Montreal has a lot of boutique hotels and inns which provide wonderful and restful hotel stays with great dining. My picks offer good value with respect to price, comfort, amenities and location. According to online reviewers, these hotels provide high customer satisfaction through good customer service.

Our Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$221 CAD
Well loved Old Montreal hotel with charming yet modern rooms, bistro and rooftop terrace 
In a setting of cobblestone streets and horse drawn carriages, the Auberge du Vieux-Port, located along the waterfront in Old Montreal near the Old Port, offers guests a step back in time. This historic property is ideally located in the old city, an easy walk to restaurants, entertainment, attractions and the all-important Montreal Metro.

Combining the charming rustic qualities of stone or brick feature walls and beamed ceilings with modern and upscale amenities such as multi-jet glass showers, soaker tubs and flat screen TVs makes for a brilliant hotel experience.

Add to that the superb service of equally charming staff and the excellent on-site dining of Gaspar Tavern with a rooftop terrace and you have a hotel hit!
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Book from ~$179 CAD
Highly praised Old Montreal boutique hotel with restaurant, free breakfast & jacuzzi suites
The quaint and comfortable Auberge Bonaparte is a guest favourite, located in Old Montreal near the Notre-Dame Basilica. Guests loved the staff at this boutique hotel for their attentive and professional service and raved about the French-style cuisine on site, both for the made-to-order free breakfast and dinner. The location was truly excellent for many reviewers, in walking distance to the cruise port, delightful restaurants as well as the attractions of Old Montreal.
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Book from ~$198 CAD
Highly recommended Old Montreal boutique hotel with modern, well-appointed rooms 
The romantic Le Petit Hotel Montreal is another great choice for Montreal located very close to the Basilica in Old Montreal’s Ville Marie area. Its prime location offers great restaurants and boutique shopping within a short walk. For guests who like to explore by bike, the hotel also offers free bicycle rentals for sightseeing and the nearby Promenade du Vieux-Port provides miles of trails along the waterfront. Besides very capable and helpful service from the staff, guests really love the location and appreciate this hotel’s spotlessly clean and stylish rooms with exposed stone and brick.
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Elegant boutique hotel in Montreal's Latin Quarter near Metro with balconies and parking
Le Relais Lyonnais’ claim to fame is its very personable owner, Albert, who provides exceptional attention, information and VIP service to each guest. This elegant boutique hotel is situated in the Latin Quarter near Old Montreal. The area surrounding the hotel accesses good restaurants, a Metro station, and Greyhound bus station. Rooms are nicely laid out with modern furnishings including goose down duvets, rain showers and mini-fridges. Some rooms offer terraces. Le Relais Lyonnais has on-site dining and parking.
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Book from ~$69 CAD
Well-liked budget hotel near Metro with well-equipped rooms, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
The rustic and popular Hotel L'Abri du Voyageur offers a quaint atmosphere with cozy warmth featuring high ceilings, bare brick walls, maple wood floors and continental doors. Guests enjoyed its proximity to the Metro and many attractions, its friendly staff, the very clean rooms and washrooms, good Wi-Fi, lovely hardwood floors and very relaxed atmosphere.
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Book from ~$347 CAD
Luxury boutique hotel in Old Montreal with impeccable service, day spa and fine dining
Offering exceptional quality with affordable prices, the high class, luxury Hotel Le St-James is one of my favourite boutique hotels located in Old Montreal. It has a way of impressing its guests with consistently great food (even for room service), gorgeous rooms filled with antiques and art and amazing attention to detail. Guests love the staff at this hotel who, they say, provide impeccable service and cater to every whim.
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Book from ~$287 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in Old Montreal with modern decor, on-site dining and parking
This hotel combines ultra modern décor and high tech amenities with traditional French dining and service in the heart of Old Montreal. Guests raved about this hotel, most giving it a perfect score in guest reviews. They loved the ambiance, warm service from the staff, gourmet-quality breakfasts, beautiful rooms and views of Old Montreal from their terrace. Most called the location perfect.
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Book from ~$198 CAD
Luxury downtown Montreal hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, kitchenette and jacuzzi suites

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Book from ~$136 CAD
Well-liked Montreal airport hotel 4 min to YUL with free: shuttle, parking, hot breakfast

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Book from ~$91 CAD
Economical rooms and free airport shuttle provide good value for money

Choosing A Hotel in Montreal

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Montreal: the main business district and home to Saint Catherine Street, the most active commercial and retail area in Canada.  Centre Bell,  a sport and concert venue and La Ronde an amusement park are both located in downtown Montreal. Concordia University and the University of Montreal are also located downtown.

The Montreal Convention Centre, also known as Palais des Congrès de Montréal is on Antoine St West 2 minutes from city hall.

Old Montreal: Montreal's most historic area, founded over 360 years ago

Plateau Mont Royal: one of Montreal's trendiest neighbourhoods, you'll find an excellent array of fashion boutiques and lounges

Quartier Latin: artistic murals can be seen throughout this area of numerous dining and shopping options along Saint Denis Street

Chinatown Montreal: the place to be when looking for authentic Chinese cuisine in Montreal

Quartier des Spectacles: the hub for cultural events and festivals like the  Montreal Jass Festival

Dorval: home of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport

East - Place Versailles Montreal: shopping mall with over 225 stores to browse

Saint Laurent: known as the college town, home to Vanier College and Cegep de Saint-Laurent

Anjou: shopping malls and an industrial park, not the prettiest place but serves a purpose

Hochelaga-Maisoneuve: home to the Montreal Olympic Stadium

If you don't have the time or are too cheap to fly to Europe, visiting Montreal is a great European substitute on a budget. Montreal has a unique European character about it that sets it apart from other major Canadian cities (and what the French might call a certain, "Je ne sais quoi"). Of course, if that French was Greek to you, don't worry you can get by with English nearly anywhere you go in Montreal.


Where to Stay in Montreal

One of the most popular areas to stay is Old Montreal, the city's romantic 360+ year historic centre and port area. Attractions in Old Montreal include charming old buildings, shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, and beautiful public spaces. But as typical as this place may seem for some returning visitors, it's definitely worth a stay here if you've never been. If after Old Montreal you're still craving more 'Old World' historic charm and your DeLorean's time-traveling flux capacitor is on the fritz, your next best bet before hopping over the pond is Quebec City - but save that for another trip.

Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles district is a 1 square kilometre culture and entertainment hub, at the core of Montreal's downtown. It encompasses streets like De Maisonneuve, Saint Catherine, and Saint Laurent. There's a lot to see and do in this district in the way of art, music, dining, and clubs. If you're looking for something very central, you won't go wrong finding a hotel in the Quartier des Spectacles district. Fully contained within the Quartier des Spectacles, and centered along lower Saint-Denis Street is Quartier Latin (the Latin Quarter). This artistic area is known for a couple of prominent educational institutions, namely the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and CEGEP de Vieux Montreal, as well as its boutique shops, street cafes, and theatres.

Montreal's Chinatown is also located quite centrally in the downtown district and is a good spot to get a fairly cheap meal and experience a culture within a culture. Although, if you are familiar with Chinatown in Vancouver or Toronto, be prepared to be extremely underwhelmed as Chinatown Montreal is tiny. Still, there are some very decent hotels in Chinatown.

Like a lot of urban areas, Montreal's airport is a fair distance from the downtown core, located 20km from downtown Montreal in a suburb called Dorval. If you're flying in and out of the Montreal area and looking for accommodations close to the airport, you'll want to check out our page of hotels near Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

Got some spare time while in the Montreal area?

 If you have time to venture out of the city, I would highly recommend taking the 2-hour drive to Mont Tremblant, an area famous for some of the best skiing outside of British Columbia, and in the summer, its golf and scenic trails. With scenic, winding roads as you get closer to Mont Tremblant, the drive itself is worth the trip.