I am traveling to Montreal for a weekend getaway. I'm using points to stay the Spring Hill Suites in Old Montreal. I don't usually stay at Spring Hill Suites. Does anybody know anything about this particular hotel? How about touristy things to do in the area, and restaurant suggestions.....I'm not renting a car.
Great location for a tourist trip - you won't need a car at all. It's right in the heart of old Montreal. Notre-Dame Basilica is right close by, maybe 2 blocks away. Place Jaques Cartier (http://www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca/tour/etape6/eng/6fena.htm) is a nice place to stop for lunch and drinks if the weather is nice. If you like horse carriage rides, they are offered through the old area.
China town is just to the north of Old Montreal. Continuing up St. Laurent you will find interesting lounges, bars and restaurants (you might want to take a cab if you don't like walking - it's probably a 20-30 minute stroll). The folks on St. Laurent are the hip, fashionable Montrealers. If you are looking for a younger and more party crowd, check out Ste. Catherine street, especially around Crescent. That would be a long walk, but there's lots of shopping along the way, including the Eaton's Centre and the complex les Ailes, both of which are connected to the underground city if the weather is not great.
You could take a tour of the Bell Centre, where the Montreal Canadiens play. Depending on when you go, the Canadiens might still be playing, and it would be a great thing to go out to one of the local sports pubs and catch the game. Montreallers love their Habs (when they are winning). I like Les Cage Aux Sports, which is a local chain.
Check out this site for Museums. It lists the one in old Montreal, and others that are in downtown. http://www.montreal.com/tourism/museums.html
There is a Casino in Montreal, you'd have to take a cab. The Biodome would be fun if you have kids, again you would need a cab. If the weather is nice and you like to walk, take a walk up Mont Royal.
Wow, your post makes me really excited about our trip to Montreal. And the links you provided are great. We leave Saturday and have until Tuesday. We are staying in Old Montreal. It looks very European by the pictures that I see in the links you provided. It looks like the Canadiens will be playing when we are there. We might see if we can pick up a couple of tickets. How great would that be? Thanks again for all the great information you provided.