Montreal is Canada's second-largest city and is located on the St Lawrence Seaway in the province of Quebec. The city lies on an island known as Montreal and derives its name from the three peaked hill in the centre of the city known as Mount Royal. Montreal is a majority French-speaking city and owes its European origins to the French fur-trapping and trading center that developed there.
When to visit MontrealHeavy snow and cold temperatures are the norm throughout the winter but the city remains navigable thanks to the climate controlled underground city. The winter months are also popular with skiers and those enjoying winter sports further afield who can book hotels near Montreal. Summer temperatures can be as high as 80°F and later in the year visitors are rewarded with the spectacular Fall foliage, which is a particular high spot for people booking Montreal hotels at this time of year.
How to get to MontrealMontreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), formerly known as Dorval Airport, receives both domestic visitors and those from overseas. The area is well served with airport hotels. However, the airport is situated approximately 8 miles west of where visitors can find downtown hotels. Amtrak trains travel to Montreal from the US. The central station (gare centrale) is downtown. Places in central and outer Montreal are linked by a metro system, which also links to Canada's rail network.
Montreal attractionsMontreal is notable for its seats of learning with its most famous one being McGill University. At times visitors can stay in rooms there, or, alternatively, in hotels near McGill University. The historic French quarter of Old Montreal is home to numerous elegant buildings including the Notre-Dame Basilica.
Where to stay in MontrealBusiness visitors and tourists with cash to splash can choose from a selection of upscale 4 star hotels situated downtown between Mount Royal and the Old Port. Those on more restricted budgets can find plenty of 3 star hotels scattered more widely throughout the city. Montreal is an ideal location for honeymooners and there are several romantic hotels of the boutique variety overlooking the St Lawrence. For foodies there are various hotels with fine restaurants. Whether you are searching for hotels with pools or business friendly hotels Hotels.com offers the best hotel deals in Montreal.