Where I Like to Stay in Montréal
Updated March 19, 2023
There are many luxury hotels located in downtown Montréal that offer an excellent experience. Some of the top choices include Hotel Birks, Four Seasons, and Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. These 5-star properties are all located within Montreal’s Golden Square Mile. Each is surrounded by fabulous restaurants and shops. These Montréal hotels are also within walking distance of Mont-Royal Park, the McCord Museum, the Redpath Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Montréal is a very walkable city. It also has an easy-to-navigate Metro system. With metro stops conveniently located near each of these properties, the Old Port and other Montréal neighborhoods are easily accessible. Additionally, much of Montréal’s underground city is beneath these hotels. With 33km of pedestrian walkways, indoor areas, and tunnels, getting around in the colder months is easy. While exploring this cosmopolitan city, consider staying at one of these magnificent properties.
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
For the ultimate in convenience, location, and luxury, try the freshly renovated Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. It is one of the finest luxury hotels in downtown Montréal. Not only does it have a fabulous restaurant and bar, but it also has an urban market and coffee shop. Marché Artisans features local products in the grocery and the option to dine in or take out.
Make a reservation for one of the new luxurious Fairmont Gold rooms. They all have access to an exclusive lounge on the top floor. Here you will experience panoramic views of the city while you enjoy breakfast in the morning or a cocktail in the afternoon.
The Fairmont is adjacent to Montréal’s central train station. This makes it very easy to visit Quebec City, which is only a three-hour train ride away.
Another of Montréal 5 Star Hotels is the prestigious Hotel Birks. This boutique hotel has 132 elegantly designed rooms, all with extraordinarily high ceilings and large windows. The spacious bathrooms are fabulous, with massive showers and oversized soaking tubs.
The hotel is housed within one of Montréal’s most beloved landmarks, originally built in 1894 by legendary businessman Henry Birks. The world-famous Birks Jewelry Store is still located on the first floor. However, it has been reduced in size to accommodate the fantastic Restaurant Henri. Here you’ll find a menu filled with traditional and French brasserie cuisine made with seasonal Quebecois products. Dine here, or have a drink in their lounge, even if you don’t stay at the hotel.
Four Seasons Hotel Montreal
The new sophisticated Four Seasons Montreal is more than just a luxury hotel. It has a spa and wellness sanctuary, excellent dining and drinking options, as well as several private residences. Dine at MARCUS for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This not-so-traditional brasserie, located on the 3rd floor with an open terrace, has phenomenal food featuring plenty of local seafood. Conversely, come back in the evening when the MARCUS Lounge + Bar is open. It has become the place to see and be seen.
Luxury shopping couldn’t be any closer. Pop into Holt Renfrew Ogilvy which is conveniently located adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel. You can actually access right from their lobby. This new luxury megastore for women and men is where upscale fashion, beauty, and glamour come together in downtown Montréal. This high-end shop is home to brands such as Channel, Tiffany’s, La Mer and unique beauty products and experiences.
Disclosure: Complimentary accommodations were provided by Tourism Quebec and their partners. No other compensation was received for this review. This post reflects the honest opinion of my experience without outside influence.