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Popular amenities for Montreal vacation rentals

Stay near Montreal's top sights

Downtown Montreal260 locals recommend
Old Port of Montreal1,148 locals recommend
McGill University246 locals recommend
Gay Village286 locals recommend
Plateau Mont-Royal52 locals recommend
Mount Royal1,477 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Montreal

  • Total rentals

    11K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    378K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    4.6K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    2.4K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.3K properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    7.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Montreal

Welcome to Montreal

Stroll through the Old Montreal district and the grand architecture, cathedrals, and cobblestone streets have an unmistakably European vibe. But that’s only one side of Quebec’s most populous metropolis, set on a hilly island in the St. Lawrence River. Montreal has its own style and is known for its trend-setting design and music scenes, forward-thinking chefs and brewmasters, and globally influenced landscape. The modern downtown shows off the city’s creativity in contemporary exhibit spaces, giant murals, and the numerous festivals hosted in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Head north, where the scene gets trendier in the Plateau-Mont-Royal and Mile End areas — artsy enclaves known for concert halls, cocktail bars, and bakeries turning out the famous Montreal-style bagels. This is also a city of remarkable parks, each gifted with one-of-a-kind landmarks such as the futuristic inclined tower in Olympic Park and the famous dome over the Biosphere environmental museum in Parc Jean-Drapeau. As you venture further into the outlying boroughs, you’ll find each community puts its own spin on Montreal’s many charms.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Montreal

Montreal will woo you in every season, though summer’s jam-packed calendar, filled with acclaimed festivals and the Canadian Grand Prix races, brings out the biggest crowds. Summer in Montreal keeps the party going from June to August with the city hosting events as varied as concerts from international jazz masters and major beer tastings. If you want to beat the sometimes-muggy heat, then opt for fall’s dazzling display of colors arriving in the city’s parks. The Montreal Botanical Garden and the Morgan Arboretum are among the many scenic spots to take in the foliage.

Shoppers come out in force over the holiday season, when Christmas markets bustle and Old Montreal’s shops are all abuzz. Of course, winter’s frosty climes don’t phase hardy Montrealers, who show up by the tens of thousands for Igloofest, the season’s premier outdoor music festival. If the chill becomes too much for your taste, check into one of the Nordic spas and cozy bars that keep even the darkest months warm and cheerful.

Top things to do in Montreal

Mount Royal Park

Designed by the architect who planned New York City’s Central Park, Mount Royal stands out among Montreal’s many green spaces for the small mountain rising above the cityscape. Locals hang out here year-round, snowshoeing in the winter and hosting barbecues in the summer. But it’s a scenic spot any time of year for catching views of the downtown skyline, perhaps best seen at sunset from the Mount Royal Chalet.

Old Montreal

When people talk about Montreal’s French-inspired ambiance, they’re more than likely referencing the city’s oldest neighborhood. Old Montreal is home to several of the region’s famous churches, including the dramatic Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, one of the world’s finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture. While you can spend hours in museums like Centre d’Histoire de Montréal or lounging in public squares like Place Jacques-Cartier, this is also a dynamic neighborhood for browsing independent storefronts and dining. Window-shop your way along cobbled Rue Saint-Paul, a picturesque commercial district where you’ll find inventively curated boutiques popping up alongside established favorites.

Canal de Lachine

This historic canal is lined with industrial buildings converted into upscale residential and commercial spaces. Canal de Lachine also claims one of the city’s finest cycling paths for a pleasant spin on a sunny afternoon. Pause along the way to pick up picnic provisions to enjoy canalside at Marché Atwater, an Art Deco market hall dating from the 1930s.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Montreal?

    Montreal experiences a full range of seasons. Summers can be warm, with temperatures in the 70s°F to 80s°F (21°C to 27°C), while winters are typically cold and snowy, often dropping below 20°F (-6°C). Spring and fall offer moderate temperatures and are often highlighted by vibrant foliage.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Montreal?

    Visitors to Montreal can explore a variety of attractions, from the charming cobblestone streets of Old Montreal to the contemporary art exhibits at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Adventurous travelers might enjoy hiking up Mount Royal for panoramic city views, while foodies often enjoy sampling the city’s famed poutine and bagels.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Montreal?

    The peak period for visiting Montreal is from June to September, when the weather is warm. This is also coincides with the city's festival season, with popular events such as the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Just for Laughs comedy festival.

  • What are the best places to stay in Montreal?

    Downtown Montreal is a vibrant area that's conveniently located near many attractions. Old Montreal is known for its historic charm and quaint cobblestone streets. Le Plateau-Mont-Royal is a trendy neighborhood popular with artistic types, while Griffintown is an up-and-coming area featuring new condos and hip eateries.

  • What are the best places to visit in Montreal?

    Montreal Botanical Garden, Notre-Dame Basilica, and the Montreal Biodome are popular places to visit in Montreal. The city also has a plethora of museums such as Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, and McCord Museum.

  • What are some hiking trails in Montreal?

    Mount Royal Park, designed by the same architect as New York City's Central Park, has numerous hiking trails offering views of the city skyline. Parc-nature de l'Île-de-la-Visitation and Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park also provide scenic trails for those looking to explore Montreal's natural beauty.

  • What are some family activities to do in Montreal?

    Families can spend an enjoyable day at the Montreal Biodome or Montreal Botanical Garden. Parc Jean-Drapeau, located on an island in the Saint Lawrence River, features a beach, a sprawling park, and the La Ronde amusement park. A visit to the Montreal Science Centre is also a fun and educational experience.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Montreal?

    Day trips from Montreal could include a visit to the charming city of Quebec City, or exploring the beautiful countryside in the Eastern Townships. For nature lovers, a trip to Mont-Tremblant National Park or the picturesque village of Mont-Tremblant would be enjoyable.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Montreal?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Montreal. From over 7,590 apartment rentals, over 930 house rentals to over 1,220 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Montreal?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 7,200 vacation rentals in Montreal featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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