Place d'Armes
Place d'Armes
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Points of Interest & LandmarksMonuments & Statues
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served as the training grounds for the military.
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Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 3 min walk
  • Champ-de-Mars • 8 min walk
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  • K Whitty
    Atlanta, Georgia58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent location and comfortable stay for a work conference.
    Montréal is a beautiful and charming city; this hotel matches that energy. The service was friendly, and the staff were courteous and professional. Housekeeping is hard working and also friendly. Overall, the place is a 4 or 5 because it's not perfect. The rooftop bar/restaurant is a MUST! They have nice bartenders and great service. View is posted in photos. If given the chance, I'd easily stay there again.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written July 7, 2023
  • futtock21
    London, United Kingdom16,462 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Focal Point in Old Montreal
    It’s the second oldest square in Montreal dating from 1693 when it was known as Place de la Fabrique. It was called Place d’Armes in 1721 and commemorates a battle over native Iroquois chiefs. At its centre is a statue to Montreal’s founder Paul de Chomedey. It is surrounded by a number of impressive buildings not least the Basilica of Notre Dame whose foundation stone dates from 1699. Others include the New York Life Building, the Bank of Montreal (now a museum), and a skyscraper called simply 500 Place des Armes little more than a tall glass box. The square comes alive with impromptu concerts and busking in the evening.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • chimera22
    Avon, Indiana124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic location in Old Montreal
    Fanatastic location in Old Montreal. Easy walk to Notre Dame, shopping, the metro and tons of restaurants. The main restaurant in the hotel offered a nice breakfast. The hotel is older with charming details and the shower in our room was to die for. We both had massages at the attached spa and the services were great. Front desk staff were polite and helpful.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Josie D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Hotel in Montreal
    This is the best hotel in Montreal, hands down. The rooms are beautiful and the staff is attentive and helpful. It’s the perfect location to get anywhere in the city. My husband and I have stayed here 7 times in the last 4 years. We will never stay anywhere else. Thank you for everything!!!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia48,982 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Square
    Place d'Armes is a nice square in Old Montreal. The monument of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal is in the centre of the square. At one end of the square is Notre-Dame Basilica, and at the other is the Bank of Montreal. Also a number of interesting sculptures are there as well. It’s a very popular area and it is full of life throughout the day. Place d’ Armes was created in the 17th century and is considered as one of the oldest.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Jee
    Cambridge, Canada24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic hotel!
    Fantastic hotel! Great service! The staff are very polite and accommodating. Everyone from the front desk, housekeeping and valet are all very helpful and well mannered. I observed them on many occasions going above and beyond for their guests. The hotel is well staffed. Crisp and clean sheets and towels. The duvet covers are changed for each new guest. I found the hotel quiet despite being in the heart of old Montreal. Location is close to various tourist attractions. There are many varieties of restaurants within 2 blocks of the hotel. From inexpensive snacks and coffee to higher end menus, all are within a 5-10 minute walk from this hotel. This location has a great bar and classy restaurant on the main floor. Room service is available. The Japanese restaurant a floor below has a great quality menu. Both restaurants had great atmospheres. The wait staff at both restaurants are exceptional. Valet parking was worth the $42/day considering we could come and go as many times as needed. We felt very safe leaving our vehicle at this hotel due to the fact that only guests of this hotel are permitted to valet park.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 5, 2024
  • GILLIAN M
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect all around!
    Only positive things to say about this gem of a hotel. The location is unbeatable! But there are a lot of hotels in this location. What sets this apart was the staff...delightful from the moment the valet met us. Check-in staff was terrific, as was Jonathan the concierge and Rafael. Rates were more than reasonable for this upscale hotel. Our room was spectacular and quiet! We will definitely be back!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2024
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Ken M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The Place d'Armes is a really good hotel in a perfect location for exploring the beauty and ambiance of Montreal within easy walking distance of many great sights and excellent dining options. While the rooms are pretty small, this hotel really makes up for it in the friendliness and helpfulness of it staff. I give special kudos to concierge Denis who was most helpful in going above and beyond in using his extensive team of contacts to help find my missing luggage and get it to me just in time to allow our vacation to proceed. He was terrific. While everyone there was great, Denis' help especially stand out!
Written September 25, 2022
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futtock21
London, UK16,462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It’s the second oldest square in Montreal dating from 1693 when it was known as Place de la Fabrique. It was called Place d’Armes in 1721 and commemorates a battle over native Iroquois chiefs. At its centre is a statue to Montreal’s founder Paul de Chomedey. It is surrounded by a number of impressive buildings not least the Basilica of Notre Dame whose foundation stone dates from 1699. Others include the New York Life Building, the Bank of Montreal (now a museum), and a skyscraper called simply 500 Place des Armes little more than a tall glass box. The square comes alive with impromptu concerts and busking in the evening.
Written July 21, 2023
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Michelle M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Excellent! We stayed here for two nights and had the best experience. From the moment we pulled up, we were treated like royalty. Polite and friendly valet service and a lovely concierge, Denis Bealieu. He made us feel welcomed and valued as guests of this fine hotel. Our first night was wonderful. On our second night, we dined at the roof-top terrace restaurant and it was just fantastic. Excellent and attentive service, delicious food, and a wonderful rooftop atmosphere. My boyfriend proposed during dinner that night and the entire restaurant was in on it. They congratulated us, brought us champaign, and put together a beautiful dessert tray. After we finished our dinner, the restaurant manager brought us down to the lobby and had our room upgraded. It was unbelievable. I have never been treated so well. The next day, I wasn't feeling well and had a severe head cold. We thought it might be best to check out a day early and head home. My fiancee went down to the front desk and asked if we could check out a day early and get a refund for our final night. Again, Denis was there and honoured our request. He had the girl at the front desk adjust our room fees, and had our bags brought down to the lobby and loaded into our car. The best part was the little bag of bottled water and snacks for the drive home, thanks to the kind and attentive man who took our bags down and brought our car around. We will definitely stay at this hotel again the next time we visit Montreal, If you are looking for an excellent hotel experience, look no further than the Place d'Armes. You will not be disappointed.
Written August 9, 2022
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John P
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I stayed at Place d'Armes last week for just one night, but what a fabulous stay. The room was quite, the bed comfortable, the shower was amazing and the service was first class. And the dining was excellent. Kyo bar was where I ate. I ordered too many dishes and couldn't finish them all.
The chef here is Gregory Faye. The master of charcuterie. French born Faye has been trained by the best in the most prestigious establishments: Scribe Hotel, Meurice and the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Maison Boulud, La Fabrique, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. This is the best hotel I've stayed in while visiting Montreal. Highly recommend the hotel and dining.
Written August 2, 2022
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Christina D
Boston, MA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. Staff were terrific, friendly, helpful and bilingual. The room was huge with fabulous wood floors and it felt more like a mini apartment than a hotel room. Lots of relaxing lounges throughout the ground floor. The hotel is centrally located and you can easily walk to Old Montreal, St Catherine street and McGill university. Brasserie 701 was amazing. Lots of outdoor dining options on the terrace and rooftop. Would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay here again.
Written September 6, 2022
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I_Roam_AB
Alberta, Canada454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Nice square right in the middle of old Montreal. Beautiful fountain and people coming and going. We stopped and sat on the fountain and listened to a street musician. Nice break. A few too many people smoking dope thought?
Written September 12, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Place d'Armes is a nice square in Old Montreal. The monument of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal is in the centre of the square. At one end of the square is Notre-Dame Basilica, and at the other is the Bank of Montreal. Also a number of interesting sculptures are there as well. It’s a very popular area and it is full of life throughout the day. Place d’ Armes was created in the 17th century and is considered as one of the oldest.
Written November 8, 2023
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Located in historic Old Montreal, and adjacent to the Notre-Dame Basilica, you will find Place d’Armes. A beautiful, tourist filled plaza with amazing photo opportunities in a 360-degree view. Nearly every night, I would find myself in Place d’Armes admiring the view of Notre-Dame Basilica and the fact that I am in Montreal for a week during summer!
Written August 14, 2022
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Richard A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It was our 2nd time here and it was equally fantastic.
Sam and Amine were exceptional in making sure we were taken care of.
Deni gave us some great tips on things to do and see..
great experience.Definately Top Shelf Service !
Written October 21, 2022
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Josie D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is the best hotel in Montreal, hands down. The rooms are beautiful and the staff is attentive and helpful. It’s the perfect location to get anywhere in the city.

My husband and I have stayed here 7 times in the last 4 years. We will never stay anywhere else.

Thank you for everything!!!
Written October 22, 2023
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