Montreal has a wide range of good hotels to choose from. My 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

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Book from ~$166 CAD
Well-liked modern hotel in downtown Montreal with kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's location for sightseeing
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and modern rooms
  • Some guests enjoyed views from the outdoor terrace
Cons
  • Parking is $25 per day
  • Some guests reported noise disturbances during their stay
  • The hotel's off-site, valet-only, parking was a disappointment to some reviewers
I 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 can dine on site at Pasta Tutti Giorni. The highly-rated Hotel Zero 1 has modern furnishings, and rooms or suites that are nicely appointed, each with kitchenettes 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 $25 per day, and there’s street parking available also. Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast buffet are included in the price of the room.
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Book from ~$230 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel offers suites with full kitchens & indoor rooftop pool 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, electric vehicle recharging, pet stays, newspapers
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and spacious suites with kitchens
  • The staff were a highlight of the hotel for their kindness, helpfulness and friendliness
  • Guests liked the location for its proximity to St. Catherine Street's restaurants and shops and public transit
  • Many guests enjoyed the free continental breakfast
  • Guests enjoyed views from the rooftop deck
Cons
  • Valet parking is $22 plus tax per night
I 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 $22 per day. As an added value, Le Square offers monthly and weekly rates for those wanting to enjoy Montreal a little longer.
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Book from ~$142 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal inn near Metro offers suites with kitchen, jacuzzi & terrace
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as comfortable and well appointed
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring downtown on foot
  • Several reviewers appreciated the in-room jetted tubs
Cons
  • A few guests complained about hearing noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of reviewers said that the stairs leading to the rooms were steep
  • Parking is an extra $12 per day
Considered a gem by former guests, Petite Auberge Les Bons Matins Montreal is an excellent choice for guests wishing to stay in a fully-equipped suite right downtown. It’s less than a minutes’ walk to the Metro and also near the Bell Centre. All suites come with a full kitchen and dining area, as well as a fireplace, a terrace and a private hot tub. Guests enjoyed their stays leaving very positive reviews online. They said their rooms were nicely decorated with very comfy beds and they enjoyed relaxing on the balconies, great service from the staff, and a delightful free breakfast. Guests enjoyed the area for being safe, a short walk to downtown and for its excellent dining choices on nearby Crescent Street.
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Book from ~$141 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with indoor rooftop pool, restaurant & free Wi-Fi
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
I 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.
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Book from ~$131 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal hotel with day spa, indoor pool and rooms with balconies
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Recently renovated rooms are clean, modern, and spacious, according to many reviews
  • Exceptional staff services, according to numerous reviews
  • Attractive amenities such as pool and fitness centre pleased many guest reviewers
  • Central location near tourist attractions and universities
Cons
  • On-site underground parking lot for $26.50/day was cited as expensive and small by some guest reviewers
  • Poor lighting in closets and bathrooms, according to a few reviewers
The hospitable and friendly Delta Montreal Hotel is well loved and well reviewed by its guests. Location is a big plus, right downtown in Quartier des Spectacles, close to 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.
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Book from ~$340 CAD
Historic luxury hotel in downtown Montreal above train station with indoor pool & restaurant 
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
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.
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Book from ~$117 CAD
Kind staff and comfortable atmosphere made many guest reviewers feel at home
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Helpful, friendly staff according to many guest reviews
  • Excellent food and service in restaurant, bar and café, said many guest reviewers
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, for many reviewers
Cons
  • Outdated decor and older TVs in need of upgrading, according to a few guest reviews
  • Older hotel presented a few problems with slow elevators and poor thermostat control, for a few guest reviewers

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Book from ~$79 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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Recommended by guests as budget friendly, centrally located, clean & comfortable
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The room rates were thought to be reasonable by many guests
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by a few guests
  • A couple of guests thought that the beds were comfortable
Cons
  • No on-site dining and no on-site parking

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Book from ~$496 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 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. A boutique hotel is also an wonderful choice for a romantic getaway, as the unique decor will make for a memorable trip! 

Hotel Chez Swann is a popular boutique hotel ideally located in downtown Montreal. This trendy hotel offers rooms with vibrant black and hot pink decor and comfy beds. Guests enjoyed the free breakfasts in Le Pois Penche restaurant and highlighted the croissants with fig and almond jam. Active guests can also get a quick workout in at the on-site spin bike studio.

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. The Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-ville charges $24.95 per night for parking, while Hotel Chez Swann does not offer on-site parking. Residence La Citadelle guests will find off-site parking about 5 minutes away on foot at a cost of $25 per day.

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. 

The Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-ville is about a 7-minute walk from the Place des Arts subway station, while guests staying at Hotel Chez Swann can walk to the Peel Station in 3 minutes. Residence La Citadelle is closest to Place des Arts station, about a 6-minute walk away, but is also near Station McGill, about 7 minutes away on foot.

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. Both the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-ville and Hotel Chez Swann are within a 10-minute walk of shopping on St. Catherine Street.

The Place des Arts cultural complex is also on St. Catherine Street, and is within a 10-minute walk of the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-ville. 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 is just a 2-minute walk from Hotel Chez Swann and 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. Its downtown core is a lively area that is especially fun to explore, 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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