Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
What We Love
- Fairmont Gold rooms (on the 18th and 19th floors) have expansive views of Montreal and offer free WiFi and a continental breakfast
- Located right over the train station (accessible by hotel elevator) with easy access to the Metro and Underground City (shopping, restaurants and movie theaters)
- A storied history, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-In for Peace; the duo wrote and recorded their anthem “Give Peace a Chance” in a bed here
- Fully staffed health club with spa treatments, fitness equipment, indoor pool and hot tub
- Free bike rentals
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What To Know
- Valet parking is $29 per day plus applicable taxes
- WiFi is approximately $16 per day (free if you are a member of Fairmont’s free loyalty program, the President’s Club)
- Fairmont Gold rooms are located on the 18th and 19th floors and include a personal concierge service featuring free continental breakfast, cocktail canapés in the evening and free WiFi
- Kids (ages six and under) eat free at Le Montrealais Bistro; meals for kids ages seven to 12 are 50 percent off
- Electrical outlets in many rooms are not always conveniently located, but, hey, hotel guests in the 1950s didn’t travel with as many electronic gadgets
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a stay at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, you’ll be centrally located in Montreal, steps from Place Ville-Marie and Cathedral-Basilica of Mary Queen of the World. This 4-star hotel is close to Notre Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph’s Oratory.
Make yourself at home in one of the 982 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Montreal? This hotel has 49998 square feet (4645 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
This hotel is doing something right! The staff is exceptional, from the car valet service to the checking out process. I love this place because it is so easy to walk to most places in the city.
The hotel has a Cafe/store that serves all types of foods from hot food to pastries. (A negative of the cafe is that you can’t just get a drink—you also have to purchase food—to sit at a table.) There is a nice bar that opens around 5:30. There is a coffee area that’s serves expresso /coffee/ pastries. There is a restaurant that has a great morning buffet. A big plus for the hotel is the convenience of having access to one of the underground malls—which connects to the other underground malls, and even to the train station at the St Bonaventure.
The rooms have been refurbished and are really quite nice. The maids are warm and accommodating. There is a pool, spa and exercise room which I did not have time to use. The concierge desk, specifically Marie, and the check-in clerk, specifically Cesare, were great.
This is a hotel where you need to swipe your key in the elevator to get to your floor, which can be tricky if you’re holding two cups of coffee.
The Fairmont is centrally located and easy walking to Old Montreal and the port. Right now, there is a lot of construction going on—a lot of infrastructure work In the city—which did not deter or affect us.
The Fairmont is the only place I want to stay while in Montreal.
We went on a Saturday to Montreal, checked in at noon and the staff quickly gave us a room. No issue regarding early check in. I asked for a room with Cathedral view, again staff checked it was available, they gave it easily. Not lot of hotels do that. Room was very clean and comfortable. View was fantastic. It’s right on the Gare Centrale. 5mins walk to downtown. 15 mins to old town.
Stayed one night on my way home from an overseas trip. I live in Toronto so needed a place to stay before catching a VIA train home the next day.
Have stayed in this hotel many many times over the last 20 years, but haven’t been there in the last few (since they closed for renovation)
Renovation updates the hotel a bit but the good news ends there.
Went into the store on the main floor to get a tall bottle of water to share between two people (750ML). $7.19 plus tax.. what kind of ripoff is that? Went in the train station below and bought a 1.5L of their store brand mineral water for $1.50 (twice the size....)
Then checked out and had 2 hours to quickly go visit a friend before my train. 5 luggage pieces and I’ve always asked the concierge to hold them for me without a problem. $10 plus tax as they charge $2/bag at the Fairmont.
Thanks a lot. I paid decent money for this room and now you try to rip me off on water and luggage storage.
Paid the luggage storage fee as I had no choice (as I suspect it is a surprise with most people also, that’s why they can charge it). Not coming back.. I had a chance to stay at the Sofitel which is a true 5* luxury hotel instead of the 4* Fairmont with all the extra charges, and it would have only cost me a bit more.
Only stayed at Fairmont because it was closer to train station. Next time I’m staying somewhere else.
I’m sure there is some kind of excuse for why they charge these prices and Nickle and Dime everyone, but I don’t care. You’ve lost me as a customer for life, and everyone I talk to about staying in Montreal. Hope the $10 charge for bag storage covers your lost profit in the future....