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Mar. 2, 2023

The best hotels in the world are… right downtown!

Les meilleurs hôtels sont au centre-ville, dont le Fairmont Reine Elizabeth

Word had been getting around for a while… Now, it’s confirmed, the best hotels in the world are located in downtown Montreal! But don’t just take our word for it. Indeed, the Forbes Travel Guide recently revealed the winners of its mythical Star Awards and four of our hotels are part of the prestigious list. If you are considering staying in one of these magnificent places, this article will convince you!

Fairmont Le Reine-Elizabeth

Located just off St. Catherine Street, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth has recently undergone a complete makeover. Its 950 rooms have been boldly renovated, with a focus on bright and vibrant interiors true to the hotel’s historic charm. According to Forbes, the extensive changes offer travellers an even better taste of the vibrant energy of downtown. With its 24-hour wellness centre, Rosélys restaurant and elegant bar, Nacarat, the hotel is more modern, welcoming and delightful than ever.

900 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest

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© Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth

Hôtel Le Crystal

If you stay at this hotel, you’ll have access to a beautiful indoor pool and a high-end fitness centre. Within walking distance of the business districts, Le Crystal’s stylish and sophisticated suites make it stand out from chain hotels. The rooms have king-size beds, and you can even stay in one of the penthouses on the hotel’s 11th floor if you like. The spectacular view will take your breath away.

1100 Rue De La Montagne

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© Le Crystal

Hôtel Four Seasons

Chic and modern, the Four Seasons Hotel is the new focal point of the Golden Square Mile. This luxury hotel has made a name for itself with Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s outstanding cuisine. Guests are blown away by the interior decoration. The natural wood, velvet and pink hues in the lobby, suites and hallways will have you feeling like royalty! With private residences on the upper floors, the hotel always has a mix of locals and visitors.

1440 Rue De La Montagne

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© Four Seasons

Hôtel Ritz-Carlton Montréal

This hotel first opened in 1912. However, renovations have turned the Ritz-Carlton into a state-of-the-art hotel. Guests can enjoy the facilities of the St. James Spa or the swimming pool, which offers a breathtaking view of the city. You can even enjoy tea in the historic Cour des Palmiers and tantalize your taste buds at the Maison Boulud restaurant. According to Forbes, this hotel offers some of the most stylish and sought-after accommodations in Montreal. We agree!

1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

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© Ritz-Carlton

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