In choosing hotels that would be suitable for someone looking to be close the the Royal Victoria Hospital, I looked for hotels there were going to provide the best value for the dollar, while still being close enough to the hospital so that you could easily walk or drive. Fortunately, there are a lot of hotels in the general vicinity to choose from. My two picks are both within 1 km of the hospital, scored well with previous guests, and while priced in the mid-range, represent good value. 

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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  • Outdated decor and older TVs in need of upgrading, according to a few guest reviews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
The Best Western is a well-liked hotel with very friendly staff. Guests say they show kind attention and make guests feel at home. Guests also enjoyed eating at the cafe for breakfast and the restaurant which offers international cuisine was also highly commended.

It's a little older, but clean, with spacious rooms and comfy beds, and it's located near to everything, but on a quieter street. All rooms come with a mini-fridge which can be an important convenience to guests. Wi-Fi is free and parking is an additional $25. 

The Best Western Ville Marie is only 2 minutes from the hospital by car. 

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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
The Hilton achieved some high scores online, with an 88% recommendation rate. Guests liked the location, the reasonable prices, the good service, the in-room fridges and microwaves, the Keurig coffee machines, the comfy beds and spacious rooms. Some said that there was a nice restaurant on site. Wi-Fi is included, but parking is an extra $24.50.

The Hilton Garden Inn is about the same distance from the Royal Vic Hospital as the Best Western Ville Marie (as the crow flies), and only 3 minutes by car.
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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 ~$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 ~$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
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Book from ~$79 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 ~$174 CAD
Highly praised Montreal hotel near Metro with restaurant, kitchenettes and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Friendly, helpful staff, according to many guests
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms according to many reviewers
  • Many reviewers appreciated the rooms' African-themed decor
  • Guests liked the location in walking distance of bars and restaurants in the Latin Quarter and Plateau neighbourhoods
  • All rooms have kitchenettes
  • Some guests said the Wi-Fi was a strong signal
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Valet parking is $25 plus tax per day
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Recommended by guests as budget friendly, centrally located, clean & comfortable
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • No on-site dining and no on-site parking

7 Other Hotels Close to Royal Victoria Hospital

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Book from ~$196 CAD
Close to McGill with great staff, but some concerns with no elevator and shared bathrooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • The hotel's location was deemed close to McGill University and public transit by many guests
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's staff for their friendly and professional service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and cozy rooms
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed there was no elevator
  • Some reviewers found sharing a bathroom to be inconvenient
  • On-site parking was limited according to a couple of lodgers
Location
On a tree-lined residential street near the McGill campus, the University Bed & Breakfast is an approximate 4-minute drive (or 7-minute walk), from the hospital.
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Book from ~$113 CAD
Summer hotel in Montreal student residence with free Wi-Fi and suites with kitchenettes
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and a $5 voucher for continental breakfast
  • Many guests praised the hotel's helpful staff and customer service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the Metro and McGill University
  • Several guests felt the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Some guests were particularly displeased with old and stained carpets and also complained of old bathrooms
  • A few patrons complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The underground parking was deemed expensive ($25 per day) by a couple of lodgers
  • Some guests found the staff somewhat incompetent at times
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Book from ~$148 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with suites, full kitchens and free Wi-Fi
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
Location
On Park Avenue by Cora's restaurant, the Parc Suites Hotel in downtown Montreal is in  just a 3-minute drive, or 12-minute walk, from the hospital.
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Friendly, helpful staff, and clean, comfortable rooms, according to many guest reviewers
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
Location
Located on a main road across from a grocery store in downtown Montreal, this Quality Hotel is a 3-minute drive or 16-minute walk from the hospital.
Money-saving
A compassionate rate is provided for those visiting the Royal Victoria Hospital, based on availability. Please contact the hotel directly about this rate.
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Book from ~$144 CAD
Apartment-style rooms with kitchens ideal for longer stays, according to guest reviewers
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
Location
Surrounded by high-rise apartment and office buildings in downtown Montreal, L'Appartement Hotel is a 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the hospital.
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Book from ~$95 CAD
Budget apartments in downtown Montreal with kitchen and ensuite bathroom near Metro 
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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Book from ~$162 CAD
Luxurious rooms in central downtown location, close to universities
Pros
  • Clean, tasteful rooms, said many reviewers
  • Friendly, helpful staff, according to many reviews
  • Ideal location, according to business and leisure travellers
Cons
  • Some reviewers found the restaurant overpriced
Location
On busy Sherbrooke Street only a 2-minute drive to the hospital is the highly-rated Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The hospital is also reachable on foot in 14 minutes.

Tips For Staying Near Royal Victoria Hospital

Location
The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), at the McGill University Health Centre, includes the Allan Memorial Institute (AMI) and is located in the borough of Ville-Marie at the base of Mount Royal. The hospital is Quebec's primary transplant centre, started the first palliative care unit in Canada and developed a treatment for Parkinson's Disease.
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Parking
Parking is available at four lots surrounding the hospital.

Reduced-rate parking permits can be purchased by certain patients: including dialysis, transplant, oncology and radiotherapy patients, Day Hospital patients receiving treatment and parents of premature babies. A form from the clinic will be required to purchase this pass.


For a lot map, please visit the website.
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Getting Around
The Trans-Canada Highway is an approximate 13-minute drive away, while the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is an approximate 25-minute drive from the hospital.

All of the below-mentioned hotels can be accessed on foot from the hospital within approximately16 minutes.

For more useful information, visitors may want to consult the online a visitor's guide to the McGill University Health Centre, which includes information on the Royal Victoria Hospital.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of bus routes (129, 107, 80) serve the the hospital and all of the below-mentioned hotels, however, some of the routes are approximately the same travel time as walking (maximum 15 minutes on foot), and often include walking distances of anywhere between 5 and 11 minutes. 

The closest metro train station is McGill Station, at an approximate 10-minute walk away.

The Société de transport de Montréal operates the transit system throughout Montreal. Single-ride fares are $3. A variety of multiple-ride and unlimited-ride passes can also be purchased. For more information, visit their website.
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Dining
The cafeteria is open daily and is located on the third floor of the surgical pavilion. 

There are also three coffee shops on the property: one in the Ross building, another in the Allan Memorial Institute and one near the main entrance. They are all operated by the Auxiliary volunteer group and proceeds are donated to the hospital.
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Money-saving
With the exception of the Quality Inn, none of the below-mentioned hotels offer a specific medical rate for those with an appointment at the Royal Victoria. 
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