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 Have allergies? Pay attention at this hotel!

Oct 17, 2019 Roxy20199 Kingston, Canada

The reason I'm rating this low is for two main reasons. 1) I received food I was allergic to when I clearly marked on the card not to include due to allergy 2) The fact that I communicated that I received this food and was not contacted by the hotel with an apology was really poor service. What was worse is that they sent me a survey as well… Read more
The reason I'm rating this low is for two main reasons. 1) I received food I was allergic to when I clearly marked on the card not to include due to allergy 2) The fact that I communicated that I received this food and was not contacted by the hotel with an apology was really poor service. What was worse is that they sent me a survey as well where I communicated the problem and no contact. Making me feel like my safety and well-being was not important made me feel that I was not a valued customer. I will say that the front desk service is exceptional. I did not experience the same issues as some other guests. For example once I notified them that I took out wine to put water in the fridge they had no issues and removed the fees with no problems. They did take the time to let me know for future visits but I was not charged any additional fees. Upon arrival I was told that there were my room type was no longer available. I received a complimentary upgrade. The front desk also let me know about the benefits of signing up for their rewards. The location can't be beat. The cleanliness of the room isn't even a question! Again, just so disappointed that I received a food that I was allergic to and had documented. Had I not paid attention I may have eaten it and not be able to write this review!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I would give it 3 stars

Oct 17, 2019 guitarlover83 Kuwait City, Kuwait

The location is great. But when u check in, they will simply give u the card and u have to search for your room and get to know everything by yourself. I contacted the hotel to empty the minibar so I can use the fridge but I was surprised that "if u want us to empty it, u must pay 25 $ and do u know that if u touched anything u will be charged… Read more
The location is great. But when u check in, they will simply give u the card and u have to search for your room and get to know everything by yourself. I contacted the hotel to empty the minibar so I can use the fridge but I was surprised that "if u want us to empty it, u must pay 25 $ and do u know that if u touched anything u will be charged automatically" NO ! How can I know.. Room size is small and service is not a 5 star hotel service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Centrally Located Hotel

Oct 16, 2019 BarbieC139 Clifton Park, New York

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… Read more
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. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, great staff and comfortable rooms

Oct 13, 2019 TaruS3 Ludhiana

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… Read more
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. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ripoff - Nickle and Dimed all the way

Oct 13, 2019 1BHA Toronto, Canada

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… Read more
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.... Read less