Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

Montreal, Canada

The hotel

A local landmark with a legendary story, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth was the setting for John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous bed-in for peace in 1969 – and is where Lennon wrote and recorded Give Peace a Chance. Today, it’s still inspiring guests, thanks to a huge revamp in 2017 that’s transformed social spaces like the wellness centre and sleek indoor pool, and its dining venues, including the elegant Rosélys restaurant, sophisticated Nacarat cocktail bar, and cool contemporary coffee hangout, Kréma. And it’s kept its progressive and creative edge at its urban market, Artisans, where local purveyors and gourmet geniuses share their culinary creations.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

In Downtown Montreal and one of the original gateways to the city’s extensive underground city. Transfer time from Montreal Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

950 recently renovated rooms. All with air-conditioning, opening windows, HDTV with pay-per-view films*, telephone, WiFi access*, alarm clock/radio, Nespresso™ coffee machine and kettle with complimentary coffee and tea, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Fairmont Rooms feature a brand-new contemporary design, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Fairmont Rooms with 1 king-size bed come with a walk-in shower in the bathroom while Fairmont Rooms with 2 doubles beds are equipped with a bathtub. 

Fairmont View Rooms are located between the 5th and 17th floors with beautiful views overlooking the city of Montreal, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Junior Suites consist of a guestroom with a full bathroom, separated by pocket doors into a cozy sitting area with a sofa bed and powder room, with 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Gold Rooms have varied city views, with either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. These rooms benefit from private check-in and access to the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge which offers Continental breakfast, tea and coffee and complimentary evening canapés.

Large Fairmont Gold Rooms feature a spacious sitting area, with either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. These rooms benefit from private check-in and access to the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge which offers Continental breakfast, tea and coffee and complimentary evening canapés.

Rosélys Restaurant (bistro style, open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner). Marché Artisans (speciality grocery store with fresh, seasonal products and takeaway foods, ready-made meals, meat and fish counters, bakery and a chocolate and crepe station). Nacarat Bar. Krema Café (coffee and pastries). Health club with indoor swimming pool, children’s wading pool, whirlpool and state-of-the-art gym. Gibson Salon Spa*. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting* (reservations required). Concierge. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Valet parking CA$37 plus tax, per night, and self-parking CA$20 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: A supplement and minimum stay restriction may apply during Grand Prix.

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Dec 12, 2019 Gwib Saskatchewan, Canada

I stayed at this beautiful hotel November 12th-15th with my daughter. We had a very disturbing experience. Upon checkout my invoice stated that if we had any concerns with our stay that they should be directed to Mr. David Connor the GM or they also welcomed a review on Trip Advisor. Given the circumstances I honestly hoped to take the concern… Read more
I stayed at this beautiful hotel November 12th-15th with my daughter. We had a very disturbing experience. Upon checkout my invoice stated that if we had any concerns with our stay that they should be directed to Mr. David Connor the GM or they also welcomed a review on Trip Advisor. Given the circumstances I honestly hoped to take the concern up privately with Mr. Connor as opposed to going public. Sadly, despite my email to him and subsequent attempts to reach him Mr. Connor refused to respond or reply to my email. Thus I have decided to go public. Below is a copy of my email to him which I sent immediately upon my return. Good-morning Mr. Connor My name is XXXX and I recently returned from a stay at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. I was there from November 12th-15th/19 I will begin by saying the hotel is beautiful including the room, facilities, conference rooms , restaurants and lounges. I utilized them all. However, that's where the positive ends. Your front reception staff, including your concierge were less than pleasant. As a prairie girl I had " heard" that the people of Quebec can be less than friendly. I was not prepared for that. Your concierge , both the male and female whom I interacted with were clearly irritated when i began to speak, even rolling their eyes when i was inquiring about " touristy things to do etc" So, fast forward from that, I am 56 y.o and i was travelling with my 20y.o daughter, we popped in to the Nacaret Bar, wow, just beautiful. We were seated up at the bar and absolutely were impressed with the bartenders. Their professionalism and the skills in which they did their jobs was impressive. Hence why the Nacaret has the wonderful reviews it does. The bartender whom we met that night was named XXXX, he was everything your concierge wasn't, even in his broken English he patiently answered all our questions about " things to do around Montreal" restaurants, night clubs, attractions etc. I even asked him if he was familiar with the process of me possibly booking a conference room for an upcoming event. He answered everything the best he could and was even so kind as to give us his personal cell number if we had any questions. Unbelievably kind and generous, certainly went above and beyond. Anyway, my daughter whose much more text savvy then me texted him a couple different times asking for directions etc. On the afternoon of the 14th my daughter and I were out at the spa at William Gray when XXXX texted her back stating that he was " in trouble" as their policy was they could not have any contact with guests, and that " his number " was found in our room Needless, to say i was absolutely outraged. I spoke with XXXX who begged me not to say anything as he did not want to get in to anymore trouble and that it was " resolved" Well, I'm sorry but its NOT resolved in my eyes. Firstly, Mr. XXXXX number was not just LAYING around on the counter, I had stuffed it in with my conference papers so the housekeeper took the time to peruse my personal information and " happened to find Mr. XXXXX number"? And then to obviously take that info to her superior who then called Mr. XXXXX out on it? How is that ok? How is it okay the housekeeper snooped thru my papers? How is it ok that your staff ( her supervisor) took exception with XXXXX number being in my room but took no exception to the fact that the housekeeper clearly was snooping. Honestly, i am so outraged, I decided to contact you as opposed to posting this on trip advisor, but I am NOT okay with this. Perhaps, if the concierge staff were the professionals they were supposed to be I would not have to ask your bar-tending staff for information. Mr. XX was nothing but professional the entire time. He and I both deserve apologies and compensation and most definitely an explanation. The fact that the housekeepers supervisor was on-board with this invasion of privacy is sickening. I look forward to your expedient response. Read less
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Dec 10, 2019 Candy5600

Our stay was very nice. The Christmas decorations were beautiful. Seems like the rooms are very modern. Not what I expected from the age of the hotel. It was clean. Pasqal the doorman was so friendly and helpful. Moe the resident attender ? Was so friendly and couldn’t do enough to make our stay happy. We will return. In the summer.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fairmont Queen Elizabeth provides an excellent venue for all. Great location and was especially enjoyable this holiday.

Dec 10, 2019 Jewals007

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth has a great location and beautifully renovated. Especially enjoyable this holiday season with all the decorations and their market full of delicious goodies for all. Unique gift ideas and baskets. Fabulous food experience.
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Dec 8, 2019 kenf804 Delta, Canada

Conference stay, 5 nights. Enjoyed the hotel, the room, location of the property, and the conference meeting rooms. Audio video setups were very good. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nice lounge and restaurant called Roselyn’s. Also Nacarat, but with limited days and hours of operation.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Maybe it's just me, but I prefer to have windows that open...

Dec 6, 2019 eriqt2019

The Q.E. was a semi upscale hotel once upon time, but the rooms are probably smaller than you'd find for the same prices in other hotels. My biggest beef was the windows don't open. I was in Montreal, at this hotel, for a giant conference (Folk Alliance International, Valentines weekend 2019) and I wasn't wild about this packed hotel recirculating… Read more
The Q.E. was a semi upscale hotel once upon time, but the rooms are probably smaller than you'd find for the same prices in other hotels. My biggest beef was the windows don't open. I was in Montreal, at this hotel, for a giant conference (Folk Alliance International, Valentines weekend 2019) and I wasn't wild about this packed hotel recirculating the same air. I know some people don't mind, but I know others really don't like feeling hermetically sealed in, so I thought I'd mention it. Also the coffee machine was a Keurig or something like that, but it was naturally busted as those machines suck, and I had to leave the hotel to get proper coffee in the morning, which jumbles my, ahem, morning rituals. Other than that, the place was clean, staff friendly, and so on. But if you're finicky about air co and/ or morning coffee, as I am, you might want to know these details.(!) Read less