Anyone driving to Montreal for this trip?


My friend and I are driving to Montreal for the trip, and trying to figure out the best way to handle a) parking for the duration and b) getting back to Montreal (e.g., train or bus). 

I realize parking is $28/day at the hotel, but I wonder if they permit parking there after we have checked out of the hotel. I'm also wondering if there is a better (less costly yet safe) place to park (train station??). OR if it would make sense to drive to QC from Montreal so we can simply leave for home from QC. 

I'd be interested to hear what others are doing. 


Thanks, Pat