My picks are popular and highly rated hotels in the Mont Plateau area of Montreal.


Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$174 CAD
Highly praised Montreal hotel near Metro with restaurant, kitchenettes and jacuzzi suites
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Friendly, helpful staff, according to many guests
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms according to many reviewers
  • Many reviewers appreciated the rooms' African-themed decor
  • Guests liked the location in walking distance of bars and restaurants in the Latin Quarter and Plateau neighbourhoods
  • All rooms have kitchenettes
  • Some guests said the Wi-Fi was a strong signal
  • No elevator
  • Valet parking is $25 plus tax per day
The cozy and comfortable Hotel Kutuma is my pick for best experience in the Plateau Mont Royal area of Montreal. This is a boutique hotel with lots of personality, and delighted guests continue to rave about it online. What’s its claim to fame? To start with, it’s situated in the heart of Montreal’s Plateau neighbourhood with many shops, restaurants and bars to discover, and it’s handy to public transit. As well, its spacious rooms are decorated in stunning African themes, with well-designed seating areas, functional kitchenettes and relaxing terraces. Besides all this, the hotel adds excellence through the top notch service provided by the staff, causing guests to feel greatly rewarded for choosing this hotel. And last but not least, in keeping with the African theme, The Blue Nile restaurant is on site providing delicious Ethiopian cuisine and room service to guests of the hotel.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$156 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal inn with delicious breakfast in a quiet neighbourhood
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking (limited to only 3 spots)
  • Many reviewers enjoyed their cozy and well-equipped rooms
  • Numerous compliments went to the friendly and bilingual staff
  • The hotel's location was praised by several guests
  • Several guests said the breakfast was delicious
  • Nearby overflow parking is $10 per day
  • No elevator
  • A few reviewers reported street noise from front-facing rooms
Auberge de La Fontaine is a cozy and friendly inn in the Mont Plateau neighbourhood next to Parc la Fontaine which is well liked by guests for its well-equipped and nicely decorated rooms with views of the park. It offers some free amenities that help to keep the overall cost down for guests including a very well-liked breakfast and Wi-Fi. There is also some free parking available on site, although it is limited to 3 spots. As in most of Montreal, there is good eating within a short walk of the inn. Some rooms offer a private hot tub and terrace.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$141 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with indoor rooftop pool, restaurant & free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • A few reviewers found the hotel's parking and restaurant overpriced
  • Self-parking is $24.95 plus tax per day

7 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Plateau Mont Royal, Montreal

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$144 CAD
Apartment-style rooms with kitchens ideal for longer stays, according to guest reviewers
  • Free breakfast, free wireless Internet throughout the hotel
  • Apartment-style rooms with full kitchenettes
  • All rooms feature private balcony
  • Rooftop indoor heated pool and sundeck
  • Indoor parking lot located down the street from hotel was inconvenient for some guest reviewers
  • A few guest reviewers found the hotel old and outdated
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$176 CAD
Modern downtown Montreal hotel with restaurant and club and free shuttle within 5 km
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free chauffeur within a 5 km radius of hotel
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's modern and spacious rooms were praised by numerous reviewers
  • The hotel's proximity to downtown and Old Montreal was a source of several compliments
  • Valet parking is $28 per day
  • Several guests reported noise disturbances from the hotel's nightclub
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$113 CAD
Summer hotel in Montreal student residence with free Wi-Fi and suites with kitchenettes
  • Free Wi-Fi and a $5 voucher for continental breakfast
  • Many guests praised the hotel's helpful staff and customer service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the Metro and McGill University
  • Several guests felt the hotel provided good value
  • Some guests were particularly displeased with old and stained carpets and also complained of old bathrooms
  • A few patrons complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The underground parking was deemed expensive ($25 per day) by a couple of lodgers
  • Some guests found the staff somewhat incompetent at times
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$59 CAD
Older downtown Montreal walk-up hotel near Metro with free breakfast and clean rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi, free limited parking, free continental breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's central location
  • The hotel was found to provide good value by many reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Some guest found the rooms to be too cold, and the water pressure too low
  • The hotel's lack of elevator was a source of concern for a few reviewers
  • A few lodgers reported street noise transfer in their rooms
  • Some guests reported awkward and limited parking
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$70 CAD
Clean and good value downtown Montreal walk-up hotel near transit and good dining
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's reasonable rates
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • Parking is $20 per day on weekdays and $25 on weekends with limited spots (6)
  • Some guests complained of a lack of parking around the hotel
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers
  • The hotel's breakfast was a source of disappointment for its lack of variety for some reviewers
  • No elevator
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$112 CAD
Self-catering apartments near Metro in downtown Montreal with indoor pool and free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired internet
  • Many guests praised the hotel's location
  • The hotel's rooms were a source of numerous compliments by reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • Parking is $15 per day
  • Some guests reported noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms and street noise
  • The hotel's elevators were reported as slow by some reviewers
  • Some lodgers were disappointed that housekeeping was not included in the room rates
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Central location and reasonable rates, but several concerns with lack of AC in summer
  • Free wired internet (and free Wi-Fi as of May 15/2013)
  • The hotel's location was praised for being within walking distance to Old Montreal and the Latin Quarter
  • Several lodgers felt the hotel provided good prices and value
  • The hotel's staff were characterized as considerate and readily available
  • Several guests found the rooms to be too hot during the summer months
  • Noise disturbances were reported by a couple of guests

Tips For Staying In Plateau Mont Royal, Montreal

Plateau Mont Royal is a residential area of Montreal, situated north of Mont Royal. This area is well suited for travellers who prefer staying outside of popular tourist areas and enjoy a more true experience of local life.

Ample Budget-Friendly Hotels
Located away from the more touristy areas of Montreal, Plateau Mont Royal offers several affordable hotel options. These smaller budget-friendly hotels are independently owned, minimally furnished and have few on-site amenities. However, many of these small hotels offer a free breakfast and are nestled in quiet residential areas. If you're driving to Montreal, be careful when booking one of these hotels, as some do not have on-site parking.

Our Editor's Pick for this area, Hotel Kutuma, is an affordable boutique hotel with an African flair. This hotel is well located for exploring the Plateau area and the Latin Quarter, which is only a 6-minute walk away. The rooms are spacious, well decorated and well equipped with amenities. 

Hotels Near Popular Tourist Attractions
There are several larger chain hotels located along Sherbrooke Street, the east end of the Plateau Mont Royal area. These hotels are more expensive than the above budget hotels, but they are well located for guests looking to walk to neighbouring attractions. The Latin Quarter, the Place des Arts and Old Montreal can all be found within a 15-minute walk. 

On the eastern edge of Plateau Mont Royal, the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-ville is another of our Editor's Picks. With competitive prices, clean rooms and free Wi-Fi, this hotel offers great value. But it doesn't end there; this hotel also features a rooftop pool, an on-site convenience store and on-site dining. 

Getting Around
If you choose a hotel on or near Sherbrooke Street, like our Editor's Pick Hotel Kutuma, there are many attractions within walking distance and the nearest subway stations (Place des Arts, Sherbrooke and Saint-Laurent) are within a 5-minute walk. Subway fares are $3 per ride or $10 for a day pass. 

Other hotels in Plateau Mont Royal are closer to the Laurier subway station and the Mont Royal station. Another transit option in the Plateau is the public transit buses. There are several bus routes in this area and single-ride tickets for the bus are $3.

Come to Eat
The eclectic nature of this neighbourhood is evident in the dining offerings. As is common throughout Montreal, many area restaurants allow patrons to bring their own wine. One highly recommended breakfast and lunch restaurant is Beauty’s Luncheonette, found in the northern area of Plateau Mont Royal. This restaurant has been a fixture in Montreal since its doors opened in 1942 and the original owner, now in his 90s, still sits at the door and directs customers to their seats. On the weekends, this restaurant is lined up out the door!

However, Le Nil Bleu at Hotel Kutuma is another great option, and a favourite with the locals, voted best restaurant in Montreal several years in a row by Montreal Mirror readers. And, if you're too tired to make it downstairs, you can just order room service!

Exploring Plateau Mont Royal
Make time on your trip just to roam around this trendy neighbourhood on foot, perusing the shops, cafes, bars, art galleries and architecture of the century-old homes with wrought-iron staircases. 
Known for its funky vibe and diverse francophone demographics, Plateau Mont Royal is considered by some locals to be the real Montreal.