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 
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 ~$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
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Book from ~$206 CAD
Highly praised Old Montreal boutique hotel with restaurant, rooftop terrace & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Guests loved the elegance and warm ambiance of their well-appointed rooms
  • Location was walking distance to the old port, restaurants, attractions and Metro
  • Staff were excellent, courteous and friendly
  • Many really enjoyed dining and breakfasts on site
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to online reviewers
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 plus tax for overnight
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbance from the street, music and bar
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Book from ~$195 CAD
Popular Old Montreal hotel with indoor pool, mini-kitchens, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet
  • Guests found the rooms very clean and quiet, with comfy beds
  • Location ideal for exploring Old Montreal on foot
  • Guests liked the staff and found them helpful and informative
  • Many enjoyed the free breakfast for variety and quality
Cons
  • Valet only parking is available for $23 per day
  • Several guests found the pool and hot tub small
  • Many reviewers said the free breakfast was crowded
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Book from ~$207 CAD
Highly praised Old Montreal boutique hotel with kitchenette suites, balconies and restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, off-site fitness centre, bottled water
  • Guests found the rooms very clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Location was ideal for walking to restaurants, shops, attractions and Chinatown
  • Guests who dined on site found the food excellent
  • Staff were well liked, gracious, kind and helpful
  • Wi-Fi is very good according to guest surveys
Cons
  • Valet parking is $32 plus tax, per night
  • A few guests were bothered by noise from inside the hotel or from the street
  • Several guests found breakfast pricey at the restaurant
  • Some complained of dim lighting and rooms getting tired
  • Several guests thought the rooms were overpriced
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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
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Book from ~$293 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

7 Other Hotels Close to Palais Des Congres De Montreal

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Book from ~$224 CAD
Highly praised Old Montreal boutique hotel with original artworks and cozy wine bar
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, morning coffee, all-day water
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to online surveys
  • Location was excellent, close to Metro, downtown, Notre Dame Basilica, restaurants, boutiques and the Old Port
  • The staff were helpful and accommodating
  • Many liked their clean, spacious rooms with comfy beds
  • Guests liked the lobby bar and found it a great place to hang out
Cons
  • Valet parking is $28.50 plus tax for overnight
  • Dim lighting in bathrooms said some guests
  • Some found the bathrooms small
Location
This converted bank is a boutique hotel located in central Montreal, just a 1-minute walk from the convention centre.
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Book from ~$181 CAD
Well-liked downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with indoor pool, free pet stays & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free pet stays
  • Featured pools: glass-bottom swimming pool, hot pool and cold pool
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Old Montreal on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that their beds were comfortable
  • Several reviewers said that they were likely to return in the future
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the food prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive
  • Valet parking is $31 per night
Location
Centrally located in downtown Montreal, The Westin is directly across the street from the convention centre.
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Book from ~$193 CAD
Popular downtown Montreal luxury hotel with an indoor lap pool, restaurant & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Guests found the rooms clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • Location was ideal for accessing Old Montreal, the convention centre, the underground city and Metro
  • Staff were attentive and efficient, according to guests
  • Many enjoyed breakfasts and dining on site
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests overall
Cons
  • Self-parking is $25 and valet is $34 per night
  • Some guests found breakfast good but expensive
  • Some rooms smaller than expected said guests
  • Pool closed early and was small, according to some
Location
In Old Montreal, the InterContinental is connected to the convention centre by Montreal underground pathway systems and the colourful main entrance of the convention centre can be seen from some rooms. The walk from the convention centre is less than 1 minute.
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Book from ~$125 CAD
Well-liked Montreal Chinatown hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, bar and on-site parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Several guests enjoyed the unique ambience of the traditional Chinese-style lobby
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Guests typically enjoyed dining on site
  • Location was central and convenient to much of the downtown and Old Montreal in walking distance
Cons
  • Parking costs $27 per night
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from within the hotel
  • A few guests said hot water was sporadic
Location
Directly across the street from the convention centre's main entrance, this Holiday Inn is less than a 1-minute walk from the front doors.
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Book from ~$293 CAD
Central downtown location near the Congress Centre, clean and modern rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring downtown Montreal on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers indicated that they were likely to return
  • A few guests found the in-room desktop computers to be a value-added feature
Cons
  • A few guests found their mattresses uncomfortably firm
  • A couple of reviewers described their rooms as uncomfortably cold
Location
Adjacent to the Viger Street main entrance of the convention centre, the boutique-styled Hotel Dauphin is less than a 1-minute walk from the convention centre.
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Book from ~$190 CAD
Highly praised Old Montreal boutique hotel with restaurant, free breakfast & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, full breakfast, local calls
  • Rooms were elegant, spacious and very clean said many guests
  • The dining on site received rave reviews from guests
  • Guests loved the excellent free breakfast served to them
  • Location was perfect, an easy walk to Old Montreal restaurants, nightlife and attractions
  • Many felt the hotel was a great value
  • Wi-Fi rated as excellent by guest surveys
Cons
  • Off-site parking available nearby for about $20 per day
  • Occasionally guests found their rooms small
  • A few guests missed having a coffeemaker in the room
Location
Located in the historic Old Montreal, this old stone building is just a 3-minute walk from the convention centre.
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In Old Montreal, free continental breakfast, great rates/staff, mixed room reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to attractions, restaurants and public transit
  • Many lodgers enjoyed the hotel's budget-friendly rates
  • Several reviewers were pleased with their clean and functional rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported no daily housekeeping and no in-room phones
  • A few lodgers complained because the hotel has no elevator and many stairs
  • No parking on site
Location
Situated above one of the self-proclaimed "best Mexican restaurants in the city," the Casa De Mateo restaurant and hotel is a good budget option just a 4-minute walk from the convention centre.

Tips For Staying Near Palais Des Congres De Montreal

Location
The Palais Des Congres De Montreal (The Montreal Convention Centre in English) is a giant multi-coloured building located just north of Old Montreal in the downtown core and is attached to a number of hotels through underground pedestrian walkways. 

The building houses 200,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as a number of meeting rooms.
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Getting Around
A number of 3D maps are available on the website to find nearby hotels, or simply to search out the best conference room for your exhibition or meeting. Floor plans and layouts are also available in an online or downloadable document.

Many of the below-mentioned hotels are connected to the convention centre via Montreal's underground pedestrian walkway and shopping promenade. All of the hotels are within a 5-minute walking distance.
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Getting Around: Driving
The Palais Des Congres De Montreal is located in Old Montreal and is just a 3-minute drive from downtown. There are a number of highways connecting downtown Montreal to the rest of the province, and the Trans-Canada Highway is an approximate 14-minute drive from the convention centre.

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is an approximate 20-minute drive east of the city.
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Parking
There are two parking lots located in the convention centre building. One is located on Viger Ave. and the bigger one is off of St. Antoine Street. Rates starte at $3.25 at the Viger Ave. lot, and $4 at the St. Antoine Street lot. Flat rates for special events are $20 at each lot.

For more parking information, as well as a whole range of other directions, visit their website.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit to and from campus is operated by the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM). The conference centre is located at the Place-d’Armes Métro Station on the orange line, and bus routes #55 and #129 stop directly in front.

Single-ride, adult fare is $3, but an unlimited-use evening pass can be purchased for $4 or an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $9.

More route and fare information can be found on the STM website.

Guests choosing from one of the below-mentioned hotels will find that they are just a short walk from the convention centre.
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Dining
A number of dining options are available in the attached mall, whether grabbing a quick sub or box of noodles or sitting down for a more intimate meal.

Of course, for larger events, catering is available and served up by Capital Catering and Chef Simon Devost-Dulude. For more food services and menu information, visit their website.
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Entertainment
A number of events are open to the public in both English and French throughout the year. A calendar of events is available online.
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Shopping
At the heart of the convention centre, a shopping plaza complete with restaurants, art galleries, service shops and clothing stores is available for convention guests and locals alike. For a map of the underground shopping promenade, visit their website.
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