Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel – Montreal, Canada
Fairmont Royal Queen Elizabeth Hotel – fit for a queen
A much modernised 1960’s built luxury hotel. Adjoins and partly sits on the attractive Montreal station (Gare Centrale) in an excellent central position for all the sights and shops located in Montreal.
Rooms and Suites
Moderate Rooms with more modest decor (located throughout the hotel) are for the more budget conscious – also much larger moderate rooms are available on the 20th and 21st floor offering view of the city’s skyline.
Fairmont Rooms located between the 3rd and 15th floors are tastefully decorated described as with ‘contemporary flair’ with all the latest modern amenities including HS internet access – can accommodate up to 4 persons depending on bed type. Some rooms have views of Mont Royal classed a (with Vue).
Junior Suites (located throughout the hotel) a Fairmont Room with an adjoining sitting area/sofa bed and small toilet.
Mini Suites are the same as a Junior suite but using a moderate room instead of a Fairmont Room for the main bedroom
1 Bedroomed Suites are placed at the end of each floor providing more privacy and quieter environment – similar to the Fairmont Room but connected to a living area with another bathroom (not bath/shower).
Executive Suites are on upper floors and are offered with a variety of views: either 1 or 2 bed roomed with living area – some have a kitchen and dining room for entertaining.
Other special suites include the Mont-Royal Suite (Presidential Suite) and The John Lennon Suite – ask for details.
Fairmont Gold for the discerning Business or Leisure Guest
Fairmont Gold guests at the Queen Elizabeth have access to separate check in and luxury lounge on the 19th floor where they can also have fresh fruit and complimentary beverages throughout the day. Alcoholic drinks you sign for. Complimentary breakfast (mainly continental but with meats and cheeses and one hot dish) are served here. You enjoy superb views of downtown Montreal from the lounge. Hordeuvres are served with drinks for a couple of hours in an evening. A dedicated concierge service is available as well. Complimentary Boardroom facilities are available (subject to space) for up to 4 hours a day – nominal fee for extra time – ask for details.
Fairmont Gold Rooms, Larger Fairmont Gold Rooms and Fairmont Gold Junior Suites are situated on 18th and 19th Floors.
Les Voyageurs Bar Salon is the lobby Bar with an inside terrasse; popular during happy hours with a pianist entertaining guests.
Breakfast, lunch, Dinner and brunch are served in Le Montrealais – service, surroundings and food excellent. To uphold the Queen Elizabeth name the hotel offers scrumptious pastries with Tea or Coffee during the afternoon normally until 6pm.
The hotel also sports a first class restaurant Le Beaver Club (advertised as one of the best tables in Canada with 4 diamonds). Normally Dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday only – check.
Coffee and other goods can be purchased at the Fairmont Store; items include amazing chocolate made in-house.
Facilities and things to do.
The hotel has a first class Health Club including pool is accessible most of the day with a guest room key. The adjoining refurbished Gibson Salon Spa is advertised as offering ‘the finest spa experience in Montreal’.
This hotel is in an ideal position as you can walk to the underground city, super inexpensive shops in a few minutes, with easy access to subway stations at McGill on the Green Line and Bonaventure on the Orange Line which form part of a very efficient metro system.
You can also walk North to the attractive University and Parc Mont–Royal in 20 to 30 minutes, or walk South 20 to 30 minutes to the Port and Old Town. As much of the hotel is built on top of Montreal Central Station, you only have to go downstairs to catch your train to Toronto, Ottawa or Quebec City.
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Although a hotel which caters for much conference traffic, it is ideal for the tourist as well because of its central location whether arriving by car (it is near one of the exits for the motorway system and has a car park), or by train.
From the centre of town, Montreal’s Mirabel Airport is 24 miles and Montreal Trudeau (formerly Dorval) is 12 miles away. Taking a cab can be the best option as the airport coach shuttle can be slow.
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Photo: Ariel View of the hotel (Fairmont) 19