Van Winkles (sandwich shop), Luna Yoga, Aesop (cosmetics store), Crux Comptoir (restaurant), Restaurant Hanzo (Japanese restaurant), Gallerie Bloom (art gallery), Porta Mar Restaurant, Dubarry Furs, Stash Cafe (eastern European restaurant), Fluevog Shoes, North Pole Furs, Swell Fellow (clothing store), Cafe Van Houtte, Pub Wolf & Workman, Mangiafoco (Italian restaurant), Chocosina Sweet Boutique (chocolate shop) and more.
Pointe Calliere Museum Montreal and Notre Dame Basilica Montreal are 0.1 miles, Old Port of Montreal, Montreal Science Centre – Imax, Telefilm Canada and Montreal Courthouse are 0.2 miles, World Trade Center Montreal, Quebecor and Bota Bota are 0.3 miles, Place Jacques Cartier is 0.4 miles, Museum of Contemporary Art is 0.6 miles, Place des Arts is 0.7 miles, Eaton Center Montreal is 0.8 miles, Bell Centre is 0.9 miles and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 9.9 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $1,722
Cost per person (four people): $431
Montreal Science Centre
Hotel Place D’Armes has a spa, gourmet dining options, down comforters, cozy bathrobes, well-stocked minibars, a fitness center and a seasonal rooftop terrace. Nearby you may find Brasserie 701 (restaurant), Kyo Bar Japonais (Japanese restaurant), BMO Bank of Montreal, Invitation V (bistro), Les Moulins La Fayette (bakery), Theatre St-James, PRFKT (fashion accessories store), Cookie Stefanie (pastry shop), Pave Lunch Experts (restaurant), Dandy (restaurant), Fanny O (beauty salon), Place d’Armes (memorial park), Bistro Mimmo (Italian restaurant), Le Montparnasse (restaurant), NRJ Jeans (boutique), Ristorante Quattro (Italian restaurant), Pizzeria Bros, Paquebot Cafe, Cafe Bistro Mon Plaisir and more.
Montreal Courthouse and Notre Dame Basilica Montreal are 0.1 miles, Montreal Science Centre is 0.2 miles, Pointe Calliere Museum Montreal, Telefilm Canada, Place Jacques Cartier, Montreal City Hall, Rue de la Commune and World Trade Center Montreal are 0.3 miles, Old Port of Montreal and Museum of Contemporary Art are 0.4 miles, Place des Arts is 0.5 miles, Eaton Center Montreal is 0.7 miles, Bell Centre is 0.9 miles and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 9.9 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe suite): $781
Cost per person (five people): $157
Phillips Square Montreal
Offering desks, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, private terraces, wardrobes, a restaurant, a spa and 24-hour desk service, Hôtel Birks is in the vicinity of New Balance, Montreal College of Information Technology, Popeye’s Supplements, Comptoir Du Chef (restaurant), Ecksand Jewelry, Timeless Watches, La Habanera (Cuban restaurant), Gokudo (bar), Koa Lua Union (Hawaiian restaurant), Escondite Cerveceria de Barrio (Mexican restaurant), Kinton Ramen, Christ Church Cathedral, Next Models Montreal, Clini-Derma (plastic surgery), Chez Love Your Lashes (beauty salon), Jatoba (Japanese restaurant) and more.
From this location you’ll find Phillips Square Montreal less than a mile, Les Promenades de la Cathedrale, Electronic Arts EA Montreal, Place Ville Marie and Grevin Museum Montreal 0.1 miles, Canadian Space Agency, Eaton Center Montreal, Bombardier Inc. and Place Montreal Trust 0.2 miles, Place des Arts 0.3 miles, McGill University 0.4 miles, Bell Centre and Notre Dame Basilica Montreal 0.6 miles, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 0.7 miles, Old Port of Montreal and Place Jacques Cartier 0.8 miles, Montreal Casino 2.1 miles, Montreal Biodome 3.9 miles and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport 9.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (terrasse): $543
Saint Laurent Boulevard
With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, free WiFi, a washing machine, city views, a balcony, air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining room and a flat-screen TV, Penthouse Plateau is close to Che Churros & Empanadas (Latin American restaurant), Milada Beauty Salon, Le Darling (bar), MASSIVart (arts organization), Bagel Etc (restaurant), Skull Central (skateboard shop), Ramen Ya Restaurant, nGenious Studio (movie studio), Hed Salon, Baked2GO Advanced Bakery, Les Anges Gourmets (pastry shop), omnivore (Middle Eastern restaurant), Off The Hook (clothing store), Restaurant Om, Belem Cafe & Yoga, Place Fletcher’s Field (park) and more.
You’ll find Theatre La Chapelle and Percival Molson Memorial Stadium 0.5 miles, Saint Laurent Boulevard and Montreal Royal Victoria Hospital 0.6 miles, St Louis Square Carre St Louis is 0.7 miles, Mount Royal Park and Just for Laughs Museum Musee Juste Pour Rire is 0.8 miles, McGill University is 0.9 miles, Place des Arts is 1 mile, Eaton Center Montreal is 1.1 miles, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is 1.3 miles and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 9 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night: $941
Cost per person (sixteen people): $59
Hotel Le Crystal is equipped with a saltwater pool, free WiFi, contemporary guest rooms, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-bars and espresso machines, a hot tub, a spa and a sauna. Fringues (boutique), Cafe Toot, Starbucks, Brutopia (bar), Hurley’s Irish Pub, Trattoria Trestevere (Italian restaurant), Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, Vans (shoe store), Mackage (clothing store), BIS (Italian restaurant), L’Oeufrier (breakfast restaurant), Escondite (restaurant), Restaurant Jerome Ferrer (French restaurant), Da Vinci (Italian restaurant), Parma Cafe, Code Vert (vegan restaurant), Montreal Comedy Club, Grumpy’s Bar Montreal, Mirage Mediterranean Restaurant, Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill, Garage Beirut (Lebanese restaurant) and more are all within range.
You’ll have CGI Montreal less than a mile, Ogilvy 0.1 miles, Bell Centre 0.2 miles, Griffintown, Les Cours Mont-Royal, Concordia University and Crescent Street 0.3 miles, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Eaton Center Montreal 0.4 miles, McGill University 0.6 miles, Place des Arts 0.9 miles, Notre Dame Basilica Montreal and Old Port of Montreal 1 mile and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport 9 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (junior suite): $394
Cost per person (four people): $99
Saint Denis Street
Providing spacious suites, fully-equipped kitchens, an in-house restaurant, a valet service, coffee makers, hairdryers and room service, Hotel Kutuma is near Nil Bleu (restaurant), Mamie Clafoutis (bakery), Abrakabara Montreal (restaurant), Sushi Momo Takeout, Sushi Momo Restaurant, O-Taku Manga Lounge (Japanese comic book store), Bistro La Fabrique (French restaurant), Les Gourmandises De Peyton (tea house), Le Club Espresso Bar, Unicone (ice cream shop), L’Evidence Restaurant, Tacos Tin Tin, From Ma Blonde (bistro), Medina Palais (handicraft shop), Restaurant Mochica (Peruvian restaurant), Tea Kusmi, Golden Thai Yoga Massage, Centre du Theatre, TifClip (beauty supply store), Galerie Bernard (art gallery), Enigma Tattoo, Rosetti De Montreal (dance store), Restaurant L’Express, Mtl Tattoo, DLiche cupcakes, Le Livart (art center), Brulerie St-Denis (cafe), Josephine Restaurant, Saint Sushi Bar, P’tit Frere Dumplings and more.
St Louis Square Carre St Louis is 0.1 miles, Theatre La Chapelle 0.3 miles, Saint Denis Street 0.4 miles, Just for Laughs Museum Musee Juste Pour Rire, St. Denis Theatre, National Library and Archive Centre of Quebec, and Lafontaine Park are 0.5 miles, Place des Arts is 0.7 miles, McGill University is 1 mile, Eaton Center Montreal is 1.1 miles, Place Jacques Cartier and Notre Dame Basilica Montreal are 1.2 miles and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 9.6 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $275
(high demand – book in advance)
Pointe Calliere Museum Montreal
Offering free WiFi, coffee machines, mini-bars, desks, safety deposit boxes, flat-screen TVs, a 24-hour fitness center, in-room massage services and multiple on-site restaurants, Hotel St Paul sits near Michael Brisson (men’s clothing store), Bread Love, Laser Tattoo Removal, Maison Pepin (boutique), Bello Deli, Glam (salon / boutique), Artisanlook (boutique), PepinShop (boutique), Saint Pierre (restaurant), Olive & Gourmando (restaurant), Restaurant Holder, Vsquare Fitness and more.
From here Quebecor, Telefilm Canada, Old Port of Montreal, Pointe Calliere Museum Montreal and World Trade Center Montreal are 0.2 miles, Notre Dame Basilica Montreal, Bota Bota and International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO are 0.3 miles, Place Jacques Cartier is 0.6 miles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bell Centre and Eaton Center Montreal are 0.7 miles, Place des Arts is 0.8 miles, McGill University is 1 mile, Montreal Biodome is 4.1 miles and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 9.8 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe suite): $484
Cost per person (four people): $121
There they are, hotels in Montreal that will help make for a memorable trip. We hope you have found this information useful and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Montreal!