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Top 10 Hotels in Old Montreal, Canada

For a second, you may think that you’ve traversed continents when strolling down the cobblestone street in the Vieux-Montréal (French for Old Montreal). Indeed, the spires of cathedrals, accordion-playing musicians, an abundance of cozy cafes, lively brasseries, and diverse restaurants make it very Parisian-looking. Only the towering silhouette of the skyscrapers close by reminds you that you’re in North America. This neighborhood is a gem of Montreal and one of the best areas to base yourself to have an easy commute and access to all the attractions. So here are the top hotels in Old Montreal to stay at to live the Old World dream.

Hotel William Gray Hotel William Gray
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Hotel William Gray

Whether it’s from the magnificent rooftop terrace or from the uber-stylish rooms, Hotel William Gray boasts some of the best panoramas of the city you can get in Old Montreal. Also, it’s a beautifully-designed premium urban retreat with a top location. Reinterpreting the historic heritage of the two buildings that the hotel occupies, the rooms and suites are still very much contemporary, light-filled, and artsy. Apart from the terrace, the on-site Maggie Oaks restaurant is a must here with its seasonal improvisational cuisine. It’s also one of the best spa hotels in Montreal, where you can enjoy some pampering after a long sightseeing day in the city.

Key Amenities: 

  • Rooftop terrace with city views

  • Spa with seasonal outdoor pool, Himalayan salt room, and Finnish sauna

  • Body, facial, beauty treatments, and massages within wellness offer

Maison Sainte-Thérèse Maison Sainte-Thérèse By Maisons & Co
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Maison Sainte-Thérèse

Set in the former building of an aristocratic library from the 19th century, Maison Sainte-Thérèse is among the top boutique hotels in Old Montreal. Staying here, you’re literally steps away from such must-visit spots as Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. City Hall, the Old Port, and Château Ramezay. It’s the condo living at its finest too with spacious, well-equipped apartment-like units featuring full kitchens and contemporary design. Rates-wise, it’s from 255 USD per night for two for a studio, so quite a bargain too.

Key Amenities: 

  • Rooftop terrace with Old Port view

  • 24-hour phone and text reception support

  • Nespresso machines and fully stocked kitchens in rooms

Hôtel Uville Montréal Hôtel Uville Montréal
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Hôtel Uville Montréal

There’s a lot of soul in Hôtel Uville. Entirely devoted to Montreal of the 60s and the 70s, it boasts thematic rooms, a welcoming atmosphere, and a fantastic location in the heart of Old Montreal. The concept is taken very seriously here, the interiors are filled with old-school memorabilia, images, and videos that are curated by the National Film Board of Canada, and each floor is organized according to a specific era in the city’s history. Somehow, Hôtel Uville manages to keep it all exciting and harmonically weave the museum part into the stay experience. Guests are in on the “down the memory lane” adventure – it’s one of the best-reviewed hotels in Old Montreal. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Lobby bar with 60s and 70s-inspired design 

  • Turntables with vinyl in the rooms 

  • 24-hour front desk and a concierge service

Hotel Place D'Armes Hotel Place D'Armes
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Hotel Place D'Armes

If an oasis of wellness in the middle of a busy megalopolis sounds enticing to you, then Hotel Place d’Armes is the one to choose. It’s a well-known spot for relaxation and regeneration in the city thanks to the superb Rainspa with 10 treatment rooms, a hammam, and a Middle Eastern steam bath. Occupying not one but four historic 19th-century buildings in Old Montreal, this hotel offers beautiful rooms and suites with modern designs, top-notch amenities, and city views. And certainly don’t miss the sunset-watching from the rooftop terrac – Hotel Place D’Armes has one of the best roofs in town. 

Key Amenities:  

  • Massages, body and facial treatments at the on-site spa 

  • Sushi restaurant and a French brasserie on-site

  • Cocktail bar with a rooftop terrace

Le Petit Hotel St Paul by Gray Collection Le Petit Hotel St Paul by Gray Collection
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Le Petit Hotel St Paul by Gray Collection

Walls have stories to tell in Le Petit. Occupying a pretty greystone 19th-century house in the center of Old Montreal, this lodging is among the most coveted boutique properties in the city. Saint Paul Street location means that you are very close to Place des Artes and the Downtown. Mesmerizing Notre-Dame Basilica is just around the corner. Step inside your room to find the aesthetically appointed mix of the modern and historic with red-brick exposed walls, designer furniture, and a chic feeling in the air. The continental breakfast is included in the price, and it comes with specialty coffee. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Free coffee and tea at the front desk 

  • Two complimentary bicycles available for guests

  • Marshall Bluetooth speakers in the units

David Hotel David Hotel
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David Hotel

Minimalism runs in David Hotel’s DNA and is spiced with cutting-edge design here. It’s a funky address in Old Montreal that offers apartment-like contemporary studios. Loft aesthetics reigns supreme, the interiors are sexy (maybe even too sexy considering that showers are next to the bed), the location is unbeatable, and the reviews are all excellent. It will be an ideal lodging to choose for a longer break or an extended stay in Montreal – you can get some really attractive rates here and live right in the center of all the action. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Fully equipped kitchens in the studios

  • Self-serve laundry

  • Smart TVs in the rooms 

Hotel Nelligan Hotel Nelligan
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Hotel Nelligan

Hotel Nelligan is there for a quintessential Old Montreal stay. Exposed bricks in the gorgeous lobby and the stylish rooms set the right scene for your leisure. The lodging is a high-class accommodation that pairs luxury with authenticity giving guests the best of Montreal’s most charming neighborhood. Choose among the rooms, suites, and the most fashionable of them all, the spacious penthouses. The latter comes with jacuzzi tubs and kitchenettes for absolute comfort during your break. Both Montreal Basilica and vibrant Old Port are within a few minutes walk from the hotel. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Scenic rooftop terrace with a bar 

  • Méchant Boeuf brasserie on-site specializes in dry-aged beef and cocktails

  • A 24-hour fitness center with Precor equipment and massages

Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal
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Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal

The setting is a big forte of the Saint-Sulpice Hotel, the Norte-Dame Basilica is literally next door. That basically means that you’re steps away from all the cafes, restaurants, and museums of Old Montreal. Expect elegance and devotion to luxury at this slick all-suiter. The units are among the most spacious ones you can find in the neighborhood, so families will be extremely delighted. Moreover, the suites feature private kitchenettes making the experience even more gratifying. Old Montreal vistas from the French windows add a special atmosphere too, and some units have balconies to enjoy the outdoors even better. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Privilege access rates for guests for Spa Scandinave nearby

  • Bistro fare at Restaurant Oskar with a courtyard terrace

  • Free access to the gym in the neighboring building

Hotel Gault Hotel Gault
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Hotel Gault

Its Parisian-reminiscent modern splendor meets Canada’s gracious space at Hotel Gault which is among the best boutique hotels in Old Montreal. Polished interiors and minimalist loft designs, big bathtubs in the units, and even grande terraces can be found at this great central lodging. It’s ideal for a stylish stay when you appreciate luxury and would like to have the best of Montreal at your doorstep. Business travelers will also love Gault – it’s close enough to Downtown while embracing the quieter atmosphere of Old Montreal.

Key Amenities: 

  • A fitness room with a treadmill, free weights, and a bicycle

  • Restaurant and bar with 24-hour room service

  • Lobby library space with a fireplace

Auberge du Vieux Port by Gray Collection Auberge du Vieux Port by Gray Collection
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Auberge du Vieux Port by Gray Collection

Much like French-founded New Orleans and Savannah, Montreal started from the river. The difference between the Canadian city from the US counterparts, though, is the fact that there are not many hotels by the banks in Quebec’s capital. Auberge du Vieux Port is a unique exception that also happens to be one of the top Old Montreal hotels. That means incredible St. Lawrence River views from the units, something of a treasure among the accommodation scene of the city. Also, you’ve got a beautiful interplay of modern and historic in design (the hotel is set in a 19th-century warehouse), impeccable service, and atmospheric Taverne Gaspar with French fare. 

Key Amenities:  

  • Rooftop Terrasse sur l’Auberge with panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River

  • Lobby bar with cocktails and wine

  • 24-hour concierge service and valet parking 

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