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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Definitely not "Fairmont" service

Oct 25, 2021 717dbr Canada

I was extremely dissapointed in my stay. My travel partner and I were travelling to Montreal for our graduate school graduation celebration. We stayed at the Fairmont because we always stay at the Fairmont. First of all, we had to pay a big fee to upgrade our room from 250 square feet to 400 square feet, even though the hotel seemed empty). When… Read more
I was extremely dissapointed in my stay. My travel partner and I were travelling to Montreal for our graduate school graduation celebration. We stayed at the Fairmont because we always stay at the Fairmont. First of all, we had to pay a big fee to upgrade our room from 250 square feet to 400 square feet, even though the hotel seemed empty). When we got to our new room it was not cleaned. There was dirt all over the floor, the surfaces in the room were not wiped down, and the door handles/sink in the bathroom were not cleaned and had toothpaste on them. We texted the front desk to let them know and all they said was "sorry, what time do you want housekeeping to come tomorrow?" Our thermostat in our room also didn't work. It would go from cold to hot and back to cold every 30 minutes. Apparently, there was no room service. We booked this hotel with the intention there would be room service as we ALWAYS splurge on room service. We called and called the room service line, and no one answered. Then, we went to the Rosely's hotel restaurant to see if we could order there and bring it up to our room. They looked at us and flat out, rudely said "NO. Room service is closed." We weren't offered anything else. We ordered a drink at the bar and paid for it AT THE BAR, and the charge is now on our receipt and we were double-charged the drink to the room. Again, we were celebrating and typically when we stay at the Fairmont if it's for a special occasion we are left a little note or chocolates, etc., in our room. We were surprised that the hotel knew we were celebrating and they did nothing to make it special. It was a bad experience at the hotel and we will not be back and we will no longer recommend it as a place to stay in Montreal. It's unfortunate because we travel to Montreal a lot for conferences. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Stay Thanksgiving Weekend

Oct 20, 2021 brianngo91 Toronto, Canada

We recently completed a 3 night stay at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel during Thanksgiving long weekend. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were notified that valet parking was completely full and would have to self-park; understandably so as it was quite busy and a long weekend. Fortunately, we managed to find free street parking in front of the… Read more
We recently completed a 3 night stay at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel during Thanksgiving long weekend. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were notified that valet parking was completely full and would have to self-park; understandably so as it was quite busy and a long weekend. Fortunately, we managed to find free street parking in front of the hotel that night and was able to utilize valet parking the following day. At check-in, we were upgraded to a lovely Junior Suite on the 13th floor. The room was quite cozy and comfortable, though the TV locations were a bit questionable. The pool was very well maintained and clean. There were limitations on the number of guests allowed in the pool at a time due to COVID. However, it was empty when we went around 5pm. We had excellent service throughout our stay and would highly recommend anyone visiting Montreal to spend a night here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good to be back

Oct 20, 2021 waterskiguy Toronto, Canada

After an over 2 year absence from visiting Montreal and the Fairmont. I had not visited since the completion of the renovation. It is spectacular. Beautiful, well designed lobby, with friendly check in and services. While several facilities understandibly were closed due to covid and business levels, there was always services available. We were… Read more
After an over 2 year absence from visiting Montreal and the Fairmont. I had not visited since the completion of the renovation. It is spectacular. Beautiful, well designed lobby, with friendly check in and services. While several facilities understandibly were closed due to covid and business levels, there was always services available. We were upgraded to a beautiful bedroom suite, fresh modern decor with plenty of space. We spent alot of time at Roselys resto- bar in the hotel. It is a beautiful ooen spavlce that transports you to the feeling of a bar in Paris. Outstanding cocktails, food and service. The charcuterie board is a must try. The Fairmont is walking distance to old Town and located above the trains and in the heart of the business and shopping district. It was great to be back in Montreal and the beautiful Fairmont. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent as always

Oct 19, 2021 328warunak

Excellent as always. Courteous and flexible staff. Went the extra mile to surprise us with a cake for our anniversary. Very thoughtful. Conveniently located. Valet parking was convenient (and make sense).
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Renovated Grand Old Hotel

Oct 18, 2021 MandDplus2 Toronto, Canada

We tried to get to Montreal and stay here a few times this past year. Stayed with infants kids many years ago! Made it here in August for 3 nights en route home from PEI. Got an amazing deal through our Visa Infinite card. Upgraded to a junior suite and though a sofa bed for kids, it was new one so it was actually comfortable! And bonus was a… Read more
We tried to get to Montreal and stay here a few times this past year. Stayed with infants kids many years ago! Made it here in August for 3 nights en route home from PEI. Got an amazing deal through our Visa Infinite card. Upgraded to a junior suite and though a sofa bed for kids, it was new one so it was actually comfortable! And bonus was a second powder room off entry. Breakfast was included for 2 and my husband an I enjoyed this time in the morning lingering with coffee and a newspaper (buy them in train station!). Lovely restaurant Rosely's and excellent food. Servers very attentive and basically tell you to order whatever you want! We didn't overeat but appreciated that we weren't nickeled and dimed like some hotels that include breakfast. Enjoyed drinks there one night too. Amazing location in the heart of Montreal. Hotel is attached to train station which we didn't use but handy and lots of food outlets. Old Montreal only 30 minutes away so an easy walk. Staff were excellent and the hotel was spotless. Love Fairmont hotels and the QE is one of the best! We will return! Thanks! Read less