Where to Stay

Old Montréal

For

Ultraconvenient for many sights, old-world charm, access to Old Port

Against

Crowded with tourists at peak times, few inexpensive rooms, hard to find parking

Downtown

For

Convenient for public transport and sights throughout the city

Against

Can be congested, with few inexpensive options compared with other districts

Quartier Latin & the Village

For

Semiresidential area with bohemian charm, restaurants and cafes

Against

Somewhat remote from central sights; has been the center of student protests

Plateau Mont-Royal

For

Home to the city’s most charming B&Bs; atmospheric neighborhood with many parks

Against

Removed from central Downtown and Old Montréal; few key sights