Coming back from skiing at Mt Tremblant, we spent 3 nights at the Queen Elizabeth including Christmas Eve, with a plan to ice skate in every outdoor rink in Montreal. Staying at the Queen Elizabeth could not have been more comfortable or convenient. The hotel is located on top of one of one of Montreal's Metro stations/underground universes, so you can do shirt sleeve shopping anytime of year.
We had a fabulous Christmas dinner buffet at the in-hotel Le Montréalais Bistrot-Bar, and whatever moments we were not skating outside the hotel, we relaxed in their pool and sauna. This is a very elegant place yet allows dogs (our 8 pound King Charles Cavalier Poodle) and has a lot of heart.
At 8AM the front desk called to speak with our daughter to tell her there was a letter for her. When she went to the front desk in her pajamas, she was presented an ornately decorated letter from Santa informing her that her Christmas presents were under the Christmas tree in the lobby. We had placed them there, in cooperation with the hotel staff hours before. Our daughter was beaming smile was only slightly broader than the staff overseeing this. Great magic like this only comes from great heart that the staff provided
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Montreal
- Fairmont Hotel Montreal
- Fairmont Montreal
- Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
- Montreal Fairmont