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5 Hotels Within Walking Distance of Montreal's Museums

Joanne Latimer | February 22, 2018

With never-ending construction downtown, it’s certainly a good idea to walk rather than drive when visiting the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Museum, and other arty destinations. Luckily, there are several fine hotels nearby for museum trippers. Here are some of those hotels!

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Hotel 10

Why it made the list

Sitting on the museum district’s main artery, Sherbrooke Street, this boutique hotel is halfway between the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Musee d’art contemporaine (MAC). Decorated with a “go big or go home” attitude, it appeals to designers and art lovers worldwide.

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Hôtel Chez Swann

Why it made the list

Young culture vultures are tripping over themselves to get a room at this boutique hotel—the name's a reference to Proust—for its handy proximity to downtown museums and galleries. Custom design pieces in the lobby come as no surprise, nor does the contemporary art in every room.

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Château Versailles

Why it made the list

Present your room key at the Centre for Canadian Architecture (CCA), and admission is free! Or, make the short walk along Sherbrooke Street to the city’s two biggest museums and gallery district. It’s even close enough to come back and change for dinner, if need be--super convenient.

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Sofitel Montréal

Why it made the list

Behold, the Sofitel’s signature carpet made from a Fernand Leger painting. And the hotel’s meeting rooms named after famous artists—Money, Matisse, Chagall and Picasso. So, clearly, the hotel has an affinity for fine art. Conveniently, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art is just a block or two away. The hotel arranges summer packages for the McCord Museum (and more).

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Ritz-Carlton Montréal

Why it made the list

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is just a short little stroll away from the Ritz-Carlton along Sherbrooke Street, where you’ll also pass smaller galleries and coffee shops. Exhibition tickets are available at the hotel’s front desk, where the concierge can arrange private tours of the museum’s collection or temporary exhibitions.

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