Place d'Armes
Place d'Armes
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Points of Interest & LandmarksMonuments & Statues
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served as the training grounds for the military.
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Neighbourhood: 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, Georgia33 contributions
    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
    Travelled on business
    Written July 7, 2023
  • futtock21
    London, United Kingdom11,616 contributions
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • chimera22
    Avon, Indiana126 contributions
    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
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Josie D
    2 contributions
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,296 contributions
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Jee
    Cambridge, Canada20 contributions
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written January 5, 2024
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Jee
Cambridge, Canada20 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
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.

Written January 5, 2024
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guinevereleigh
san francisco3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Lovely time spent here. The staff was super accommodating and went the extra mile to make sure that I was well taken care of. Ricardo, the concierge was super cool and helpful. i contacted him before i got to the hotel and then after i had arrived, he checked in with me and made sure that everything went well. great service!
Written December 22, 2023
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Bea
703 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
A very nice 6,000-sq-m square in the heart of Old Montreal. In the middle there is a statue of Paul de Chomedey, who was the founder of Montreal. And you cannot miss a twin-towered Notre-Dame Basilica.
Written December 11, 2023
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Foodange
Manchester, UK2,822 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Not really sure what all the fuss is about here.
Might well have been lovely years ago but now it’s all concrete with hardly a blade of grass.
You do get a good view of the queues to go in the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Written December 1, 2023
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PookyCake
Victoria, Canada13,884 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The Place d’Armes is a historic square in the heart of Old Montreal, dating all the way back to 1693. At its centre stands the Maisonneuve Monument by Louis-Philippe Hebert (1895). The monument serves as a memorial to Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve while concomitantly celebrating the history of Ville-Marie (current day Montreal). Many other historic buildings – like Notre-Dame Basilica, Bank of Montreal and Aldred Building – surround the periphery of Place d’Armes. In its heyday, this plaza served as a military training ground and parade space. In the current day, it’s a hub for cultural tours, busking and people-watching. As we ambled about Place d’Armes, it was nice to observe the square so full of life – a welcomed change after the pandemic lulled everything into a forced “quiet” for a few years. Indeed, I would suggest Place d’Armes is a great starting point for any tour of Old Montreal thanks to its beautiful confluence of classic architecture, culture and history.

An aside: It’s kind of funny to see a number of recent reviews explicitly reference the Hotel Place d’Armes. Is it really too much to read the category of the listing (i.e.: “Points of Interest & Landmarks” versus “Hotels”)?
Written November 28, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,296 contributions
Sept 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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Josie D
2 contributions
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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Mary P
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
The hotel had a great feel. I love the brick walls. The restaurant staff were fabulous. Julien, Charles & Melissa did a great job serving us. Such sweet people. Such a great stay!! Thanks to all.
Written September 8, 2023
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chimera22
Avon, IN126 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
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.
Written August 31, 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,665 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This square is right in front of the big church. It looks best at night but the church is closed then. There are a decent amount of people around even around midnight and it feels safe.
Written August 19, 2023
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