Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

900 Rene-Levesque Blvd. W.
H3B 1X8
(514) 861-3511

They don't really speak proper English at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth but not knowing any French doesn't mean you'll be royally screwed, maybe just a little inconvenienced. But that's about the only bother you'll experience at this iconic Montreal hotel, which is all about convenience. Yes, this is the famous place where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their famous week-long "bed-in for peace" during the Vietnam War before recording "Give Peace a Chance." But if the bachelor and his band lie around like the ex-Beatle did, they'll miss out on some world-class amenities such as an indoor pool, steam room, whirlpool and state-of-the-art gym, not to mention the excellent places to eat and drink. The Queen Elizabeth is known for her legendary Beaver -- the Beaver Club, that is -- serving five-star gourmet cuisine.

Venue Tip: 

Sign up beforehand to be a member of the Fairmont President's Club which can have its benefits, including possible room upgrades, free WiFi, free gym access, or other perks.

The Good: 
You'll be right in the middle of everything and if you want to explore farther, the hotel is located right above the train station (VIA Rail & Amtrak) with a connection to the metro as well as the underground city with countless, restaurants and cafés, shops; and within walking distance of sports and cultural attractions.
The Bad: 
The Queen is definitely starting to sag a little. While the lobby, lounge and restaurant areas are modern, the rooms are rather small and showing their age. Even the televisions and telephones are old school.
Vote Up/Down:
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Price: $$$

Best Feature: If you need something in your stomach to absorb some of that alcohol after a night of partying, the hotel serves a great breakfast buffet; and a Sunday brunch with a hot and cold buffet is killer.

Good Place to Party? This place is great for a cocktail or two and maybe a bite to eat, but to really get your drink on you'll want to venture outdoors or underground.