Montreal Mania: 5 Great Hotels to Check Out


Where to Stay in Montreal


Growing up in America, I was always told that a trip to Montreal was the easiest and most affordable way to get a vacation experience that felt like galivanting in Europe. I’ll admit that given how close Montreal is to the states I was skeptical, but boy, was I wrong!

Whether you’re sampling some of Montreal’s reputable French-Canadian cuisine or simply strolling among the lovely architecture of Old Montreal, a visit to this Canadian hub really does make you feel like you’re in a different world.

Keep reading for our favorite places to stay in Montreal, Canada!!




Best Hotels in Montreal

To summarize, here's a handy chart of our recommended Montreal hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, good location and great customer service.


Best Montreal, Canada Hotels – Summary Comparison Chart

Name Location Best For Price
Le Place d'Armes Hotel Old Montreal  All Check rates:
Auberge du Vieux Port Waterfront Riverbank Business Check rates:
Ritz Carlton Montreal Downtown Montreal Luxury Check rates:
Hotel Le St James Old Montreal Foodies Check rates:,
Le Petit Hotel Old Montreal Families Check rates:

Below is more information about each hotel and why we recommend it!




Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites

Billed as the first boutique hotel in Old Montreal, Le Place d’Armes Hotel does nothing to discredit that lofty distinction. The hotel’s 133 rooms and suites are set among three 19th century buildings exhibiting the best of Old Montreal’s neoclassical architectural style.

With the rooms and suites replete with exposed brick, French doors, and terraces, you’ll soon see this beauty is as beautiful on the inside as well!


What makes this one of the best hotels in Montreal, Canada?

Though set in a classic Old Montreal series of buildings, Le Place d’Armes Hotel has all the modern amenities to make for a perfectly comfortable Montreal vacation.

With a 3,000 square foot spa, a fully-stocked gym, two very popular restaurants, and – this is one is the best – a rooftop terrace and brasserie with sweeping views of Old Montreal, the Le Place d’Armes is truly a place where the best of old and new collide!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.comExpedia

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




Auberge du Vieux-Port

Long heralded as one of Old Montreal’s finest hotels, the 150-year-old Auberge du Vieux-Port is the only Old Montreal hotel located along the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

The Auberge is actually two structures with 45 combined rooms offering gorgeous waterfront views – in some ways the hotel so nice they built it twice!


What makes this one of the best hotels in Montreal, Canada?

Though the Auberge du Vieux-Port may be a century and a half old, a series of updates and renovations have left the hotel suitable for the modern traveler but still with plenty of its Old Montreal charm.

Rooms are adorned with plenty of exposed brick, real wooden furniture, and vintage antiques. Feeling like an upgrade? The suites at the Auberge du Vieux-Port are actually loft suites, which make for some of the best crash pads anywhere in Montreal!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.comExpedia

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




The Ritz-Carlton Montreal

Though it may have a famous name, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal offers a luxury boutique feel in the heart of Montreal.

Occupying a building that’s stood near Old Montreal for 105 years, the Ritz-Carlton offers all the luxurious accommodations – including a rooftop pool with stunning city views – that will make your Montreal moments truly unforgettable!


What makes this one of the best hotels in Montreal, Canada?

Despite having a reputation for glitz and glamour, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal always seems to offer incredible deals that make the hotel more accessible. Some of the best packages going right now?

All guests earn 50% off their third night, get a $200 credit when staying in a suite for three nights, and earn complimentary breakfast and parking throughout their stay!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.comExpedia

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




Hotel Le St-James

With plenty of silk, marble, and wood the Hotel Le St-James turns a great guest experience – staying in the heart of Old Montreal – into almost feeling like a European aristocrat at times.

With plenty of modern updates and a location in walking distance from the best of Old Montreal sights, shopping, and cuisine, the Hotel Le St James is a perfect place to spend your Montreal respite.


What makes this one of the best hotels in Montreal, Canada?

Though plenty in and around the Hotel Le St. James is praiseworthy, one of the best things about this Old Montreal haunt is that it houses the consensus best restaurant in the entire city, XO Le Restaurant.

Serving modern cuisine during all meals, XO is a bucket list destination for true foodies. Those favoring adult beverages will also be well-served, as the posh XO Le Lounge has a sprawling underground wine cellar!

Check rates:, Hotels.comExpedia

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




Le Petit Hotel

Despite its name, there is nothing small about Le Petit Hotel, a gorgeous boutique located on the city’s first public square in Old Montreal.

With 28 rooms and an aesthetic that blends the classic architecture of Old Montreal with modern and brightly colored furniture and art, Le Petit Hotel is truly a diamond among the gems of Old Montreal hotels.


What makes this one of the best hotels in Montreal, Canada?

Located in the center of Old Montreal, Le Petit Hotel offers its guests incredible access to the boutique shops, gorgeous facades, and delicious restaurants of Old Montreal.

Think it can’t get any better? Le Petit Hotel always has bicycles on stand-by, so you can take in as much of the gorgeous old city as your feet can pedal!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.comExpedia

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




And that's it! Our guide to Montreal's best hotels to make the most of your stay.

Whether you're looking for ultra-luxurious comfort, the best location in town, or no-frills budget cheap hotels, these top hotels in Montreal are sure to please.




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