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Le Relais Lyonnais

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here last weekend for 3 nights. It is a small hotel, about 8 rooms I think. We absolutely loved our stay. Our room had a bedroom, bathroom with a large shower, a sitting room with couch and chair and a large balcony with tables and chairs which was a pleasant surprise. Everything about the place was wonderful. A breakfast basket of muffins, croissants, juice etc. was at our door each morning. It is located in a very busy section of the Latin quarter teeming with bars and restaurants. Not sure if the front of the hotel gets any noise but it was pure silence at night in the back half. Le Relais Lyonnais was also just a stones throw from a metro hub which connects 3 lines so it was so easy to head out to see other things in Montreal. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone. My only suggestion for improvement would be to have a contractor look at the side railings on the balcony. Though there is no need to lean against them because our balcony was so expansive they felt as if they could be secured a bit better.

This is a small botique hotel in a vibrant area of the city. It is very close to the university, and the streets at night are lively. The rooms have been remodeled and are first class if a bit smaller than a big chain hotel. The support staff is very friendly and quick to please. There are some excellent restaurants nearby including a cooking school. You are a short walk from old town and the metro is less than a block away.

Loved this boutique hotel on St. Denis. Le Relais Lyonnais is steps away from restaurants, cafes, and the Berri Metro station. The staff are friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and very clean. A breakfast basket with a variety of croissants is delivered every morning and the rooms have espresso machines. Our room faced the street during a university festival week, but noise was not an issue. Enjoyed the activity! We'll be staying here again.

On our third trip to Montreal we decided to stay somewhere more local versus a chain hotel. We made the right decision. Le Relais Lyonnais is a small inn located in the heart of the club/restaurant area of Rue St. Denis. The location is very convenient to the Berri UQAM metro station (1 block away), the 747 bus stop (transport to/from airport), and within walking distance of the historic district, the Plateau and Mont Royal. We stayed in room 301; it has a separate sitting area and large private terrace on the rear of the hotel. Our friends had room 302 which also had a sitting room and a small balcony on the front of the inn. Both rooms were spacious and clean. They also had a safe, spacious mini-refrigerators stocked with water and creamer, and a coffee maker. Excellent croissants, muffins and OJ were left each morning at our door. The lack of an elevator did not phase us. All of the staff were friendly and hospitable. Many reviews mention the noise and homeless people at the front of the hotel. Indeed this is the case though is not different from any other vibrant city. At no time did we feel unsafe. I highly recommend this establishment and we will be returning next year.

If you want the charm of Paris in Canada this boutique hotel reminded me of my time in Paris, From the warm reception at the front desk to the basket every morning at our door with fresh croissants. Our room was recently renovated, well designed and really clean! The location is perfect and don't be afraid to ask for advice from the front desk, the manager is more than willing to help and he made our stay so pleasant! Enjoy Montreal!

We chose this place for its size (small) and location (Latin Quarter) and were pleased with both. The location is close to really good restaurants that were recommended by the very helpful receptionists. There was a street fair or carnival going on the whole time we were there, and it was fun being right in the center of the action. And, amazingly, our room which was not even 25 feet from a trampoline (i think) was totally quiet. We heard nothing once we were inside. Breakfast is delivered to your door on a tray, which was convenient and tasty (the breakfast, not the tray). The rooms - if you are in any way unable or unwilling to navigate stairs, make sure to request a room on the first floor. Our room, #1, was delightfully designed and furnished, and very conveniently located a few steps from the reception desk. Our friends' room was up two flights of very narrow and steep stairs, but they had a sitting room and deck, as a bonus. So, if you are young and in shape, ask for the third floor; if old and out of shape, ask for the first floor. We would absolutely return. . . To room #1!

Really nice hotel in a great location: right in the heart of it all. Directly across form a theater with great entertainment--plenty of places for dining and entertainment---15 minute walk to old downtown. Superb management.

The hotel is in the midst of the vibrant St. Denis district yet the rooms are quiet and relaxing. Loved the rain shower and the very comfortable bed. Continental breakfast outside the door each morning was varied, fresh and sufficient. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby, theatre opposite and the old town only 20 minutes away. All of Montreal feels safe and welcoming.

We had high hopes of this hotel based on previous reviews and we were not disappointed! A comfy bed, massive shower, decent sized room with plenty of storage space, fridge, coffee machine and juice/croissants/pastries left outside the room every morning to set you up for the the day. The area (rue St Denis) is vibrant with plenty of bars/restaurants and feels safe. Would most definitely stay here again.

This is a small Boutique hotel with a central location, clean rooms and very helpful staff. The complimentary continental breakfast basket each morning was a nice touch. Great location made for a very pleasant stay. Will tell all my friends about it.

1595 rue Saint-Denis Montreal QC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Quebec-Montreal and Metropolis
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Latin Quarter, Le Relais Lyonnais is within a 5-minute walk of University of Quebec-Montreal and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Metropolis. This 7-room, 3-star hotel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. Also close to this Montreal hotel are Notre Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory.


Enjoy a bite to eat at La Brioche Lyonnaise, the hotel's onsite restaurant. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.


Le Relais Lyonnais's 7 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Le Relais Lyonnais have access to free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for CAD 20.00 per night. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and luggage storage.

Room options


Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 397 reviews