Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I slept in this hotel only for one night, they told me it was recently renovated and I can tell you the result is really really good! Beautiful room, wide and fully furnished, the bathroom is simply amazing with all the latest technology. I can not add anything else because my stay was too short but the quality price ratio was perfect! I hope it's not because it was just renovated. If they get these prize in the future it will become my "home" in Montreal!
Booked a standard room and was amazingly upgraded to a gold member suite on the 19th floor! No space problems here- bathroom enormous! The perks that come with a gold membership are awesome! Tasty complementary appetizers in the pm, desserts in the evening, wonderful breakfast in the am. All staff that I encountered in the hotel were super nice and very helpful. Loved our stay! Entire hotel is so new and very tastefully done. Our room overlooked the dome of a cathedral that replicates St. Peter's at the Vatican, albeit on a smaller scale, but still very impressive. Great location close to lots of bars and restaurants. We travelled by train so it was a breeze entering and departing the hotel as it is connected to the train station.
It was a real pleasure to stay at this delightful hotel with its modern new decor, good rooms albeit with a small bathroom now with a great walk-in shower. Service was friendly and effeicient, and the Rosely restaurant and bar truly excellent. Highly recommended.
Had a nice stay at the fairmont. It is very conveniently located and walking distance from old Montreal but in the middle of downtown. There are ample restaurants around and a metro station extremely close. The hotel has been nicely renovated - it still at times feels like it's still being renovated with poor labeling (couldn't tell what the room numbers were) and literally cut up carpet and dust if you push the wrong elevator button. But with time I am sure these kinks will be worked out. Rooms are comfortable and modern. Ask for one with a view of the surrounding green space/basilica.
It's obvious the hotel hasn't finished their major renovation - not all rooms have been renovated, restaurants are not finished, signs are missing, and there is no President's Club check in. The front desk was always understaffed no matter what time of day. Valet parking drop off is in front of the hotel, but you have to go down stairs to retrieve your car, which the bell captain did not know. There is also an unmarked window downstairs that you have to check in to get your car. We had to go up and down twice with our luggage to finally get the correct info on where to get our car. Staff was pleasant but overworked. Nothing about the hotel was 5 star quality, like most Fairmont's - missing the luxury personalized feeling. The hotel location is midway between Mont Royal and Old Montreal, and next to a beautiful cathedral. Downstairs is the main subway/train station. Our corner room was worth a few dollars more to have an amazing view of the cathedral. The room was nicely remodeled, but the bathroom was small. When everything is finished and more staff are better trained, it will be a 4 - 4.5 star hotel.
So I recently travelled to Montreal for work, and part of my day included a site inspection of the newly renovated Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. Now I have stayed here in the past, before the renovations, and all I can say is WOW!! The transformation is completely amazing. It is a completely new hotel. The meeting spaces are massive, numerous, and innovative. The interior design is artistic, dynamic, and innovative. Unique meeting rooms, a beautiful terrace, and the new and improved Fairmont Gold suites and lounge are just stunning! If you are looking for a 5 star experience, this is a great spot. The standard rooms have all been improved as well. they may not have a ton of space, but the rooms are beautiful and modern, and the beds are so comfortable. The thing I noticed most was the abundance of lounge space. Unique spaces that people can go to do work, relax, chat... The Nacarat Bar has some of the most decadent cocktails and visually stunning presentations I have ever seen. I highly recommend the Negronen cocktail! You will understand when it arrives at your table. Even if you don't plan on staying here, the restaurant features daily menus and fresh local delicacies, and you should just take a walk around to take in the improvements. It is well worth it!
We were at the Fairmont from the 12th to the 14th of September. The staff was incredibly kind and helpful as well as expressing concern for our home in Florida. The hotel is located adjacent to the train station. It has just reopened after a major renovation. Apparently the lobby shops are not quite finished yet. While we were both comfortable and content with our stay, I would probably go elsewhere if I were to come back. First, the old town is far more charming than the sky scrapers in the Fairmont's neighborhood. Also, the Fairmont's got a few things to fix: shower/bath drains poorly, room doors are reluctant to close, carpeting is thick in hallways making it hard to roll suitcases. None of these are terrible but for $500/night after taxes, we expected more.
Stayed here for an evening in September. I have stayed at this property many time pre-renovation; however, post-renovation it's amazing! New Fairmont Gold lounge is beautiful. Food spread was excellent. Wonderful Montreal Bagels in the morning :) Service was great. The new beds are out of this world. Sheets... one of the best sleep experiences ever. Room was very sound proof and looked excellent. Highly recommend - love this place!
If you are looking for a place in downtown Montreal with a nice Quebec like taste then this hotel is THE place. The service was amazing . I liked practicing my French even though everyone also speaks English! The location is great , close to major events and excellent restaurants. I used the "gold" floors & club on the 21st floor and always felt welcomed! I highly recommend this hotel
Stayed here for a weekend getaway at the begining of September and had a Suite Experience package. Highly recommend this package and staying here. Yes it is on the pricey side, but the level of service you get is superb. Newly renovated suites and spacious, and very well appointed. Whole overall feel of the hotel is of class and luxury. All staff were wonderful, friendly and willing to hel. Location of the hotel above the train station, and an easy walk to Old Montreal, make for a great place to stay. The bar is great for an upscale drink, and the service are surroundings remind you of a 60's 70's cocktail bar. Great food. Roselys restaurant was excellent. Waiter recommend the raw oysters and a wine pairing that was spot on. Would definatly recommend that one stay here, and pay extra for a suite. Well worth it.
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74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 88 reviews