Fodor's Expert Review Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth

900 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, Québec, H3B 4A5, Canada Fodor's Choice

Reopened in summer 2017 after a $140 million renovation, Le Reine Elizabeth's retro-chic makeover boasts contemporary mid-century-modern interiors; a huge market and food hall; a gorgeous pool redo and new spa; and creative meeting hubs, all the while preserving the property's iconic heritage (John and Yoko's 1969 "bed-in" suite [1742] has been carefully restored and enhanced with artifacts from the day). Elegant and atmospheric hotel restaurant Rosélys, helmed by Paris-trained chef Edgar Trudeau-Ferrin, is popular with locals for its posh cocktails, friendly and attentive service, and ever-changing menu highlighting dishes such as salmon confit; homemade spaghetti with truffle and Gré des champs cheese; and Korean pancakes served with shrimp and poached egg and topped with a crispy endive and Asian pear salad. Vegetarians—and vegans in particular—can be accommodated but should call ahead.


  • craft cocktails at Nacarat Bar and outdoor terrace
  • excellent dining options
  • stylish, luxurious rooms


  • daily fee for Wi-Fi unless you are a member
  • conventioneers abound
  • some bathrooms are small




Phones: 514-861–3511 | 866-540–4483-reservations


952 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals