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1. Posted by Jenni126 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

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My husband and I are going to be visiting Montreal in a few months and wanted to know if anyone knows of a good hotel by all of the good sight seeing areas. We also want to see some of the best entertainment in the area. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Hi Jenni,

Take a look at the official Montreal Tourist site for tons of information. Anything around downtown should serve you well, or else you can splurge a little and stay right in Old Montreal. Either way, the Metro and bus system should take you around pretty efficiently. Montreal's pretty big, but the main tourist attractions are within a few Metro stops of one another.

For things to see, try Old Montreal, the Olympic Stadium, the Biosphere, the Botanical Gardens, shopping in the underground city, any and all museums, the Six Flags La Ronde amusement park (I think it opens in late May), Parc jean Drapeau, and all the restaurants you can manage to fit in. Walk St. Denis street and St. Laurent for tons of original stores and restaurants - and, if you can, venture up north to St. Sauveur and Mont Tremblant. The ride up is gorgeous and the towns are simply beautiful (although the first is getting a bit laden with factor outlets).


3. Posted by Peter P. (Budding Member 35 posts) 10y

You've come to the right place, Jenni.
But 2 questions first:
(1) When are you two coming down? Spring or summer?
(2) What is your hotel budget?

4. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 10y

Hotel De La Montagne (or some variation thereof) on Mountain st. right in the downtown is pretty nice.

5. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

i dont get the impression your looking for hostels, but the
HI montreal is absolutely the most amazing hostel i've ever been , barring the HI bar harbor (which was by far an above and beyond facility. and only $20 a night, too!) It was very clean, very cool atmosphere, very straightforward.. i felt as much at home there as anywhere else. but i'm easily satisfied. i stayed at chateau-de-mars for a night or to splittin it with Quan, but it was pricy and not exactly big rooms. basically a bed with a bathroom. hostel was much better.
so.. i guess im no help! just figued i'd throw in my two cents havin enjoyed an amazin stay in montreal.

6. Posted by Peter P. (Budding Member 35 posts) 10y

Last spring, I took a short Montreal vacation and I stayed at Hotel Du Fort. It's located in the downtown core, but not so embedded that the prices are astronomical and the noise makes the chances of getting a good sleep practically nil. I have also stayed at the Delta Centre Ville - very nice.

If either is out of your price range, I do suggest staying in the downtown core as the underground city makes it so easy to get around - especially if Mtl is enduring its usual spring showers. I was able to get right off the train and do a lot of shopping without feeling a drop!

7. Posted by Nancy_71 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

It's not cheap to stay in downtown Montréal but just last week I found this great place for my friend from the U.K. It is a B&B extremely well located and on a quiet street, absolutely gorgeous and they say on their website that the kitchen is open 24/24 for free refreshments and cookies! Their rooms start at 119$/night and they have what they call Internet Hot Deals. It all depends on your budget, for my U.K. friend this is really cheap!

Come to Montréal in the Summer time, it's really fun with the Jazz Festival, the F1 Race and the fireworks twice a week and the crowds on the streets... I can't wait for Summer!!!


8. Posted by Jenni126 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hi! Thanks for the help! I am thinking about staying at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. Does anybody know if it is a good hotel? It is getting nice reviews on tripadvisor but I just wanted to see if anyone had a personal experience? Thanks again!

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

I think Hyatt Hotels are much like the concept of McDonalds - they're pretty much exactly the same, wherever you go. I'd trust it to be a safe bet.