An enchanting fusion of French flavours and typical North American city brashness welcomes visitors arriving into Montreal...
Spread across a number of river islands, with most of the city sitting on the Island of Montreal, the destination's unique setting and history conjure images of a romantic and beguiling city, where skyscrapers cast shadows on waterways and parkland, and where excellent arts and cultural scenes are neighbours with groovy music venues and the kind of restaurants you might expect in the French capital.
There are plenty of tasty options when it comes to booking Montreal hotels...
Hotels in Montreal are just as much of a treat as the city's eateries, with a fine range of classically-styled hotels with a European flavour, a great choice of modern luxury hotels, and a good selection of budget hotels, which feature everything you need to get a good night's sleep. As in most North American cities, the big brands have properties in the city. Check out and even into properties from Quality Suites, Novotel, Marriott, W, Travelodge, Super8, Loews, Sofitel, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Regency, Park Inn and Suites, Crowne Plaza, Days Inn, Candlewood, Hilton, Holiday Inn and Fairfield Inn.
The district of Ville-Marie, which houses Old Montreal, Downtown, Quartier Latin and a number of attractions, is the undisputed place to be if you want things to see and do within minutes of your hotel's front door.
Old Montreal is, as the name suggests, the historic part of town where you'll find Montreal hotels that are more like those in Europe than Canada. They are charming and traditional, though you might find you'll get more room for your money in the larger modern hotels that can be found just outside of Old Montreal.
Downtown is a great place to stay, with an even wider variety of hotels thanks to being the central business area of Montreal. The neighbourhood is also handy for access to beautiful Mont Royal Park, with its three peaks and excellent lookout points.
The Plateau, an area just north of Ville-Marie, is largely residential and a good place to find a hotel where you can mix with locals in neighbourhood bars and clubs.
Feel the romance of Montreal at the city's best attractions...
Steeped in history and beauty, you'll never be bored in this charming city.
Top five attractions
Horse-drawn carriages rattle along the cobbled streets of Old Montreal, which is one of the oldest built-up areas on the continent.
It might have been way back in 1976, but Montreal still lives off the glory of the Olympic Games held in the city. Many of the venues still operate, and there are a number of other attractions within the park.
Towering above a street of Old Montreal, the Gothic revival architecture of this landmark is something to behold.
Mont Royal Park
Called Mount Royal in English, the park is home to the highest point in Montreal, plus monuments, a lake and a number of lookout points where you can view fantastic vistas of the city and beyond.
Montreal Botanical Gardens
A stunning swathe of gardens in Montreal, this attraction is hugely important thanks to the great variety of species it holds.
Discover what's happening and when in Montreal with our short guide to some of the city's best events...
Be certain to book your hotel in the city as early as possible when these popular events lure crowds.
Montreal High Lights Festival; February-March: Food, fun and fireworks are the highlights of this winter festival, which also incorporates the Montreal All-Nighter (Nuit Blanche).
Montreal International Jazz Festival; June-July:Running since the 1970s, this summer programme of jazz attracts the greats of the genre to a host of venues.
Montreal International Fireworks Competition; June-August: The night skies of summer are lit by pyrotechnic displays of pure brilliance at this event, which is also known as L'International des Feux Loto-Québec. Global teams compete for the annual titles at La Ronde amusement park on Sainte-Helene Island, near Downtown Montreal.