Take a look at the best value hotels in Downtown.
Le Square Phillips Hotel and Suites is a mid-range property in downtown Montreal within walking distance of many of the city's major malls and the Quartier des Spectacles, the lively arts district. It's a good choice for families or business travelers on longer stays, with 163 spacious suites. All units are simply decorated and have full kitchens; some also have separate bedrooms or loft sleeping areas. Both breakfast and Wi-Fi are included in room rates and the hotel has a fitness center and an indoor rooftop pool with an outdoor terrace overlooking downtown Montreal. Business travelers may want to compare rates at The Loft Hotel in the bar-heavy Latin Quarter, which is more stylish and also offers suites with full kitchens -- though the surroundings may not be the best for families.
The eight suites at the two-and-a-half-pearl Parc Suites Hotel are like mini apartments, with their own fully equipped kitchens. Located in downtown Montreal, this family-run property is less than 10 minutes from the city's arts and entertainment district, the Quartier des Spectacles. Modern suites have a homey charm and feature balconies with seating, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel permits pets, but fees and restrictions apply. There is no on-site restaurant or bar, but the unaffiliated restaurant downstairs serves a hearty breakfast and there are several dining options in the area. Guests looking for a more chic boutique hotel that offers free breakfast should consider Le Petit Hotel, which is in historic Old Montreal, though rates will be higher.
The contemporary, three-and-a-half-pearl Courtyard by Marriott Montreal Downtown is a good choice for leisure and business travelers alike, situated only a block from the convention center and an easy walk to the subway station and Old Montreal. Its 210 rooms are spacious and clean with large, modern bathrooms. The rooftop indoor pool and fitness center are a big plus. But rates can be pricey on certain dates, and downtown Montreal has many comparable hotels from which to choose in equally convenient locations. Some, like the Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal, could offer better rates so it might pay to compare before booking.
The Hilton Garden Inn has a convenient location near McGill University in Downtown Montreal, and spacious, clean (if generic) rooms with mini-fridges and microwaves. The indoor saltwater lap pool is attractive, with excellent city views and a connected outdoor terrace, and the fitness center is large and bright. But the property lacks distinctive charm.
Location is a big draw for the Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel & Suites, which is situated in downtown Montreal, next to McGill University, and adjacent to the shops, cafes, and shopping centers of Saint-Catherine, one of the city’s largest commercial districts. The heart of downtown is just a short walk away. There's a Lebanese restaurant downstairs as well as a lunch cafe, popular with locals who work in the area for a quick sandwich or Wi-Fi. The large rooms are possibly in need of a mechanical update; some guests have complained of noisy plumbing. Overall, though, it's an affordable and well-situated option for those who aren't looking for a distinctive aesthetic experience.
The 210-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal is an upper-middle-range hotel conveniently located in the city center and just a five-minute walk to Old Montreal. Studios and suites are spacious and swanky, equipped with kitchenettes or full kitchens and modern comforts like whirlpool tubs and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. But in-room Wi-Fi incurs a fee, though it's free for Hilton HHonors members. Some suites also have separate living areas with pullout sofas, dining tables, and fireplaces. The hotel offers a free made-to-order breakfast, but the small dining room can only accommodate a limited number, so a wait is often necessary. Other on-site features include a trendy bar and restaurant, fitness room, and business center. For something with more features, travelers might want to check out the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville, which offers an inoor rooftop saltwater pool, hot tub, and outdoor terrace.
Hotel Chez Swann is a three-pearl boutique in downtown Montreal, close to several attractions and the McGill University campus. Its 23 elegant, contemporary guest rooms feature colorful, artsy decor with lavish beds and peek-a-boo showers. They lack coffee- and tea-making facilities and minibars, but do have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a decent set of features, including an on-site restaurant, juice bar, free breakfast, and a tiny spin studio. The W Montreal is a good alternative in the area that also has peek-a-boo bathrooms, as well as three bars, a spa, and a better equipped gym -- but in-room Wi-Fi incurs a charge and rooms aren't soundproofed.
Located on Rue St. Denis in Montreal's lively Latin Quarter, Auberge Le Jardin d'Antoine offers budget-friendly bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations in a three-story townhouse. The 25 guest rooms are well-maintained and done up in a simple, homey style. Amenities include AC, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi, and a basic breakfast is included in the room rate. The real boon here are the upgraded rooms, which feature whirlpool tubs and separate showers. There's a small outdoor terrace and breakfast room, but no elevator and few other common areas. Travelers looking for a boutique-hotel ambience might want to also consider Le Relais Lyonnais nearby, which has a an in-house cafe.
The mid-range L’Appartement Hotel is a good value for anyone seeking residence-style accommodations in the heart of Montreal. It has a surprising number of on-site features for a budget-friendly property, including a continental breakfast included in the rates, a fitness center, sauna, and a large, heated rooftop pool. The property also has guest laundry facilities, meeting space, and a parking garage. Its 126 suites are not especially memorable, but they're clean and spacious, with full kitchens and private balconies. Still, decor does lean toward dated, and bathrooms are on the small side. Rates are attractive for a central Montreal hotel, but travelers seeking lower downtown rates could consider the Hotel St-Denis.
The lower-middle-range, 47-room Hotel St-Denis offers simple yet clean and spacious rooms at an attractive price. It's centrally located on bustling St-Denis, surrounded by restaurants and shops, and a three-minute walk to a subway station. But, amenities are sparse, with no on-site parking, no breakfast, or even coffee available in the lobby. And furnishings are a touch old-fashioned and worn. While attractively priced in a convenient location, there are many other similar hotels with more amenities in central Montreal, so it’s wise to compare rates and amenities before booking. The nearby Auberge Le Pomerol is another option with free breakfast and on-site parking.
Part of the worldwide Hostelling International chain, the two-pearl HI-Montreal is well located in a residential neighborhood downtown near attractions and public transportation. Spartan shared rooms are clean and no-frills, but they're reasonably priced for travelers who need little more than a place to bunk. A few private rooms have the added bonus of a flat-screen TV and in-room bathrooms, though their atmosphere is equally stark. But free breakfast, hostel-organized activities, and the hip bar/lounge make this hostel a friendly communal place. Rates at nearby hotels such as the Hotel Espresso aren’t much higher on certain dates, so shop around before assuming this is the best deal in the city for private accommodations downtown.
The 27-room Auberge Le Pomerol is a cozy, mid-range budget-friendly property that’s centrally located within walking distance of downtown Montreal and the Old Port. Adjacent to the hotel is the Berri QUAM metro station, where three lines convene. Rooms are well-maintained and come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and a free continental breakfast is delivered to rooms every morning. Most rooms, though, are small -- especially bathrooms -- and size and layout can vary widely in this converted apartment building. While attractively priced, there are several similar properties in central Montreal that may offer even better rates, such as Hotel St-Denis.
The 39-room Abri Du Voyageur Hotel is a value property with rustic character in the Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal's entertainment district. Air-conditioned rooms have hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, but some share bathrooms and have outdated elements, though Studio Apartments with kitchenettes are available. In a lively area filled with bars, restaurants, and summer festivals, the hotel sits atop an adult entertainment store, which might rattle some travelers, and guests have complained about noise -- the building dates from 1876, and there is little soundproofing. Guests can arrange for on-site massages, and there's a computer and printer in the lobby. For more stylish budget-friendly rooms, try LikeAHotel - Le Prince Arthur, just off Boulevard St. Laurent, a 10-minute walk from the arts district.
The 205-room Hotel Espresso is a value hotel on the edge of downtown Montreal that attracts travelers on a budget. It offers a seasonal outdoor pool and a decently equipped fitness center, as well as a restaurant -- though some report poor food quality. Guest rooms are a mix of new and dated decor, but all have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. However, many guests complain of cleanliness issues, moldy bathrooms, slow internet connections, and noise, among other problems. Le Square Phillips Hotel and Suites might be a better choice, offering an indoor pool, rooms with kitchenettes, and a free breakfast -- all at a similar price.
The 244-room Travelodge Montreal Centre is a value hotel near Montreal's Chinatown that's conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of the metro, shops, restaurants, and attractions. Small, basic rooms come with flat-screen TVs, free newspapers, and coffeemakers, while some have kitchenettes. Bathrooms are contemporary and attractive, but tiny, and not all come with tubs. A decent breakfast is included in the room rate and there's a business center, and a gift shop that sells sundries and drinks on site. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and while the hotel is pet-friendly, fees and restrictions apply. Hotel Zero1, just across the street, has far more stylish rooms for a slightly higher nightly rate.