Printemps -- that’s "springtime" in French -- in Montréal is pretty sweet. After a long, cold winter, flowers are poking out of the soil, and the city’s Euro-flair shines through farmers markets, park picnics, and all kinds of festivals. (We love Montréal Botanical Garden's Butterflies Go Free and Montréal’s Digital Spring, a series of digital and architectural installations, among others.)
To tempt you even further, Tourisme Montréal is offering guests who visit for at least two nights a 50 percent discount on their second night, at one of 25 hotels.
So what kind of rooms can you snag, exactly? There are plenty of participating hotels that already cost less than $200 CAD per night (around $159 USD). There's the Hôtel de Paris in Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End ($99+ CAD); the 21-room Auberge Le Pomerol downtown that delivers continental breakfast to the rooms (from $140 CAD); and the historical Hôtel Gault, which offers loft-style apartments in Old Montreal ($188 CAD). Apply the discount and you're looking at rates between $149 and $282 CAD for a two-night stay.
It should be no surprise that visiting in spring will be more cost-effective than visiting in the peak of summer, but just for additional comparison, rates at Hôtel Gault jump to $369 CAD, per night, the last weekend in July. This means two nights here in spring, with the promotion, will cost less than one night here in busy season.