Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Downtown.
This 142-room hotel stands smack-dab in the heart of Downtown Montreal, amid tourist attractions, boutiques and restaurants. Decent-sized rooms come with iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, as well as marble bathrooms with small TVs and big whirlpool tubs, but the fresh white-and-white decor is what makes them truly stand out. The hotel lacks a pool, but it does have a nice (albeit small) fitness center, a spacious restaurant, and several meeting rooms.
The upscale Hotel Le Germain Montreal is a four-pearl, 101-room property with sophisticated, modern decor and a business-friendly vibe. The hotel is located in downtown Montreal, right across from McGill University and within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and public transportation. Guest rooms feature simple but stylish modern decor, goose-down bedding, Nespresso coffeemakers, minibars, and Tivoli sound systems. The hotel has a bar and gourmet restaurant, which serves up a free daily breakfast buffet. Free espresso is available in the lobby, and room service is offered during limited hours. The hotel's 24-hour fitness center is small but functional, but there's no pool and spa services are only offered in-room. The Omni Mont-Royal Hotel, which is just a block away, offers a large, seasonal outdoor pool, extensive fitness facilities, and an on-site spa, but Wi-Fi and breakfast cost extra.
The 131-room Hotel Le Crystal is a sleek and luxurious high-rise with great Montreal city views from the 12th-floor indoor pool, a hot tub with a patio, and a modern gym. One- and two-bedroom suites feature kitchenettes and living rooms, and some have fireplaces and balconies overlooking the city. A bistro serves French cuisine and Starbucks is in the lobby. For conventions there’s 6,000 square feet of modernly designed space. This downtown location is near the Bell Centre; travelers seeking a quiet Old Town location can try the InterContinental Montreal.
The Sofitel Montreal is a 258-room luxury property on posh Sherbrooke Street in downtown Montreal, a few blocks from Mont Royal Park. The hotel is a good choice for business travelers seeking artsy sophistication, and for those visiting McGill University, which is next door. Guest rooms are luxe, with such creative decor touches as Impressionist-style paintings and black-and-white framed photographs, and come equipped with goose-feather bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel has an upscale restaurant that serves seasonal French cuisine, and an elegant event space. The fitness center, however, is tiny with outdated equipment. Guests might want to compare rates at the nearby Omni Mont-Royal Hotel, which has a somewhat larger fitness center and a pool.
Le St-Martin Montreal Hotel Particulier is an upscale boutique property that occupies a high-rise building downtown. Its prime location, solid restaurant, and heated outdoor jet pool are major selling points, as are its 123 contemporary rooms and suites. Decor is elegant with clean lines, and spacious bathrooms are luxurious and raise the bar of overall design. Flat-screen TVs, minibars, Keurig espresso-makers, and iPod docks come standard. Higher-category accommodations offer fireplaces and lavish soaking tubs. On the downside, the gym is cramped, the pool is dinky, and the hotel doesn't have a spa. For a boutique stay with similar rates in Old Montreal, check out charming Hotel Nelligan.
The Omni Mont-Royal Hotel is an upscale, cosmopolitan high-rise hotel with a downtown location near McGill University and Mount Royal Park, with lots of restaurants, shops, and attractions close by. It offers 299 elegant and spacious rooms and suites with amenities that include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minibars, and lovely marble bathrooms. Property highlights include a restaurant and bar, seasonal outdoor pool, and a well-equipped fitness center. There are 14 meeting rooms on-site catering to various events, plus a full-service spa for those seeking a dose of pampering. However, parking and Wi-Fi incur steep fees, as does breakfast, and street noise can be an issue in some rooms. Travelers might also want to consider the nearby Hotel Le Germain Montreal, which offers free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.
Located on the border of picturesque Old Montreal and the downtown financial district, the 152-room W Montreal is one of the city's trendiest hotels. A popular destination for young, affluent couples and partiers (including bachelor and bachelorette celebrants), the modern hotel has a high-energy, club-like atmosphere, with three bars, a restaurant, and colorful LED lighting. Guest rooms -- which are not always immune to the hotel's din -- are sleek and comfortable, with high-tech modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and Bluetooth speakers. Rooms have open layout, so there's little privacy between the bedrooms and bathrooms -- a concept that some guests find sexy, others startling. Budget-conscious partyhounds could consider Hotel Zero 1, a hip hotel option at a lower price point.
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth is a 950-room luxury property in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core. Although some have contested the price increase since the 2016/2017 renovations, the new design-forward rooms, tasteful mid-century furnishings, and elegant open spaces are hard to fault. With a restaurant, cocktail bar, cafe, pool, spa, fitness center, and business hub all on-site, it can feel like a city within the city. The quality of each of these facilities is such that one might find good reason to never leave the hotel at all. Although priced similarly to the nearby Le Crystal, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth is unrivaled when it comes to style, facilities, and overall attention to detail.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal is a mid-range, 456-room hotel in downtown Montreal, a short walk from the entertainment and shopping districts. Guest rooms have modern bathrooms and spacious SmartDesks with multiple connectivity docks and ergonomic chairs, as well as mini-fridges. There's also a spa, an indoor saltwater pool, and two saunas along with a casual French restaurant and bar on site. The hotel also has a kids' playroom and enormous meeting spaces, though travelers may want to compare rates and features at the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville downtown, which offers rooms with mini-fridges and microwaves at slightly higher rates.
The Hilton Montreal Bonaventure is an upscale, 395-room property with extensive conference facilities and a convenient downtown Montreal location across from Central Station and within walking distance of Old Montreal. A good choice for business travelers as well as families, the penthouse hotel has a unique rooftop garden, a heated outdoor pool, and a classy restaurant. Rooms are equipped with large desks, air-conditioning, and coffeemakers as well as views of the garden, pool, or city skyline. However, the neutral-contemporary decor lacks character and travelers who want more stylish digs may be better off at the slightly pricier Loews Hotel Vogue.
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is an enormous upscale property that draws mature business travelers and tourists seeking reliability and convenience. Set in downtown Montreal near scenic Place du Canada, this 825-room hotel is the second largest in Montreal and offers a small indoor pool, tons of event space, and a classy lobby bar. Rooms are comfortable and equipped with large work desks, and some include access to the Club Lounge, with skyline views and free evening hors d'oeuvres. However, the hotel charges for extras such as Wi-Fi and even access to the fitness center for guests staying in some room categories. Business travelers seeking a more luxurious downtown property may want to compare features at the pricier Hotel Le Crystal, where every suite includes a kitchenette.
Designed for the business traveler, the 595-room Hyatt Regency Montreal has a great downtown location, and both the business center and fitness center are open around-the-clock. Pricey fees for Wi-Fi, parking, and meals are downsides, but perks include the indoor pool, large terrace, and underground access to lots of sites and attractions. Some guests find the second-floor lobby difficult to find, but its sleek, trendy feel -- which carries over into contemporary rooms -- gives this hotel its edge.