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Montreal

Rich in culture and packed with fun - your taste of Europe in North America.

Insider Guide Montreal

When in Montreal, You Must

Know Before You Go

Away Spa

Fuel your glow with a visit to Away Spa at W Montreal. Our treatment rooms allow the flexibility to fit your schedule, whisking you away from the stresses of daily life during your hotel stay.

AWAY

Treat Yourself

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the city.

J'capote

/'Juh-caput/ exclamation
Use this expression when you are super excited about something.
I have backstage passes for The Weeknd concert! J'capote!

Neighborhoods to Explore

The high-rise modernism of downtown meets the 17th-century buildings of the Old Port. Our underground city allows us to get through the cold winters, while the warm summers lead us to the nicest rooftop terraces.

1. Old Montreal

Discover some of the nicest art galleries, fine dining restaurants and VIP clubs in this 1642 European setting.

2. Griffintown

Escape to the newest area of Montreal that keeps on getting cooler, with original independent boutiques, hidden bars and gems, opened by our very own millennials.

3. Mile End

Home to many Montreal artists and filmmakers, this creative area is known for two famous bagel joints; Fairmount and St-Viateur.

4. Quartier des Spectacles

Concert venues, outdoor festivals, comedy shows, digital art displays, and much more, immerse in the city’s cultural heart.

W Montreal
901 Rue du Square-Victoria
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Ultimate Access to Montreal

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Crew

360 St Jacques St

Behind a former bank façade, this co-working space and coffee joint will take your breath away with its opulent décor.

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Pass by the concierge desk for a VIP pass that gives you access to a work space for a day.

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Frank & Oak

1420 Stanley St

Freshen up at the barbershop, enjoy a latté, and shop some locally designed clothing under one roof.

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Try on a few pieces to know your size. They ship worldwide!

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Bord'Elle

390 St Jacques St

Prepare for a sparkling night including a roaring '20s vibe and burlesque dancers popping bubbles like candies.

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Say hi to Donald Lauture, one of the best DJs in town.

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Foiegwa

3001 Notre-Dame St

Indulge with French classic plates revamped by rock star chef, Jeremy Fallisard, while sipping the best old fashion in town and listening to Biggy.

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Make sure to drop by their next door speakeasy to order a smoke show.

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Théâtre Fairmount

5240 Park Ave

This underground gem is the place to spot the hottest up-and-coming artists.

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For a glass of wine and a cheese plater, stop by La Buvette chez Simone before heading to the show.

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Montréal Musee des Beaux-Arts

Montréal Musee des Beaux-Arts

1380 Rue Sherbrooke O

Don’t miss a visit to Canada’s largest museum. Located on Montreal’s historic Golden Square Mile, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is home to over 41,000 works of art.

Musee de Contemporain de Montreal

Musee de Contemporain de Montreal

185 Rue Ste-Catherine O

This contemporary art museum features both visual and performing arts. The collection includes over 7,000 pieces of art by more than 1,500 artists.

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La Ronde

22 Chemin Macdonald, Île Sainte-Hélène

If you’re coming between May and October, electrify your visit with a day at Quebec’s largest amusement park featuring ten roller coasters and tons of other rides for thrill-seekers.

Être Avec Toi (Ê.A.T)

Être Avec Toi (Ê.A.T)

901 Square Victoria

Check out the revolutionary new dining concept that offers an exciting art gallery, DJ-designed soundtracks, and perfectly prepared food and drink, all right there in the W Montreal.

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Lead image by Marc-Olivier Jodoin