I looked for the best offerings close to the Bell Centre, based upon what guests who stayed had to say. 

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$280 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal luxury hotel with rooftop hot tub, indoor pool and day spa
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many guests said that they were likely to return to this property
  • Several reviewers thought that the rooftop outdoor hot tub was a value-added feature
Cons
  • A couple of guests were disappointed by the breakfast selection at the on-site restaurant
  • Valet parking is $33 plus tax per day
Hotel Le Crystal is a guest favourite for many visitors to Montreal for being "just steps to the Bell Centre" (a 4-minute walk) as well as the city's main shopping street. 90% of guests recommend this five star hotel for their excellent staff and service, personable concierge services, modern and clean rooms with soaker tubs, rain showers and in-room Nespresso machines, rooftop hot tub with spectacular views of Mount Royal, and "simply great restaurant".
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Book from ~$263 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel near Bell Centre with popular restaurant and lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot beverage bar in lobby
  • Elegant, luxurious rooms, according to numerous reviews
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Location was perfect, close to restaurants, shops of St Catherine Street and Bell Centre
  • Staff were highly rated, attentive and friendly
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 plus tax for overnight
  • Some guests found dining on site pricey
  • Construction noise across the street a recent issue
Loews Hotel is a very highly-rated hotel about a 9-minute walk from Bell Centre. Guests who stayed highlighted the food at the on-site restaurant and the spaciousness and decor of the rooms and bathrooms. Many guests found this hotel to be very clean, very accommodating and very comfortable. This is a five star hotel with a 91% recommendation rate from online guest reviewers.
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Book from ~$171 CAD
Large hotel with rooftop pool, gardens, and extensive conference facilities
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet in all rooms and common areas
  • Rooftop outdoor pool, heated in winter
  • Gardens and courtyards on hotel property
  • Hotel is connected to 'Underground City'
Cons
  • A few reviewers found the hotel layout odd
The Hilton is only 6 minutes on foot to the Bell Centre and is located atop the Bonaventure Convention Centre. It has a beautiful roof top, year-round outdoor swimming pool that is heated and surrounded by greenery which provides a unique and enjoyable experience to guests. This is a four star hotel and online guest reviews have given it a 78% recommendation rate.
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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
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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
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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
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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 ~$113 CAD
Quaint boutique hotel in Montreal's downtown near to Metro offers suites with jacuzzi  
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, afternoon tea
  • Charming and elegant hotel, according to many reviewers
  • Guests found the staff very helpful and friendly
  • Guests said the beds were very comfy with quality linens
  • Location was a big plus, near shopping, dining, Metro and downtown attractions
Cons
  • Valet parking is $27 per day
  • No elevator in building
  • Some guests thought the bathrooms could use some upgrades
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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
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Book from ~$381 CAD
Luxury boutique hotel in Old Montreal with impeccable service, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Beautiful hotel amenities, such as restaurant, spa, and library, according to numerous reviews
  • Many reviewers felt the service and luxury was well worth the expense
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
  • Location was perfect said guests for accessing Metro, restaurants and Old Montreal
  • Many guests enjoyed breakfast and other meals on site
  • Guests loved the spa services and facilities
Cons
  • Valet parking is $40 including tax
  • A few guests found the prices at the restaurant expensive
  • Some missed having in-room coffeemakers and electrical outlets by the beds

6 Other Hotels Close to Bell Centre

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Book from ~$186 CAD
Renovated hotel with great beds, according to many guest reviews
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet in common areas
  • Comfortable beds, according to many reviews
  • Recently renovated rooms and common areas
  • Attractive décor in common areas and rooms, said many guest reviewers
  • Spacious work-out room with many machines, according to some reviews
Cons
  • $16/day for wireless Internet in rooms
  • Poor ventilation and drainage in guest bathrooms, according to some reviews
  • Thin walls and noise from neighbours bothered a few guest reviewers
Getting Around
This hotel is a 3-minute walk from the stadium. There are two bus stops within a 1-minute walk of the hotel. The nearest subway stop is Station Bonaventure, which can be partially accessed by the underground path via the Centre Bell.
Dining
Bistro le Boulevard is a bistro-style restaurant located in the lobby of the hotel. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm and for breakfast only on weekends from 7 am to 2:30 pm.

Le Café Bar is also located in the lobby and serves Starbucks coffee and light lunches and snacks. It is open daily from 6 am to 1 am.
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Book from ~$134 CAD
Well-liked downtown Montreal hotel near Bell Centre with modern decor and restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: basic Wi-Fi
  • Guests enjoyed clean and comfy rooms with upscale decor
  • Many found the room rates reasonable
  • Great location near Metro, train station, Bell Centre, St Catherine street
  • Many guests enjoyed breakfast and other dining on site
  • Staff were well liked, kind and helpful
Cons
  • Hi-speed Wi-Fi costs $9.95 per 24 hours
  • Underground parking costs $28 per day
  • Some guests said their rooms were a little tired
  • Wi-Fi was poorly rated overall, whether paid or free
Getting Around
This hotel is accessible from the Centre Bell within 3 minutes on foot. The nearest bus stop is within a 2-minute walk and the nearest subway station, Station Lucien L'Allier, is a 4-minute walk away.
Dining
L O Restaurant and Lounge is located on site at the hotel and serves international cuisine daily from 6 am to 11 pm.
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Downtown, budget-friendly with clean rooms and friendly staff, according to guest reviews
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet in all rooms and public areas
  • Friendly, helpful staff, according to many guest reviewers
  • Central downtown location close to attractions and services
  • Good choice for a budget-conscious traveller looking for a clean hotel, according to some guests
Cons
  • No on-site parking
  • Basic hotel may not appeal to guests requiring more amenities, according to some reviews
Getting Around
This hostel-style hotel is a 4-minute walk from the stadium. The Station Lucien L'Allier is accessible within a 3-minute walk of the hotel and there is a bus stop within a 2-minute walk.
Dining
There is no restaurant at this hotel, however, there are several dine-in and take-out restaurant options within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.
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Book from ~$160 CAD
Central downtown location, two on-site restaurants, clean rooms with mini-fridges
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located within walking distance of downtown attractions
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Many guests found their rooms small
  • Several reviewers complained about hearing noise in the halls
  • A few guests were unhappy that the parking was located across the street
Getting Around
This hotel is a 4-minute walk from the stadium. The nearest bus stop is a 2-minute walk from the hotel and the closest subway station is Station Bonaventure, which is an 8-minute walk from the hotel and is partially accessible by the underground path via the Centre Bell.
Dining
Restaurant Chez Cora is located at the hotel and is open for breakfast and lunch, daily from 7 am to 3 pm.

Resto Pub Serge Henri is open for dinner and drinks from 12 pm to 10 pm daily.
Money-saving
Unlike many of the surrounding hotels, Hotel Europa offers a small discount to those staying and attending a game or event at the Centre Bell. The discount varies and is available through the hotel's website. You must present your event or game tickets to the front desk upon checking in to validate the discount. 
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Downtown Montreal budget hotel near Bell Centre with balconies and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, local calls
  • Many enjoyed clean, spacious and well-equipped rooms
  • The room prices were reasonable said guests
  • Staff were very well liked, welcoming and very friendly
  • Location was excellent, close to Metro, dining, shopping, the train station and the Bell Centre
Cons
  • Parking is $20 extra in a lot next door
  • Guests found the hotel noisy with nearby bars
  • Several guests complained of poor Wi-Fi
  • Some rooms needed better maintenance
Getting Around
This hotel is a 6-minute walk from the stadium. The nearest bus stop is a 2-minute walk from the hotel and the nearest subway station, Station Lucien L'Allier, is accessible within 4 minutes on foot.
Dining
There is no restaurant located inside of this hotel, however, there are several bars and restaurants both across the street and within a 2-minute walk of the hotel.
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Book from ~$541 CAD
Outdoor pool & hot tub, clean rooms & good room rates, restaurant & room service
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free espresso in the lobby
  • Many guests described the rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located in downtown Montreal
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the room interiors dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained about hearing noise from the halls
  • The on-site fitness centre was thought to be poorly equipped by a couple of guests
Getting Around
This hotel is a 9-minute walk from the stadium. The nearest bus stop is accessible within a 2-minute walk of the hotel and the Station Lucien L'Allier is a 4-minute walk away.
Dining
There is a restaurant and bar located in the lobby of the hotel. It is open daily for breakfast from 7 am to 10:30 am, lunch from 12 noon to 2 pm and dinner and drinks from 5 pm to 11 pm.

Tips For Staying Near Bell Centre

Location
Centre Bell, or the Bell Centre, was formerly known as the Molson Centre (or Le Centre Molson). It is located in downtown Montreal, Quebec. The area surrounding the stadium consists of office buildings, high rises, retail shops, bars and restaurants and landmarks of downtown Montreal, including Windsor Station.
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Entertainment
The Centre Bell is the home of the Montreal Canadiens NHL team and hosts many of the team's hockey matches. Aside from NHL games, the stadium also hosts NBA basketball games, UFC events, boxing matches, concerts of many popular musical acts and special events such as Disney On Ice. 

Full schedules and information about upcoming events held at the Centre Bell can be found on their website.
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Parking
The Centre Bell has an indoor parking lot that is open Monday to Friday from 6 am to 8 pm. The entrance for the underground parking is located on the opposite side of the entrance on St. Antoine Street West. 

The regular daily rate for parking is $11 per day. On event nights, the daily parking rate increases to $20 for those parking past 3:30 pm. On nights when the Centre Bell is hosting a Montreal Canadien's game, the rate increases to $26. Payment for parking is cash only and there is an ATM machine on site. 
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Getting Around: Walking
The Centre Bell is connected to the RÉSO underground path system that runs throughout the downtown core, making it convenient to access the surrounding shops and landmarks, especially during the cold winter months. Two of the hotels listed below offer direct access to the underground path, and routes that may contain partial or full access to the underground path are specified under each hotel.

All of the listed hotels are within walking distance of the Centre Bell, and walking times range from 3 to 9 minutes.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
There are two metro (subway) stations within walking distance of the stadium. Station Lucien L'Aller is a 7-minute walk away and Station Bonaventure is a 4-minute walk away. Both stations are accessible by the RÉSO underground pathway and both stations are a stop on the M2 subway line.

A regular one-way fare on the subway system is $3. Full fare details and schedules can be found on the Société de transport de Montréal website.

Because all of the hotels are located within a 10-minute walk of the stadium, the public transit routes likely will not be needed to access the hotels; however, they are very useful for exploring the rest of the city. 
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Dining
There are four restaurants offering various settings and cuisines located on site at the Centre Bell:

Restaurant La Mise au Jeu is a members-only fine dining establishment with private dining rooms.

La Mise au Jeu Bar and Lounge is located above the restaurant of the same name and is open to the public for drinks and dinner.

Restaurant 9-4-10 is a hockey-themed restaurant open to the public on concert evenings and for private events and, on game nights, is open to members only.

La Cage aux Sports is a two-level sports bar and lounge open to the public serving a casual lunch, dinner and drink menu. 

Full details for all of the dining options at the Centre Bell, including information on becoming a member, can be found on their website.

The restaurants tend to get very busy on event and game nights and as such, dining options have been listed under each hotel if available.
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