Montreal has a wide range of good hotels to choose from. Our budget and mid-range picks are primarily based on value while considering location, affordability and guest ratings in comparison to other hotel choices in the area. The luxury hotels are based more on customer opinion, amenities on offer and the value of their prime downtown location.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$112 CAD
Well-liked downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with modern décor, mini-kitchens & restaurant
We picked this stylish boutique hotel for offering great value in a prime location in downtown Montreal. It’s in a perfect location in Quartier des Spectacles, a 10-minute walk of Old Montreal and the Latin Quarter. A large selection of restaurants and clubs are only 1 block away on St. Catherine Street, plus guests enjoy dining on site at the Z Tapas Lounge. The highly-rated Hotel Zero 1 has modern furnishings, and rooms or suites that are nicely appointed, each with a mini-kitchen and a small dining area for added value and convenience. There’s an outdoor terrace with nice views on the 5th floor for relaxing and in-room spa services available. The hotel offers valet parking for $28 plus tax and excellent free Wi-Fi.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Rooms were stylish and clean with comfy beds
  • Location was prime, close to good dining and shopping, Chinatown, Old Montreal and Metro
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed views from the outdoor terrace and front-facing rooms on the higher floors
  • Guests often enjoyed the tapas restaurant and the continental breakfast
Cons
  • Valet parking is $28 per day, plus tax
  • Small rooms with dim lighting according to some guests
  • Some guests found the valet parking time consuming and inconvenient
  • Noise was an issue at times for some guests who faced the street on lower floors and were near to the elevators
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Book from ~$227 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel offers suites with full kitchens & indoor rooftop pool 
We also picked Le Square Phillips Hotel & Suites for value and location. It’s perfect for families and extended stays, offering an abundance of space and full kitchens in all guestrooms. Located at Phillips Square and St Catherine, it’s literally surrounded by restaurants and about a 20-minute walk to Old Montreal. Guests can also take a dip in the rooftop indoor pool and keep up with their exercise routine in the hotel fitness room. The hotel offers an included continental breakfast and Wi-Fi, and valet parking is an extra $23 per day. As an added value, Le Square offers monthly and weekly rates for those wanting to enjoy Montreal a little longer.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, electric vehicle recharging, pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, spacious and well-equipped
  • Prime downtown location near Metro, the train station, restaurants, St Catherine Street and Old Montreal
  • Staff were well liked, professional, knowledgeable and helpful
  • Rooftop pool and sun deck were well liked by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by reviewers
Cons
  • Valet parking is $22 plus tax per night
  • Some felt the continental breakfast was too basic
  • A few guests felt the decor was a little dated or drab looking
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Highly praised downtown Montreal inn near Bell Centre with kitchenettes & free hot breakfast 
Considered a gem by former guests, this inn is an excellent value choice for guests wishing to stay right downtown. It’s less than a minutes’ walk to the Metro and also near the Bell Centre with many downtown amenities in walking distance. This inn is big on charm and offers a delicious free made-to-order breakfast. Guests found their rooms very clean and nicely decorated with comfortable beds. They enjoyed relaxing on the balconies and in the double Jacuzzis found in most rooms. Guests enjoyed the area for being safe, a short walk to downtown and for its excellent dining choices on nearby Crescent Street.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and charming with comfortable beds
  • Location was excellent, close to Metro, Bell Centre, shops, restaurants and Old Montreal
  • Staff were welcoming and accommodating
  • Breakfast was well presented and delicious
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by reviewers
Cons
  • Parking is $16 per day
  • No elevator - lots of stairs to some rooms
  • Noise from overhead rooms and subway trains a disturbance for some
  • Budget room's bathroom is outside the guest room and down the hall
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Book from ~$114 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with indoor rooftop pool, restaurant & free Wi-Fi
We picked the Hilton for its great amenities, its affordability and its high guest scores. The Hilton is a hospitable hotel with comfortable and well-equipped rooms. It’s also in a great location in downtown Montreal, close to bistros, cafes and Place des Arts. The rooms have every modern convenience, high-speed Internet and work spaces, microwaves and mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, high-definition TVs with cable, and guests can even borrow a Stay Fit Kit from the front desk for in-room workouts. It has an impressive rooftop indoor pool and a large fitness centre. The hotel's restaurant, Circos Café-Resto-Bar, offers chef-made creations in a variety of cuisines.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Located close to summer festivals and many other attractions
  • Very clean and comfortable rooms, according to many reviews
  • Rooftop indoor pool and deck
  • Numerous reviewers enjoyed the overall service and atmosphere at the hotel
Cons
  • A few reviewers found the hotel's parking and restaurant overpriced
  • Self-parking is $24.95 plus tax per day
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Book from ~$113 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal hotel with day spa, indoor lap pool and rooms with balconies
The hospitable and friendly Delta Montreal Hotel is well loved and well reviewed by its guests. Location is a big plus, right downtown in walking distance of Quartier des Spectacles outdoor events, the main shopping districts of Sherbrooke and Ste-Catherine streets, and near the McGill metro stop. Guests enjoyed comfy and renovated rooms with balconies and spacious bathrooms, and many found the staff to offer superior service. For active guests there is a 20-metre indoor saltwater pool, squash courts, hot tub and dry saunas on site.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, bottled water, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, very spacious and well appointed
  • Staff were well liked, very polite and professional
  • Location was prime, in walking distance to Metro, shops, restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent in guest surveys
  • Indoor lap pool and gym added value to the stay
Cons
  • Underground parking is $26.50 and valet parking is $32 per day
  • Some guests were disappointed that the hotel rooms did not come with mini-fridges and a safe
  • Balconies did not come furnished (although balcony furniture is available upon request)
  • Guests offered mixed opinions of the dining and breakfast on site
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Book from ~$150 CAD
Historic luxury hotel in downtown Montreal above train station with indoor pool & restaurant 
The full-service and elegant Fairmont Queen Elizabeth is a well-liked hotel in the heart of Montreal’s downtown, and conveniently located directly above the train station. It’s well priced for a luxury brand hotel and guests really like the location which is connected to the underground city. It's convenient to public transit and attractions, great shopping and restaurants. Guests found the rooms comfortable and well appointed, enjoyed dining on site and the breakfast buffets at Le Montréalais. Several leisure amenities await guests at this hotel including an indoor pool, a hot tub and sauna for some relaxation, and a day spa for rejuvenation.
Pros
  • Wi-Fi is free to club members and enrollment is free
  • Guests loved the location, above the train station, Underground City and close to great restaurants and the Bell Centre
  • The rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Many guests really liked the staff and found them attentive and professional
  • Guests often enjoyed dining and room service on site
Cons
  • Valet parking is $30 plus tax per night
  • Some guests reported dated decor and small rooms
  • Some complained of extra charges
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Book from ~$94 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal hotel near McGill University with restaurant and valet parking 
This guest favourite is an excellent value choice for guests not looking for amenities such as a pool, but are seeking to be centrally located in Montreal’s downtown, in walking distance to restaurants, shops, attractions and Metro. It’s the perfect choice for guests accessing McGill University as it is right next door. Guests enjoy the space and recent updates made to the rooms, along with comfy beds, in-room safes, mini-fridges, bathtubs and windows that open. Staff are very well liked for their attentiveness and for providing a warm atmosphere. Also high on the list of praises is the food provided either Lebanese-style in the restaurant or Mediterranean-style in the cafe. Wi-Fi is free and excellent and rooms higher up provide nice views of the city and Mount Royal.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Prime location an easy walk to Metro, restaurants, shops and downtown attractions
  • Staff were attentive and very friendly
  • Delicious food on site, according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $25 per night
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise disturbances from within the hotel and from traffic
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Book from ~$86 CAD
Popular Montreal budget hotel near Metro and parking with clean rooms and free Wi-Fi 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Clean and comfortable rooms said guests
  • Many appreciated the good value of this hotel's rooms
  • Location was convenient to Metro, restaurants, shopping, entertainment venues and Old Montreal
  • Wi-Fi rated very good by guests
  • Staff were well liked, kind and friendly
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No parking on site
  • Some guests found the area a little noisy at times
  • Many pointed out the many stairs to the rooms
  • Some found the area near the hotel risqué
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Book from ~$98 CAD
Summer hotel in downtown Montreal student residence near Metro with free Wi-Fi  

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were often described as clean and comfortable
  • Location was excellent, near Metro, restaurants, shops and downtown attractions
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Parking is off site (next door) and $25 per day with no in-out privileges
  • Some found that housekeeping lacked attention to detail
  • Noise from the hallway, elevators, construction and street a problem for some guests
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Book from ~$359 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and high-tech amenities

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms very comfortable and beautiful with high-tech amenities
  • Location was perfect, close to restaurants, shopping, museum and Metro
  • Many enjoyed delicious food on site
  • Staff provided first-class service
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to guests
  • Many said expensive but worth it
  • Guests raved over the rooftop pool with summer terrace
Cons
  • Valet parking is $36 plus tax for overnight
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise transfer from within the hotel

Tips For Staying In Downtown Montreal

At the heart of a culturally-rich and diverse city, downtown Montreal offers something for everyone. Visitors will find major attractions, concert and professional sports venues, an amusement park, beautiful historic areas, plus shopping, dining and nightlife.

A Variety of Hotel Options
There are many hotels to choose from in downtown Montreal, from budget-friendly residences, to boutique hotels, to luxury properties. Travellers who like the comfort of the familiar will find many of their favourite hotel chains in downtown Montreal, ranging from budget to high-end. The Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-ville made our Editor's Picks list for its impressive on-site amenities. Guests will find in-room Keurig coffeemakers, modern decor, fitness kits for in-room workouts, a rooftop pool area and enjoyable on-site dining.

If you prefer more personalized service and stylish decor, downtown Montreal is a treasure trove of boutique properties, many with excellent innkeepers. Many of these hotels also feature historic design elements, original artwork and excellent on-site dining, perfect for a romantic getaway! 

For the cheapest room rates, consider staying in a downtown university residence if you happen to be travelling during the summer months. The city’s universities often rent out dorm rooms at a fraction of the price of traditional hotels. Residence La Citadelle is a clean, friendly, well-rated option with free Wi-Fi, guest laundry and a fitness centre. 

There is no bad location in downtown Montreal, as most hotels are situated within walking distance of major attractions and subway stations. However, with limited downtown parking, most hotels charge an extra fee for on-site parking, if they offer it at all.

Additionally, if you’re watching your budget, you may want to plan around major events. Summer is high season and the popular Just for Laughs festival occurs in July. While room rates are typically more affordable during winter months, prices also tend to spike when the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens are playing at home.

Travel Around by Subway
While it is possible to explore downtown Montreal on foot, the subway system in Montreal is both efficient and user friendly. Single-ride tickets are $3.25, while unlimited-use day passes are $10. The green and orange lines are the downtown routes. 

Shop and Explore St. Catherine Street
Perhaps the most famous street in Montreal, St. Catherine Street is home to much of downtown’s shopping, dining and nightlife. For one weekend in July, the street closes to traffic for the country’s largest open-air sidewalk sale that stretches for 2 km. The St. Catherine Street Celebrates! event also features street performers plus music and dance performances. 

The Place des Arts cultural complex is also on St. Catherine Street. This complex is one of the venues for the Just for Laughs festival and also houses the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Opera de Montreal, several theatres and a contemporary art museum. Additionally, the Place des Arts is connected to an underground shopping centre.

Indulge in French Fare
Loved by culinary critics and locals alike, the downtown Europea restaurant is well worth the splurge. This fine dining restaurant offers diners free little extras throughout their meal including an amuse bouche and a pre-dessert dessert.

For travellers looking for more affordable French cuisine, Le Paris offers table d'hôte specials (multi-course dinners at a fixed price) and diners are permitted to bring their own wine. This restaurant is located near the west end of St. Catherine Street.

The cosmopolitan and multilingual city of Montreal begs to be explored with shops, restaurants and entertainment everywhere you turn. With something for all tastes and budgets, Montreal is a vacation destination that is simply parfait! 
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