I have stayed at a couple of the Fairmont hotels in Canada both times because these were the designated conference hotels. And while the experience is nice, visitors should know that there are certain limitations of these old CPR hotels, of which this is one. The rooms are quite small; the bathrooms tiny. The amenities such as bathtub could definitely do with an update and even the lighting is often inadequate. I found it difficult to get the room the temperature that suited me. The bed, however, was very comfortable.
What drives me nuts about these hotels is the ridiculously overpriced "extras." If you don't join their club, they charge $13.95 A DAY for wifi in the rooms. If you dared to move a bottle in the mini bar to put a sandwich of your own in it, the sensor will know that you moved something and charge you accordingly--$25 for a HALF bottle of wine anyone? No way! I would never order room service, as I just couldn't bring myself to pay those prices. And besides there are numerous restaurants just out the door and a food court --including a liquor store-- underneath the hotel in the train station (you wouldn't even have to put on a coat when it's cold out). There's nothing worth watching on cable TV anymore but to rent a movie costs $16.95. And it's not even necessarily a good movie.
When I stay at a Fairmont I eat the decent food that is put on by the conference, but I buy extra meals, snacks, and beverages elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth has closed its doors to undergo a $140 million transformation project to become once again Montreal's leading choice hotel for travelers, special events and business conventions. The hotel will reopen in summer 2017. The common areas and approximately 500 out of our 950 guest rooms will be ready in time to celebrate Montreal's 375th Anniversary and the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Following the completion of the transformation project, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, one of Montreal’s most iconic landmarks, will offer: A brand new design blending a contemporary decor with a vintage flair reminiscent of Montreal’s golden years. The authenticity of our building, a historic heritage monument, will be preserved. An innovative business campus that will be among the most modern in the world. The campus will include a set of interconnected and accessible public meeting and multi-functional spaces where business people will be able to engage in creative, collaborative and innovative experiences. A new restaurant, bar and coffee lounge introducing innovative culinary and experiential concepts brought to life thanks to the expertise of Baptiste Peupion, Culinary Director, and Nader Chabaane, Director of Mixology. An urban market, a revolutionary concept in the hospitality world, offering seasonal products and supporting local producers and artisans while fostering a community spirit in the heart of downtown Montreal. The Agora, a multi-purpose venue with dynamic programming, pop-up shops and much more. ... 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