We're driving from Detroit to Montreal and staying at least a few nights. On a reasonably modest budget, where do you recommend we stay and what should be the "must do, must see" items on our itinerary?
I would stop en route and enjoy the weekend in Toronto instead! lol
I will let a Montrealer respond (even though I touched on the subject in one of my hubs)....
but I think the question is what are your interests and when are you planning on going? Montreal hold various festivals that you may or may want to check out depending on your interests and time of arrival.
Do hotwire or priceline - I always pick 5 or 4 star and the Grand Hyatt across from the Opera House on St. Catherine's is always offering rooms on the site. Was very pleased with the hotel.
You must visit Old Montreal, its the most beautiful section of the city -its like being in Europe. Then travel up to Mount Royale -their version of Central Park with neice views of the city on top of the mountain.
Rue St. Laurent is great for dining - try referencing a Michelin guide for Yelp for suggestions