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!

Amenities

  • 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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Nov 11, 2019 wbsAlberta Alberta, Canada

We were quite comfortable in this hotel. We were warmly welcomed at the front desk by Christian, who made us feel at home immediately. Our room was comfortable and well maintained. All the staff we encountered were polite and professional. The fitness centre is very good for a hotel gym. The location could not be better for visiting the… Read more
We were quite comfortable in this hotel. We were warmly welcomed at the front desk by Christian, who made us feel at home immediately. Our room was comfortable and well maintained. All the staff we encountered were polite and professional. The fitness centre is very good for a hotel gym. The location could not be better for visiting the various museums and points of interest. We would stay at this hotel again! Read less
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Nov 10, 2019 Mikem28 Cromer, United Kingdom

We were warmly greeted immediately our car door opened. We upgraded to gold service thanks to a good offer from reception. It was a great decision. Our room was extremely spacious with a wonderful bed, excellent amenities, a small but plush bathroom and in great decorative condition. The evening canapés were delightful and changed every night.… Read more
We were warmly greeted immediately our car door opened. We upgraded to gold service thanks to a good offer from reception. It was a great decision. Our room was extremely spacious with a wonderful bed, excellent amenities, a small but plush bathroom and in great decorative condition. The evening canapés were delightful and changed every night. Breakfast in the gold lounge was self service with a lovely choice. The excellent staff were always available to help or serve if required. The hotel facilities were immaculately maintained and we enjoyed the warm 1920’s swimming pool that was often deserted in the day. Staff in the hotel were friendly, courteous and very professional. Concierge, bell service and housekeeping were all highly efficient making it seem that you were special not just another guest. Over several nights we enjoyed the great cocktails in the bar making a great end to the day. The location of the hotel is perfect for visiting Ottawa whether for business or pleasure as in our case. Yes it is a pricey hotel but it is worth every penny for the quality of service and to stay in this iconic beautiful hotel. Read less
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Nov 10, 2019 Nonnita02 Canada

Right next to parliament Hill, and to the market, lots of choices to eat. Big hotel as well. Great service. The breakfast buffet was not as good, but, rather limited. The coffee not good. They still have a bathtub in the bathroom, today most hotels have moved to stand alone showers, safer, and more user friendly. They need to upgrade that. Lots of… Read more
Right next to parliament Hill, and to the market, lots of choices to eat. Big hotel as well. Great service. The breakfast buffet was not as good, but, rather limited. The coffee not good. They still have a bathtub in the bathroom, today most hotels have moved to stand alone showers, safer, and more user friendly. They need to upgrade that. Lots of toiletries, good bed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A luxury stay

Nov 10, 2019 Gillian A Malmesbury, United Kingdom

We booked the gold service which was well worth the extra. When we arrived we were taken to the fourth floor for check in. Every member of staff we came across was more than helpful. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. We used the hotel pool every day and enjoyed the gold service lounge which provided us with an excellent breakfast,… Read more
We booked the gold service which was well worth the extra. When we arrived we were taken to the fourth floor for check in. Every member of staff we came across was more than helpful. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. We used the hotel pool every day and enjoyed the gold service lounge which provided us with an excellent breakfast, complimentary snacks and drinks during the day and a buffet in the early evening. The hotel is well placed for all the man attractions that Ottawa has to offer. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating MESMERISING STRUCTURE, YES INDEED

Nov 6, 2019 135DavidS135 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Staggeringly impressive, almost fantasy land building in fantastic location in the magical city that is Ottawa. Sits loud and proud for all to see. Built in 1912 to resemble a 16th-century French château, the building has recently been renovated and looks good for it. It’s located next to the Parliament Buildings and just across the street from… Read more
Staggeringly impressive, almost fantasy land building in fantastic location in the magical city that is Ottawa. Sits loud and proud for all to see. Built in 1912 to resemble a 16th-century French château, the building has recently been renovated and looks good for it. It’s located next to the Parliament Buildings and just across the street from the site of the new Shaw Centre. A mesmerising structure of some renown. Read less