Montreal's most comfortable hotels where you can sleep in absolute luxury



Everyone needs a little "me" time. Enjoy yours by spoiling yourself at some of the most posh luxury hotels Montreal has to offer like the Hotel Chateau Saint Marc Montreal. Indulge in ritzy, on-premises upscale dining or pamper yourself with plush king-sized beds and in-room deluxe hot tubs at luxury hotels like the Hotel Le Crystal. If you like to travel extravagantly, Montreal luxury hotels are the only way to fly. Good, practical, efficient design, attractive decor and views, peace and quiet, ultra comfy beds, superior amenities, good restaurants and bar options and attentive but non - intrusive service are all the hallmarks of a luxury hotel experience. From our list below, you'll find hotels that fit the bill for this demanding list. And because we're in Montreal, luxury can be had at a very competitive price where dining (in room and out) and service are second to none. So go ahead, spoil yourself and don't be shy about picking up the in-room telephone, and dialing zero to have your every wish addressed. After all, that's what luxury is al about - enjoy. While most of these hotels are located in downtown or nearby Old Montreal, we've included listings for the airport location as well.



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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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Located directly across from the Palais des Congress and all of Old Montreal's restaurants and nightspots this artsy, sophisticated hotel offers rooms with personality and flair. Decorated with photographs and prints by local artists, the spacious and well-lit rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown or Old Montreal. Bathrooms are sinfully luxurious with marble tubs and showers. Playful touches like the leather and suede bed fixtures and faux fur panels along the escalators add to the overall style of this award-winning hotel. There's also the cheeky Sarah B absinthe bar (named after the divine Sarah Bernhardt) where the "green fairy" elixir is served from a real absinthe fountain. Osco! serves up fine French provincial cuisine ins a casually elegant setting. A footbridge linking the hotel's main building to the 18th Nordheimer Building, now part of the Centre de Commerce mondial de (Montreal World Trade Centre) adds to the architectural richness of this hotel. You'll also have access to the Underground City and subways.


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Inside the well-designed loft-inspired rooms, guests will notice the difference from other luxury business hotel options. Bliss bath products abound and 37" plasma flat screen televisions hang at just the right height to enjoy from the platform bed. Tasteful and effective use of music, design and technology can be seen throughout the hotel. Guest amenities are bountiful, and travelers can enjoy snacks that go way beyond the typical standard vending machine fare thanks to the 24/7 grab-and-go gourmet eatery, re:fuel. Guests can also sip one of the signature cocktails s at the w xyz bar or around the indoor-outdoor fireplace - all wired with high-speed internet.


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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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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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Conveniently located in downtown Montreal, this venerable hotel is a Montreal landmark within easy walking distance to major attractions and shopping venues. Check out Montreal's largest outdoor rooftop hotel pool with its landscaped gardens that's heated year-round. Guest rooms are spacious with windows that open for fresh air and decorated with dark-wood furniture, lavish beds and well equipped bathrooms. Old Montreal is five minutes away and you'll be sitting atop the Place Bonaventure exhibition center. The Bell Centre, Convention Centre, Underground City and multiple shops and attractions are minutes away as is the central train station - perfect for the business and leisure traveler.


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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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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 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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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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