Sleep Easy in Montreal: The City's Best Hotels for Business or Pleasure



These carefully chosen hotels represent a cross section of what a variety of visitors to Montreal are looking for. Whether you're just popping into town for a business meeting and need to fly out early the next morning or are here on a romantic interlude or traveling with the family, we've got you covered. To that end, all of these hotel picks represent good value and unique features to make your trip to Montreal extra special.

Perhaps you want to be near the action and department store shopping of downtown or wandering the cobblestone streets of old Montreal in search of that perfect gift or exploring trendy neighborhood boutiques and restaurants further afield. If you're traveling on vacation, you'll want to be near major attractions. The majority of the hotels listed here are within easy walking or commuting distance of all Montreal's top spots.

Montreal’s hotels, like the city itself are a blend of New World charm and European sophistication. There are a wide variety of hotels to choose from to suit your individual taste and budget. You'll be suitably impressed with the warm welcome and great service offered by these properties chosen by 10Best for their ambience as well as their location.



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It's the extra little touches like the aroma of lotus flowers in the lobby and umbrellas, Nespresso coffee makers with free capsules and l'occitane bath products in the 108 suites that make a stay at Le Saint-Sulpice special. Many of the well-stocked suites including a tiny kitchen, with a minimum of 550 square feet per unit have a balcony or fireplace and both a tub and shower.There's even a murphy bed option in the one-bedroom suites. The hotel offers efficient valet parking and a very helpful and knowledgeable Concierge. Breakfast is a la carte and the lounge opens up to lush gardens which are beautifully lit at night.


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What's not to like about free internet and nightly gifts of chocolate and bottled water all provided by a wonderful and caring staff? Staying at Le Place d'Armes is akin to staying at an upscale European apartment with a comfortable, relaxed feel. Located near the Notre-Dame Basilica, the three, 19th century Victorian buildings - former commercial ventures that comprise the hotel provide lofty rooms with high ceilings, stone or brick walls, granite and marble baths, fireplaces and hardwood floors. Popular on-site amenities include a Hammam steam bath as part of the spa, a rooftop terrace popular with the locals offering great views of Old Montreal and the excellent food at the brasserie 701. While mostly quiet, request a room off the main street if you are a light sleeper.


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This family-friendly, 12-storey hotel with the cool glass elevators is conveniently located across from the Contemporary Art Museum near the Place des Arts, with easy access to St. Denis and St. Laurent streets near the site of the International Jazz Festival and the shops of the Complexe Desjardins. A large indoor pool, spa, private gardens, giant flat-screen TVs with which to watch the free nightly movies,a well-equipped, updated fitness room and ergonomically-designed desk chairs in all the rooms get high marks here. With 605 rooms, special rates are not uncommon and a second room for kids can be booked at 50% off.


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The top features of the Days Inn Montreal Airport hotel located one mile from Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport and six miles from downtown Montreal include: free, reliable in-room wireless internet,on-site contemporary designed restaurant with outside terrace, in room windows that open for fresh air, ice-makers located in segregated service rooms which makes for quiet hallways, individual thermostats, microwave and mini fridges in newly-renovated rooms with comfortable king or two queen beds and updated bathrooms, and a seasonal airport shuttle. The hotel includes extras such as a main floor computer room, a small fitness centre and a gift shop with discounted magazines.


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It's hard to believe there are 105 rooms and suites in the warm and friendly Hotel Nelligan sitting in the middle of Old Montreal. Exposed brick and beams, beautiful large windows - some with river views or overlooking the cobble-stone streets and electric or gas fireplaces and free internet are commonplace in the rooms. Top quality linens, a good working desk done in dark stained wood and comfortable beds complete the perfect picture.The on-site Terrasse restaurant provides great lunch deals with decent wines and four excellent views over the neighbourhood and surrounding areas. Since the hotel honors the well-know Quebecois poet, Emile Nelligan; excerpts from his poems can be found all over the hotel that resides in a refurbished building on the edge of the river dating from 1850.


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The W Montreal gets top marks for its ultra chic decor, outstanding service, proximity to a metro station and a 24-hour party vibe. Guests are guaranteed admittance to the popular Wunderbar and Plateau Lounge with a flash of their room cards.The hotel overlooks Victoria Square on the edge of Old Montreal. Bright and airy, sparkling clean guest rooms in hues of blue and grey feature over-sized windows,LED-lit side tables, a high tech entertainment system, 27-inch flat-screen TVs, large, see through glass showers with rain shower heads, bathrobes, cotton sheets, goose down comforters and pillows and signature Bliss bath amenities. If possible, get a room above the third floor especially on weekends for a quieter sleep away from the bar music.


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The hotel comprises 154 ultra-comfortable rooms decorated with works of art by local artist Pascale Girardin. All 18 floors are bathed in natural light, set in a building made of aluminum panels and bricks recycled from old buildings in the neighborhood. Room amenity highlights include free wireless internet access, flat-screen televisions, work areas with ergonomic chairs, Keurig coffee machines, 100% Egyptian cotton bedding, goose down duvets and spa-style baths with glass showers. Versatile rooms feature a shower-bath combination. Green initiatives for the Alt Griffintown include huge thermal windows with low emission rates, water heated by geothermal energy, central switches in the rooms to allow lights to be turned off remotely and recycling bins in all rooms and public areas.


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The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel Montreal is conveniently located above the main Via Rail train station or Gare Central which is connected to the Underground City paths that pass several shopping complexes. The downtown west location is a 20-minute walk to Old Montreal or a quick bike ride on one of the new, complimentary BMX bicycles reserved for guest use. The indoor swimming pool is a welcome relief after a day exploring nearby sites such as Chinatown, Place des Arts and The Museum of Contemporary Art. This bustling hotel lobby is particularly busy in summer months but the staff are quick to respond to personal requests and the rooms are quiet and comfortable.


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Step off Old Montreal's cobblestoned Saint-Francoise-Xavier Street straight into this little boutique hotel.The best rooms in this 30 - room establishment are in the back as these overlook the Sulpicien Gardens and Notre Dame Basilica. Large baths are a popular feature while the rooftop terrace provides excellent views over Old Montreal. The tiny hotel bar is a friendly place to share a drink with the loyal restaurant patrons who come for the excellent free full breakfasts and free internet. Originally a three-room restaurant, Auberge Bonaparte is still a primary dining destination in Old Montreal. In winter visit the largest room complete with fireplace. In spring and summer, head to the greenhouse room (La Serre) to dine among the plants.


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The Opus Hotel Montreal opened in 2007 with an interior designed by New Yorker, Yabu Pushelberg. Highlights of a visit here include a 37" HDTV with computer in all rooms, complimentary bottled water, espresso, cappuccino, hot chocolate and organic herbal teas available 24 hours and a fitness center with street views. Housed in an original avant-garde edifice from 1914, it was the first poured concrete building in North America. Evidence of this feature can be seen in the polished concrete of the bedroom ceilings that contributes to the quietness and assures a sound sleep. On the main floor, just off the stylish yet comfortable reception lounge, sits the ultra cool Koko restaurant and bar. A smaller restaurant downstairs provides a pleasant breakfast buffet by day and intimate lounge with dance floor by night.


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