Best hotels & accommodations in Montreal

We list the best hotels and accommodations in Montreal as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

 

Best cheap hotel in Montreal: Hotel Chateau de I’Argoat

Best boutique hotel in Montreal: Hotel Gault

Best luxury hotel in Montreal: Hotel Ritz Carlton

Best hostel in Montreal: M Montreal

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Montreal

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors, Telegraph

4.8
285 euro 253 gbp 352 usd 37312 jpy 274 cad 274 aud 2756 hkd 464 sgd 330 chf 2235 cny 2904 sek 2126 dkk 2742 nok

Hotel W, Montreal

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.5
188 euro 167 gbp 233 usd 24698 jpy 181 cad 181 aud 1824 hkd 307 sgd 219 chf 1479 cny 1922 sek 1407 dkk 1815 nok

Auberge de la Fontaine, Montreal

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.4
71 euro 63 gbp 88 usd 9328 jpy 68 cad 68 aud 689 hkd 116 sgd 82 chf 558 cny 726 sek 531 dkk 685 nok

Hotel Le Crystal, Montreal

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.4
136 euro 120 gbp 168 usd 17808 jpy 131 cad 131 aud 1315 hkd 221 sgd 157 chf 1066 cny 1386 sek 1014 dkk 1308 nok

Hotel Nelligan, Montreal

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Lonely Planet

4.6
98 euro 87 gbp 121 usd 12826 jpy 94 cad 94 aud 947 hkd 159 sgd 113 chf 768 cny 998 sek 730 dkk 942 nok

Hotel Le St. James, Montreal

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors

4.5
240 euro 213 gbp 297 usd 31482 jpy 231 cad 231 aud 2325 hkd 392 sgd 279 chf 1885 cny 2450 sek 1793 dkk 2313 nok

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.3
130 euro 115 gbp 161 usd 17066 jpy 125 cad 125 aud 1260 hkd 212 sgd 151 chf 1022 cny 1328 sek 972 dkk 1254 nok

Zero 1 Hotel, Montreal

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.1
81 euro 72 gbp 101 usd 10706 jpy 78 cad 78 aud 790 hkd 133 sgd 94 chf 641 cny 833 sek 610 dkk 786 nok

LHotel, Montreal

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.5
97 euro 86 gbp 120 usd 12720 jpy 93 cad 93 aud 939 hkd 158 sgd 112 chf 762 cny 990 sek 724 dkk 934 nok

Hôtel Monville, Montreal

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.5
93 euro 83 gbp 116 usd 12296 jpy 90 cad 90 aud 908 hkd 153 sgd 109 chf 736 cny 957 sek 700 dkk 903 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Montreal?

Montréal is the most populous city and municipality in the Canadian province of Québec. The city is set on an island in the River Saint Lawrence and derives its name from Mt. Royal. Some of the best neighborhoods in Montréal are:

Mile End
Mile End is a neighborhood that is linguistically and ethnically diverse where one can hear French, English, Portuguese, Italian, and other languages. The neighborhood gives off artistic vibes that resulted in formation of bands such as Animals, Plants, Grimes, and Arcade Fire.

Le Plateau
Le Plateau is a former working-class area that transformed into an artistic and trendy neighborhood, which is becoming more and more gentrified. The neighborhood has a wide range of trendy bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and bakeries that gives youthful and bohemian vibes.

Little Italy
Little Italy is a neighborhood housing the Italian population in the city. Montreal has the highest Italian population in Canada, after Toronto. This concentration of Italian immigrants in the area resulted in a vibrant neighborhood and gave rise to numerous Italian restaurants and shops.

Vieux Montreal
Vieux Montreal is one of the most tourist-friendly neighborhoods in Montreal that is home to diverse galleries, shops, beautiful architecture that dates back to the 17th century and narrow streets cobbled with stones.

Quartier Latin
Quartier Latin is neighborhood that is home to a large number of theatres, restaurants, bars and other hangouts. It is located next to the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) campus and is a vibrant and energetic area.

Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Montreal.

What is the best budget hotel in Montreal?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Montreal, then book Hotel Chateau de I’Argoat. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Montreal.

What is the best boutique hotel in Montreal?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Montreal, you should check out Hotel Gault. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Montreal, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

What is the best luxury hotel in Montreal?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Montreal, then go for Hotel Ritz Carlton. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Montreal, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best hostel in Montreal?

Looking for a good and affordable private room or cozy dorm in Montreal? Check out M Montreal. The hostel has been highly rated by backpackers. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Montreal.

Which Montreal hotel serves great breakfast?

Try Auberge de la Fontaine if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Montreal. It has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.

How much does it cost to stay in a Montreal hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $100 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $170 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Montreal hotel then you can expect to pay around $270 per night.

Which Montreal hotel is the best for couples?

Try The Ritz Carlton Hotel if you're looking for a romantic getaway in Montreal, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.

Which Montreal hotels are the best for families?

If you're looking to stay in Montreal with your family, then try The Ritz Carlton Hotel. The hotel has excellent review ratings by families.

What are the best things to do in Montreal?

History Walking Tour of Old Montreal. Visit Montreal’s historic centerpiece on this guided walking tour of Old Montreal. Discover the history, heritage, architecture and culture in this, the oldest area of the city of Montreal, dating back to New France. Price: $18.

Montreal Old Port: La Grande Roue. Enjoy unbeatable views from 60-meters high, four seasons a year, on Canada’s largest observation wheel. Choose to upgrade to a private gondola or beat the crowd with the early bird option. Price: $20.

Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal. Explore the city of Montreal on this scooter tour that takes travelers through back streets and past top attractions. Learn about interesting neighborhoods as you cruise along on an electric scooter. Price: $84.

More things to do in Montreal

About Montreal

There is so much more to Montreal than just its famous poutine, maple syrup and the wintertime blues. In fact, there are few cities in North America that offer visitors a more diverse range of activities and things to see and do. From summer festivals, art galleries and museums to winter ice-skating, snow-tubing and underground bars, this compact city has something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip to Montreal soon or have been meaning to visit this unique city for some time now, here are some useful tips on the top things to do when you’re there.

Travel By Foot
If you’re staying in the downtown area then you won’t need a car or public transportation to get around, as most sights are within walking distance. Explore the downtown area and get to know the historic streets and buildings of Old Montreal, where you’ll find French-colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and beautiful parks that are home to many fountains and statues. From here you can also walk along the banks of the St. Lawrence River past the cruise ships and giant ferries or head up to Mount Royal Park, the city’s green lung where you’ll find the spectacular views overlooking the city. Alternatively, if you’re looking to get up and out of the downtown core, a great way to see and experience the city is to jump on one of the city’s hop-on, hop-off bus tours.

Go Underground
Though it might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, Montreal’s famous underground neighborhood is a must-see for any visitor. The city’s historic network of underground streets and alleyways were first developed in the late 1800s when the city’s above-ground buildings caught fire, were destroyed in floods and became overcrowded with people. Today, this 16-block area is one of the city’s most intriguing neighborhoods and is home to a colorful mix of artists, artisans, shop owners and restaurateurs. Head down into this neighborhood via the Underground City’s Square-Victoria Metro station and explore the various shops, galleries and food vendors, as well as the unique architecture of this strange and wonderful place. You can also take a guided tour to learn more about the neighborhood’s history and significance to the city.

Visit The Olympic Stadium
One of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, the Olympic Stadium is a great place to visit when in Montreal. Built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, the massive steel-and-concrete structure is home to the Montreal Expos baseball team, as well as the Concordia University’s soccer and track and field teams. The stadium is also a great place to visit during the summer months when it hosts outdoor events and concerts. Get inside the Olympic Stadium and explore the sports museum and gift shop, or get up close to the Olympic tower and catch a panoramic view of the city from the observation deck. Alternatively, if you visit in the winter months you can enjoy tobogganing, snow-tubing or cross-country skiing right inside the stadium.

Sample Montreal’s World-Famous Cuisine
From poutine to smoked meat sandwiches, Montreal’s unique and diverse cuisine has become a popular international draw. You can find restaurants serving up these local delicacies all over the city, but if you want to taste them at their source, then try to visit some of the following places. La Banquise is a very popular poutine restaurant serving up more than 20 different varieties of this hearty Canadian dish. Visit Schwartz’s to get a taste of Canada’s most famous smoked meat sandwich served up in Montreal-style bagels. Kaff Kake is a fun and funky bakery serving up delicious cakes, pastries and coffee. You can’t visit Montreal without enjoying some of its unique and delicious cuisine, so try to visit one of the above-mentioned places for a taste of what Montreal is all about.

Hop On A Tour Bus
There are a number of hop-on, hop-off bus tours that operate from various locations around Montreal and make for a fun and convenient way to explore the city. For instance, the Green Bus Tour is a hop-on, hop-off tour that takes you to some of the city’s most popular attractions, as well as a few unusual and little-known places along the way. The Old Montreal Tour is another hop-on, hop-off tour that visits some of the city’s biggest attractions, including the Olympic Stadium, Notre-Dame Basilica, the Underground City and the Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, you can try the Montreal Urban Adventure Tour, a guided walking tour that visits nine of the city’s attractions, as well as two seasonal activites, while learning about the city’s interesting history and culture along the way.

Watch A Professional Hockey Game
No visit to Montreal would be complete without watching a hockey game at the Bell Centre, home to the city’s National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens have a rich and storied history, having won the Stanley Cup a record 24 times and have a large and dedicated fan base both in Montreal and across Canada. The team plays 81 regular-season games between October and March, with tickets starting from about $15 and going up to about $200, depending on where you sit. Children aged three and younger get into the game for free, and there are also family packages on offer. You can also try to get tickets for the Habs’ other home venue, the smaller and intimate Saputo Stadium, which is home to the team’s reserve team and women’s team.

Go Snow Shoeing In Mount Royal Park
If you visit Montreal in the winter months, then one of the best things to do would be to go snow shoeing in the city’s largest park, Mount Royal. Located in the middle of the city, the park is also home to the Mount Royal Chalet, which was built in 1886 and is open to the public as a restaurant and gift shop in the winter months. You can also go snow shoeing in the park, with either a guided or self-guided snow shoe tour offered. Alternatively, you can go cross-country skiing in the park too. There are a number of outdoor adventure companies that run snow shoeing and cross-country skiing tours in the park, or you can hire equipment to do it yourself. If you go self-guided, you can also enjoy a delicious meal at the Mount Royal Chalet before or after your walk or trek in the park.

Go Skating At The Marché Bonsecours
Easily one of the most charming and unique places to visit in Montreal, the Marché Bonsecours is a sprawling, indoor public market that dates back to 1847. Originally the site of a shipping dock, the market has been operating ever since and is now home to more than 100 stalls selling everything from fresh produce, seafood, baked goods and coffee to clothing, souvenirs and jewelry. The market is open seven days a week, and you can enjoy a delicious coffee while sitting beside the river, watching the giant ferries and giant cruise ships sail past. Alternatively, you can go skating on the rink beside the market, where you can enjoy some free public skating between October and March. The rink also hosts a variety of seasonal events and activities throughout the year.

Enjoy Art And Culture At Museums And Galleries
There are a number of art galleries and museums in Montreal where you can explore and discover more about the city’s history, culture and art. The McCord Museum of Canadian History is one of the city’s most popular museums and is home to a wide-ranging collection of artifacts and artifacts from the early colonial period to the modern day. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is Canada’s oldest art museum and features a vast collection of paintings and sculptures from some of the world’s most famous artists and artists. The Pointe-à-Callière Museum is another top museum in the city.

Want to get to know the city a bit better? Check out our guide about where to stay in Montreal, it includes recommendations about the best areas, museums, attractions and other things to do.

If you like our list of accommodations and hotels in Montreal, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Ottawa or the best hotels in Toronto.