Editor's Top 8 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$152 
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 ~C$111 
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 ~C$77 
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 ~C$359 
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 ~C$179 
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 ~C$565 
Highly praised downtown Montreal hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and high-tech amenities
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms very comfortable and beautiful with high-tech amenities
  • Location was perfect, close to restaurants, shopping, museum and Metro
  • Many enjoyed delicious food on site
  • Staff provided first-class service
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to guests
  • Many said expensive but worth it
  • Guests raved over the rooftop pool with summer terrace
Cons
  • Valet parking is $40 plus tax for overnight
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise transfer from within the hotel
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Book from ~C$117 
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 ~C$171 
Highly praised downtown Montreal luxury hotel with rooftop hot tub, indoor pool and day spa
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many guests said that they were likely to return to this property
  • Several reviewers thought that the rooftop outdoor hot tub was a value-added feature
Cons
  • A couple of guests were disappointed by the breakfast selection at the on-site restaurant
  • Valet parking is $33 plus tax per day

7 Other Hotels Close to University of Montreal

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Book from ~C$56 
Guests found clean rooms and cheap room rates, but several guest concerns
Location
Open only in the summer months, the Studios Hotel offers both group and individual accommodation just off of campus in a residential neighbourhood. The building is home to student residences throughout the winter months. A walk to the Roger-Gaudry building takes approximately 7 minutes. 
Money-saving
Special rates for students are available with proof of enrolment and by contacting the hotel directly.
Pros
  • Free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the subway
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by a couple of guests
Cons
  • Several guests were not happy with the shared bathrooms
  • Several reviewers thought that the rooms were too small
  • A few guests found the beds uncomfortable
  • A few guests described unpleasant smells in the halls
  • A couple of reviewers were disappointed that their rooms were not equipped with air conditioning
  • A few guests complained about the parking fee ($15 per day)
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Book from ~C$92 
Within walking distance of Mount Royal Park and subway, clean and spacious rooms
Location
Surrounded by a number of cafes and shops on the main road in the Cote-des-Neiges neighbourhood, the Hotel Terrasse is a 3-minute drive, or 14-minute walk from the main Roger-Gaudry building on campus.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for walking to restaurants, cafes and the subway
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • A few guests found the in-room kitchenettes to be a value-added feature
  • A few reviewers indicated that they were likely to return to this hotel in the future
Cons
  • A few guests found the Wi-Fi service to be unreliable
  • A couple of reviewers complained about dated furnishings
  • A couple of guests thought that the exterior appeared rundown
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Book from ~C$38 
Central location and affordable rates, but small bathrooms, say guests
Location
Situated on Park Avenue, this hotel is a 4-minute walk from Mont Royal Parc and a number of walking trails. The University of Montreal is a 9-minute drive away.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A couple of bus routes are available with a 7-minute walk from the hotel, and drops guests off within a 10-minute walk of the main campus building. 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to shopping and Mont-Royal Park
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for being helpful and knowledgeable
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn decor and very small bathrooms
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few guests
  • No parking
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Book from ~C$100 
Well-liked downtown Montreal boutique hotel near Metro has rooms with jetted tub & balcony
Location
This boutique hotel in a residential neighbourhood in Shaughnessy Village outside of downtown Montreal is an 8-minute drive from the campus.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A couple of buses are available within a 2-minute walk from the hotel, but require a transfer or 10-minute walk to reach the campus.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Guests liked their clean and comfortable rooms with modern decor
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent in online surveys
  • Guests loved the location, close to Metro, bus stop, universities, restaurants and shops
  • First class service by great personnel said guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $27 per night
  • A few guests complained of small bathrooms
  • Some missed having a coffeemaker but the hotel provided vouchers for very good free coffee from the restaurant
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Book from ~C$119 
Downtown Montreal hotel near Metro with indoor pool, kitchenettes and free hot breakfast
Location
Located in Montreal's Westmount neighbourhood on a quiet residential street, this apartment-style Residence Inn is a great option for visiting families because of the spacious suites. The university is an approximate 9-minute drive away.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guy-Concordia Station is a 9-minute walk from the hotel and to get to the university, guests would have to transfer to another bus or walk for 10 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, Monday to Wednesday evening socials, coffee in lobby, newspapers
  • Many enjoyed clean and comfortable rooms
  • The staff were excellent, according to guests
  • Location was convenient to Metro, shopping, and restaurants
  • Many guests were well pleased with the free breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Underground parking is $23 per day, including tax
  • Some found slow elevators during busy times
  • Some said the hotel was dated
  • A few guests complained of small rooms and hard beds
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Book from ~C$39 
Close to shopping and dining, but some concerns with old decor and slow elevators
Location
Just outside of downtown Montreal, in Shaughnessy Village, this hotel is a 9-minute drive from the University of Montreal.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Atwater Metro Station is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, but guests would have to transfer from the green line to the orange line to the blue line to reach the university. A bus is also available, but requires a transfer or 10-minute walk to reach campus.
Pros
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to restaurants and shopping
  • Several guests felt the hotel provided good value and low prices
  • The hotel's friendly and efficient staff were the source of several compliments by lodgers
Cons
  • Some guests felt the rooms were in need of new furnishings and decor
  • The hotel's slow elevators were a source of complaint by a few reviewers
  • Noise transfer was an issue for a few lodgers
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Close to McGill with great staff, but some concerns with no elevator and shared bathrooms
Location
This B&B in Montreal's Milton Park neighbourhood is on a quiet residential street, just off McGill University's campus. It is just an 11-minute drive from campus and within walking distance of Mont Royal Parc (15 minutes) and the Percival Molson Stadium (5 minutes).
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus route #129 is a 4-minute walk from the hotel and drops guests off just a 6-minute walk from the Roger-Gaudry building on campus.
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

Tips For Staying Near University of Montreal

Location
On the north side of Mont Royal, the University of Montreal is the second largest school in Canada with 30 buildings and an underground network centred around the Art Deco-styled Roger-Gaudry Building. There are 16 faculties with over 80 schools of study. While most studies are in French, the school offers Anglophone support for those looking to improve their French, but require financial, educational and administrative support in English.

Apart from the main campus, there are also locations in Lanaudière, Laval, Longueuil, Québec City and Mauricie.
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Getting Around
For potential students, an online admissions guide is available.

Visitors to the school may find the layout quite spread out, as a walk from one side of campus to the other takes 16 minutes, so an interactive campus map is available online, complete with parking, transit and restaurant locations as well as the many campus buildings.
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Getting Around: Driving
Downtown Montreal is an approximate 17-minute drive from the school, while the Trans-Canada Highway is an 11-minute drive away and the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is an approximate 23-minute drive, depending on traffic.
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Parking
Parking is free for the first 15 minutes in visitor parking lots on campus, and daily rates go up by $3 for the next 15 minutes, then every half hour after that (free up to 15 minutes, $3 for 30 minutes, $6 per hour), or you can pay day or evening rates ($15 and $12, respectively). Daily maximums vary from $12 to $15.

More parking information can be found on the school's website.
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Getting Around: Biking
There are a number of Bixi bike rental locations on campus for easy pick-up and drop-off service. All one needs is a credit card to pay the $7 daily fee (plus the $250 deposit) and a bike is ready to ride for 30 minutes. Those wanting to ride for longer can dock their bike at a station before the 30 minutes is up, and then take the bike out again for another 30 minutes.

A bike ride from downtown Montreal to campus takes approximately 25 minutes. There are bike lanes, as well as "bike-friendly" streets throughout Montreal for safer riding. 

More information on daily, weekly, monthly and annual fees, as well as a system map of all docking stations can be found on the Bixi 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), and the campus is served by the Côte-des-Neiges, Université-de-Montreal, and Édouard-Montpetit metro stations on the blue line.

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.
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Entertainment
Throughout the year, there are over 600 public events, including a number of games by varsity sports teams, the Carabin's. 

The outdoor stadium, CEPSUM, was built for the 1976 Summer Olympics and can seat over 5,100 people. There are a number of courses and activities available for students and the public throughout the year. For more information, visit the CEPSUM website (in French).
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Dining
There are approximately 10 cafeterias on campus, not including a large number of cafes and restaurants spread throughout the school buildings. Students, faculty and visitors will not go hungry, as a large number of options, including fast food and sit-down restaurants, are all within a 10-minute walk throughout campus.
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