The Canadian city of Montreal is one of the best places in the world to attend festivals, try new foods, and learn a lot about art and culture. There are around 100 festivals that take place here each year, and these are great opportunities to get to know the city and its people. But no matter when you choose to visit Montreal, you’re going to need a convenient and comfortable place to end your days and start your mornings. These are a few of the best hotels in Montreal for your next Canadian journey.
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Hôtel Le Crystal (Prices & Photos)
This boutique hotel is a lovely place to stay in Montreal, with suites and ultra-luxurious Diamond Collection suites available for guests. It’s located in downtown Montreal and just a block away from Ste-Catherine Street. It’s also close to the Bell Center, making it a perfect place to stay if you want to attend a hockey game, concert, or business event here. There’s also a new Thai restaurant opening up here and over 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space. You can also visit the spa on the 12th floor and enjoy the views of the city skyline and Mont-Royal park from here. It’s incredibly relaxing to soak in the sundeck’s hot tub while you take in the views any time of the y ear. Hôtel Le Crystal, which opened its doors in May 2008, is about a 17-minute drive from the Pierre Elliot-Trudeau International Airport.
Auberge du Vieux-Port (Prices & Photos)
This hotel is located along the Saint Lawrence River and serves as a symbol of Old Montreal’s rich history. There are 45 rooms here in buildings that are over 150 years old and used to operate as warehouses. They’ve been beautifully restored and transformed into warm and friendly accommodations for travelers today. Twenty-four of the rooms here look out onto Rue de La Commune, the Old Port, and the Saint-Lawrence River. When you stay here, you’ll also be close to some of the city’s best boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. Make sure to stop by Taverne Gaspar, which is a lively old-fashioned tavern, and spend some time at Terrasse sur l’Auberge, which is a rooftop bar that offers tasty cocktails and amazing views. Also, breakfast is served every morning à la carte and is included with every stay.
Hotel Zero 1 (Prices & Photos)
To be in the center of Montreal’s arts and culture district, consider booking a room at Hotel Zero1. The guest rooms and suites here are stylish and modern with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and microwaves. You can choose a city-view room or upgrade to a spacious suite with a lounge area, second bedroom, and tall windows. The Z Tapas Lounge is a great place for American buffet breakfasts and tapas dishes for dinner. Guests here also enjoy the fitness center, business center, valet parking, Appia Spa, panoramic terrace, and private atrium. This is a hotel that frequently offers package deals and specials around festival and holidays. It’s also a popular place to stay for business professionals who want to be near the downtown business district.
Ritz-Carlton Montreal (Prices & Photos)
This is a boutique luxury hotel with a history that dates back to 1912 and that offers elegant guest rooms, fine dining, and AAA Five Diamond accommodations. The hotel made a $200 million transformation to enhance its facilities, which include a rooftop pool, Spa St. James, and afternoon tea at Palm Court. You’ll be in the city center of Montreal when you stay here and close to the museums and high-end boutiques. The onsite fine dining restaurant is called Maison Boulud, which serves modern twists on classical French cuisine. This upscale restaurant offers al fresco dining in the greenhouse and two terraces for a cozy ambiance doing the summer months. Afternoon tea is served daily and is a true treat for the senses. The guestrooms here feature 47-inch flat-screen TVs, on-demand movies, complimentary Wi-Fi, nightly turn-down service, and family amenities. You can also stop by Spa St. James for a manicure, pedicure, massage, or skin treatment to treat yourself between 8am and 8pm. Some featured treatments you can choose from include Detox & Revive, Hot Stone Therapy, the St. James Signature “Facelift,” and the Advanced Facial with Oxygen Blast.
Hotel Le Germain Montreal (Prices & Photos)
The Hotel Le Germain in Montreal is elegant, comfortable, and very detail-oriented. There’s a concierge onsite for restaurant recommendations and special requests, and free Wi-Fi and a deluxe continental breakfast prepared by the Laurie Raphaël restaurant is included in your stay. Chef Daniel Vézina’s menu includes traditional dishes, creative twists, and an excellent wine list. There’s a fitness room onsite to keep up with your workouts in an ultramodern setting and massage therapy available via in-room spa service. You’ll be just steps away from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and lots of exciting cultural events when you stay here. A list of local events by season can be found on the hotel’s website.
Hotel Place d’Armes (Prices & Photos)
This hotel is located in the heart of Old Montreal and in a 19th century neoclassical building that is Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Port and Convention Centre. There are 169 rooms here, the chic Brasserie 701 for local flavor, and a new Japanese tavern called Kyo Bar Japonais that has an eclectic menu and more than 25 labels of sake. Rainspa is the onsite spa that offers facials, massage therapies, and even a unique hammam vaporium. Upgrade your stay to one of the 48 suites or five large penthouses, use the fully equipped fitness center, take advantage of indoor parking with valet service, and relax on the rooftop patio at Terrasse Place d’Armes while you stay here.
Hotel William Gray (Prices & Photos)
Stay at the Hotel William Gray for the perfect blend of old and new. This boutique hotel reopened in the summer of 2016 and offers contemporary furnishings, original local art on display, and open and airy atmosphere, and a central place to stay in Old Montreal. When you stay here, The Living Room is the place to be for a full bar, vinyl collection, pool table, and library. For dining options, there’s Maggie Oakes for classic cuisine, Terrasse William Gray for seasonal rooftop views, Perche for an urban oasis, and Café Olimpico for pastries and espresso.