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Step Right Up to These 5 Hotels Near Montreal's Cirque Du Soleil

Joanne Latimer | April 24, 2017

The Cirque du Soleil’s iconic blue and yellow Big Top is a landmark in the Old Port. It sits on Jacques-Cartier Quay, close to hotels that can accommodate any budget. Ask the concierge about open rehearsals—when you at one of these conveniently located hotels, of course. These are the best hotels near Cirque du Soleil in Montreal.

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Hôtel Nelligan

Why it made the list

Acrobatics is a serious art in Montreal, with its many circus schools, and Hôtel Nelligan has art in its NDA. Named after the passionate poet Émile Nelligan, this luxury boutique hotel is within eyeshot of the Cirque du Soleil’s tent pole in the Old Port. The roof-top terrace affords excellent views of the Big Top, which is just a few minutes’ walk away.

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Le Petit Hôtel

Why it made the list

Waving circus tickets, young couples and families chat about the Cirque du Soleil in the lobby. It’s no surprise, seeing as the Big Top is a 10-minute walk, southeast. Or, borrow two bicycles from reception and ride there in a few minutes, because you can borrow bicycles at this hotel, which is pretty neat.

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Hôtel Le St-James

Why it made the list

This high-end luxury hotel is stately and calm—the kind of place where celebrities, world leaders, and business moguls find a safe haven. They, too, like the circus. Hôtel Le-Saint James is a 10-minute walk north of the Cirque du Soleil’s flagship tent pole, and the concierge does a magic trick where he makes sold-out circus tickets appear.

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Pierre du Calvet AD 1725

Why it made the list

Tucked into a quiet side street on the Old Port’s eastern edge, Pierre du Calvet is a five-minute walk from the Big Top. It’s also a curiosity, full of unusual conversation pieces—kind of like an actual circus is! Guests will admire the heady mix of the Louis XIII and Lous XIV furnishings, Oriental rugs, gilded portraits, bird cages, odd-ball antiques and dazzling woodwork.

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Springhill Suites by Marriott

Why it made the list

Circus fans on a budget are going to super jazzed about this place. It’s rare to find a room—let alone a suite—in the Old Port for $179, and yet, here it is. The Springhill Suites by Marriott is only a 10-minute walk to the circus. It wins awards for being family friendly, thanks to the breakfast, Wi-Fi, in-suite microwave, mini fridge, and affordable “market” in the lobby.

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