Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top kid-friendly picks in Montreal and get inspired!
Hotel Le Crystal, located in downtown Montreal, is convenient for both business travelers and families, thanks to its big suites with kitchenettes and pull-out sofas. Room decor is clean-lined and contemporary, with lots of wood accents, while the lobby delivers more of a wow factor with its sleek, trendy style. The lovely indoor pool offers great views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows, the French brasserie is elegant, and the fitness center is big and modern.
The Hilton Garden Inn has a convenient location near McGill University in Downtown Montreal, and spacious, clean (if generic) rooms with mini-fridges and microwaves (convenient for families trying to save money on food). The indoor saltwater lap pool is a great kid-friendly feature, with excellent city views and a connected outdoor terrace, and the fitness center is large and bright. But the property lacks distinctive charm.
Novotel Montreal Centre offers spacious rooms with clean, contemporary decor (think: Ikea) featuring convenient sleeping arrangements for families (most rooms have either two double beds, or a king bed with pull-out couch). The location in Downtown Montreal, right next to shopping on Sainte-Catherine Street, is excellent. But there are few features -- just a decent fitness center, a solid restaurant with outdoor seating, and meetings rooms -- and there's a fee for Wi-Fi.
This 142-room hotel stands smack-dab in the heart of Downtown Montreal, amid tourist attractions, boutiques and restaurants. It's part of the kid-friendly Loews chain, which means families can expect amenities such as games available on loan and Fisher-Price welcome gifts. Decent-sized rooms (many offering two double beds) come with iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, as well as marble bathrooms with TVs and big Jacuzzi tubs, but the hotel lacks some of the features one would expect in this price range, like a fitness center, a spa or a pool.