Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

Montreal, Canada

Virgin rating

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

  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury and service in Montreal

May 26, 2024 Brio P Vancouver, Canada

Fairmont gold at the QE is awesome. Great lounge and very comfortable rooms. Staff in lounge very friendly. Excellent breakfast buffet in gold lounge and evening canapés, cheese and wines. Thank you Jakob and team at Fairmont gold for making this a nice stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fairmont Queen Elizabeth not 5* perhaps 3*

May 26, 2024 G S australia

This is definitely not a 5 star hotel. The first night we arrived at 8pm after many flight delays. We just wanted to eat and sleep. Went to their very overpriced restaurant Roselys and for $39 we had luke warm penne pasta! For $39 I expect it to be cooked fresh not served up from what was obviously a precooked pot! The aircon couldn’t be… Read more
This is definitely not a 5 star hotel. The first night we arrived at 8pm after many flight delays. We just wanted to eat and sleep. Went to their very overpriced restaurant Roselys and for $39 we had luke warm penne pasta! For $39 I expect it to be cooked fresh not served up from what was obviously a precooked pot! The aircon couldn’t be turned down and seemed to be at 24*C even though we tried to set it at 11*. Tried calling housekeeping but the phone didn’t work….found out the next morning that there is a little button on the hand piece that needs to be switched on! In all our years of travel I’ve never encountered this…said as much to the desk staff and was told ‘yes people often complain about this’! We moved rooms but on same floor. We had to change are room ‘keys’ 2 days in a row because they stopped working. Breakfast was ok but no spoons to eat cereal, only teaspoon. Looked everywhere for cold milk and finally asked a waitress….twice!….then another guest showed me where it was…and it was me not looking properly. Still waiting for the waitress to bring me some….7 hours later. 🙂. The chair upholstery was worn and torn in places. The carpets are shabby. I know these sound petty and I very rarely write a complaint, but in my opinion this is not a 5* hotel. Read less
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May 25, 2024 Nelly F

Always a please going to the Fairmont Montreal. Great food our supper was delicious. Very well located walking distance to all the places we wanted to see. The hotel is clean and elegantly decorated. We come back twice a year to just get away from our every day routine.
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May 8, 2024 DizOttawa Ottawa, Canada

Well-appointed rooms. We were on a gold floor and it was worth the extra cost. Lounge was great- breakfast and canapés from 5 to 7, staff were amazing. Roselys restaurant was very good. Easy walk to shopping on Ste-Catherine, and very short walk to Bell Centre.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Jaded, in need of updating.

May 8, 2024 Barbara20142014 Cambridge, United Kingdom

This was the 3rd Fairmont hotel we stayed during our trip to Canada (the Royal York and the Chateau Laurier were the others) and this was not a pleasant experience. The furniture in the room was chipped; the bed had some unpleasant plastic undersheet that made you sweat; the sheets were 'pilled' and seemed like they had been washed so many times… Read more
This was the 3rd Fairmont hotel we stayed during our trip to Canada (the Royal York and the Chateau Laurier were the others) and this was not a pleasant experience. The furniture in the room was chipped; the bed had some unpleasant plastic undersheet that made you sweat; the sheets were 'pilled' and seemed like they had been washed so many times they had turned cream. And we had to pay $2 per bag to store our luggage on the last morning. Luggage storage was free in the others. This is a massive hotel and there just wasn't any personal touch. This hotel is in desperate need of modernising and unlike the other 2 Fairmonts we stayed in I didn't feel at all like this was a luxurious experience. Quite the opposite. Really disappointing. Read less