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 Weekend Retreat

Dec 21, 2020 cmacdonald05

My boyfriend and I spent the weekend playing tourist in our own city, Montréal and where better to stay than the Fairmont! I’ve stayed at several Fairmont properties and they never disappoint. Upon check-in we were greeted by the friendliest person at reception where she checked our temperature. We felt very safe throughout our stay and proper… Read more
My boyfriend and I spent the weekend playing tourist in our own city, Montréal and where better to stay than the Fairmont! I’ve stayed at several Fairmont properties and they never disappoint. Upon check-in we were greeted by the friendliest person at reception where she checked our temperature. We felt very safe throughout our stay and proper COVID measures were put in place. The view from the 17th floor is stunning both during the day and at night! I personally love all of the bathroom amenities as well! Highly recommends this property! Read less
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Dec 20, 2020 RMM1980

I wish that I could give this place negative stars. It is absolutely horrible! As others have mentioned the bad architecture from 50 years ago is off-putting and very different from the other Fairmont’s that at least look decent on the outside. The worst part about this hotel though is the service. I have never met a more inept and rude hotel… Read more
I wish that I could give this place negative stars. It is absolutely horrible! As others have mentioned the bad architecture from 50 years ago is off-putting and very different from the other Fairmont’s that at least look decent on the outside. The worst part about this hotel though is the service. I have never met a more inept and rude hotel manager. The most surprising thing to me is that Fairmont has not pulled their name off of this dump yet. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating COVID Impacts Noticed more than others

Sep 13, 2020 whitneym207 London, Canada

We stayed here 1 night. We had stayed at a few other hotels throughout Quebec this week and we noticed Covid related impacts here more than other hotels. There was no valet service and no room service offered. Staffing appeared skeletal throughout lobby area. The restaurant operations were closed down except for breakfast and cafe. It looks like… Read more
We stayed here 1 night. We had stayed at a few other hotels throughout Quebec this week and we noticed Covid related impacts here more than other hotels. There was no valet service and no room service offered. Staffing appeared skeletal throughout lobby area. The restaurant operations were closed down except for breakfast and cafe. It looks like it would have been a really amazing place had the pandemic not had any impact. Would like to come again when things calm down again. The hotel rooms are very beautiful!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spacious and comfortable room, perfect to relax

Sep 4, 2020 38jasming Quebec City, Canada

We had the opportunity to stay at this hotel multiple times. We usually try to book a suite as it is a really large room with a sofa bed and two bathrooms. The room is each time ultra clean and the bed extremely comfortable. You have a Nespresso machine in the room and an ice machine is available at each floor. The service at this hotel is also… Read more
We had the opportunity to stay at this hotel multiple times. We usually try to book a suite as it is a really large room with a sofa bed and two bathrooms. The room is each time ultra clean and the bed extremely comfortable. You have a Nespresso machine in the room and an ice machine is available at each floor. The service at this hotel is also just incredible, people will do everything they can to help you with a smile. The pool is pretty cool and the location just perfect, steps from Sainte-Catherine and the Old Port. A solid choice for people looking for a very nice hotel with many services and a price that remains reasonable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating john lennon Suite ALL WE ARE SAYING...IS GIVE QUICHE A CHANCE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

Jul 30, 2020 cdmcdmcdmcdm

Just got back from our little "Support Canadian Tourism Tour" which included 2 night at Chateau Laurier, 2 nights at Chateau Frontenac, I night in Kingston, 4 haunted ghost walks, 3 boat tours....but this...this was the highlight of the trip. One night stay in Suite 1742...where 51 years ago John Lennon & Yoko On did thyond the call of duty tomake… Read more
Just got back from our little "Support Canadian Tourism Tour" which included 2 night at Chateau Laurier, 2 nights at Chateau Frontenac, I night in Kingston, 4 haunted ghost walks, 3 boat tours....but this...this was the highlight of the trip. One night stay in Suite 1742...where 51 years ago John Lennon & Yoko On did thyond the call of duty tomake our stay a greir famous "Bed In" and recorded Give Peace a Chance, all in this exact room. Go to the site or do a google search for photos. It exceeded my expectations by light years. Historically correct detail with a great sense of humour, my favourite hotel room ever. This was the coolest ting I have done since recording at Sun Studios. The hotel is super nice and staff is absolutely top shelf. A special thanks to Natalie who made this all happen for us! ( This one understands customer service and hospitality and is just a great lady!) Also thanks to Taoufik who went way beyond the call of duty to make our stay so great , and also thanks to Gloria who was there whenever you needed her. What a fantastic team and a fantastic hotel and a beyond fantastic room. Hat;s off to the designers on this one!DO IT!!!!! You will not regret it! Read less