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Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is a 5 star hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada 900 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West, Montreal, QC, Canada
Estimated Price
$147
CAD
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Central location above train station and clean rooms, concerns with rates
Pros 
  • Many guests praised the hotel's central location and proximity to restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • The hotel's staff were complimented by several lodgers for their professional and helpful service
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with their clean and well appointed rooms
Cons 
  • Some guests reported dated decor and small rooms
  • The hotel was deemed too expensive for what was offered by some lodgers

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This Hotel is in...
Downtown Montreal

This Hotel is Near...
Bell Centre (0.4 km)
Champ de Mars (1.4 km)
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (3.6 km)
Concordia University (0.8 km)
Hotel-Dieu de Montreal (1.7 km)
McGill University (0.7 km)
Montreal Casino (3.4 km)
Montreal Convention Centre (0.7 km)
Notre Dame Basilica (1.1 km)
Palais Des Congres De Montreal (0.9 km)
Parc Jean-Drapeau (3.4 km)
Place des Arts (1.0 km)
Royal Victoria Hospital (1.2 km)
University of Montreal (3.5 km)
Victoria Square (0.6 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on May 16, 2013
Overview
Located above a Via and AMTRAK train station and connected to Montreal's underground city, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer a centrally-located, full-service hotel with an indoor pool and on-site dining.

This hotel has 1,037 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-bar, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Mini-fridges are available for an additional $20 per stay. Standard rooms offer one king, one queen or two double beds, while various suites offer additional amenities such as a separate bedroom, a sitting area with a sofabed, a kitchenette, a dining room, a jetted tub and a fireplace. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available upon request.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a spa, a fitness room, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, a beauty/barber shop and a gift shop. Wi-Fi is an additional $13.95 per day. Parking is available for $29 per night (departure prior to 4 pm), $22.75 for up to 12 hours and $5 per 20 minutes. Pets are permitted for $25 per pet per day.

On-site dining is offered at Le MontrĂ©alais Bistro (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner), Les Voyageurs Bar Lounge (serving lunch, dinner and late night snacks daily), and The Beaver Club, which serves dinner Thursday through Saturday. In addition, 24-hour room service is available.

The Country Club of Montreal is about a 15-minute drive southeast, while the Bell Centre is roughly a 7-minute walk southward. McGill University can be found 6 minutes away by car, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is approximately a 20-minute drive southeast of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and pet fees, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: May 16, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous lodgers. They found it to be close to the Bell Centre, the underground mall, shopping, McGill University, St. Catherine St., Old Montreal, several restaurants and local attractions.

Many guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean and well appointed, with comfortable beds, great city views and nice toiletries. Some lodgers were disappointed with their rooms, however (see below).

Several reviewers complimented the hotel's staff. They were characterized as helpful, bilingual and professional. Guests felt they provided an efficient check-in and check-out service.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms, the value and noise transfer.

While the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and well appointed rooms, some reviewers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small bathrooms, dated decor, worn carpets and old TVs.

Some lodgers were disappointed with the hotel's value. They found the added charge for Wi-Fi to be unnecessary and too expensive, the rooms to be overpriced for their size and decor, and the food and alcohol to be pricey.

Noise disruptions were mentioned by a few guests, who reported hearing doors slamming in the hallways, noise from adjacent rooms and noise in rooms located close to the elevators.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #44 out of 169 Montreal hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 1,104 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation rate from 927 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 80 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 16, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.


Guest Reviews

8.2
Very Good

#61 out of 155
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.2 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 1536
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is #61 out of 155 hotels in Montreal ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 10 out of 10 on July 30, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 10 out of 10 on July 03, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Jason from Toronto, ON CA rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 9 out of 10 on December 27, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Sasa from Stoney Creek, ON CA rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 9 out of 10 on December 13, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Maria del carmen from Madrid, ES rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 7 out of 10 on July 21, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Verified Guest from Oakville, ON CA rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 6 out of 10 on June 13, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Although a beautiful hotel I was surprised that certain things like phone calls and internet were not included when you pay a premium to stay there."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Val D, QC CA rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 7 out of 10 on December 11, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Michael from Toronto, ON CA rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 9 out of 10 on January 07, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We are seniors who travelled with our son and his family (two children, ages 3 and 6). The staff went out of their way to ensure that we ALL were comfortable and had everything we needed. The only "fault" we could find was that the rooms were quite small."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Mississauga, ON CA rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 10 out of 10 on September 03, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I'll defintely be returning!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Marguerite from Arl, VA US rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 10 out of 10 on April 13, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"GREAT!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Jeffery from Dover, NH US rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 9 out of 10 on November 09, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Don from Stratford, ON CA rated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 9 out of 10 on October 28, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"one of my favourite hotels in Montreal. I often take the train which is terrific because I can come off the train and literally take the elavator to my room. loved the new renovations! with all good wishes, don shipley"

Hotel Address: 900 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West, Montreal, QC, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • News Stand
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Computer
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Ticket Service
  • Ceremonies
  • Custom event planning available
  • Exhibit Space
  • Salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Beauty Salon
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Indoor
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Packed Lunches
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine

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