I looked for hotels with more affordable rates, within walking distance to Concordia University's main campus and those which were the most pleasing to guests based on online hotel reviews.

Of course, if you have a lot of disposable income, it's pretty easy to choose a good hotel--just pay the $300 to $600 per night and enjoy! In this group of hotels nearest Concordia University, the Ritz Carlton with its refined elegance and world-class offerings, and the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile with its minimalist design, feather-top beds and Bose sound system, are highly-rated luxury hotels that would easily serve all your needs and desires.

For those of us on a little tighter budget, I've picked those hotels I think will provide the most for your money and still leave some cash in the bank!

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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 classy hotel that is very highly-rated, moderately priced, and about a 4-minute walk from the university. 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 stellar recommendation rate from online guest reviewers and an excellent guest rating score. Parking is $35 and Wi-Fi is $15 at Lowes Hotel Vogue.
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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
The Chateau is competitively priced and has achieved a very good guest rating average. It's an easy 5-minute walk to the campus from the Chateau.This charming four-star boutique hotel was converted from a 100-year-old house that consists of beautiful ceilings and crown mouldings, fireplaces and antiques. There is no elevator on site and there are a lot of stairs up to the main entrance (besides to the rooms).

Guests enjoyed comfortable beds, the hotel's excellent downtown location with nearby restaurants and shops, its modern amenities in old world decor, the in-room Keurig coffee brewer, minibar, plush towels and toiletries, in-room safe and excellent continental breakfast. The staff are a highlight for many guests due to the excellent service they provide, plus the hotel has a restaurant offering lunch and dinner and provides an outdoor terrace in the warmer months. There's free Wi-Fi, but valet parking is an extra $27 per night.
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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

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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

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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 cafĂ©, 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 ~$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 ~$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

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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 ~$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 ~$241 CAD
Highly praised Old Montreal hotel near Metro with balconies, jacuzzis, fine dining and spa
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bottled water, newspapers, morning shuttle service to downtown
  • Many guests enjoyed the rooms for comfort and elegance
  • Guests loved the central Old Montreal location, close to Metro, great dining, the port, Chinatown and attractions
  • Staff very well liked for their professional and friendly help
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests overall
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 plus tax for overnight
  • A few complained of noise transfer from inside or traffic
  • Some guests complained of small rooms

6 Other Hotels Close to Concordia University

Editor's Picks
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 the front entrance of the Henry F. Hall Building. 
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Book from ~$160 CAD
Well-liked downtown Montreal boutique hotel near Metro offers rooms with jacuzzi & balcony
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Guests liked their clean and comfortable rooms with modern decor
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent in online surveys
  • Guests loved the location, close to Metro, bus stop, universities, restaurants and shops
  • First class service by great personnel said guests
Cons
  • A few guests complained of small rooms and bathrooms
  • Valet parking is $27 per night
Getting Around
This hotel is a 6-minute walk to the Henry F. Hall Building.
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Book from ~$253 CAD
Trendy boutique hotel in a prime location of downtown Montreal with free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free continental breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised their modern and clean rooms
  • The hotel's central location pleased many lodgers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
Cons
  • Several guest reported instances of noise transfer during their stay
  • A few reviewers complained of the $200 deposit required upon check-in
  • Parking is extra cost and available in a public lot behind the hotel
Getting Around
This hotel is a 7-minute walk from the entrance of the Henry F. Hall Building on the university campus.
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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 an 8-minute walk from the entrance of the Henry F. Hall Building, which is the closest point of access on the university campus.
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Book from ~$209 CAD
Well-liked and pet-friendly downtown Montreal luxury hotel with modern decor & fine dining 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, mineral water, pet stays
  • Friendly, professional staff, said numerous reviewers
  • Location ideal for accessing restaurants, shops and metro on foot
  • Very clean rooms with very comfortable beds said guests
  • Many guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 per day
  • A few guests found their rooms a little compact
  • Some guests found the restaurant prices too high
Getting Around
This hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Henry F. Hall Building on the university campus.
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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 hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Henry F. Hall Building on the university campus.

Tips For Staying Near Concordia University

Location
Concordia University's main campus is located in downtown Montreal in the area known as Quartier Concordia. By enrollment, it is one of the largest universities in Canada with more than 45,000 students enrolled in 2012. It's one of two universities in Montreal where English is the primary language of instruction.

Located in the downtown core, the Sir George Williams Campus of Concordia University is surrounded by a combination of office buildings, shops, restaurants, entertainment, houses and condos.
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Parking
There are two public indoor parking lots at the university, one at the McConnell Library Building and one at the Faubourg Tower. Each lot has varying hours and rates, which can be found on the university's website.

There are also permit parking lots for students, faculty and staff of the university located at the Samuel Bronfman building. Rates and additional details for these lots can also be found on the university's website.
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
There is a free shuttle service offered by the university that travels between this campus and the Loyola Campus. The shuttle bus runs from Monday to Friday with varying hours and the ride takes approximately 20 minutes. The stop for this shuttle bus is located outside of the Hall Building front doors.

It is noted that although the ride is free, students, alumni, staff and faculty must have their I.D. card to board and travel on this bus.
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Getting Around: Walking
All of the hotels listed below are under a 10-minute walk from the university so driving or public transit may not be necessary to travel between the university and your hotel. 

There is an underground walking system in downtown Montreal, however, none of the walking paths from the university to any of the hotels below access the underground.
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Dining
This campus has eight dining areas including a dining hall, a bistro area and six cafes. Within the dining areas, there are popular take-out options such as Tim Hortons, Starbucks and Pizza Pizza. 

The university has a separate website just for its dining options that includes a map of the dining areas around campus as well as detailed information for each restaurant.
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Entertainment
There is one theatre, the D.B. Clarke Theatre, located on the campus. It hosts dance, theatrical and musical productions by the students of the university. There are also four cinemas located on the campus that host film festivals and films by students.

There are three galleries on the Sir George Williams campus, featuring varying exhibitions and displays by both students and well-known artists.
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