Hip Apartments in Montreal, Quebec, You’ll Want to Call Home

Live like a Montrealer by booking an apartment when visiting the city
Live like a Montrealer by booking an apartment when visiting the city | Courtesy of Le Se7t Penthouses / Expedia
Ellie Ross

If you’re hitting up Montreal, then live like a local and rent an apartment. The Canadian city is bursting with trendy places to stay, with everything from three-bedroom penthouses to cozy studios. It’s the ideal type of lodging if you prefer to have your own space and independence while visiting the largest city in Quebec.

1. Sonder – Penny Lane


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There’s contemporary flair at these studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments positioned amid the cobblestone streets and charming shops of Old Montreal. Think slate-gray feature walls, modern art, flat-screen TVs and rattan kitchen chairs. The Premier Suite bedroom has a queen-size bed with crisp white linen, and the open-plan kitchen and living room leads to a balcony that’s perfect for your morning coffee.

2. Le Square Phillips Hotel and Suites


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You get hotel facilities with the space and privacy of a home-like suite at Le Square Phillips. Lying on Place Phillips in downtown Montreal, it has an indoor heated pool, a fitness room, dry cleaning and concierge services, and free continental breakfast. The 164 studios, suites and lofts are smart and spacious, with kitchenettes, comfy beds and work desks.

3. Trylon Appartements Hotel


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This aparthotel in downtown Montreal has a great range of accommodation options, from snug studios to spacious suites and apartments that sleep up to six people. There’s a homely feel – think potted plants, polished wood floors and private balconies. You also have access to hotel facilities such as the indoor heated pool, sauna, gym, rooftop terrace and lounge bar.

4. Milton Parc Hotel by Simplissimmo


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Exposed brick walls, leather chesterfields and modern art add to the cool vibe at this collection of loft suites, sleeping between two and four guests each. The eight units include three penthouses with private terraces and views of downtown Montreal. Check-in is contactless, and ceilings are high. Also, you’ll have modern comforts in the well-equipped kitchen, including LED lighting, breakfast bars and Nespresso machines.

5. Loft Hotel


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Combining historical architectural elements with contemporary style, Loft Hotel offers luxury suites with oodles of space, tall ceilings and panoramic windows. Each individually designed unit has a smart kitchenette, and the bedding is plush – think feather toppers and goose-down pillows. Its location, sandwiched between the Latin Quarter and lively Plateau-Mont-Royal, is ideal for exploring Montreal’s diverse dining and vibrant nightlife scenes.

6. Cozy studio at Sonders – Place d’Armes


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Snug and chic, this open-plan studio in cultural Chinatown is ideal for couples or solo travelers. There’s a queen-size bed with plump cushions, and the kitchen has everything you’d need to make yourself at home for a few days. You can make the most of the in-suite laundry and complimentary luggage storage, or ask at the front desk for things to do in the area – such as slurping down a bowl of hot noodles in one of the many Asian restaurants. Sonders also has one- and two-bedroom suites.

7. Stanley Court Apartments


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These 10 apartments are a haven of peace despite being in bustling downtown Montreal. Each unit has one or two bedrooms and everything to make your stay comfortable, including air conditioning and basement laundry facilities. As for decoration, contemporary art adorns the whitewashed walls, while potted plants add a vibrant touch. The two family apartments are ideal if you’re traveling with kids.

8. Lofts du Vieux-Port


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You won’t want to leave the hip interiors of these 31 lofts, just a short walk from the Notre-Dame Basilica. Housed inside traditional Old Montreal architecture and sleeping up to four people, they feature stone and brick walls, open-plan kitchens and living spaces, modern furniture with a monochrome color scheme and modern trappings such as flat-screen LCD TVs. Some feature mezzanines, while others have jacuzzi tubs.

9. Maison Saint-Vincent


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There is a boutique feel to this 10-room hotel sitting next to the Saint Lawrence River and its boardwalk and boutiques. Rooms are comfortable and colorful, with plush sofas, smart kitchenettes and statement walls in vibrant shades of sage and teal. Despite the modern interiors, the building dates back to 1858 and retains many original features, such as French windows.

10. Le Se7t Penthouses


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Live like a Montrealer in one of these fully furnished condo-style penthouse apartments. Building amenities include a fitness center and an outdoor pool, while the penthouses offer elegant furnishings and fantastic views of downtown Montreal through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The two- and three-bedroom units come in heavenly white, with stripped flooring adding a natural touch. You’ll be in the heart of Griffintown, one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods.

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