Visit to Montreal

Nov 9th, 2019, 04:19 PM
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Visit to Montreal

My daughter and I will be visiting Montreal next July for 3-4 days. We are flying to Albany and going to the races at Saratoga. We have visited many places in upstate NY and have decided to spend the remainder of our vacation in Montreal. I have a lot of Holiday Inn Express and Hilton points. It appears most of those hotels are in the area of the airport. Is it feasible to take the train into the city from this area? We want to visit the old and new parts of the city. Any other must-sees for our first visit to Montreal? Thanks for any advice.
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Nov 9th, 2019, 05:18 PM
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It is not.

Montreal airport should be embarrassed when it comes to public transportation to center of town.

The Holiday Inns near the airport are located in an ugly industrial are.

Pick a Holiday Inn in the city, the best one in terms of access to old and new parts of Montreal is the one on St. Urbain Street .
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Nov 9th, 2019, 07:05 PM
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Thank you so much. I will check out this HI and other hotels that are in that area of the city.
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Nov 12th, 2019, 01:18 AM
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Embassy Suites by Hilton on St. Antoine is at the edge of Old Montréal and conveniently across the street from the Place d’Armes metro station. No need to limit yourself to the distant airport.
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Nov 14th, 2019, 06:00 AM
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How old is your daughter?
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Nov 14th, 2019, 05:51 PM
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My daughter is an adult. We are history buffs and enjoy beautiful scenery and architecture. I have checked the Holiday Inns and the Embassy Suites in the downtown area. Based on the points required, we will likely stay at one of the Holiday Inns. We don't mind walking or taking the train. Would like to leave the car parked once we arrive.
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Nov 15th, 2019, 10:20 AM
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Montreal has good public transit. We always leave our car parked when we visit the city.

For history buffs I would recommend the archeological museum (Pointe-à-Callière) and the Ch teau Ramezay. The Musee St Gabriel is also very interesting but a little out of the way.
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Nov 17th, 2019, 05:13 AM
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i would also recommend visiting one of Montreal's great public markets. If you go to the Jean-Talon market you can combine it with a walk around the Little Italy section.

The tourist website has lots of good information about and suggested walking tours for different neighborhoods.

There is also a section on "heritage and architecture."
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