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 Basic stay

Aug 2, 2021 ankita4590 Toronto, Canada

We stayed here for 3 nights during our visit to montreal. Overall our stay was comfortable however I was expecting better from Fairmont considering I've been to much nicer fairmont properties. What worked for us- 1. Lovely swimming pool 2. Easy access to station and nice location 3. Newly renovated rooms Things I didn't enjoy so much -… Read more
We stayed here for 3 nights during our visit to montreal. Overall our stay was comfortable however I was expecting better from Fairmont considering I've been to much nicer fairmont properties. What worked for us- 1. Lovely swimming pool 2. Easy access to station and nice location 3. Newly renovated rooms Things I didn't enjoy so much - 1. Rooms were small, and especially the bathroom was too small for a luxury hotel 2. The carpets in the corridors had a bit of smell thus giving a run down feel to the overall floor 3. They charge to keep your luggage, the wifi isn't free for non members (it was Included for me but overall I haven't been to many hotels that would charge for wifi) 4. No room service on Saturdays 5. I thought that the room design wasn't done with convenience in mind but more to make it look chic (e.g. usually there is a better/ergonomic chair in business/luxury hotels in the rooms, no phone besides the bed, tea/coffee maker in a closed cabinet, again tedious, no fridge in the room that you can use) Overall the stay was comfortable but for the price I think there is room for improvement. Read less
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Jul 31, 2021 danrenaud

I travel and stay in Fairmont’s routinely and I’ve never had such a disappointing stay. I upgraded to gold room which usually includes a lounge however it was closed. The hotel had no room service and one restaurant was booked solid and the other had terrible service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location for the train

Jul 29, 2021 Susan W Toronto, Canada

We booked the Saint Henri suite so that we could eat in the room if options still limited by Covid. The suite is spacious and very bright and sunny, windows on three sides. The beds are very comfortable. The living room furniture is not very comfortable, (dining room table good though) and limited (artificial) lighting in the living room. The… Read more
We booked the Saint Henri suite so that we could eat in the room if options still limited by Covid. The suite is spacious and very bright and sunny, windows on three sides. The beds are very comfortable. The living room furniture is not very comfortable, (dining room table good though) and limited (artificial) lighting in the living room. The kitchenette had a fridge, microwave, lots of space but virtually no necessities (2 mugs, 2 cups, 2 glasses, 2 wine glasses; no dishes, no cutlery, no cloths). This is easily fixed (we asked for dishes and cutlery for two and ithis was brought up) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Special Hotel

Jul 27, 2021 GOTRAIN Brampton, Canada

Excellent visit to Montreal. Fairmont - The Queen Elizabeth is in a perfect location. Love everything about this hotel. Highly recomended. Fantastic Breakfast each morning along with top notch service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not bad but not great.

Jul 17, 2021 jessicakhill Toronto, Canada

The hotel itself is nice overall. Clean, comfortable and does the trick. Staff has been friendly overall. My biggest issue is that the restaurant on the main floor blasts music (by DJ) and even in our room on the 17th floor, it was incredibly noisy. They weren’t willing to turn it down and just said that it stops at 10. It sounds like they get… Read more
The hotel itself is nice overall. Clean, comfortable and does the trick. Staff has been friendly overall. My biggest issue is that the restaurant on the main floor blasts music (by DJ) and even in our room on the 17th floor, it was incredibly noisy. They weren’t willing to turn it down and just said that it stops at 10. It sounds like they get complaints on this all the time as they were surprised at all to hear we could hear the music in our room. If they had planned on having this type of noise/DJ, then at the very least, the rooms should be sound proof. You could also hear cars on the street, and being on the 17th floor, I was surprised at that. It’s a shame that the Reno’s only went so far. If you book this hotel, ask for a room at the back of the hotel, as far away from the restaurant as possible, as you and your family will have your room filled with music and noise. Read less