Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$340 CAD
Historic luxury hotel in downtown Montreal above train station with indoor pool & restaurant 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Outdated decor and older TVs in need of upgrading, according to a few guest reviews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 ~$263 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel near Bell Centre with popular restaurant and lounge
  • 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
  • Valet parking is $35 plus tax for overnight
  • Some guests found dining on site pricey
  • Construction noise across the street a recent issue
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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
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Book from ~$293 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with free breakfast and kitchenette suites
  • Free amenities: cooked-to-order breakfast, nightly manager's reception with light snacks and beverages
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, spacious and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for accessing the Montreal Congress Centre and Old Montreal on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Many guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Wi-Fi is $9.95 per 24 hours for non Hilton Honors members
  • Parking is $28.50 including tax per day
  • A couple of reviewers were disappointed that their in-suite kitchenettes were not equipped with cookware
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Book from ~$79 CAD
Popular Montreal budget hotel near Metro and parking with clean rooms and free Wi-Fi 
  • 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
  • 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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Book from ~$166 CAD
Well-liked modern hotel in downtown Montreal with kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • 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
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Recommended by guests as budget friendly, centrally located, clean & comfortable
  • 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
  • No on-site dining and no on-site parking

7 Other Hotels Close to McGill University

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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
Situated in downtown Montreal, on Sherbrooke Street, L'Appartement Hotel is less than a 1-minute drive, or 4-minute walk from McGill.
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Book from ~$95 CAD
Budget apartments in downtown Montreal with kitchen and ensuite bathroom near Metro 
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Large apartment-style rooms with full kitchens
  • Good value for money, according to some reviewers
  • Guests said the location was close to Metro, St. Catherine street, groceries and Tim Hortons
  • No elevator to 2nd and 3rd floor
  • Mixed reviews on cleanliness
  • Parking is off site and costs $20 per night
  • Guests complained of poor water pressure
  • Air temperature is not self controlled
  • No reception desk, no staff on-site- checking in requires a phone call to the attendant who is off site
  • Free Wi-Fi was sporadic, according to a couple of guests
  • Apartments facing Sherbrooke can be noisy at night
This apartment-styled hotel may lack an actual reception, but accommodates lengthier stays, and is a 6-minute walk from campus.
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Friendly, helpful staff, and clean, comfortable rooms, according to many guest reviewers
  • Free wireless Internet in all rooms
  • Central location near attractions and services
  • Clean and comfortable rooms, according to many guest reviews
  • Friendly and helpful staff, according to numerous reviews
  • Tim Horton's restaurant on-site
  • Indoor parking lot, at $18/day, small and expensive, according to a few guest reviewers
  • Some noise in the area because of construction, said a few reviewers
Just off of Sherbrooke Street West, and surrounded by shops and restaurants, this Quality Hotel is a 1-minute drive, or 6-minute walk from campus.
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Close to restaurants and shops, spacious suites, but some concerns with off-site check-in location
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to restaurants, shopping and the Metro
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with their well-equipped and spacious rooms
  • Some guests complained they had to pick the keys up to their units at a different location other than the hotel
  • A few reviewers were disappointed the parking lot didn't offer in/out privileges
These apartment-styled rooms are within walking distance of numerous shops and restaurants. McGill University is a 7-minute walk from the hotel.
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Book from ~$148 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with suites, full kitchens and free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The friendly and accommodating staff were a source of many compliments by guests
  • The rooms were found to be well-equipped and clean by numerous reviewers
  • The hotel's proximity to Mont-Royal and public transit was praised by several lodgers
  • Noise disturbances were reported by a few reviewers
  • No elevator
  • Parking is $15 plus tax per night
Near shops and restaurants, the Parc Suites Hotel is an 8-minute walk from McGill.
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Book from ~$241 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal luxury hotel with trendy decor, free breakfast & free Wi-Fi
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Many guests found the rooms modern, with high tech amenities and very comfortable beds
  • Many guests were impressed with the staff's service
  • Many guests enjoyed the free breakfast buffet
  • Location ideal to downtown restaurants, shopping and McGill University
  • Great concierge staff, according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guest reviewers online
  • Valet parking (only) is $32 per night
  • Some found the fitness room a little small
  • Glass wall between bedroom and shower/ tub felt uncomfortable to some guests
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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

Tips For Staying Near McGill University

Situated between the Golden Square and Milton Park neighbourhoods in downtown Montreal, steps from the Old Quarter, this English-language university has 11 faculties of study and partnerships with four area teaching hospitals. Another location, the MacDonald Campus is in Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue. 
Getting Around
With over 300 buildings, the campus itself is 79 acres and it takes approximately 20 minutes to walk from north to south. Multiple interactive maps are available on the website to orient oneself prior to visiting and a virtual tour of the campus is also available.

Prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit for a campus tour, and can do so by stopping in at the Welcome Centre on McTavish Street. More information on tours is available on their website. The school has also created an Around McGill in 80 seconds video for informational purposes and to get an introductory overview of the school.

Downtown Montreal is a mere 6-minute drive, or 26-minute walk from the campus, and the Quartier des Spectacles is a 5-minute walk away. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is an approximate 1-hour drive from the school.

While many of the below-mentioned hotels are within a 10-minute walk of the school, public transit is available, operated by the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM). Single-ride, adult fare is $3, but an unlimited-use evening pass can be purchased for $5 (6 pm to 5 am) or an unlimited-use day (24-hour) pass can be purchased for $10. Staying the weekend? Consider an unlimited-use weekend pass, which costs $13, but is valid from 6 pm Friday to 5 am on Monday.

More route and fare information can be found on the STM website.
A wide range of parking options are available on campus, from automated underground garages to outdoor meter parking. Rates vary from $3.50 per half hour, to a $20 daily maximum. Some restrictions may apply during certain times of the day. More visitor parking information is available on their website.
A number of dining options are available on campus, ranging from restaurants to food courts and cages. More information and an interactive map (which can be configured to show places to eat) can be found on their website.
From a wide range of clubs, sports games and musical performances, students and visitors to McGill won't be idle! The Schulich School of Music alone puts on over 700 performances throughout the year.
A number of official McGill hotels offer discounts for staff, students and visitors. Information on those hotels can be found on their website, or in the brochure.

However, it is always advisable to compare rates to ensure you get the best price and amenities and services for your needs.