Vacation with Your Best Friend at Montreal's Pet-Friendly Hotels



Montréal is a dog-friendly city. Spend a day on the trails at Mont Royal Park or go for a walk through the green spaces and along the walkway following the lake at Parc Lafontaine. There's also romantic Vieux Montréal with the green spaces at the Old Port. You'll find the friendliest dog accommodations with no weight restrictions at the at a variety of boutique hotels such as the Opus and Le Germain. Sign up for the Woofie Weekends at Loew's Hotel Vogue where both you and Fido can get pampered. The pet fees vary from hotel to hotel. Some charge a flat fee per visit and others charge a daily fee as well as an additional cleaning fee. No more expensive kennel reservations, no more worrying if your pet is getting the attention and care they deserve when you stay at one of Montreal's many pet-friendly hotels. Respected chains such as the Best Western often allow pets but not at all locations - be sure to check first. Some hotels can even arrange pet walking services and in some rooms you may be able to leave your well-behaved pet unattended, provided you leave a cellphone number with the front desk staff.



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This boutique hotel allows dogs of all sizes and charges only a one time additional pet fee of $50. There's even a special doggy menu Located right on the edge of all the St-Laurent action, this modern hotel is sleek and sophisticated with a dramatic exterior and interior. Outside is a combination of the 1914 art deco style with a new modern angular concert addition. Inside the lobby is an open space with concrete accented with stainless steel and splashes of bright colors. The rooms are equally minimalist and chic with modern furniture with a slight retro feel. The hotel offers iPod docking stations, Playstations and Xboxes. The Koko terrace restaurant and bar is where Montr--al hipster head to hand and sip martinis. The hotel hosts plenty of fashion and art events and you'll be within walking distance of Just for Laughs Museum, the Latin Quarter, we as well as the shopping and nightlife along St-Laurent and the Plateau.


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This boutique hotel welcomes dogs of all sizes as long as they are well behaved. Upon check in, your best friend will receive provide a pet-food mat, bowls for food and water, and a bed. The pet fee is $35 per night. Rooms have been done up to resemble a loft with plenty of natural light and great city views and equipped with minimalist d--cor, lush beddings, coy wicker chairs with pillows and ergonomic work areas. Self-serve breakfasts come with fresh croissants and excellet caf-- au lait. It's sophisticated and friendly boutique hotel, just steps away from the shopping, galleries and museums of Rue Sherbrooke and Ste Catherine and the nightlife on Crescent Street.


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Only lap dogs can check into this elegant hotel in the heart of downtown. You'll also be paying an extra $25 per day fee to have Fido stay in all that luxury. You'll have use a cage in the room and not leave your pet unattended. You'll be close to the Underground City and all the shopping. You can walk your pooch for 20 minutes to Vieux Montreal. The room are spacious, done up in Old World charm with lush carpeting, rich fabrics and decadently comfortable beds and luxurious bathrooms. The views of the city are pretty spectacular as well.


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Pets under 75 lbs are welcome at this rooftop hotel with its landscaped gardens and year-round outdoor heated pool. There is a one-time fee of $50 for your entire stay and you must sign a pet waiver for any damages caused. Your dog must be kept in a cage while in the room and you must be present for housekeeping services to enter your room. Fido won't be welcome in any of the areas with food or beverages--that includes the pool. Guest rooms are spacious with windows that open for fresh air and decorated with dark-wood furniture, lavish beds and well equipped bathrooms. Vieux Montreal is five minutes away and you'll be atop Place Bonaventure exhibition center. The Bell Centre, Convention Centre, Underground City, shops and attractions are minutes away.


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Your dog will enjoy staying at this downtown Montreal hotel on Sherbrooke Street because it is close to Mont Royal Park--the doggie haven for the city. There's no extra fee for your pooch but they are not allowed to be left alone in the room and have to be on a leash in all the public areas. Unlike some of the other hotels, there is no restriction on pet size or type. Two legged guests will enjoy the goose feather beds, warm ambience and the spacious marble bathrooms all down in a contemporary style. You'll be able to walk to all the museums and shopping attractions.


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The Delta chain welcomes tiny dogs and cats under 50 pounds with a maximum of two pets per room. There is a $35 charge per 5-day stay. Dogs are not allowed into the pool or health as well as any restaurant or lounge and must be kept on a leash at all times. You can leave your dog alone in the room if you notify the front desk and leave a contact number. The Delta Montreal has a lobby that resembles a French Chateau with an elaborate chandelier and gold carpets. Rooms are spacious with mahogan-veneer furniture and top to bottom windows offering panoramic views of the mountain or downtown. The saltwater pool and exercise facilities are top-notch. Also a family-friendly where kids up to the age of six eat for free.


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Dogs weighing 80 pounds and lighter are welcomed at this elegant hotel located in Vieux Montreal, behind the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. (Speak to the manager if you have a larger dog.) Rooms are spacious with picturesque windows overlooking the cobblestone streets and have in-room fireplaces and kitchenettes. If your pooch likes to sleep on the furniture ask for the additional covers. Dogs are not welcomed in any of restaurants and must wear his leash in the public areas. The hotel provides a "Pet in Suite" that you have to place on your door when your dog is in the room. There is a non-refundable cleaning fee automatically applied to your bill.


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This ultraluxurious boutique hotel, housed in an old Bank of Canada building, is very dog-friendly and prides itself on pampering your pet. When you check in your pooch receives a pet amenity kit that includes a custom pet bed, food and water dishes with a floor mat, a doggy menu, Pet-in-Room sign, treats, pet tag, a toy, There is a dog-walking service, a grooming service and even pet birthday cakes. Does Spot have the munchies? Order some sirloin steak from the one-of-a-kind pet room service menu available 24-7. There's a $25 per day pet fee and an extra $100 per visit cleaning fee. The hotel donates money to the SPCA on your dog's behalf. Humans will appreciate the sophisticated d--cor done in greys and electric blue. The glass-enclosed rainfall showers offer no privacy but that's part of the fun at this cheeky hotel. There's also high-tech features such as LED lit tables, flat-screen TVs with entertainment centres and high-speed Internet. Since your located on Victoria Square you're within walking distance of Vieux Montr--al, Chinatown and Downtown.


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Probably the most dog-friendly hotel in the city, Hotel Vogue offers the Loews Loves Pets program welcoming well-behaved dogs of any size and breed. The program includes local dog walking routes, special treats, the special Luxury Pet Mat, bowl and tags. The only extra fee included is a one time pet cleaning fee of $25 per room. The Woofie Weekends special includes a special meal Wag Your Tail Delight meal delivered by room services and the cleaning fees are waived. Rooms are done up in bright yellows and creams colors that match the sleek furniture and canopied beds done up with linen. The over-sized marble bathrooms have whirlpool and lovely ambient lighting. The cozy lobby lounge is particularly romantic and a create place for a martini. You'll be within walking distance of all downtown restaurants, clubs, shopping centers and downtown doggie parks!


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This hotel,part of the very reliable Best Western brand offers accommodations for all pets for a nominal fee.Be sure to register for the Best Western rewards promotion and receive 1000 bonus points for every stay. Continuing your travels? The staff can book your next stay at a Best western, Best Western Plus or Best Western Premier - a high end entry in the Best Western family found in Quebec City and Herald Square in Manhattan. This Montreal Airport Best Western Plus location offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, a spacious work desk, fitness room, laundry room, and business center. Free high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access are also available and breakfast is included. Best Western Hotels are located in convenient locations from the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris to the main tourist areas of Montreal, Quebec and New York's Herald Square.


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