Montréal's boutique hotels

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  • Hôtel Le Germain Montréal
Isa Tousignant

Isa Tousignant

This article was updated on October 17, 2023.

Boutique-hotel luxury is all about the particulars – the style, the amenities, the unique touches that are offered only there. Treat yourself to the personalized experiences hidden all over the downtown core, at Montréal’s beautiful boutique hotels, and start building lifelong travel memories.

Hôtel Place d'Armes - Terrasse Place d'Armes

Experience 19th century charm

Located a few steps away from the Notre-Dame Basilica, Hôtel Place d’Armes is an Old Montréal hotel in a stunningly retrofitted 19th century building has a lively nightlife at Brasserie 701 and the rooftop bar, plus Japanese dining at the Kyo Bar Japonais. The great perks for guests include free wine and cheese tastings.


Hôtel Nelligan - Facade

Gaze at the city’s most stunning view

On St-Paul in the heart of Old Montréal, Hôtel Nelligan boasts one of the city’s most stunning views from the rooftop deck. Settle in for an outdoor tête à tête in the summer, or in cooler months, sink deep into one of the armchairs in the lobby or the happening eatery, Méchant Boeuf. Reserve a room with a view onto the impressive Atrium.


Auberge du Vieux-Port - Terrace

Watch fireworks from a rooftop

Auberge du Vieux-Port is another hotel with a fantastic rooftop! Because of its location facing the St-Lawrence River and the Old Port, nothing beats watching the weekly fireworks from the rooftop resto, Terrasse sur l’Auberge. The rooms’ exposed brick and flagstone walls and the windows that can open up onto De la Commune add a really special sense of authenticity.


Lofts du Vieux-Port

Find your home away from home

Dotted around Old Montréal and serviced by the Auberge du Vieux Port, Loft et appartements du Vieux-Montréal has distinct living spaces ranging from studios to two-bedroom lofts, decorated with exposed stonework and plush furnishings, and fully equipped with the most luxurious amenities. We’re talking flat screen TVs and everything from dishwasher to stainless cookware in the well-appointed kitchens.


Le Petit Hôtel - XL Room

Sip on award-winning coffee

Le Petit Hôtel’s name says it all: this is among Montréal’s smallest boutique hotels, at one 28 rooms. It’s specially designed to accommodate the business set with a desk in each modern-designed room and a well-furnished business centre. Its award-winning coffee is available day and night from the lobby café – perfect for early risers!


Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel - Montréal

Soak up some culture

With a special interest in local art, which you’ll see everywhere from the hallways to the grandiose lobby, Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel is an all-suite hotel that puts culture forward. You’re likely to see notable authors or actors munching brunch on the beautiful garden terrasse. Every room is appointed with a Nespresso machine and has French windows that open.


Hôtel Gault

Relax in the best bath everrr

The calming, open lobby is just the start of the relaxing experience in this Old Montréal haven. Nestled away off the neighbourhood’s main thoroughfares, Hotel Gault is a completely retrofitted five-storey building from 1871 that features 30 rooms ranging from loft to apartment, all redesigned in sleek contemporary lines featuring shiny white porcelain, custom oak cabinetry and vast French windows. Ask for a room with a giant bath and heated bathroom floor. Try the Gault Restaurant for breakfast, brunch or lunch and enjoy an amazing view of Old Montréal. 


Hôtel Le Germain Montréal

Stay and dine in sheer elegance

Modernist is the name of the game at Hôtel Le Germain Montréal, where even the linens and staff uniforms are custom-designed (by local fashion icon Marie Saint Pierre) along the theme of black, white and neutrals. The rooms are spectacularly tasteful and judiciously adorned (think flat screen TV and delightful bathroom amenities), and every stay comes with free wifi and deluxe continental breakfast. Reserve a table at Le Boulevardier for dinner.


 Vogue Hotel Montreal Downtown

Clink glasses in the Golden Square Mile

Smack bang in the Golden Square Mile in Montréal’s downtown, Vogue Hotel Montreal Downtown is a nine-storey property that’s a meeting place between luxury and business travel. 

Sleep in a virtual museum

Featuring one of the biggest pop and contemporary art collections in Canada, LHotel is a virtual museum. Art floods every one of the 56 individually styled rooms plus all the common spaces in this 19th century building, originally the head office of the Montreal City and District Savings Bank. The lofty ceilings and grand windows overlooking Old Montréal’s cobblestones will fill you with a sense of history.


Downtown Walking Tour - 16/42 tours - Le Mount Stephen Hotel

Relish Golden Mile glamour

One of only three Canadian properties listed in The Leading Hotels of the World, Le Mount Stephen Hotel combines old world glamour with cutting-edge modern design. Located in the heart of the Golden Square Mile, the hotel embraces its past in the historic mansion at the front while celebrating the present in a sleek contemporary tower of 90 rooms and suites behind.


Hotel Birks Montreal

Enjoy a jewel of a stay

The newly renovated flagship Birks boutique built in 1894 now also houses the 120-room, high-end Hotel Birks Montréal and bistro. The rooms and common spaces all add contemporary touches to the beautiful original and historically significant architecture. The iconic Birks building is a magnificent location on Phillips Square in downtown Montréal, a true retail and lifestyle destination.


Hôtel William Gray - Alcove Corner Suite

Take in Old Montréal, modern style

Located steps away from the iconic Marché Bonsecours, Hôtel William Gray is an Old Montréal bijou that was built into a gutted 18th-century greystone building. It seamlessly blends old and new, starting with its contemporary living-room style lobby and all the room amenities – the bathrooms are all modern convenience. For a true taste of Montréal, grab a coffee at the Café Olimpico outpost onsite. And for the perfect souvenir, some of the fly streetwear from the OTH boutique is sure to upgrade the contents of your luggage. 


Hôtel St-Paul - Junior Suite Queen bed

Savour sleek design all around

Hôtel St-Paul opened in 2001 as Canada’s first ever boutique hotel. Located in an original Beaux-Arts building in historic Old Montréal, it was designed in refined simplicity by Montréal firm Borrallo, who offer a sleek and refined mix of past and present with interiors full of lush textures and noble materials. Get your own piece of the hotel’s peerless style to bring home at the Ana Coca boutique onsite, full of amazing objects, toiletries and soft furnishings.


Abri du Voyageur Hôtel - Lobby

Abri du Voyageur Hôtel

The Abri du Voyageur hotel is a good choice for those seeking a comfortable stay within walking distance of various attractions such as Place des Arts, Palais des Congrès, Chinatown, and the Old Port. The hotel's rooms and large bathrooms retain their original historical charm. Additionally, the hotel provides affordable accommodation options to suit your budget.

Isa Tousignant

Isa Tousignant

Isa Tousignant is a Montréal-based editor and storyteller with a curiosity that runs deeper than most. She has chatted life philosophies with celebrity chefs, gemologists, arena rockers and furries. (All were transformative.) Her free time is spent designing jewellery and laughing at her husband’s jokes.

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