I did not book the hotel but was looking for the stay anyway since I heard a lot of great things.
Check in was quick, efficient, and very friendly. I was on the 20th floor in Queen bed room. The room was clean but looked very dated and tired. The furniture definitely could use a bit of polish and chairs need to come out of the 80's.
My first disappointment was no free internet. $ 15 for skyping my kids back home. I did sleep well. The bed and the pillow was comfortable and slept almost immediately.
The heat was a problem. Turned the heat all the way up but didn't change the temperature. It wasn't until I left the room the next morning that I noticed the hall way was a lot warmer than my room. But I did not freeze my bum but then again my wife complaints I am very 'cold blooded' and tolerate a cold room than most people! ;0
The other disappointment was when I woke up in the morning, I realized there wasn't any bottle water other than a $8 Evian bottle. So it was the tap water with a mug. The shower and sink was so, so. Again very tired looking and need a refurbishment.
The gym was spacious and I really enjoy it. With 10 people in the gym, it did not feel cramp and I like to lemon water. The equipment was good and enjoyed my morning run.
Other than the tired room, the Fairmont was a decent hotel and staff was friendly and efficient. All pluses in my books. My problem was that my expectations where not managed and I realize how I am use to the free internet and bottled waters that Starwood would provide. It is the little things that made me pause but then again aren't the little things that would make people come back?
- 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