Family-friendly hotels in Montréal
With its wall-to-wall festivals, countless attractions, parks, sports, and general good times going on, Montréal makes the perfect family getaway. To help you figure out where you and your crew can camp out—whether you’re on a budget or will be splurging—we’ve put together a list of family-friendly hotels in the city.
History, architecture and culture are just some of what Montréal’s old city has going for it. What about a zip line, street performers, the Montréal Science Centre, an IMAX theatre, rappelling, remote-controlled sailboats, cruises… hey, there’s not enough room to write it all in! But most important, here’s where you can stay while getting in on the action:
Le Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites
Le Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites: Let everyone enjoy a little ooh-la-la in the luxury establishment. Get 50% off a second room when you book a room or suite and enjoy breakfast with room rate. Other perks include a welcome gift for kids, in-room movies and popcorn, tuck-in service with milk and cookies, free extra cot or crib, mini-fridges in rooms, WiFi, on site restaurant and babysitting services. Liking it, parents? – 55 Saint-Jacques Street
Lofts du Vieux-Port
Lofts du Vieux-Port: If creature comforts, space and privacy top your family vacay list, these swanky lofts, with old stone walls and warm woods, are a lovely alternative for smaller families. – 95 de la Commune Street East
Le Saint-Sulpice: Families of up to four get to slumber in high style here, and kitchenettes come with mini-fridge and microwave. Breakfast included in room rate, cribs available and on-site restaurant (with outdoor dining), a handy alternative when the little guys get hungry. Board games and babysitting too, plus the Notre-Dame Basilica is a mere hop and skip away. – 414 Saint-Sulpice Street
SpringHill Suites Old Montreal
SpringHill Suites Old Montreal: With buffet breakfasts, an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, the SpringHill Suites Old Montréal will be a hit with everyone. Sleeping options accommodate up to five, and you can enjoy connecting rooms too. Other perks include kitchenettes with microwaves and mini-fridges, cribs, babysitting arrangements and coin-operated laundry, ’cause sometimes travelling with the tykes gets messy. – 445 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street
If you like to be at the heart of the action, Montréal’s downtown hotels are for you. Festivals, shopping, museums, restaurants, people galore and so much more will keep everyone, from tots to teens, absolutely bedazzled.
Ritz-Carlton Montréal: If your collective style is swanky and downtown, you’ll love the Ritz-Carlton. On top of 50% off your connecting room, kids 13 and under eat breakfast for free, plus you receive the Montréal Family Pass (for up to 3 adults and 6 children). And in the totally-cute category, babies receive a snuggly stuffed lion and adorable sleeper. – 1228 Sherbrooke Street West
Hôtel Le Crystal
Hôtel Le Crystal: The Crystal lets families choose from Deluxe, Crystal, Executive Suite or Penthouse rooms, and they can enjoy breakfast at its Siam restaurant. Receive surprise gifts, cookies and popcorn, plus have access to the 12th floor saltwater indoor pool with certified lifeguards and games for kids. Ahhhhh! – 1100 Mountain Street
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal: See Montréal’s top attractions with a free Family Pass, snack on homemade cookies and milk, and when you order an adult meal at the restaurant, kids 12 and under eat free. Plus, you can take advantage of complimentary upgrades, an in-room fridge and sweeping views of the city. – 1201 Boulevard René-Levesque West
The Omni Mont-Royal Hotel
The Omni Mont-Royal Hotel – Goodie bags, 24-hour room service, on-site café with kids’ menu, plus rooms that can sleep four and help with babysitting arrangements are all part of the package at the Omni. – 1050 Sherbrooke Street West
La Tour Belvedere Apartment Hotel
La Tour Belvedere Apartment Hotel: With affordable rates, spacious rooms and fully-equipped kitchens, this is a great option for families on a budget and who like to cook together. – 2175 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Candlewood Suites Montréal
Candlewood Suites Montréal: With rooms where up to six can snooze, fully-equipped kitchens (the Desjardins shopping mall with supermarket is three blocks away) and coin-operated laundry, the Candlewood is a great bet for you and your busy crew. – 191 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
Marriott Residence Inn Downtown
Marriott Residence Inn Downtown: Furnished apartments, fresh and free buffet breakfasts, fully equipped kitchens, a fitness centre and you can bring along Fido (it’s a pet-friendly hotel). The kids will love it! – 2045 Peel Street
Marriott Residence Inn Westmount
Marriott Residence Inn Westmount: Located on a sweet residential street on the west end of downtown Montreal, the Marriott Residence Inn Westmount is a home away from home with its full kitchenettes and comfy rooms. The subway, shopping, restaurants—everything for you and your gang is easy to get to. – 2170 Lincoln Avenue
Trylon Apartments: Cozy, peaceful and secure, the Trylon Apartments offer families affordable accommodations just next to Montréal’s major festivals. Other perks include fully-equipped kitchenettes, an indoor saltwater pool, sauna, fitness room, lounge area and rooftop terrace. – 3463 Sainte-Famille Street (Administrative office)
QUARTIER INTERNATIONAL (between downtown and Old Montréal)
Situated between Old Montréal and downtown, the Quartier international lets you live the best of Montréal’s historic and dynamic worlds, and is home to some of the city’s most spectacular monuments, statues and sculptures.
InterContinental Montréal: Offering a suite with a separate room (so parents can catch some Zzzs and get a little privacy too), the Intercontinental features surprise gift bags, a special menu for kids and a teddy for toddlers. – 360 Saint-Antoine Street West
Rebecca Sellers, blogger
Hailing originally from the big country skies of Manitoba, Rebecca adopted Montréal over 20 years ago after living in Québec City and France as a student. When she is not writing, translating or teaching English, she can be found pedaling the city’s bike paths, strolling the streets in search of hidden gems, and striking up conversations with local merchants, creators and folks in the neighbourhood.
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