If Montreal’s Old World European charm is what draws you into exploring vacations in the city, then a stay at one of the top bed and breakfasts is a must, even if just for a night. Montreal bed and breakfasts can be found all over the city and outskirts, and active competition has prompted a renaissance of innkeepers striving to create the most attractive backdrops inside their cherished B&Bs. A Montreal B&B can be located anywhere from downtown, Old Montreal and the Old Port, to Little Italy and the Latin Quarter. Visitors are spoiled for choice with a chance to choose a neighborhood that best represents personal interests.
Gite Atmosphere B&B is one of the most revered Montreal bed and breakfasts there is. Set in the heart of the city, its atmosphere welcomes guests into a setting permeated by both history and modern times. The 1875 original stone and brick home features gleaming hardwood floors and an artistic urban environment laden with modern and antique gems. Three-course breakfasts fill guests with the energy needed to explore the many surrounding attractions including the Latin Quarter, Old Montreal, the Old Port, LaFontaine Park, and the rest of the waterfront. Rates vary from full price to half within different seasons and select vacation packages are available.
Hip, trendy, and full of life, Absolument Montreal is another of the Old Montreal bed and breakfasts high on the B&B radar and conveniently close to Montreal underground stops. The famous Montreal breakfast is served up until noon. A sunny backyard garden features an all-season hot tub spa. Guest’s rooms are filled with high-count linens, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, CD/DVD players, and the essential cozy bathrobe and slippers combo making them really feel like home. This cinema-inspired Montreal B&B offers private bathrooms for each suite, a nice change from the shared-bath facilities of many Montreal bed and breakfasts. Interior hallways are laced with tourist information; maps, guides, and brochures are offered. More than 500 books occupy endless shelves in the modern library. Downtown is a fifteen-minute drive and nearby trendy Plateau Mont Royal is filled with cafes, boutiques, and restaurants.
Eye-popping color, fantastic, unique adornments, and a truly individual style characterizes Bon Matins B&B (pictured), a special getaway near the Bell Centre in Montreal’s downtown area. Three suites, six deluxe suites, and one family suite are available. Each is delightful, vibrant, and unique. A home-style all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, a fresh bread counter with specialty loaves and fresh cheese spreads, and plenty of specialty breakfasts are on the menu. Located in a bright townhouse with a spacious back terrace, this Montreal B&b also presents three full-size apartments all aligned in their signature style.
Old Montreal bed and breakfasts can offer the most gratifying experience when enjoying Quebec vacations. Cobble stone streets flanking seventeenth- and eighteenth-century buildings, a huge array of cafes and eateries, special events like the Montreal Jazz Festival, and a basic beauty that is hard to resist are the venerable city’s Old Quarter attributes. Staying on the outskirts of the city can be extremely pleasant and with a reliable network of pubic transportation, getting around is never a worry.