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Montréal is the perfect place for a couples weekend getaway. The sidewalk café, cobblestone streets, and diverse restaurant scene are the perfect backdrop for romantic days and nights. Remember my kid-free vacation post? My husband and I recently returned from a 4-day getaway in Montréal. We were there for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. We enjoyed music, ate, drank, and explored the beautiful city. I’ve put together this travel guide helpful for when planning a Couples Weekend Getaway in Montréal.
Where to Stay
After a mishap with our AirBnB, Hotel 10 was home during our 4-day couples weekend getaway in Montréal. This hip, 4-star boutique hotel is situated in a 1915 Beaux-Arts townhouse featuring 136 rooms and suites with modern upgrades. The hotel is conveniently located off of St. Laurent St., which is bustling with restaurants and cafes. It is also less than a 10-minute walk from Place des Arts’, which was where all of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal was happening.
Our room was number 340, one of their junior suites, which was perfect for our weekend couples getaway. It was a good size; 540 square feet and is equipped with a king-sized bed, sitting area, and full-sized sofa. The bathroom was huge! It gave us ideas for what we should do with our own bathroom at home. We especially loved the large deep soaker tub and the separate walk-in shower. Oh, and how can I forget about the deep his and hers sinks. Wi-Fi was also available, along with a 40” LCD TV.
Cost: $170 – $328 per night. The two-story penthouse suite is available for $5,000 – $6,000 per night.
10 Sherbrooke St W, Montréal, QC H2X 4C9, Canada | (855) 390-6787 | http://www.hotel10montreal.com/
What to Do
Montréal is rich in art, history, and good music. My husband and I were in town for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, one of the largest music festivals in the world. We were introduced to many great musicians and bands like Thievery Corporation and even got a chance to see Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Buddy Guy. If you saw my Instagram, you saw that he sang to me!
Guided Walking Tour of Old Montréal – Being that we are both history buffs, we took a 2-hour guided walking tour of Old Montréal East with GuidaTour Private Tours, which included a tour of the famous Notre-Dame Basilica.
Tickets purchased for the guided tour also provides a 50% off discount to the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.
Cost: $25 for adult |$23 for student & senior (65 years and over) | $14 for child (6-12 years). For more information visit: http://guidatour.qc.ca/
Pointe-à-Callière Museum – Is located in Old Montréal and is considered the birthplace of Montréal. The museum provides a unique experience to learn the history and archeology of the island and how it came to be what it is today.
Cost: Adult tickets $17.39
350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada | +1 514-872-9150 | https://pacmusee.qc.ca/en/
Place des Arts – The hub for performances for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal was the beautiful Place des Arts. It is the city’s largest cultural and artistic complex. We were fortunate that every show we saw took place here since it rained during our entire couples getaway.
Where to Eat & Drink
Diablos Smokehouse Saloon – Located on Saint-Laurent, just a few blocks from Hotel 10. This is the place for barbecued brisket. OMG, it was probably one of the best I’ve had outside of the South. Plus, I like that they give you healthy portions of meat. My husband and I could have easily shared one meal and would have been good.
3619 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2B5, Canada
Le Fripon (Old Montréal) – This is a cute sidewalk cafe that was great shelter from the rain and for people watching. To be honest, the food here was mediocre at best, but they did have a great beer menu, which was what brought my husband I back here twice while we were in Montréal, as we are beer lovers. It was here where we fell –in-love with brews from microbrewery La Barberie. Our favorite was the Imperial Stout.
436 Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3, Canada
Délices Érable et Cie – To escape the rain while touring Downtown Montreal, my husband and I came across this little café where maple products are a specialty; however, they also served delicious gelato, which my husband and I both enjoyed. He had a mix of berries and lemon, while I went for my favorite, pistachio.
84, St-Paul Street East, Montreal, QC H2Y 1G6, Canada | 514 765-3456 http://www.deliceserableetcie.com/en
Our Couples Weekend Getaway in Montréal was a blast. The people in Montréal knows how to party and have a good time. My husband and I have already begun to talk about our next trip back, as well as to attend the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal for the full week and a half. Be sure to pin and save this post for future planning of your next trip to Montréal.
Comment below with your favorite things to do, see and eat in Montréal so that we can check it out during our next couples weekend getaway in Montréal.
Disclosure: Complimentary tickets for the walking tour and Pointe-à-Callière Museum were provided by Montréal Tourism. We were also provided festival passes for two shows.