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“Fairmont - Gold Floor always the right choice” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   900 Blvd. Rene Levesque West, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4A5, Canada (Ville-Marie)   |  
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Ranked #49 of 164 Hotels in Montreal
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“Fairmont - Gold Floor always the right choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have recently enjoyed another magnificent experience at a Fairmont Hotel- Gold Floor.
The Queen Elizabeth Fairmont is very centrally located and walking distance to all the must sees in Montreal. It is close to the very trendy Crescent Street (pubs and night life) and Rue St Catherine (shopping), close to old Montreal and the port, right on the subway station to go to The Olympic Park attractions.

The hotel is grand. I stayed on the Gold Floor on the 18-19 and my room was spacious and very cozy, with a view of the Mount Royal. To get to the Gold floor there is a private panoramic elevator.
Service on this floor is always outstanding, staff is super friendly and will really do anything to make your feel at home away from home. The lounge is always a nice spot to relax after a day of sightseeing and walking, with breakfast being served in the morning and snacks and beverages available during the day.
When you book make sure to notify the hotel of any particular diet requirements and they will always make sure they have what you need. In my case, it was Gluten free bread. I forgot to mention that I cannot have beer but only cider or GF beer and they told me that the next time they will have them for me!

The bed comfort was outstanding as usual. Turn down service always on time and very discreet. Fresh towels and ice for drinks always waiting for me!

In room service was excellent: we dined in one night and the food was delicious and brought in in a very timely manner.

I will certainly go back to the Fairmont QE next time I visit Montreal. This hotel has a great history of famous people staying there for a reason!

Room Tip: Gold Floor Rooms are always the best choice. Even if on the main street, they are on the 18 and 19 f...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontQueenE, Manager at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear sk8rmom4ever - What a pleasure it was to read your recent review. The entire team was delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the Fairmont Gold amenities, the service provided by our housekeeping team as well as the great in-room dining experience. We most definitely look forward to your next visit and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Warm regards.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Queen Elizabeth hotel is in a great location. You don't need a taxi once you're here. Plus, you have direct access to the underground mall which is very convenient. We stayed here during the Montreal Jazz fest. The room was fine, but I found the bathroom to be a little small. I would recommend this hotel, but it's not the most modern of hotels in my opinion. I was expecting a little more in terms of the decor.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontQueenE, Manager at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear lovelyinparis76 - Thank you for staying with us during the Jazz Festival last year. We're glad you enjoyed the central location of the hotel. With regards to the decor, we're sorry we didn't meet your expectations however please know we are currently working on a renovation plan and we hope to address the concern you expressed in the near future. Thanks and regards.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Fairmont QE Hotel was very nice in terms of overall appearances and feel... room was not huge, but enough room to comfortably walk around... the 19th floor lounge was very nice with a good selection for breakfast.... The room could have had another once over... some cobwebs on the walls and a little dusty on some surfaces.... the heating unit was pretty noisy... the "extra's" were ridiculously expensive... $4.00 chocolate bars, $8.00 water, and horrible selection of movies for $15.99 each!!! Overall a good stay, staff very friendly and helpful... Best part was the central location to EVERYTHING in downtown Montreal (trainstation, shopping, etc)

Room Tip: definitely recommend a east or north facing room since the south side faces ugly old buildings and a...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontQueenE, Manager at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear sjh4255 - Thank your for sharing some feedback further to your recent visit to Montreal. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your overall stay with us, however we do apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. Rest assured our Executive Housekeeper has been made aware for immediate action. We thank you for bringing this to our attention and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest regards.
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Queen Elizabeth while he attended a conference for work. The staff was very friendly and professional. After a long flight we were able to check in early and quickly. The rooms were nice, and had a nice view of Montreal. The Bistro's bar was very polite and went out of their way to make us comfortable when we visited it. It is in a great location and was easy to get everywhere we wanted to go. There was a boil order for drinking water after a line broke and they placed bottled water on every floor. If I am back in Montreal, I would definitely consider staying at The Queen Elizabeth again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontQueenE, Manager at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear 7Meaghan - Thank you for your recent visit to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. We're thrilled to hear that our colleagues made your stay very comfortable and enjoyable. That said, despite having an issue with the city water system, we're glad our proactive staff members made it easy and safe for you. We do hope to welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards.
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Wonderful hotel in the heart of the business district of Montreal. Famous because John and Yoko One had their "bed in" at this hotel and wrote Give Peace a Chance - there is a plaque commemorating this in the lobby. It has one of the best restaurants in Montreal. Stayed a couple of nights on a trip of Canada - the beds were incredibly comfortable and the room very smart indeed. The breakfast bar in the morning was delicious and there was something for everyone from all kinds of fruit to hot dishes - all in a very smart restaurant, with excellent service.

It is possible to use the lift or escalators to get to the underground shops and cafes without even have to cross a road or brave the rain!

The Queen and other dignitaries have stayed at the hotel and I can understand why,

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontQueenE, Manager at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear DorothyT - Such a delight indeed to read your recent review. We're delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast restaurant, the central location of the hotel as well as our comfortable beds. We hope to have the honour of welcoming you again to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth! Many thanks and regards.
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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Admittedly my stay was enhanced by being upgraded to the Gold floor (19th) which had it's own lounge and breakfast area, free soft drinks and an honesty bar, which made for an excellent stay. The most delightful feature was to be served morning tea & juice by the floor "Butler".

Nonetheless, the Hotel staff are very friendly and welcoming, the bar area pleasant and the rooms of a very high standard.

I shall definitely use this hotel again on my next trip.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 19th floor are excellent.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontQueenE, Manager at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear johndwilson - The entire Fairmont Gold team was very happy to read the details you shared regarding your recent stay on Fairmont Gold in Montreal. We're glad you were able to experience the Gold floors and we also look forward to seeing you again in the private Gold lounge! Kind regards.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I really liked this place! The rooms were really clean, and well appointed. Also it is in a very convenient location right in downtown Montreal, and under the hotel there is a train station, and the metro station as well so you don't even have to step outside to use the metro. The staff was excellent, and very friendly. Also the food is really good. This is the only hotel I will stay in Montreal!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontQueenE, Manager at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Ebi C - Thank you very much for the wonderful comments you shared. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Montreal as well as your stay at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Until next time, we're sending you our very best regards.
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Address: 900 Blvd. Rene Levesque West, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4A5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Ville-Marie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Montreal
#21 Luxury Hotel in Montreal
#31 Romantic Hotel in Montreal
#38 Business Hotel in Montreal
#38 Family Hotel in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 4*
Number of rooms: 982
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the center of Montreal's vibrant cultural and commercial district sits the city's grandest and most gracious hotel - Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. Located above the train station (Via Rail & AMTRAK) and connected to the extensive underground city of thousands of boutiques, restaurants and cafes, and within walking distance of sports and cultural attractions, this Montreal hotel reflects the city’s distinct elegance and charm. ... more   less 
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