Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel

, Montreal, Canada
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Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel

, Montreal
5 star

Rooms: 1039

900 Blvd Rene Levesque West Downtown - Montreal - Quebec - H3B 4A5 - Canada | 514-8613511
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Needs TLC!

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Queen Elizabeth is not what we were expecting. We were expecting a 5 star beautiful city hotel, and instead we found a hotel that needed loads of renovations. We had a room in the old section and it looked like the bedding and the carpet were out of the 1970's. It was dissappointing. But its location is good, but not worth the money spent.

Needs work to become the place again

from A TripAdvisor Member
As one who has stayed over in the city many times, I have to agree with those who say that the decor strikes one as being out of the 1970s. The Queen has been supplanted by the Lowes Vogue or the Delta as the place to be in the city. The rooms aren't particularly big for a luxury hotel. The one plus to this place is a large pool and a nicely equiped gym. Like all those others, expect to spend C$75/day on top of the listed price for the taxes, parking and whatnot. If you aren't addicted to five star service and want the real Montreal experience, I'd prefer the Chateau d'Argoat to all of them.

Disappointingly outdated hotel. Reasonable location.

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel was a disappointment. After staying at two other fairly nice Fairmont hotels in Canada (Vancouver and Edmonton), I was quite disappointed with this one. The hotel is large and is conveniently located (on top of the train station), but it looks very outdated, not Victorian outdated but 70's outdated. Not at all what we expected of a Fairmont. It was not bad, bad but I wouldn't stay here again if I have a choice.

Great hotel, worth the money

from A TripAdvisor Member
Comparable in price to the Sheraton, Mariott and Hilton, but much better accommodations, service and location. I tried them all and keep coming back to the Queen E. Newly renovated and better than ever.
Compared to hotel prices in NYC they are a bargain!! Don't get me wrong this is not a discount hotel, but no more expensive than others in it's caliber.

There are better hotels in the area - avoid this one if you can.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Don't let the appearances mislead you.

- fire alarms throughout the night - valet parking at $22/night (and our car got scratched) - $12.95 for in-room internet access (some hotels in the area offer this FREE) - charge $1.15 per call for toll-free numbers - prices for breakfast are extreme!!

Do yourself a favour and take a moment to look at other hotels in the same area that offer better customer service and facilities.

Overall very nice

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is the most centrally located hotel in Montreal. If you want to be in the middle of things, stay here. What we didn't like : The lobby wasn't impressive, and I was amazed at how much nicer the other areas of the hotel were. What we did like: Once you leave the lobby, everything gets nicer. The rooms are really special (we stayed in a mini-suite, it was like two rooms for the price of one) and the restaurants are supurb. The pool is nice, but can get noisy if there's too many people. The hotel is situated right over the nicest underground shopping are in Montreal. The hotel elevators actually go right down into the train station and shopping promenade. The elevators are suprisingly fast, you wont have to wait even on a high floor. If you can forget about the lobby (who cares about it anyway) than this is the place for you.

Great Hotel

from cassthor
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth is in a great location and within walking distance to shops, easy access to underground shops and train.

The service was excellent, the concierge was extremely helpful.

Definitely will stay again.

Gold Service in Montreal

from hotelnut
My room on the Gold level of the Queen E. was very stylish. Use of the private salon for R&R was great for me and my wife.

Avoid this hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Although a somewhat regular patron of the Queen Elizabeth, recently my experiences have dropped into the 'terrible' category and I now avoid this hotel & recommend the same to everyone. In my most recent stay the alarm system 'went off' numerous times between midnight & 4:00 am, including announcements to stay in the rooms, with no real emergency apparent. This is the 2nd or 3rd time that this has happened to me, and I have been told that it has happened to other guests at other times.
To me there is a fundamental problem with the system. In another incident a hotel employee walked in un-announced to my room even with a 'do not disturb' sign on the door.

Overall the experience is terrible, and there are better choices in Montreal.

Fairmount Queen Elizabeth

from A TripAdvisor Member
A little expensive,but this was a splurge for my wife and me. And so worth it. The Hotel was in Downtown,and was connected to the entire "underground" of trains,metro,shopping and food. The concierge service was great. The Hotel was minutes from the Quebec tourist info center, (where we caught the double-decker bus for a great tour. Tickets were good for two days,so after getting the "lay of the land", we used the bus like a taxi to get on and off all over the city. The entire week was superb; friendly people, excellent food, and good shopping bargains.

Top Local Tips for Montreal

Ecomusee du fier monde This museum, a former public baths, at 2050 rue Amherst, is wonderful. The story of the city's working classes, and the part played in its industrialisation, is beautifully told.It's a great complement to the more well known McCord museum, which also guides you through the city's history - but don't go to the latter during a lunch hour, as its "cafe" is now a restaurant [which therefore will not provide only tea/coffee or soft drinks for visitors] and the din from it spoils the experience.

Via 1 (first class train service) to Mo.ntreal is really great!!! Taking Via 1 train service to Montreal absolutely pampers you with wonderful food, beverages and service. The Queen Elizabeth is directly above the train station; yet our room on the 18th floor was very quiet.

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel If you like beer at all, be sure to visit Dieu du Ciel's brewpub. It's basically on the corner of Laurier and St. Laurent. Their beers are outstanding and everyone there is very friendly; the brewers are very willing to discuss their brews with you, too, when they're around. While their food menu isn't huge, their bagel with smoked salmon is GREAT and their Quebec cheese plate is PHENOMENAL - a large portion of Quebec artisan cheeses for an extremely reasonable price. Also comes with dried berries, nuts. olives, baguette, etc. Their lack of food selection, however, is completely made up for by their amazing brew. If there's one brewpub you visit in Montreal, make it this one.

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  • Address: 900 Blvd Rene Levesque West Downtown - Montreal - Quebec - H3B 4A5 - Canada
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