1 . Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

Montréal, Quebec

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Maybe it’s the sumptuous suites overlooking Mont-Royal Park in the heart of the affluent Golden Square Mile. Or maybe it’s Amerispa’s plethora of pampering onsite options. Either way, we knew that a getaway to Montreal was only as good as the place you stay in. That’s why we chose Hotel Omni Mont-Royal.

This five-star luxury hotel will have you relaxed and ready to cruise the city in no time. An easy drive from P.E. Trudeau International Airport, its location allows you to get here fast and then savor the rest of your stay, in style. And in style at Hotel Omni means you can spend your time lounging on the overstuffed loveseat adorning your suite’s parlor, breaking a sweat in the full-service fitness center and then heading out the doors to some of Montreal’s famous attractions. Before you leave the hotel, however, you might want to sample some of the region’s best wines at the onsite Le Petit Opus Café Bar. Then it’s off to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, right down the road!

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The Omni Sensational Kids program provides four-diamond service through kid-minded amenities, including suitcases filled with games and books, a goodie bag upon check-in and special menu choices.

Getting there

From P.E. Trudeau International Airport, take Hwy. 20 East toward Montréal. Merge left to Hwy. 720 East, toward Downtown/Ville-Marie Autoroute. Take Exit 3, Guy Street until St-Marc Street. Continue until Sherbrooke Street and turn right. Hotel Omni Mont-Royal will be up ahead.

Related Onsite Offerings

Fitness center, dry sauna, steam room, whirlpool, jogging paths, business center, concierge services, dry-cleaning services and car rental.

2 . Le Saint-Sulpice

Montreal, Quebec

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Sitting regally behind the famed Notre-Dame Basilica and just a block from the Old Port in the most historic area of Montreal is Le Saint-Sulpice. This all-suite hotel will open your eyes to Old Montreal marvels and tempt your tastebuds with regional delicacies served up in its S Le Restaurant.

We know that this chateau-inspired boutique hotel is more than majestic from the outside and definitely deserves a mention of its to-die-for suites with French-style windows that open to the courtyard and the historic streets of Vieux-Montreal. And we especially couldn’t forget to mention the Essence Health Center where you can get amazing body treatments, like the ancient Chinese healing Acupress. But we just couldn’t get over the mouthwatering Quebec lamb, embellished with sweet dried fruit at the S Le Restaurant. Don’t worry; there are vegan-friendly dishes, too! After your succulent meal, be to sure heed the concierge’s advice on the best attractions to visit in Montreal. The at-your-service staff will gladly arrange your night, be it a horse-drawn carriage ride or tickets to the theater box-office hit.

Highlights

Discover Saint-Sulpice’s fresh courtyard herb garden, the only one of its kind in Montreal.

Related activities

Le Saint-Sulpice in near the Convention Centre, Casino de Montreal, Old Port district and Chinatown.

Fun facts

Le Saint-Sulpice is pet-friendly!

3 . Hotel Le-St. James

Montreal, Quebec

CALL DIRECT: +1 (514) 841 - 3111

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Among Montreal’s historically-rich and breathtakingly beautiful structures, like the Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica, sits Hotel Le-St. James. It’s bedecked with 19th-century sculptures and moldings restored to their glory – making it the prime Old Montreal destination on your Canadian adventure.

Beauty knows no boundaries at this historic hotspot. Especially when it comes to the 61 rooms and suites, so sumptuously appointed with Molton & Brown of London toiletries and Frette and Bruno Richard linen that you may just say goodbye to the cruel world and shut yourself up in there forever. But you’ll want come out to see the handpicked art from all five continents placed throughout the hotel and complementing the centuries-old architecture. With one of the most prestigious addresses in Old Montreal, Hotel Le St.-James’ nearby downtown location puts you in walking distance to many notable city attractions, like the Montreal Convention Centre and the World Trade Centre.

Fun facts

Montreal Olympic Park, the site of the 1976 Olympic Games, is the world’s tallest inclined tower.

Highlights

You’ll feel like a million bucks after a Moroccan mud-based body wrap when you leave Le Spa – and it’s fitting, considering the prestigious spa was once the Merchant Bank’s vault back in the late 1800s.

Getting there

Hotel Le-St. James is located just 12 miles from Dorval International Airport, on the historic St.-Jacques Street.

4 . Ritz Carlton Montreal

Montreal, Quebec

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When you step into the opulent Ritz-Carlton Montreal, it’s like stepping back in time to when automobiles were a new curiosity and world wars had yet to be waged. This “Grande Dame” of Sherbrooke Street invites you to explore Montreal’s renowned Golden Square Mile.

This historical hotel was originally built in 1912, and through multi-million dollar renovations, has been preserved and enhanced to provide you an authentic and affluent look at one of the most prestigious hotels in Canada. Here, you’ll rest in one of many refined rooms and suites that boast marble bathrooms, plush terrycloth robes and grand full-sized parlors. If you think that sounds luxurious, what until you see the award-winning Café de Paris restaurant and Le Jardin du Ritz. You’ll be swathed in a Parisian ambiance, with the outdoor seating among pretty gardens and a pond complete with ducklings! For insight into what life looked like centuries ago, take a walk down the road and gaze at the architectural beauty. An eclectic mix of Neo-classical, Neo-gothic, Romanesque and Art Noveau architecture represents the Golden Square Mile.

Fun facts

The Ritz-Carlton Montreal on the Gold Square Mile opened in 1912.

Related Onsite Offerings

Fitness center, salon, business center, laundry service, babysitting, spa services and complimentary shoeshine.

Getting there

From P.E. Trudeau Airport, take Hwy. 20 East and stay in the middle lane. Get onto Highway 720 East/Ville-Marie Highway. Follow the signs to Downtown Montréal. Take the Rue Guy Exit and go right at René-Lévesque and stay in the left lane. Make a left on Guy Street. Turn right when you get to Sherbrooke Street. The Ritz-Carlton Montreal will be up ahead.

5 . Loews Hotel Vogue

Montréal, Quebec

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While Loews Hotel Vogue is posh enough for parents and adults not traveling with the kiddos, we have to admit that this Montreal hotspot is hands down, the best family-friendly hotel for those who are traveling with their four-legged feline friends and canine companions in Quebec!

Upon arrival, your pet is presented with a welcome gift, including a tag, bowl and treat. That’s not to say that you won’t feel the love when you get to Loews, especially when you see your oversized room or suite featuring a massive canopy bed and one of the largest and most luxurious bathrooms in Montreal. We’d be barking mad not to mention the Grrreen Dog Package, though – that’s right, this place even has vacation packages for your pets! This package specifically comes with a special room service meal made with fresh local ingredients, a 100 percent organic cotton bandana and a chew toy. Talk about a pampered pooch!

Related Onsite Offerings

Fitness center, business center, twice-daily maid service, on-call amenities, onsite restaurants and meeting space.

Highlights

Loews loves kids, too! It offers unique programs and services, like lending libraries of games, Fisher Price welcome gifts, Kidbanas by the pool, supervised recreational programs, kids-camp and much more.

Getting there

Loews Hotel Vogue is 25 minutes from Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, at the foot of Mount Royal on stylish rue De La Montagne.

6 . Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Montreal, Quebec

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Reflecting Montreal’s distinctive elegance and charm, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is the No. 6 pick on our Top 10 Montreal Hotels list. It’s home to one of the best restaurants in the country and is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city – sure to be the pinnacle of your Montreal getaway!

You’ll feel completely indulged in all 1,039 guestrooms and suites here, but if you believe in the ol’ “too much of a good thing is a good thing” motto, then we recommend you stay on the Fairmont Gold Floor. Big, decadently-appointed guestrooms, a lounge stocked with drinks, cocktail canapés and worldly periodicals are at your disposal. Speaking of overindulgence, it’ll be hard not to gobble everything in sight at the award-winning Beaver Club. Dine on St. Louis de Gonzague foie gras and its famous roast prime rib of beef au jus, part of your five- to six-course meal.

Getting there

Take Hwy. 20 East to Hwy. Ville Marie (Hwy 720), which brings you downtown. Take Exit 3 rue Guy. At first light, turn right onto René-Lévesque Blvd. Continue to 900 René-Levesque, on the corner of Mansfield. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth will be on the right.

Fun facts

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is a CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award recipient.

Related Onsite Offerings

Health club, indoor pool, meeting space, spa, business center, babysitting services, concierge services and onsite restaurants.

7 . Grand Plaza Montreal Centre-Ville

Montreal, Quebec

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Location is key in Montreal. It doesn’t matter if you are staying on Golden Square Mile or in Old Montreal, as long as you can get to both points. And with Grand Plaza Montreal Centre-Ville’s location next to North America’s most efficient subway system, you’re in luck!

With special amenities like a lighted work desk and ergonomic chairs in the rooms and suites, as well as the indoor pool, saunas and nearby St-Denis' boutiques and cafés, this hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. With 17 versatile meeting rooms, you’ll be begging your boss to book your next business conference at the Grand Plaza, especially if that means it puts you in proximity to the famous Olympic Stadium where the 1976 Summer Olympics were held. And if you love the nightlife and have to boogie on the disco round, then you are going to highly appreciate the nearby lounges, bars and clubs of St-Laurent.

Fun facts

Grand Plaza Montreal Centre-Ville’s guestrooms are among the largest in Montreal!

Highlights

Check out the world-renowned International Montreal Jazz Festival and Les Francofolies Music Festival when you stay at Grand Plaza Montreal Centre-Ville.

Getting there

From P.E. Trudeau International Airport, take Hwy. 20 East/Hwy. 720. Hwy. 720 goes into underground tunnels (Ville-Marie tunnel). Enter the left most tunnel. Be prepared to merge right to take Berri Street Exit and turn left. Head to Sherbrooke Street where Grand Plaza Montreal Centre-Ville is located at the top of the hill.

8 . Intercontinental Montreal

Montreal, Quebec

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Intercontinental Montreal is not only at the gateway to Old Montreal, it’s the defining point where you leave ordinary hotel expectations behind and start anticipating the extraordinary. Proximity to some of the city’s most historic landmarks and opulent architecture are just the beginning!

The rooms and suites are eye candy enough, especially the Junior Suites’ arresting panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and the Montreal port area. But the real feast for your eyes is far below the rooms. Housed in the completely-restored Nordheimer building across from the lobby is La Cave. We swear we heard angelic voices singing when we walked into this stone vault covered with Sistine Chapel-like fresco paintings, used for intimate gatherings. After a day in the city and perhaps a stroll in the charming Jean-Paul-Riopelle Park outside the hotel, you just may want to wrap up your evening in the onsite neo-Victorian bistro Chez Plume.

Highlights

Intercontinental Montreal boasts a spectacular 15-meter rooftop lap pool overlooking Old Montreal.

Fun facts

The Nordheimer building’s stone vaults date back to the mid-18th century.

Related Onsite Offerings

Intercontinental Montreal’s Salon Maisonneuve and Salon Saint Laurent meeting rooms are adjacent to the main entrance and offer direct access to the Fortification Lane of the Montreal World Trade Centre.

9 . Hotel Le Crystal Montreal

Montreal, Quebec

CALL DIRECT: +1 (514) 861 - 5550

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For one of the best views of the city and the most unique spa treatment in Montreal, Hotel Le Crystal Montreal is the place to be! Honestly, how could you say no to soaking in an outdoor bubbling whirlpool 12 floors high in the sky while you watch ant-sized Montrealers and vacationers scurrying about?

The 9,000-sq.-ft. IZBA Spa is your place for ultimate indulgence in this Quebec treasure. It overlooks the fashionable de la Montagne Street and boulevard Réne-Lévesque, far above the luxury suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and filled with Molton and Brown toiletries. You’d probably think there would be French-influenced treatments at this spa, considering Quebec’s official provincial-level language is French, but you’d be wrong. The traditional Banya treatment gives you a feel for the Russian culture with its unique steam bath experience. Have you ever been brushed and tapped with warm oak leave branches? It feels amazing, we promise!

Fun facts

Hotel Le Crystal Montreal was recently appointed a five-star status from CITQ (Corporation de l’industrie touristique du Quebec.

Related Onsite Offerings

Stay in any one of the Urban, Superior, Deluxe, Executive or Penthouse suites at Hotel Le Crystal Montreal.

Highlights

The nearby Bell Center is a temple for hockey fans and plays host to a variety of international entertainment.

10 . Le Centre Sheraton

Montreal, Quebec

CALL DIRECT: +1 (514) 878 - 2000

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We’ll finish up our Top 10 Montreal Hotels list with this precious little gem – Le Centre Sheraton. Actually, with more than 800 guestrooms and 51,846 sq. ft. of meeting space spread throughout nearly 40 floors, this whopping Montreal hotel is one of the largest on our list!

You’ll definitely have room to sprawl out here, whether it’s in your super chic guestroom atop a heavenly Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) Bed, in the sparkling, atrium-style lap pool or inside the European-inspired Bistro Le Boulevard over a steaming cup of coffee and a yummy croissant. Or, for those of you who can’t live without a little overindulgence once in a while, upgrade as one of Sheraton’s Club guests. You’ll be glad that you did, especially when you get to the 37th-floor Club Lounge, filled with afternoon hors d’oeuvres and a variety of beverage options – not to mention complimentary breakfast every morning!

Fun facts

Montreal’s Botanical Gardens is considered to be one of the world’s major botanical showcases, with more than 22,000 species and varieties of plants.

Highlights

The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Joseph Oratory and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts are less than five miles away from Le Centre Sheraton.

Getting there

Take Hwy. 20 West to Montreal. Follow the directions for Champlain Bridge. Keep right on the bridge. Take the exit for Hwy. 10 West. Proceed to Rene-Levesque Boulevard and turn left. Continue five blocks and turn right onto Drummond Street. Le Centre Sheraton will be up ahead.

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