Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$106 CAD
Summer hotel in downtown Montreal student residence near Metro with free Wi-Fi  

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were often described as clean and comfortable
  • Location was excellent, near Metro, restaurants, shops and downtown attractions
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Parking is off site (next door) and $25 per day with no in-out privileges
  • Some found that housekeeping lacked attention to detail
  • Noise from the hallway, elevators, construction and street a problem for some guests
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Book from ~$129 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal hotel with day spa, indoor lap pool and rooms with balconies

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, bottled water, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, very spacious and well appointed
  • Staff were well liked, very polite and professional
  • Location was prime, in walking distance to Metro, shops, restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent in guest surveys
  • Indoor lap pool and gym added value to the stay
Cons
  • Underground parking is $26.50 and valet parking is $32 per day
  • Some guests were disappointed that the hotel rooms did not come with mini-fridges and a safe
  • Balconies did not come furnished (although balcony furniture is available upon request)
  • Guests offered mixed opinions of the dining and breakfast on site
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Book from ~$109 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 ~$126 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
  • Rooms were very clean, spacious and well-equipped
  • Prime downtown location near Metro, the train station, restaurants, St Catherine Street and Old Montreal
  • Staff were well liked, professional, knowledgeable and helpful
  • Rooftop pool and sun deck were well liked by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by reviewers
Cons
  • Valet parking is $22 plus tax per night
  • Some felt the continental breakfast was too basic
  • A few guests felt the decor was a little dated or drab looking
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Book from ~$91 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal hotel near McGill University with restaurant and valet parking 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Prime location an easy walk to Metro, restaurants, shops and downtown attractions
  • Staff were attentive and very friendly
  • Delicious food on site, according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $25 per night
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise disturbances from within the hotel and from traffic
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Book from ~$265 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 ~$37 CAD
Popular Montreal budget hotel near Metro and parking with clean rooms and free Wi-Fi 

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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 ~$180 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
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Book from ~$104 CAD
Well-liked downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with modern décor, mini-kitchens & restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Rooms were stylish and clean with comfy beds
  • Location was prime, close to good dining and shopping, Chinatown, Old Montreal and Metro
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed views from the outdoor terrace and front-facing rooms on the higher floors
  • Guests often enjoyed the tapas restaurant and the continental breakfast
Cons
  • Valet parking is $28 per day, plus tax
  • Small rooms with dim lighting according to some guests
  • Some guests found the valet parking time consuming and inconvenient
  • Noise was an issue at times for some guests who faced the street on lower floors and were near to the elevators
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Book from ~$132 CAD
Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with free breakfast and kitchenette suites

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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

5 Other Hotels Close to McGill University

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Book from ~$103 CAD
Apartment-style rooms with kitchens ideal for longer stays, according to guest reviewers
Location
Situated in downtown Montreal, on Sherbrooke Street, L'Appartement Hotel is less than a 1-minute drive, or 4-minute walk from McGill.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$90 CAD
Budget apartments in downtown Montreal with kitchen and ensuite bathroom near Metro 
Location
This apartment-styled hotel may lack an actual reception, but accommodates lengthier stays, and is a 6-minute walk from campus.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Friendly, helpful staff, and clean, comfortable rooms, according to many guest reviewers
Location
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.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Close to restaurants and shops, spacious suites, but some concerns with off-site check-in location
Location
These apartment-styled rooms are within walking distance of numerous shops and restaurants. McGill University is a 7-minute walk from the hotel.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$100 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with suites, full kitchens and free Wi-Fi
Location
Near shops and restaurants, the Parc Suites Hotel is an 8-minute walk from McGill.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Noise disturbances were reported by a few reviewers
  • No elevator
  • Parking is $15 plus tax per night

Tips For Staying Near McGill University

Location
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. 
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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.
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Parking
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.
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Dining
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.
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Entertainment
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.
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Money-saving
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.
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