For something completely different, book one of two rooms or a fully equipped two-bedroom apartment at this charming guesthouse in the leafy neighborhood of Rosemont-La Petite Patrie. Rooms are comfortably furnished, and guests can use the dining or living room, and warm up by the wood-burning fireplace on chilly nights.
It's in the eastern part of the city, not far from the Jardin Botanique (2km away). Hosts Petra and Daniel (and their poodle Monsieur Petit) extend a warm welcome. The pair whip up delicious breakfasts and have loads of insight on exploring the neighborhood.