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We Love These 7 Affordable Hotels in the Heart of Montreal

Joanne Latimer | April 25, 2017

Budget travelers don’t have to run up their credit cards to get a decent hotel room in Montreal. There are affordable yet comfy options near downtown, in the Old Port and Griffintown. Plus, Montreal hotels are amenable to cutting deals if you phone the front desk in person.

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Kutuma Hotel & Suites

Why it made the list

A luxury experience on the Plateau, starting at $100 for a standard room. This small, African-themed gem is right on rue St. Denis, so it's centrally located, near Sherbrooke Metro and more. Every room has a full kitchen, its own sleek a/c unit, and a big bathroom, which is rare on the Plateau. If you don't mind the four-story property's lack of an elevator, this is for you. Try to Ethiopian restaurant downstairs.

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Auberge de la Fontaine

Why it made the list

It's hard to find a hotel in the heart of the Plateau, but this recently-renovated auberge ticks off all the right boxes: It's affordable (rooms start at $130 in low season); it overlooks a huge park; it's near bistros and poutine joints; mixology bars are within steps and the buffet breakfast is a delight.

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Château Versailles

Why it made the list

Architectural grandeur, stately rooms with fireplaces, deluxe continental breakfast—all for $149, to start. Oh, and the location is great: right downtown, near the museums, the cinemas, McGill University and the Bell Centre.

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Le Centre Sheraton

Why it made the list

With serviceable rooms starting at $180, the price is right. Le Centre Sheraton has an impressive digital hub to keep the kids busy and an indoor pool. It’s a stone’s throw from the Bell Centre for hockey games and concerts.

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Springhill Suites by Marriott

Why it made the list

It’s rare to find a room—let alone a suite—in the Old Port for $179. Yet, here it is. The Springhill Suites by Marriott wins awards for being family friendly. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are included. There is an in-suite microwave and a mini fridge, while there’s an affordable “market” in the lobby.

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Hôtel le Square-Phillips et Suites

Why it made the list

One of the best deals in town, the rooms start at $149 in low season. That includes a deluxe buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi and a roof-top pool. Plus, rooms are fitted with full kitchens and there are sunny laundry facilities on site. With its downtown location, there’s no need to spend money on taxis.

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ALT Montreal Griffintown

Why it made the list

The price is set at $159—every room, every night, every season. That’s right. This is the spectacularly stylish economy hotel from Le Germain group. It's a steal, considering the designer furniture, the underground parking, the expansive views of the city, the modern gym, the queen beds and the connectivity panels.

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