cool and unusual hotels in Montreal

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Montreal 2021

Québec province’s largest city which is set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River combines the look and feel of the finest aspects of both Europe and Canada. With an unrestrained love for the arts, festivals, all things creative and generally living life to the hilt, Montreal is known for being the cultural hub of Canada. It’s a place where quaint gas lamp lined squares sit-side-by-side by gentrified industrial ports filled with vegan smoothie bars, trendy spas and rooftop electro dance parties.

As well as being blessed with the most exciting food scenes in North America, their fondness for street art and open-air exhibitions illuminate many a neighbourhood corner. The abundance of tech startup offices gives Montreal an energetic, progressive vibe and one of the many funky eclectic neighbourhoods in the city have even named in the coolest places to live in the world. Thinking of staying? Here are the best cool and unusual hotels in Montreal…

Le Mount Stephen – Montréal’s newest lifestyle boutique hotel

Found in a grand neoclassical building, history and modern convenience combine at this delightfully first class hotel located in the Golden Square Mile. Rich wood panelling and stained glass windows are perfectly paired with sleek modern furnishings to create a uniquely beautiful feel.

Bedrooms at the 5-star exceptionally rated Le Mount Stephen are large and comfortable with lots of neutral brown tones and bold design touches like LED lighting under the beds and Japanese toilets in the bathrooms.

The hotel’s restaurant and bar area are popular with locals and visitors alike, and exude the uber cool air of those looking to enjoy fine dining and carefully crafted cocktails, while guests at the trendy Montreal hotel can also enjoy access to the 24-hour gym, spa and concierge services.

  • Prices from $180 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Le Mount Stephen

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W Hotel – a hotel with a real “wow” factor

There are many great things to do in Montreal but staying in a hip hotel is most definitely one of them. Enter this awesome hotel which is nestled away on the historic Banque du Canada building, the W Hotel is perfectly placed in the centre of Downtown Montreal.

Offering luxury accommodation throughout, the W Montreal is full of the brands signature quirkiness and whimsical touches including a huge lobby area with wooden walls and brightly coloured, unusual furniture.

Bedrooms are bold but beautiful with monochrome colour ways brought to life with pops of gold and yellow, and bathrooms that have a true luxe feel about them complete with soaker showers. The sleek, sexy and sassy Montreal hotel has its very own NOM NOM restaurant, that is unusually styled with canvas dividers and industrial light fittings, and serves up good quality food, as well as the Bartizen bar and nightclub that specialises in Quebec gins and various tonics.

  • Prices from $170 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for W Hotel Montreal

Hotels and Airbnbs in W Hotel

Hotel 10 – hip upscale hotel set in 1915 Beaux-Arts townhouse

Set within a Beaux-Arts townhouse, dating back as far as 1915, this historic hotel has been extended with a modern annex to provide a range of stylish suites and rooms in downtown Montreal. Upscale interiors and chic design makes the 4-star exceptionally rated Hotel 10 one of the most popular in the city, and stylish bedrooms are uber-cool with muted tones, sumptuous bedding and glass-walled soaker showers in the super chic bathrooms.

Suites provide separate living areas, floor to ceiling windows and separate luxury bathtubs. Guests can visit the onsite nightclub with trendy terrace, BLVD 44, sip drinks at the LE BAR20 or enjoy epicurean pleasures at the BAR20 Bistro. There is also a chauffeured car service that will deliver visitors anywhere within 5 km radius for free.

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Hotel Epik – mixes contemporary with historic chic

Set in the historic Vieux-Montreal district, the much-loved Hotel Epik is a stylish boutique hotel situated just a short walk from the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal and the Place-d’Armes Metro, surrounded by a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Bedrooms are beautiful with exposed thick brick walls, polished wooden floors and high thread count linens, whilst bathrooms are tiled in white with contemporary touches.

The lobby area is simple and chic with granite flooring, brick walls and the soft leather seating, and the stunning in-house Epik Retardant serves up Italian cuisine, in spacious yet sumptuous surroundings. The cool Montreal hotel also offers an extensive wine and cocktail list.

Hotels and Airbnbs in Hotel Epik

Auberge du Vieux-Port – mid-1800s warehouse turned swish boutique

A meticulously renovated mid-1800s warehouse building located on St Paul Street and overlooking the St Lawrence River. Packed full of period features like exposed beams, rough brick walls, and original casement windows, the Auberge du Vieux-Port is a stunning hotel full of class and character.

Bedrooms offer wrought iron bedsteads, high ceilings, wooden floors, and soft, sumptuous bed linen, as well as are WiFi and flatscreen TV’s, while bathrooms at the creative Montreal abode are equally as beautiful with period features and first-class fittings. The Taverne Gaspar just next door serves up comforting cuisine inspired by British Gastro Pubs with a distinctly French twist.

Hotel Gault – trendy loft hotel in Old Montreal

Located right at the heart of Old Montreal, the 4-star exceptionally rated Hotel Gault offers exceptional suites hidden away between a magnificent nineteenth-century facade. Offering stunning lofts and suites, the design of the hip and trendy Montreal hotel is traditional but cool with plenty of exposed brick, concrete floors, and fabulous leather beds with crisp white linens.

Bathrooms are created with cool greys and bright white subway tiles, whilst some of the larger suites offer freestanding bathtubs in the bedrooms themselves. The Gault Restaurant is an elegant affair with views across old Montreal, that delivers gourmet food all day long, or stop in the carefully crafted cocktail bar and enjoy a drink and a light snack.

Loft Hotel – chic and very hip all-suite hotel

Offering loft style accommodation in a stunning Montreal landmark the highly-rated Le Loft Hotel combines fascinating architectural history with modern design by Jaime Bouzaglo. All of the loft spaces are luxurious and extremely well appointed benefiting from tall ceilings and panoramic windows with fantastic views.

Every loft has its very own kitchenette, living area, and dining table as well as sumptuous king-size beds and beautiful bathrooms. Located just across the world from the gateway to the famous Latin Quarter, the cool and hip Montreal accommodation is the perfect base from which to explore this diverse and vibrant city.

Just outside your door, you will find a wide variety of fabulous restaurants, bars, and cafes to stave off hunger, as well as chic shopping streets and plenty of cultural attractions too.

Loews Hotel Vogue – award-winning upscale hotel in the heart of the city

An award-winning chic and trendy Montreal hotel located in the heart of the downtown Montreal, close to the Fine Arts Museum, trendy galleries, hip restaurants, and high-end shopping.

Oversized bedrooms and bathrooms are a feature at the Loews Hotel Vogue, as are Egyptian cotton bed sheets, love seat sofas, and vintage framed Vogue cover above the beds, while marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and their own TV’s also come as standard.

La Société Bistro serves a modern twist of French brasserie cuisine in surroundings that feel distinctly Parisian, while the hotel’s Lux Lounge is open from Tuesday to Saturday, serving up signature cocktails and great entertainment.

Hotel Nelligan – trendy boutique housed in a 19th-century building

Housed in a converted 19th-century building in Vieux-Montréal, this upscale chic and sleek Montreal hotel is close to the Basilique Notre-Dame, the Promenade du Vieux-Port, and a wide range of restaurants and galleries. With exposed brick walls, thick wooden beams, and a Victorian industrial feel throughout, the 4-star exceptionally rated Hotel Nelligan is cozy yet chic, and a truly beautiful place to stay.

Bedrooms are warm and welcoming with crisp white bedding and rich warm wood furniture, while upgraded suites offer separate sitting areas and whirlpool baths and terraces.

The elegant and funky Montreal hotel offers its very own highly refined French Restaurant, Verses Bistro, offering well thought out European and Canadian cuisine, or you can enjoy drinks at the bar and higher dishes at the Terrassee Nelligan.

Hotel William Gray – 18th-century cottages turned hip hotel in Old Montreal

A heady mix of the old and the new, 4-star exceptionally rated Hotel William Gray is housed in an old building that has been transformed with the addition of a glass atrium and an eight-story tower, to become a smart, design-conscious hotel in the heart of Old Montreal.

With glass walls and ceilings, the lobby area is an impressive entrance to this beautifully modernized building, while bedrooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes offering charcoal and white color schemes, high-class linens and furnishings, and stunning marble-clad bathrooms with rainforest soaker showers.

The Emily Oakes restaurant is lively and large and serves up showcase beef dishes that are popular with locals and visitors alike or take advantage of the rooftop terrace to sip drinks overlooking the Place Jacques Cartier.

Le Petit Hotel – funky modern meets historic chic

A polished and elegant hotel, housed in a 100-year-old building located in Downtown Montreal. Dressed with modern, colourful furnishings and original artwork throughout, The exceptionally rated Petit Hotel offers a funky slant on traditional contemporary cool.

The bedrooms at this Montreal boutique hotel are beautiful with exposed brick walls, polished wooden floors and original windows, as well as sumptuous fresh white linens and bathrooms swathed in marble and stainless steel.

The lobby area has the feel of an upmarket French salon, and doubles up as the Petit Cafe with character wall murals and swish leather furnishings, serving freshly brewed coffee and tasty treats throughout the day.

For hungrier diners, the bustling streets of Downtown are packed full of fabulous cafes, restaurants and bars.

‪Hotel Kutuma – African-inspired boutique in the hipster district

Located on the vibrant Rue Saint-Denis in the Plateau-Mont-Royal district, the exceptionally rated Hotel Kutuma is an African-inspired boutique hotel that is an absolute delight for the senses.

Bedrooms offer custom-made furniture and plush fabrics while suites offer whirlpool tubs and penthouses have exposed brick walls, open fireplaces, kitchenettes and separate living areas. All rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs. Le Nil Bleu restaurant has an impressive interior fountain and serves up well-executed Ethiopian style food, as well as offering an extensive wine list.

The streets around the hotel offer a wealth of casual cafes, laid-back eateries, busy bars, and contemporary galleries and theatres for visitors to explore.

LHotel – unique art-filled boutique hotel

A 19th-century hotel located in Old Montréal, full of antique furniture and period features, just a short 10 minutes walk from the Palais des Congrès Convention Centre.

With its very own on-site art gallery, visitors to the cool and unusual Montreal hotel can immerse themselves in world-class art paired with beautiful accommodation. Bedrooms at 4-star exceptionally rated LHotel Montreal are refined and traditional with dark wood furniture, high thread count linens and beautiful bathrooms, as well as modern conveniences including flatscreen TVs and free WiFi.

The Winter Garden dining room serves delicious breakfasts and filling fare, or sit up at the bar to sip cocktails before heading out to explore the very best this beautiful city has to offer.

Boutique Lofts Milton Parc – Well appointed apartments in a central location

Located in Downtown Montreal, close to the Place des Arts subway, the exceptionally rated Boutique Lofts Milton Parc are well-appointed and perfectly placed for visitors looking to explore all sides of the city.

The exclusive selection of loft-style apartments available all offer exposed brick walls, bright modern kitchens, polished marble floors, and contemporary living and dining areas. Bedrooms are calm and cool with high quality crisp white linen and large king-sized beds, while marble bathrooms with soaker showers are spotlessly clean.

If you don’t fancy cooking, you can step outside a find plenty of local cafes, bars, and restaurants including the Chez Gautier Restaurant located close by.

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