Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy Downtown Montreal

Enjoy the area's architecture, art galleries and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Downtown Montreal. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the live music, festivals and theaters. Christ Church Cathedral and Bell Centre are just a couple of the must-sees. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Montreal

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Downtown Montreal has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • La Ronde Six Flags (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Arena McConnell (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Marche Des Eclusiers (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Aquatic Complex (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Meadowbrook Golf Club (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Pi-o Centre d'Amusement (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown Montreal

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Downtown Montreal. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Royal Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Montreal Botanical Garden (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Sun-Yat-Sen Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Champ de Mars (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Jeanne-Mance Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Parc de Portugal (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Downtown Montreal

Fly into Montreal, QC (YHU-St. Hubert), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Montreal, QC (YUL-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl.), which is 8.9 mi (14.4 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Montreal Lucien-L'Allier Station or Montreal Central Station to see more of the city. You can see more of Downtown Montreal by catching a ride on the metro at Peel Station, McGill Station or Lucien L'Allier Station.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,341 house rentals near Downtown. From 1,191 Condos/Apartments to 108 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Old Montreal: 607 vacation rentals
  • Plateau Mont-Royal: 1,068 vacation rentals
  • Old Montreal & Quays of the Old Port: 585 vacation rentals
  • Old Port of Montreal: 556 vacation rentals
  • Verdun: 104 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Montreal Central Station: 2,011 home rentals
  • Place Ville-Marie: 2,011 home rentals
  • St. Denis Theatre: 2,003 home rentals
  • Imperial Cinema: 2,010 home rentals
  • National Library of Quebec: 1,999 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,191 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 108 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 3 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 3 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 156 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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