Family-friendly hotels in Montréal

Rebecca Sellers

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.

This article was updated on September 19, 2023.

Been saving up for a fun family getaway? Montréal’s always there with a warm welcome, plus awesome four-season experiences for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for festivals, attractions, museums, exhibitions, professional sports or general streetside exploring. And that’s not to mention our mouth-watering food scene! To help you pick the best place for you and your crew to stay—whether you’re on budget or will be splurging—we’ve put together a list of some family-friendly hotels in the city.

Old Montréal

History, architecture and culture are just some of what Montréal’s old city has going for it. Explore fun like a zip line (even in winter), street performers, the Montréal Science Centre, an IMAX theatre, rappelling, cruises and more. There’s all that, but most important, here’s where you can stay while getting in on the action:

Auberge du Vieux-Port: Feel like treating your tribe? Immerse yourself in the rich history of the old city while relaxing in the AVP’s luxe surroundings. Some of the sophisticated rooms can sleep up to three—and connect with more rooms. Designer bath products, plush bathrobes and linens, Nespresso coffee maker plus an array of other amenities and services like childcare on arrangement give it that next-level attentiveness.

Hôtel Gault: Splurge on some spread at this noteworthy Old Montréal property and enjoy stunning apartments with kitchenette, living room and workspace that give everyone a little room to relax in. Slumber in dreamy king and queen beds, sip Nespresso, enjoy state-of-the art tech and amenities, plus delicious breakfast at its in-house Gault restaurant.

Hôtel Place d’Armes: Let everyone enjoy a little ooh-la-la in this luxury establishment. Enjoy breakfast at the Brasserie 701 with room rate and other perks that include special treats and a gift bag for the kids, a free extra cot or crib and Wi-Fi.

Hôtel Nelligan: Everyone will be down with these deluxe Old Montréal digs. Book and get discounts on its spacious rooms, and enjoy perks galore, including free Wi-Fi a mouth-watering breakfast for four at the in-house Nelli, as well as special treats and a surprise bag for the kids. They’ll love it!  

Hôtel William Gray: If your kids are aesthetes, the curated and contemporary William Gray will wow them (and you) with its charms. An amazing in-house restaurant, the cool OTH boutique, fitness centre and spa, rooftop terraces and green courtyards will be chill with everyone. The fun also includes its Living Room with pool table and vinyl collection as well as loads of the latest tech perks, and cribs and essentials if you’re travelling with baby.

Le Petit Hôtel: What do you say to a family-friendly XL room that can accommodate 4 or more people with king size bed, futon, rollaway bed, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and Nintendo Wii? A big yes? This historic property also features European continental-style breakfast and an onsite coffee counter open 24/7.

Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel: Families get to slumber in high style in this beautiful 4 Diamond property. Oskar, its on-site restaurant (with outdoor dining) shines the spotlight on local products, while kitchenettes come with mini-fridge and microwave, a handy alternative when the little guys get hungry. Cribs are also available for your little ones. The beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal is a mere hop and skip away.

Le Westin Montréal: This upscale property is situated between Old Montréal and the Quartier international, and keeps you close to everything: attractions, restaurants, historic sites, shopping and more. Besides all the swishy touches, you can bring along your furry people, work out at its fitness studio and dine at the inhouse farm-to-table gaZette restaurant. That is, if you can ever get the kids out of the pool…

Marriott SpringHill Suites Old Montréal: Relax, you’re in good hands with this international chain near Old Montréal, and right next to the city’s ample shopping and attractions. In addition to its serene surroundings, enjoy complimentary breakfast, or let your culinary talents shine in its kitchenettes. Its indoor pool will be a hit with the kids. And for you? The next-door Avie Spa might be just what the doctor ordered.

 

Downtown

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 you and the kids hopping and bopping through your vacation.

Château Versailles: This four-floor walk-up keeps everything cozy, plus it lets you bring along pets (because they deserve a vacation too!). Each morning, the whole fam can feast on delicious buffet breakfasts before charting its course for a fun-filled Montréal experience.

DoubleTree by Hilton MontréalWhat’s not to love about this sleek and stylish hotel at the heart of the Quartier des spectacles and its bounty of entertainment? Its family suites come with a 55-inch TV, a mini-fridge and a walk-in shower. Its restaurant Bivouac showcases Québec terroir products, with summertime on the terrace and wintertime under festive heated outdoor domes. Pet-friendly rooms, free WiFi and an indoor pool will have everyone diving into the fun. It also offers La Lune Sitters (professional nanny services) for date nights.

Hôtel Bonaventure: Not only is there a pool, but this hotel offers a special selection for children under 12 years old and under for room and restaurant service for lunch and dinner. Parents can enjoy and relax in their spa centre, called Mia Spa.

Hôtel Monville: A pet-friendly policy, charging stations, 24/7 gym and a grab-and-go resto are just some of the goodies that this hotel offers its patrons. Everyone will appreciate the fast, free Wi-Fi, while parents can save on time with online check-in/-out and de-stress with a cup of Nespresso. Ahhhh! 

Le Nouvel Hôtel: This cozy Shaughnessy Village property keeps you plugged in to Montréal’s urban scene and architecture (it’s steps away from the Canadian Centre for Architecture) as well as excellent izakayas. It features kitchenettes, an onsite restaurant, outdoor pool and sweet outdoor terrace where everyone can chill in warmer weather.

Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel: This recently-renovated hotel has a lot going for it: indoor heated pool for the kids, spa and hot tub for you, Stanley, its new inhouse restaurant and prime location downtown, near the Bell Centre. And it welcomes pets, meaning barking boos can travel with you.

 

 

Hyatt Place Montréal Downtown: This chic and cozy property near the Gay Village and the Quartier des spectacles gives you the pulse of the city’s entertainment scene and all those festivals, not to mention great restaurants and shopping. Unwind from your busy day with a delicious meal at Bistro, its in-house restaurant or dip in its indoor pool.

L’Appartement-Hôtel: This sensible, low-fuss (who needs fuss?) option at the heart of downtown lets you bring your pets, dine in thanks to kitchenettes, enjoy free continental brekkies, plus frolic in its indoor rooftop pool. Seriously soak-upable downtown views!

Hotel Zero 1: If you are urbanist at heart, you’ll love the crisp and chic feel to this hotel, which not only enjoys an excellent Quartier des spectacles-adjacent location, but is next to two subway lines. An in-house restaurant, kitchenettes and welcoming of pets make this a choice to keep on your radar. Its indoor courtyard and panoramic terrace on the fifth floor are also bright features.

Hampton by Hilton Montréal Downtown: Right at the entrance to Chinatown and close to Old Montréal, this hotel offers rooms with kitchenettes, a superb rooftop terrace and outdoor pool during warm temps, plus it has a pet-friendly policy. Free breakfasts will help you get your day off to a healthy start!

Hôtel Le Cantlie Suites: With a prime location of downtown Montréal in all its glory, outdoor rooftop pool and sundeck – awesome views of the city! – plus two inhouse restaurants, Le Cantlie is a definite contender. Some rooms come with kitchenettes, which are great for when you just want to stay in, pets are welcome, plus it’s got a gym and a 24-hour laundry room.

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth: Splish and splash at the iconic Queen E’s indoor pool, check out the gourmet goodies at its urban market for on-the-spot and take-home edible treats. Some of its spacious suites offer kitchen facilities, plus pets are welcome.

Hôtel Travelodge Montréal Centre: Featuring economy bunk bed rooms, this hotel is just the right fit for families on a budget who still want to be at the heart of the action. Free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and 24-hour desk service are just some of the many perks.

Le Mount Stephen Hotel: Families indulging in this ultra-swish downtown property get to enjoy, among the many amazing amenities, Deluxe Queen Queen with spacious beds, Nespresso gourmet coffee makers, an onsite spa and restaurant and floor-to-ceiling windows. Fido can tag along too!

 

Rebecca Sellers

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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