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Montreal accommodation and transit questions

I'm planning to spend a week in Montreal. I have no intention of renting a car. A quick search on Google seems to indicate that there isn't a subway line going to the airport. What's the best way to go from the airport to the city centre by transit? Any recommendation for a hotel near a subway line or decent location for $100-$150? What are my options when it comes to a transit pass?

What are the must go to places for food?
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Other than not have a DIRECT link to YUL ... like Toronto has with the UP Express Train
Things are quite similar
(Montreal has the 747 Bus as noted, and there also is the Commuter Train @ Dorval Station... but the timing is not always convenient, and the Station isn’t on Airport Property... which in itself presents other issues of getting to / from)

Once in the City itself, transportation is extremely good via the Metro

You will find that just about every hotel in Montreal is on a metro line, and within an easy walk to a Station / Access Point

So it’s just a case of looking around for something that meets your needs ... and price

Here then is a link to the Montreal Metro Website and their map
http://www.stm.info/en/info/networks/metro

As well as one for the City of Montreal that shows where the Metro Stops are streetwise
http://gomontrealtourism.com/montreal-downtown-map/
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Taxis from airport to downtown has a flat rate ($40?) which is pretty good and convenient.

Montreal gets expensive (especially summers) so $100-150 may be a limiting budget for a hotel, unless hostels/motels.

Transit and food options there are tons, best to google and narrow down based on your preferences.
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When are you planning on coming? With a variety of festivals in the summer, hotel prices get jacked up.
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I go back to MTL once a year and staying in hotels.
I drive over, so I don't stay in core Downtown (avoid parking fee and I don't need to be in the city)

I usually stay in Dorval (airport area), Point-Claire (next to hwy 40). It is easy for me to get around to see frds and family and they are round $130-$170/nt in summer times and those are Holiday Inn Express class of hotels. (3 or 3.5 stars)

If you are going from Toronto and doesn't plan to drive, why don't you take Via Rail Train or even cheaper with Megabus? It brings you directly to MTL DT instead of Airport in Dorval.
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there are lots of threads on what to do in Montreal, especially food wise.

Here's one:

montreal-trip-2176920/

If you are in Toronto, why would you fly to Montreal? If you don't want to drive, then take VIA right downtown
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answer to question #1 : your best bet would be taxi from YUL airport to downtown Montreal. $,41,00 flat rate. https://www.admtl.com/en/access/taxis-limousines or, as said, the 747 shuttle to downtown. $10,00 http://www.stm.info/en/info/networks/bu ... wn-shuttle

answer to question #2: A Google search, Expedia search or any other travel site search will have better answers than us, here.

answer to question #3: options for transit pass http://www.stm.info/en/info/advice/visitors and http://www.stm.info/en/info/fares/opus- ... ional-card

answer to question #4: depending on your budget, there is many good places to eat. Again, a Google search would probably be your best bet. There is Schwart'z on St-Laurent https://www.schwartzsdeli.com/ Saint-hubert as said http://www.st-hubert.com/index.fr.html and many places from $ to $$$$$
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BiegeToyota wrote: St Hubert.

You will never order Swiss Chalet again.
Forget about the chain restaurant when you visit another visit. Go try their local or famous food.

St-Hubert is just the QC version of Swiss Chalet, nothing to impress about.
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MP3_SKY wrote: Forget about the chain restaurant when you visit another visit. Go try their local or famous food.

St-Hubert is just the QC version of Swiss Chalet, nothing to impress about.
What's local?

St. Hubert is loved and famous. Doesn't get anymore local than that.

Montreal doesn't have any famous food except bagels poutine and roast beef sandwich. Everything else is international.
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MP3_SKY wrote: Forget about the chain restaurant when you visit another visit. Go try their local or famous food.

St-Hubert is just the QC version of Swiss Chalet, nothing to impress about.
Really? Saint-Hubert really have nothing to do with Swiss Chalet. Probably the reason why there is no more Swiss Chalet restaurants in Qc.. But this is off topic ;)
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BiegeToyota wrote: What's local?

St. Hubert is loved and famous. Doesn't get anymore local than that.

Montreal doesn't have any famous food except bagels poutine and roast beef sandwich. Everything else is international.

Any French Local Restaurant in downtown or old Montreal etc, they have their own menu. Foods can be different one from another.
Why bother to order the same or slightly better quarter chicken if you visit another city?

If you say St-Hubert is a good local restaurant to try, then OK!
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Instead of St-Hubert go here

http://mapoulemouillee.ca/

It's right across the street from another well known place called La Banquise (for Poutine)
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psyko514 wrote: When are you planning on coming? With a variety of festivals in the summer, hotel prices get jacked up.
I'm planning to come during the summer. Not possible to even get a budget hotel for $150 in Montreal? For real? Let's go higher until I get can a place near a subway station. Any suggestions?
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BiegeToyota wrote: St Hubert.

You will never order Swiss Chalet again.
I was never a fan of Swiss Chalet to begin with.
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BiegeToyota wrote: What's local?

St. Hubert is loved and famous. Doesn't get anymore local than that.

Montreal doesn't have any famous food except bagels poutine and roast beef sandwich. Everything else is international.
Rotisserie Romados.

Want a good late night shawarma? Visit Boustans.

Want to eat the best baked goods you'll ever have? Patisserie Au Kouign Amann
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MP3_SKY wrote: I go back to MTL once a year and staying in hotels.
I drive over, so I don't stay in core Downtown (avoid parking fee and I don't need to be in the city)

I usually stay in Dorval (airport area), Point-Claire (next to hwy 40). It is easy for me to get around to see frds and family and they are round $130-$170/nt in summer times and those are Holiday Inn Express class of hotels. (3 or 3.5 stars)

If you are going from Toronto and doesn't plan to drive, why don't you take Via Rail Train or even cheaper with Megabus? It brings you directly to MTL DT instead of Airport in Dorval.
Swerny wrote: there are lots of threads on what to do in Montreal, especially food wise.

Here's one:

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/montreal-trip-2176920/

If you are in Toronto, why would you fly to Montreal? If you don't want to drive, then take VIA right downtown
Hey guys, I'll be flying in from Boston during that week.
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I'm trying to figure out how to maximize the value of the transit pass. I'll be arriving in Montreal on Wednesday evening and then fly out on Saturday evening. So it's actually less than a week. I guess I'll have to buy an OPUS card. Can I buy that at the airport? Maybe buy an evening pass to start with? Can I use that on the 747 bus? Then on Thursday morning, buy a three day pass which will last until Saturday night?
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Above your stated budget but I've stayed at this Holiday Inn Centreville near Chinatown a couple of times.

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/u ... oteldetail

Great location IMO. Walk to Chinatown, Old Montreal, St Denis (Latin Qtr) , and Place des Arts (if there's a festival in town) and metro/subway
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