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 We loved everything about the hotel!

Jul 20, 2019 txnewy San Antonio, Texas

Great location, loved the beds, pillows and the quietness of the room. The restaurant was fabulous, we ate supper a 30-oz. prime rib and breakfast there, the servers are top notch. If we are ever back in Montreal, this will be our go to place.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very good location for a family vacation

Jul 19, 2019 Debra B St. John's, Canada

We stayed at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth for a few days at the beginning of our vacation before travelling to Quebec City. The check in service was prompt and efficient (I had pre-confirmed on-line, which is a nice option and sped things up as well). We had two rooms, a large family-sized room with two double beds and a sofa bed, and an… Read more
We stayed at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth for a few days at the beginning of our vacation before travelling to Quebec City. The check in service was prompt and efficient (I had pre-confirmed on-line, which is a nice option and sped things up as well). We had two rooms, a large family-sized room with two double beds and a sofa bed, and an adjacent room with a king bed, for my husband and myself, three children, and his parents. We had a common locked door so we could choose to prop the doors between our rooms open if we wished, which allowed us to move freely between the rooms, a real plus as far as the children were concerned particularly. We enjoyed Artisans, particularly the bakery, ice cream and crepes. There is a wide selection of specialty cooking ingredients and implements and local foods. The deli options, especially the cheeses, were a delight. The open flexible seating accommodates even larger families like ours easily. We also had a very nice dinner at Roselys, and were able to get a reservation on fairly short notice. The Krema cafe in the lobby has several baked good and sandwich selections for easy pick up. I am very selective about my coffee and the coffee here is excellent. There is fun modern seating that again easily accommodated our group. We found the service quite prompt. For instance, the in-room safe was not functioning when we arrived. Within minutes of my call, hotel services was up to investigate and when they could not reprogram it, they quickly replaced it. There is lots of room in the lobby area and lower level to walk around, a great asset when you have small children. There is also a direct access to the underground Ville-Marie shopping area and train station, which were convenient (we took the train to Quebec City later in our stay) and would be an even greater benefit in the cold winter months. The pool is a bit small but the area is very clean and well maintained. The fitness area is adequately equipped. My only criticisms are: 1. The bathroom in our room was very tiny. The tub/shower area is particularly constrained which made it a bit challenging to help our small children in the bath. Also the barrier is odd and we flooded the floor when we showered. 2. The fridge is entirely filled (mostly with alcohol), leaving no room for our own food and drinks (a problem when you travel with small children). Mostly a great stay though, and would definitely recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A delightful time!

Jul 18, 2019 bbray102058

Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth is a wonderful hotel, beautiful and comfortable rooms with great beds! Our family of nine (booked four rooms) enjoyed our stay there as we finished up our wonderful cruise together. It was centrally located to many scenic areas in Montreal. Would highly recommend your considering staying here. Don't think you will… Read more
Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth is a wonderful hotel, beautiful and comfortable rooms with great beds! Our family of nine (booked four rooms) enjoyed our stay there as we finished up our wonderful cruise together. It was centrally located to many scenic areas in Montreal. Would highly recommend your considering staying here. Don't think you will be disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful accomodations

Jul 18, 2019 Maria3785UB

Very friendly staff. This hotel is at a great location. Walking distance to St. Catherine Street for shopping, the Bell Center. Train station is right there. Very clean and have very comfortable beds. Highly recommend this hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Hotel but EXPENSIVE STAY

Jul 18, 2019 mthornington

In-Transit stay from VIA/Amtrak trip from Ontario to NYC. Excellent location in downtown Montreal directly above train station. Superb service and very comfortable room with first class menu in restaurant; but EXPENSIVE!