Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Ottawa, Canada

The hotel

A regal hotel that exudes elegance and traditional style, you’ll feel like royalty staying at this Fairmont hotel. Stunning to look at, it boasts eye-catching turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French chateau. All guest rooms are furnished to the highest standard in French-Renaissance style with rich fabrics, thick drapes and extremely comfortable bedding. Marble floors, vaulted ceilings and wood-panelled walls set the stage throughout, making this a wonderful choice for those seeking the most sophisticated of surrounds. If you’re in the mood for a swim, the hotel’s indoor Art Deco lap pool is sure to delight. Built in 1929, there are balconies with ornamental ironwork and lounge chairs with individual lighting. A state-of-the-art health club will also tempt even the most exercise-resistant with every cardio machine boasting an in-built LCD TV. For fine dining, look no further than the award-winning Wilfred’s Restaurant with its magnificent views of Parliament Hill. Utilising regional cuisine, it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving both sumptuous buffet delights and a la carte specialities. Zoe’s Lounge is just as popular with its chic decor, glowing chandeliers and beautiful atrium. Famous for afternoon tea and cocktail hour, this is also the venue for Sunday Brunch and live Jazz music in the evenings. If dining al-fresco appeals, La Terrasse fits the bill, serving lighter meals and the most decadent desserts!


  • Bar
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Ottawa, next door to the Parliament Buildings and overlooking the Rideau Canal, which in summertime offers miles and miles of hiking and cycling. Come the colder months, however, and it turns into the world’s biggest ice-skating rink! The Rideau Shopping Centre and Byward Market are also close by.

Hotel information

426 rooms on 6 floors. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and iron and board. Fairmont Rooms showcase varied views of the City, inner courtyard and Major's Hill Park with 1 queen-size bed, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Rooms with View have 1 queen-size bed, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms with 1 queen-size bed, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Gold Rooms offer exclusive access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge, where you can enjoy coffee, tea, an honor bar as well as complimentary canapés, all in a tranquil atmosphere of relaxing comfort. This room type also includes private check-in, Continental breakfast, complimentary newspapers, DVDs and games, as well as computer access in the lounge. Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Wilfred’s Restaurant (serving regional dishes, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Zoe’s Lounge serving lighter fare, afternoon tea and cocktails. La Terrasse for al-fresco dining. Art Deco indoor lap pool, health club with dry saunas. Massage service available*. 24-hour room service*. Dry cleaning/laundry service*. Concierge*. Babysitting (on request)*. Gift shops. Across the road from the luxurious Holtz Spa*. Valet parking CA$45 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quaint prestigious hôtel

Apr 17, 2020 Tristankiki

Ideally located in the old city center, this prestigious hotel offer a high level of service. Rooms are a mix betwwen modernity and high standard in a curious quaint atmosphere. Bar and main hall are nice and the breakfadt area is great. I recomand.
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Mar 23, 2020 jswain2020

I book this hotel when I come to visit my daughter who is at UOttawa. We had this weekend planned for months with my other two daughters. Turned out I ended up moving her out of her dorm and home, but she got to show my other two girls where she lives and where she is going to live next year and a bit of the campus.
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Mar 22, 2020 StephanToronto Toronto

Location is incredible and the chateau's common space is great. The rooms are small and expensive. Some rooms are dated. Service is top notch and everyone is there to make your stay a good one. Room service was also very good.
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Mar 22, 2020 990andrewl Montreal, Canada

Family enjoyed a winter mini break. Great location. Great breakfast, Chef Jimmy, was excellent. Not a place for early risers, no coffee, public bathrooms were all locked until 7 am. And I had to call the hotel accounting a week later to receive a copy of my bill. It won’t be top of my list for a return visit.
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Mar 15, 2020 erin840

Very dated, food was subpar, and amenities were poor. No spa, no hot tub or steam room. Hallways and stairwells haven’t seen a vacuum in months. Overall not worth the price. Only thing going for it was the location