Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Montreal

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Montreal as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and also ranks as the second-most populous municipality in Canada. The city derived its name from Mount Royal, a triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city has a distinct four-season climate with ranges from warm to hot summers to cold and snowy winters, making it an accommodating for different people accustomed to the different climates around the world.

The city is an important Canadian city in terms of aerospace, transport, finance, tourism, art, culture, food, fashion, gambling, film and world affairs. Montreal is the city with the second-highest number of consulates in all of North America making it an important city of international diplomacy.

Montreal has hosted a number of international conferences and events which has further endeared the city to the world. As of today, it is the only Canadian city to host the Summer Olympics.

The city is home to several sport and entertainment events which see thousands of people entering the city such as the Canadian Grand Prix, the Montreal International Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs festival.

Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Montreal, Canada. If you like our list of hostels, B&Bs and hotels in Montreal, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Ottawa or the best hotels in Toronto.

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  • 4.8 Ritz Carlton Montreal

    The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Montreal

    New York Times

    “With its rich history and advantageous location and a knowledgeable staff providing service with panache, the Ritz is an easy pick for travelers looking for style and luxury. Dating back to 1912, this was the first Ritz-Carlton hotel and is where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton wed in the Royal Suite in 1964.”

  • 4.6 Hotel Nelligan Montreal

    Hotel Nelligan, Montreal

    Fodors

    “There’s a cultivated air of refinement echoing through this landmark, named after Québec’s most passionate poet, Émile Nelligan. The hotel marries Old World charm with a sleek, updated sensibility.”

    Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Montreal.

  • 4.5 Hotel W Montreal

    Hotel W, Montreal

    Frommers

    “Combining contemporary decor with in-house nightlife and attentive service, the W brand is unique on the hotel landscape, and the Montréal property follows suit.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Montreal.

  • 4.5 Hotel Le St James Montreal

    Hotel Le St. James, Montreal

    Frommers

    “In a word, gorgeous. Montréal’s surge of designer hotels spans the spectrum from minimalist to ornate, and Le St-James sits squarely at the ornate end of the range.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Montreal.

  • 4.1 Zero 1 Hotel Montreal

    Zero 1 Hotel, Montreal

    New York Times

    “Opened last year, Zero 1 contains 120 sleek, modern rooms and is within easy proximity to Chinatown.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Montreal.

  • 4.4 Auberge de la Fountaine Montreal

    Auberge de la Fontaine, Montreal

    New York Times

    “Situated in the hip Plateau neighborhood, the 21-room Auberge de la Fontaine lies across the street from leafy Parc La Fontaine — home to an outdoor skating rink — and down the street from Lab cocktail bar. Certain rooms have whirlpool baths.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Montreal.

  • 4.4 Hotel Le Crystal Montreal

    Hotel Le Crystal, Montreal

    New York Times

    “With 131 suites, downtown’s Hotel Le Crystal offers anti-winter pampering perks like an indoor saltwater pool and an outdoor year-round rooftop hot tub, both with city views. Some executive suites and penthouses have operational fireplaces.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Montreal.

  • 4.5 LHotel Montreal

    LHotel, Montreal

    Lonely Planet

    “Inside a grand 1870 building, LHotel is a major draw for art lovers. Georges Marciano, founder of Guess jeans, opened the hotel in 2010, showering great artworks throughout the rooms and common areas.”

  • 4.3 Queen Elizabeth Montreal

    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

    New York Times

    “Newly renovated, the 950-room Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth now has a trendy lobby bar, Nacarat, and a gourmet food court, Artisans. Guests can splurge on room 1742, the room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their 1969 “bed-in” protest of the Vietnam War, newly decorated in period style.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Montreal.

  • 4.5 Hotel Monville Montreal

    Hôtel Monville, Montreal

    New York Times

    “The modern new Hôtel Monville near Old Montreal has 269 loft-like rooms with window walls, a lobby papered in black and white photos of city landmarks, staff uniforms designed by the local brand Frank and Oak and room service delivery by robot.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Montreal.

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.
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.