Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$140 CAD
Montreal airport hotel 8 min to YUL with indoor pool, restaurant and free airport shuttle 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, airport shuttle
  • Guests enjoyed the renovated rooms for their spaciousness and comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good overall by guest reviewers
  • Guests found the airport shuttle convenient and efficient
  • Many enjoyed good meals on site
  • Many liked the staff of this hotel, professional and friendly
Cons
  • Parking is $12 per night
  • No lunch at the restaurant a disappointment to some
  • Location industrial and far from a good selection of restaurants
  • A few guests had Wi-Fi issues
The Hilton Garden Inn is my top choice for excellence and great value. This is a full-service hotel with all the modern room amenities one could desire, plus all the leisure, fitness and business amenities of a great hotel, with Wi-Fi, parking, and an airport shuttle included in an already low room rate. It has a beautiful lobby and outdoor terrace and it’s most definitely my pick for best value in Saint Laurent! Many guests have been perfectly delighted with their stays and highlighted excellent service and accommodations, very good breakfasts and dinners at the on site ZMaya resto-bar, an awesome pool and hot tub, and a flawless airport shuttle service. Guests also took pleasure in the extra pampering the hotel gave to them like shuttle service to nearby malls, work and other destinations, complimentary fine chocolates and late afternoon snacks.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$146 CAD
Montreal airport hotel 8 min to YUL with indoor pool, restaurant & free: shuttle & parking 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, airport shuttle
  • Comfortable, clean and spacious rooms, according to many reviewers
  • Many reviewers found the staff friendly and efficient
  • Wi-Fi received excellent ratings by guests online
  • Location was well liked, close to the airport, and had restaurants and shopping in walking distance
  • Many thought the hotel offered good value
  • Guests often enjoyed meals and the breakfast buffet on site
Cons
  • Some found it far from downtown
  • No breakfast available for early morning flights, according to some guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$166 CAD
Montreal airport hotel 10 min to YUL with indoor pool & free: shuttle, parking, breakfast 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, guest socials with refreshments
  • Rooms were very clean, spacious and well equipped
  • Many thought the staff were a great asset of this hotel
  • Guests thought this hotel provided good value
  • Guests liked the location for accessing the highway, the airport and found it handy to restaurants and shopping
  • The free breakfast got rave reviews
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent in online surveys
Cons
  • Some found the restaurant pricey
  • A few guests thought the free breakfast ended too early

5 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Saint Laurent

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$122 CAD
Montreal airport hotel 10 min to YUL with free: shuttle & parking, indoor pool & waterslide
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's value and affordable rates
  • Several lodgers complimented the hotel's friendly and efficient staff
  • The hotel's rooms were praised by many reviewers for being well equipped and clean
Cons
  • While close to the airport, some guests found the hotel far from restaurants and shopping
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$88 CAD
Within an 8-minute drive of YUL, free airport shuttle, but mixed guest reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free local calls and free parking
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the airport
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A couple of reviewers found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests thought that the rooms and bathrooms were dated and in need of renovations
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from inside the hotel
  • A couple of guests complained that the Wi-Fi service was unreliable
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$90 CAD
Free 24-hour airport shuttle and friendly staff, but some mixed reviews on upkeep
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free 24-hour airport shuttle, and free shuttle to nearby shopping centre and metro station
  • Large outdoor heated pool
  • Many reviewers described the staff as friendly
  • Good food at the on-site restaurant, according to guests
  • Several reviewers felt the hotel provided good value for the price they paid
Cons
  • Some mixed comments on cleanliness and upkeep of the rooms and overall appearance of the hotel
  • A few reviewers described long wait times for the airport shuttle
  • A few guests felt parking should be provided free of charge
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$93 CAD
Budget Montreal airport hotel 9 min to YUL with free shuttle and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free parking
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to the airport and restaurants
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
  • Several guests enjoyed their modern and clean rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported noise disturbances during their stay
  • A few reviewers said that the hotel's elevator was slow and rundown
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$86 CAD
Poorly maintained Montreal airport hotel 7 min to YUL with free shuttle and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's inexpensive rates
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn and dated decor and fixtures in their rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by some reviewers
  • The hotel's location was described as isolated and industrial by a few lodgers

Tips For Staying In Saint Laurent

This Montreal borough is located just north of the region’s largest airport, the Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). This is a mostly suburban area with shopping malls, parks and residential communities.

Choosing a Saint Laurent Hotel
Despite being the largest borough in Montreal, this area has few hotels. Most Saint Laurent hotels are chain hotels and are located north of the airport, along Highways 40 and 520. Several of these hotels are budget chains that offer free parking and free Wi-Fi but higher-end and more luxurious chain hotels are also available.

The Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Dorval Airport is one of these hotels near the airport and is our Editor's Pick for the area. Recommended for offering great value, this hotel is beautifully appointed and offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and free 24-hour airport shuttle service. Plus, its shuttle will also take guests to any corporate location,  malls or restaurants within 7 km. 

Additionally, unlike several other airport hotels, the Hilton Garden Inn offers an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also has an indoor pool and hot tub -- perfect when your kids still have energy to burn, or you just need to relax after a long day.

With many of the hotels located in the industrial area surrounding the airport, there are few restaurants or shops within walking distance. Travellers staying at hotels in this area should be prepared to drive to restaurants or order take-out for their meals. 

However, at the Cavendish Boulevard interchange along Highway 40, there are two airport hotels located within a 5-minute walk of a group of restaurants, shops and a movie theatre: Courtyard by Marriott Montreal Airport and Residence Inn Montreal Airport. Both hotels offer free airport shuttle service and an indoor pool. While somewhat more expensive, the Residence Inn Montreal Airport also offers rooms with full kitchens and a free breakfast.

Travelling around Saint Laurent
Since most Saint Laurent hotels border the airport, they offer free airport shuttle service. If you plan to use a hotel shuttle for travel to the airport, be sure to check the shuttle details. Some shuttles operate on demand, while others run on a set schedule. Many shuttles will have 24-hour service, but others may only be open during certain hours, so it's always good to check ahead of time.

While the subway system is not ideal for exploring the Saint Laurent area, there are a couple of stations that provide access to attractions in downtown Montreal. These subway stations are on Rue Decarie near Vanier College (single-ride fare is $3). Another option for travel to downtown Montreal is via the AMT train, which has several stops in Saint Laurent (single-ride fare is $4.50). 

If you'd prefer to drive, all of the hotels I've suggested so far, as well as most of the hotels surrounding the airport, are about a 20-minute drive from downtown Montreal.

Things to Do in Saint Laurent
Fashionistas should make the trip to Marche Central, a large outdoor shopping centre that includes a selection of outlet fashion stores. Place Vertu, a large mall with several restaurants, is another good shopping destination within a 15-minute drive of many airport-area hotels, and within about a 10-minute walk of Courtyard by Marriott Montreal Airport and Residence Inn Montreal Airport.

For fun outdoors, pack a picnic and visit the Parc-Nature du Bois-de-Liesse. This park, a 15-minute drive from the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Dorval Airport, offers hiking trails and cross-country skiing under the shade of century-old hardwood trees. The Saint Laurent borough also has eight outdoor pools at various parks that are open for public swimming during the summer months.

This borough is a peaceful escape from the crowds and bustle of Montreal. Even if you plan to use Saint Laurent as a base for exploring the Montreal area, at the end of the day, you'll feel at home returning to your Saint Laurent hotel.
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