The Best Spa Hotels in Montreal, Quebec

Treat yourself to a wellness break at one of the best spa hotels in Montreal
Treat yourself to a wellness break at one of the best spa hotels in Montreal | © David Giral / Alamy Stock Photo
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11 January 2021

Want to stare out at the city from a rooftop jacuzzi? Enjoy an in-room massage? Indulge in one of the country’s most expensive facials? In a city as vibrant as Montreal, it’s reassuring to know you have a tranquil hotel to retreat to at the end of a busy day of sightseeing. Embrace Quebec’s joie de vivre along the Saint Lawrence River at these top spa and wellness hotels in Montreal, Canada.

Boxotel Montreal

Spa Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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This hip hotel spa is located on the terrace level – which helps emphasize the feeling that you are indeed getting away from it all. Feel free to wear your robe as you wander around the oasis of calm. The spa features a complete thermal circuit and small fitness room, and there are even spots to sunbathe (weather permitting) on the roof. You can also go for a soak in the outdoor rooftop jacuzzi.

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Hotel Le Crystal Montreal

Boutique Hotel
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An elegant five-star hotel in the center of the city, the property features one of Montreal’s most expansive spas. Swim in the indoor saltwater pool after a day pounding the streets, wind down in the Swedish sauna or soothe your sore muscles in the rooftop hot tub as you feast on amazing downtown vistas. The spacious, sun-filled gym is a wonderful place to work on your abs.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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At the center of the city’s Golden Square Mile, this opulent hotel houses one of the city’s most top-end wellness centers. The exquisite spa is highlighted by water features, fireplaces and a large indoor saltwater pool with stunning city panoramas. There’s an impressive array of treatments, as well as a room dedicated to salon and nail services, a relaxation lounge, and a steam room and sauna. Treat yourself to the maple syrup sugar nail treatment, which uses real pure Canadian maple syrup.

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Hotel Place d'Armes

Boutique Hotel
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This historic property in Old Montreal features the decadent Rainspa, spanning 3,000sqft (278sqm). It is well known for its beautiful hammam, a traditional Middle Eastern steam bath, with two private rooms, allowing guests to receive treatments surrounded by soothing eucalyptus vapors. On top of this, there are a further eight treatment rooms spread over two floors of the hotel, offering everything from Dermalogica facials to Swedish massages. Bonus: the restaurant will deliver dishes to the spa’s relaxation room.

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Le Mount Stephen

Luxury, Hotel
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Sophisticated Le Mount Stephen services its guests’ minds, bodies and souls at Mbiospa Prestige. The spa features a wide range of pampering facials and body treatments. Therapeutic massages include speciality treatments like prenatal and deep tissue massage. Be sure to try one of the spa’s Signature Escapes like the Fragrant Escape, which enrobes you in warm colors and enchanting scents. In a rush? Go for the Express Care facial and be rejuvenated in 35 minutes flat.

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  • Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

    Suite Hotel, Business Hotel
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    On the hunt for a unique way to relax? You could always reserve a night or two in the hotel’s John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite, where the song “Give Peace a Chance” is said to have been composed and recorded. Otherwise, give the large indoor pool or fitness area a go. The new Moment Spa has serenity-inducing white marble floors and Zen-like decor. There are also three deluxe manicure/pedicure stations and eight treatment rooms where you can escape from it all with an invigorating massage.

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    Hotel Birks Montreal

    Hotel, Luxury
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    A study in over-the-top opulence, this incredibly luxurious hotel lays claim to an incredible spa. The Valmont spa Hotel Birks offers an extensive menu of soothing and customized face, body and beauty treatments. The signature 90-minute face and neck treatment, l’Elixir des Glaciers, is reputed to be one of the most coveted (and expensive) facials in town. Other specialities include the decadent couples’ massage and a revitalizing mother-to-be massage.

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    Hotel William Gray

    Spa Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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    The acclaimed 5,600sqft (520sqm) luxury Spa William Gray offers exclusive Gharieni spa beds that feature a healing warm quartz massage or a Spa Wave sound therapy system. You can also take a tour of the luxurious hot and cold thermal pools, Himalayan salt room, Finnish sauna and steam room. In the summer months, the outdoor pool is especially inviting.

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    Hotel Le St-James Montréal

    Boutique Hotel
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    Hotel Le St-James is a landmark historic hotel, centrally located in Old Montreal. If getting lost in Montreal’s narrow, cobblestoned streets doesn’t provide enough exercise, guests can visit the hotel’s full-sized gym filled with state-of-the-art equipment and free weights. Loosen up those tight muscles at luxe Le Spa, which features an enticing menu of massage and beauty treatments. A favorite is the rassoul body wrap, which uses a Moroccan mud rich in minerals to soften and detoxify the skin.

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    These recommendations were updated on January 11, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.