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Friendly and Comfortable B&Bs in the Best Areas of Montreal



In part because of the distinct architecture of Montreal, staying in a Bed and Breakfast here can be a novel experience, especially suited for those who prefer 19th century homes, artful decor and good cooking. All of these Montreal properties are located in desirable areas throughout the city. If you're looking for quiet, affordable lodgings with a personal touch consider staying at one of Montreal's many B & Bs or Auberges. Beautiful and elegant, the Petite Auberge Les Bons Matins Montreal is a  popular choice withing walking distance of downtown attractions. Enjoy the private rooms overlooking the park at Auberge de La Fontaine or enjoy the library at A la Carte Bed & Breakfast. Whether you want to be close to nightlife in the Latin Quarter, the shops in the Plateau or the department stores downtown, there's a B & B to suit your taste and budget. As is to be expected, the better deals can be found away from the downtown core. But no matter your budget, rest assured that your dollar will provide good value in all the properties presented here. While most proprietors are French, they usually speak English and often another language as well and all are well versed in hospitality.

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This European-style inn is located in the Latin Quarter making it an ideal spot to enjoy Montreal's nightlife. Despite being located downtown, the rooms are quiet with rustic decor, exposed brick walls, well-appointed wrought-iron beds and private baths. Several of the rooms have Jacuzzis. There's a charming, courtyard with a garden where guests can relax. The staff are kind and helpful. Breakfast is a huge buffet with lots of choice and guests can sit inside or out under a permanent canvas where you can watch the world walk by on the rue St Denis, as you sip the excellent coffee.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: Great location on St. Denis on the Plateau, but still quiet enough to sleep well.

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This Victorian-style inn oozes warmth and charm. Located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Mount-Royal, you'll be within walking distance of all the shops, boutiques, bars, terraces, restaurants, cafes and bars in the lively Plateau district. Beds are done up with home made quilts and the rooms are furnished with wooden furniture and lace curtains. Each room has its own bathroom. The staff is exceptionally welcoming and are happy to help you get your bearings. The Canadian government awarded this Bed and Breakfast with an Ambassador of Tourism award for their great hospitality.It's a good value for a superb location

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: It's an award-winning property located in an area that's a local favorite.

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Le Petit Prince is located on a quiet residential street within walking distance of Crescent Street and all the downtown attractions. This 1876 has been beautifully renovated home with exposed stone and brick walls, slate roof, hardwood floors, and decorated with original artwork. Each of the originally designed rooms have CD players, mini-fridges and private bathrooms with Jacuzzis and rainfall showers. The Yellow and Blue rooms have working fireplaces and the Green and Ivory room have large private balconies. Breakfast offers freshly squeezed orange juice, a bowl of caf-- au lait, freshly baked goods, Eggs Benedict or Florentine, Belgian Waffles, French style crepes, Huevos Rancheros and omelets.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: It's an excellent deal for a top quality property in a lively west end area.

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This artsy Bed & Breakfast contains colourful, soundproof rooms with shared common areas, plus a very helpful host.Ideally located on a small street in the Gay Village and within walking distance of the Latin Quarter where you'll be close to all the nightlife, clubs, bars and restaurants in both neighborhoods. The rooms are brightly decorated in vibrant colors and decorated with quality art works by local artists. Be sure to request a private bath unless you don't mind sharing. There's also a lovely, well-equipped kitchenette available for all guests. A full breakfast is included with the price of the room.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: A perfect location for visitors who appreciate the artier side of Montreal.

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One of the most elegant and sophisticated Bed and Breakfasts in the city, this turn-of-the-century stone house faces the renowned Parc La Fontaine on the east side of the Plateau neighborhood. It's a great choice for cyclists as it sits on the Route Verte bike path. Rooms are spacious and sound proof – some overlook the park while others have a Jacuzzi and small sitting-rooms. Each room is individually decorated with lovely furnishings, soft lighting and warm colors complimenting the gorgeously appointed beds. There's a terrace for guests as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Plateau Mont-Royal and the Quarter Latin are within walking distance. A sophisticated place to stay while visiting Montreal.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: It's a beautiful old inn sitting on a one of Montreal's favorite parks.

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The Gite Le Terra Nostra is located near Angrignon park in neighborhood of Verdun. This small and exclusive B&B has won several awards for its beautiful decor and impeccable service. Each of the three rooms has been designed around a specific continent. Stay in the Asia, Africa or Europe room and enjoy wooden floors, sunlight windows and private bathrooms with heated marble floors. Amenities include in-room refrigerators, therapeutic massage, hot drinks and gourmet gift baskets.This upscale bed-and-breakfast is in a 1927 home and a 3-minute walk from the banks of the Saint-Laurence River. Complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room. There's a living room and den with a modern bohemian ambiance. There's a feng shui garden and bikes to borrow. Free parking is available.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: It's an amazing country retreat in the city with lots of amenities.

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Carole's Purrfect Bed and Breakfast
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Located in the lovely residential neighborhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grace, this 1910 home is a haven for animal lovers seeking laid-back lodgings. Rooms are cozy and intimate, decorated with pictures of cats. Rooms have shared baths but there is also a Garden Apartment that looks out onto the beautiful gardens. There's a fireplace for winters and a screened deck overlooking the gardens for summers. You'll be within walking distance of Monkland Village, known for its restaurants and shops. Downtown is few metro stops away. A great place to stay in NDG. Good breakfast, very friendly owners and a decent price. Parking is tight.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: It's a good, budget option for the residential NDG area of Montreal.

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This B&B in east-end Montreal is located in a quiet residential neighborhood close the Olympic Stadium near the Botanical Garden, and public transportation. It offers two designer artist-inspired rooms as well as a second-floor independent apartment, with morning comfort food. Breakfasts are inspired by Daniel's French-Canadian heritage so you can expect a lot of maple syrup with your morning meal. À la Carte is away from the downtown core but quickly and easily accessed by the metro. Rooms and a fully-equipped apartment are done up with eclectic decor, cozy fireplaces, a jacuzzi, patio and a fantastic library. It's elegant and intimate. Breakfast includes pancakes, fruit filled crepes, omelets and sausage.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: It's a good deal for visitors who want to tour east end Montreal attractions.

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This is one of the city's most popular Bed and Breakfasts and for good reason. Tucked away in an early 1920s house, its renowned for its gorgeous decor and homey atmosphere. The main sitting areas are furnished with leather couches, gorgeous artworks and homey touches.The funky rooms are filled with plants, cushions and more art. Deluxe suites have fireplaces and whirlpool baths. The rooms have decadently comfortable beds complete with luxury linens. There's complimentary cocktails, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuits available at any time. It's also within walking distance of all the downtown attractions, including all the best shopping areas.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: This B and B offers a deluxe downtown experience for those seeking a top end get away.

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Located in the heart of the Village, this gay-friendly Bed and Breakfast is located in a renovated 19th-century home. Casual and comfortable rooms have exposed brick, wooden floors, fridges, TVs and luxurious linens and pillows. For a private bath, be sure to book the Sensation room. Some of the showers can be a bit on the small side so be sure to ask before you book if this is a concern. The owner, Patrick is famous for his cooking and serves up a sumptuous four course breakfast with the best coffee in town. Restaurants and shops are all within walking distance.

Recommended for Bed and Breakfast because: This property is well-priced and includes a 4 star breakfast in a downtown east end area of Montreal.

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