By Caroline Brassard
Montreal
Canada
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A city of diversity, culture, and ‘joie de vivre’ that seems hard to come by elsewhere in the western world, Montreal could arguably be seen as North America’s gateway to Europe. EscapeWizard.com offers you a guide to this unique city that will take you on an adventure you will remember for years to come. Whether you want to spend a quiet time with your significant other, a night on the town with friends, or experience art and culture, booking with EscapeWizard.com will give you the starting point needed to make the trip smooth and unforgettable. 

Visitors to the city can fly into the city via Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Dorval (YUL).  Click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to book with EscapeWizard.com today. Also, when making hotel arrangements, you can follow this link to book with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Our top selection for hotel accommodations in the city is the Crowne Plaza.
   
Montreal is the second largest city in Canada, and inspires even the busiest hard-working individuals to take a moment and soak in the bliss of life. Walk along any street in the city, and you are sure to come across cafés, pastry shops, and restaurants of various cultural origins. If you seek a more isolated and calm area environment, Prince Arthur Street is perfect for an evening of good food in a more intimate setting. If you want to be out in the open, you have the option of walking Est towards St-Denis, or Ouest towards St-Laurent. Both streets are known as the places to go for restaurants that offer quality foods for decent prices, some open around the clock. There are also many unique boutiques to shop in, and even some intimate bars and clubs for a night on the town. But if you really want to experience Montreal’s nightlife, head to Crescent street, and you will always find it buzzing with activity. This street has something for everyone.  For a detailed list of bars and clubs, please visit the following website: http://www.montreal-clubs.com/.
   
If you are heading to Montreal for vacation or a short weekend of fun, EscapeWizard.com highly recommends some sightseeing, and Mount-Royal is the place to start. You can head up to the Lookout where there is a view of the city, which is breathtaking even at night, or spend the day picnicking near Beaver Lake on the other side of the mountain. It is a vast and beautiful place. And if you want to get some exercise, there are trails that extend all around to the top of the mountain.
   
Another charming location that EscapeWizard.com strongly suggests is the Old Port.  This lovely place is a part of Old Montreal, and with its historical architecture, is perhaps the most reminiscent of Europe. For a nice meal, there is fine-dining that EscapeWizard.com believes is an essential experience. Not to mention there is a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence that is only steps away, with a path that stretches out along the water. There, you can enjoy a chariot ride while indulging in one of Québec’s known delicacies, a beaver tail! 
   
Montreal is very cultural and artistic, so the Museum of Fine Arts is on EscapeWizard.com’s to do list.  Located downtown, it is Montreal’s largest museum.  It exhibits classic art, including the works of the world’s most renowned artists.  For something more modern, The Museum of Contemporary Art is a must see, with exhibitions that are always captivating and affordable! A unique museum would be the Montreal Biosphere, which focuses on the environment. While a bit of traveling is in order as it is located off the island on Île Saint-Hélène, EscapeWizard.com believes it is certainly worth the short trek.
   
If this is your first time visiting Montreal, the Olympic Stadium is a structure that EscapeWizard.com strongly suggests you do not forego. Visually, this landmark is incredibly impressive, and is a multi-purpose facility that hosts sporting events, concerts, team practices, and has public access during allotted times. And only minutes away are the Botanical Gardens, the Planetarium, and Insectarium, which will keep you busy for days!
   
The list of things to do in Montreal is a long one, but if you book with EscapeWizard.com, you will have a unforgettable experience.  
Hotels in Montreal
By Marteen Besteder
W Montreal
901 Square Victoria, Montreal, Canada
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As the second largest city in Canada, Montreal is known as Canada’s cultural center.  Experience historic Montreal with a modern twist at the W Montreal, a freshly designed hotel situated near the city’s Old Montreal district. The W is conveniently located less than 20 minutes from the Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL), near the Old Port of Montreal and the Museum of the Fine Arts.  There is a nightly fee for parking, but the hotel is also accessible via train, bus or taxi.  Check in is at 3 p.m.

Enjoy your stay in Montreal in an up to date stylishly decorated room, complete with a glass enclosed shower and enormous windows that allow you to take in beautiful views of the city. There are three bedding options available, one or two queen beds or a king, all complete with legendary 350 thread-count cotton linens.  The W also offers several different options for suite style rooms. All rooms come with a 42” Flat Screen TV and high speed internet (for a fee). With a minibar and 24 hour in room dining, you may never want to leave the room!

Feel free to exercise on your own schedule at the W’s full service fitness center (also open 24 hours) or unwind in The W’s Away Spa, which offers a suite of beauty treatments and massage services.  For dinner, indulge at Ristorante Otto with a delicious Italian meal, accessibly located right inside the hotel. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, choose from one of the three sophisticated and beautifully decorated bars at the W.

You won’t need to worry about an early evening since the checkout time is 12 p.m.  Plan your vacation to Montreal in comfort and style and stay at the W Montreal. Book your reservation today through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)!
Hotels in Montreal
By Zack Stavriotis
Le Meridien Versailles
1808 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Looking for a vacation with all the ambiance and that certain je ne sais quoi of a romantic Parisian getaway without leaving the western hemisphere? Well say ‘bonjour’ to Montreal, Quebec’s largest city and the French-Canadian hub of culture and architecture. And while you’re visiting, why not stay at a hotel that shares the regal grandeur and luxury of its French namesake, Le Méridien Versailles. Just a hop, skip, and a 20 minute drive from Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, Le Méridien Versailles isn’t just close to your flight, and it’s close to the things you booked a flight to come see. Within a few mile radius of the hotel, you’ll find two art museums, a science center, and even a biodome featuring four unique ecosystems replicated with their defining flora and fauna. While Le Méridien is situated in downtown Montreal, Old Montreal and Old Port of Montreal, sightseeing staples of the area, aren’t far at all. Check in is at 3 p.m. but with a 24-hour front desk and express check in options, there’s no need to rush.

Le Méridien Versailles’ rooms are modern and chic, offering bedding options including a king, a queen, or a two doubles. There are also deluxe rooms with more space and a second bathroom, ideal for a family vacation, and you’ll even find a Jacuzzi in the Junior and Presidential Suites. If you start to get overwhelmed by the multitude of activities and attractions that the city has to offer you can kick back and relax with the in-room movies, video games, or cable channels that come in each of the hotels rooms.

With a golf course, a casino, and all the aforementioned attractions nearby, you might not have much time to spare for the Le Méridien’s Spa Direct services or their fitness center, but they’re there if you do. Those are just the cherries on top of the world class service of the bilingual staff at Le Méridien Versailles, which includes concierge services.

So trade out the Eiffel Tower for the beloved Bell Centre and the escargot for poutine because you can lust over the amorous accents of French speaking locals in North America when you make a visit to Montreal. It won’t be long before you’ll hear passerbys yelling “Get a room.” And if you prepare with EscapeWizard.com, you’ll be one step ahead of them (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Montreal
By Summer Brons
Crowne Plaza
6600 Cote De Liesse, Montreal, QC
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Located only three kilometers from Pierre Elliot Trudeau International airport, and with a complimentary shuttle, the Crowne Plaza Hotel offers Montreal visitors an upscale lodging experience with convenient proximity to the city's attractions.       

Just minutes from downtown Montreal, guests have easy access to the history, culture, and places of interest around the city. Whether exploring Old Montreal, indulging in fine shopping, or closing that important deal, the city offers much to see and do. On-site, the Crowne Plaza has a number of options, too; including a 24-hour health and fitness center, indoor pool, sauna, 24-hour business center, and even a gift shop. Wireless Internet is provided throughout the hotel, so staying connected is a breeze. Meetings and business functions are easily held here, with 13 meeting rooms, on-site sales and meeting professionals, and state-of-the art audio-visual equipment.     

After a busy workday or even just a day of sightseeing around Montreal, guests are sure to find relaxation within their private rooms. Each room provides a comfortable bed, television with cable, coffee maker, mini bar, work desk, phone with voicemail, and hairdryer. Select rooms also offer microwaves and refrigerators, and suites with separate sitting and sleeping areas are available, as well. Priority Club Rewards members will earn points for their stay at the Crowne Plaza.     

Dining options around the city are nearly endless, but for guests wanting to stay in-house, the Crowne Plaza has an on-site restaurant and bar sure to satisfy. Restaurant Volare serves tasty Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Bar Connexion offers a relaxing lounge complete with cocktails and pool table. Room service is also available between 6:00am and 10:00pm.     

Regardless of what brings visitors to Montreal, enjoyment of the city is sure to be enhanced by a fine hotel. Crowne Plaza offers guests the finest in amenities and conveniences, all just minutes from the airport. Just follow this link to book with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Montreal
By Summer Brons
Holiday Inn Select
99 Viger Avenue, West Montreal, QC
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The Holiday Inn Select is an ideal hotel choice for any Montreal traveler. Located downtown and convenient to everything from the business district to Chinatown, the hotel will satisfy both corporate and leisure visitors.    

Just 20 minutes from the Montreal airport, Holiday Inn Select boasts great proximity to shopping, historic, and cultural attractions throughout the city. Vacationers will enjoy being just a block from historic Old Montreal, and business guests will find convenience in the convention center located just across the street. In addition to great location, the on-site perks of the hotel are also worth mentioning. Free wireless Internet access, 16 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center ensures productivity stays high; while a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, and sauna keep workouts up to schedule. Guests can also take advantage of in-house massages, aesthetics care, and other methods of relaxation at Spa Sinomonde. The hotel's convenience store makes it easy to pick up any forgotten items, and a newsstand provides the latest printed happenings.     

When it comes to dining, the Holiday Inn Select has that covered, too. Restaurant Chez Chine offers authentic Chinese cuisine complete with a pagoda, garden with pond, and private dining rooms. If a nighttime cocktail sounds good, pull up a seat at Lotus Bleu, the on-site lounge with everything from cold beer to fine wine.     

At day's end, guests will find comfort in their rooms thanks to deluxe bedding and great views of the city. Each spacious room also features cable television, coffee maker, work desk, phone with voicemail, hairdryer, and iron and board. Executive level rooms add a daily cocktail hour with drinks, daily buffet, Ecolab bath products, and even a cozy bathrobe. Extended-stay guests or just those seeking a little extra space will appreciate the suites options, which feature over 850 square feet, separate bedroom and living rooms, two bathrooms, and even an available Jacuzzi. Priority Club Rewards members will most certainly earn points for their stay here too.     

Whether it is business or pleasure that brings visitors to Montreal, a stay at the Holiday Inn Select is sure to add to the experience. Fine amenities, unique dining, and fantastic location make this hotel the place to be. You can book today by simply following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Montreal
By D. Gregory Perrin
Le Westin
270 Rue St. Antoine Ouest, Montreal, QC
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During your next stay in Montreal, Quebec, an excellent option for hotel accommodations is Le Westin. This hotel is one of the newest in the city and has 454 smoke free guestrooms. This hotel is conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport which makes commuting upon arrival very easy.

Guests of the hotel can decide between 1 king size bed or 2 queen size beds. There are also 20 suites in the hotel, as well as accessible rooms for those travels that require additional assistance. Each bed in the hotel is Le Westin’s own patented Heavenly® Bed for extra comfort. The standard rooms have a 32 inch HDTV with a full cable package. Le Westin also offers high speed wireless internet service in each room so vacationers can surf the web and keep abreast on their emails. There is a work desk in each room for businessmen and women to work. The bathrooms offer a Heavenly Shower® that has dual showerheads.

But the luxury of the hotel does not stop there. Le Westin offers a wide array of options for vacationers. There is a glass bottomed pool for guests to swim in during their stay in Montreal. The hotel also offers a Westin WORKOUT® Gym so guests can keep up with their normal workout regime while traveling. If any guests forgot something while packing, they can visit the gift shop in the hotel mezzanine to purchase supplies.

Overall, Le Westin in Montreal is a top selection in Montreal, Quebec for any travelers whether on vacation or business. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next stay at Le Westin by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Montreal
By Jessica Howell
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
1201 Rene Levesque Boul W., Montreal, QC
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Welcome to Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, where revitalized rooms, a renovated reception area and renowned service awaits.  With 825 spacious guest rooms and suites, 51, 846 square feet of meeting space and two amazing restaurants Le Centre Sheraton Montreal is one of the city’s finest hotels.  EscapeWizard.com would be happy to assist with your reservations today.

The newly renovated Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel creates a warm and inviting ambiance that greets every guest upon arrival.  Check in begins at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon on the day of your departure.  The modern guest rooms reflect the modern design and contemporary elegance that matches the beautiful city views that grace every room.  Whether you are in a standard guest room or a special hospitality suite, every guest will revel in the comfort of the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.  Decked out with a custom-designed plush top mattress, oversized duvet, and comfy pillows, the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed is guaranteed to be one of the best nights’ sleep you have ever had.

All guests can also enjoy the impressive entertainment amenities Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel has to offer.  Turn on the TV and choose from cable channels, in-room movies or in-room video games for the little ones or your inner child.  If you are still looking for more, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is conveniently located near several premium entertainment venues including the Montreal Planetarium, IMAX Theater, Paramount Movie Theater and Famous Players Movie Theaters.

Want to do dinner and a movie?  Enjoy a delicious meal at the hotel’s restaurant, Bistro Le Boulevard.  The newly revitalized restaurant is adorned with classic furniture and rich colors, creating a European ambiance that will have you feeling like you are dining in Paris or Rome.  Bistro Le Boulevard serves up bistro-style cuisine Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.  Also, be sure to check out Le Café Bar, serving up fresh coffee and light fare daily.

EscapeWizard.com recommends booking your stay at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel.  Click on the following link to book your room today:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).     
Hotels in Montreal
By Jessica Howell
Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville
380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC
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Welcome to the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville:  A second home away from home.  On this vacation you will revel in the premier amenities and deluxe accommodations in elegant surroundings. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville.

Guests can begin checking into the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  Guests will be impressed with the modern, elegant accommodations and luxurious amenities. Wake up each morning feeling refreshed after a peaceful night’s sleep on the hotel’s signature Garden Sleep System.  A plush bedding system designed with guests’ ultimate comfort in mind.  Adjust the Garden Sleep System’s settings to perfectly match your unique sleep needs.  Then kick back and enjoy one of your favorite movies or TV programs on a 32-inch HD TV. 

If you are visiting Montreal for work instead of play, you will be glad to learn that every guest room has a spacious work desk with ergonomic chair and complimentary internet access, so you can stay connected on the go. 

Whether you are working or working out, the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville has a number of impressive amenities that cater to your specific needs.  The state of the art business center will prove valuable during this business trip.  Or you can make your way to the top floor and swim laps in the roof top pool.  After a long day of work or play, you can melt your cares away in the hotel sauna. 

In addition to all of the delicious dining options surrounding the hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville also boasts several of its own eateries.  For guests that are always on the go the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry offers ready-to-go meals that you can either prepare in your in-room microwave, or save for later in your refrigerator.  If you want to sit down and enjoy a leisurely meal, then the hotel’s Circos Café-Resto-Bar serves up multicultural cuisine and delicious cocktails in relaxed atmosphere.  Circos Café-Resto-Bar also serves up hearty, cooked-to-order breakfasts every morning, so that you can start your day off right. 

EscapeWizard.com recommends the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville hotel for anyone visiting Montreal, Canada.  Let us assist with your booking today by clicking on the following link:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).