Lay your head down in historic hotels in the heart of Old Montreal for easy access to the main tourist attractions, or live it up in the edgy heart of the city, amidst the best restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Boutique hotels suit lovers of art and culture, while Montreal’s luxury properties won’t disappoint those with high expectations.
1. Ritz-Carlton Montreal
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal has played host to the rich and famous since 1912, including the Queen Mother, Winston Churchill and The Rolling Stones. Since its $200 million facelift in 2013, Montreal’s ‘leading lady’ has received a swag of awards for its creature comforts and old-world charm.
2. Delta Montreal Hotel
The Delta Montreal serves up everything you’d expect from a 4-star hotel, with the added bonus of incredibly helpful, friendly staff. Base yourself here in Le Quartier des Spectacles for easiest access to shopping and restaurants, with metro stations just a five-minute walk away.
3. Hotel Omni Mont Royal
Enjoy a room with a view over Mount Royal Park in the 31-storey Hotel Omni Mont Royal, a truly sophisticated property in the historical Golden Square Mile neighbourhood. Whet your appetite at the Petit Opus Café, where chef Laurent Miot serves up traditional flavours and market-fresh ingredients.
4. Novotel Montreal Centre
What it lacks in old-world charm the Novotel Montreal Centre makes up for with its convenient downtown location and modern 4-star comfort. Just 2.5 kilometres from the main tourist attractions in Old Montreal, the Novotel is right next to the shopping Mecca of Saint Catherine Street.
5. W Montreal
Nothing is left to chance at the chic, downtown W Montreal, from its 350 thread-count linen to the high-end Away Spa and wavy illuminated ceiling in the bar, Wunderbar. Feast on fresh seafood at Être Avec Toi (Ê.A.T) against a backdrop of murals and sculptures by local artists.
6. Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
The glorious Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, with its graceful 1960s décor, is now closed to undergo renovations to the tune of $140 million. It will reopen in June 2017, in time to celebrate Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Expect to see a new spa, pool, bar and restaurant, plus additional suites.
7. Le Centre Sheraton Hotel
As the name suggests, Le Centre Sheraton Hotel is the place to be for easy access to the lively downtown ‘hood, with its shopping, café scene and nightlife. Take advantage of the nearby Bonaventure metro station and head to Old Montreal, with its cobblestone streets and landmarks.
8. Hotel Gault
Immerse yourself in Montreal’s rich history at the boutique Hotel Gault, with its 140 year-old façade and designer Italian beds in loft-style suites. A five minute walk from the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal and Square Victoria, Hotel Gault’s distinct rooms offer kitchens and living spaces ideal for longer stays.
9. Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites
The commanding building opposite the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal harks back to the early 19th century, but the interior of Le Place d’Armes is every bit contemporary luxury, complete with a Hammam steam bath in the wellness centre, Rainspa, and decadent cocktails on the rooftop bar.
10. Loews Hotel Vogue
Mum, dad, the kids and the dog will love Loews Hotel Vogue. That’s right, the dog. Loews launched the first pet program in Canada to ensure your furry friends feel as welcome as you do. Everyone feels at home in this downtown hotel, on Montreal’s Golden Mile.