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5 Hotels in the Old Port That Are Perfect Bases for Sightseeing

| February 22, 2018

The Old Port has handy hotels that make an ideal base for sightseeing. Between the location, the views and access to the metro, these properties will help you make the most of your time in Montreal, by seeing it all and not having to go very far to do so. Here's where to stay in Old Montreal for sights.

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InterContinental Montréal

Why it made the list

Strategically positioned between downtown and the Old Port, The InterContinental lets you pivot effortlessly between different zones of the city. It’s practically next door to the city’s top destination restaurant, Toqué!, in Place Jean-Paul Riopelle. There are also two metro stops nearby that’ll get you anywhere else.

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Épik Montreal

Why it made the list

Épic Montreal is a stone’s throw from the Pointe-à-Callière Archaeology and History Museum, the IMAX theater, the Château Ramazay Museum, Place Royal, Place de la Grande-Paix—or, everything in the south-western side of the Old Port, pretty much. Nestled between interesting boutiques and restaurants on rue St. Paul, the hotel is also surrounded by plenty of shopping spots.

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Le Place d'Armes Hôtel & Suites

Why it made the list

Located in the epicenter of Old Montreal, it really doesn’t get any more convenient than this place. Step outside, and you’re on a cobblestoned street facing Notre Dame Basilica, close to Place Jacques-Cartier and the second-empire style City Hall. Plus, Le Place d’Armes Hôtel is a five-minute walk to the metro for easy access to the rest of the city. Their wrap-around roof-top terrace is a summer hotspot for tourists who want to put their feet up and check out the city from up high.

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Auberge du Vieux-Port

Why it made the list

Head upstairs to the hotel’s magical rooftop terrace for instant sightseeing—panoramic views of the the St. Lawrence River, the famous Clock Tower, Isle Ste-Helene, and the majestic bridges. Come summer, the terrace is the best vantage point to enjoy the international fireworks competition. Also, the Auberge is located directly on the waterfront, behind the domed Marché Bonsecours, which attracts 11 million people annually.

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W Montréal

Why it made the list

Pssst! The W Hotel has a secret weapon—an elite class of concierge called a “W insider” and they are renowned fixers with city-wide connections. They’ll hook you up for a race car lesson or an experience on a pirate boat. Literally across the street from Square Victoria metro, the W is a sightseeing hub with easy walking routes: it’s only 10 minutes down to the harbourfront, 10 minutes north to the city center, 10 minutes east gets you to Notre Dame Basilica.

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