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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fairmont does not disappoint

Sep 15, 2020 WayneTech Mississauga, Canada

Our room had two washrooms; it was excellent. No complains on my end. The hotel is centrally located and boasts an excellent view of the Parliament Hill. I'd definitely be open to using this hotel again in the future. I was here during Remembrance Day and it seems like this is the hotel of choice for visiting dignitaries. Lot of police and… Read more
Our room had two washrooms; it was excellent. No complains on my end. The hotel is centrally located and boasts an excellent view of the Parliament Hill. I'd definitely be open to using this hotel again in the future. I was here during Remembrance Day and it seems like this is the hotel of choice for visiting dignitaries. Lot of police and military presence in the hotel. Read less
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Sep 14, 2020 silviaaC8049FD Toronto, Canada

Another exciting city stay at the most elegant hotel in Ottawa. The rooms are huge and decorated lavishly. Staff are lovely and location ideal. Breakfast Room service was amazing 😉 Le Labo bathroom amenities just dreamy! Book and enjoy!
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Sep 5, 2020 boolab Toronto, Canada

Since not much travelling this year due to covid we decided to splurge a bit and book two rooms at the chateau Laurier. Excellent location is really the only positive for this hotel. Very close to everything. Two minute walk to Byward. two minutes to the boat and canal tours. Staff was very friendly. Hotel is beautiful on the outside and the… Read more
Since not much travelling this year due to covid we decided to splurge a bit and book two rooms at the chateau Laurier. Excellent location is really the only positive for this hotel. Very close to everything. Two minute walk to Byward. two minutes to the boat and canal tours. Staff was very friendly. Hotel is beautiful on the outside and the lobby. Rooms were both very dated and bathrooms especially. Rusty tubs in both. Weak pressure. Glad we stayed for the experience but would not stay again. Read less
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Aug 29, 2020 Montreal_gal_03

I like this Fairmont hotel. I visit at least once a year. And I found that my experience during Covid was up to par. When I arrived in my room it had obviously been cleaned and unoccupied since a while. I felt very safe with all the measures in place. I knew what to expect thanks to trip advisor reviews :). Masks, hand sanitizer, temperature… Read more
I like this Fairmont hotel. I visit at least once a year. And I found that my experience during Covid was up to par. When I arrived in my room it had obviously been cleaned and unoccupied since a while. I felt very safe with all the measures in place. I knew what to expect thanks to trip advisor reviews :). Masks, hand sanitizer, temperature checks, furniture removed from lobby, no cleaning of room during your stay (you have to request towels and coffee pods), certain room items removed (but you still had wine glasses! ). The location of the hotel is amazing. The grand old architecture of the hotel and surrounding buildings is a treat. The view from the Terrasse restaurant is unbeatable when you take a seat at a balcony side table. The food is OK. It’s expensive somewhat tasty food as in most higher end hotels. I had a deluxe room which is the room type I usually take because it is a nice size, often with 2 bathrooms, but with no view. The signature room which is a category up with a view is often too pricey for me. Comfortable luxurious room, as in all Fairmonts, with small bathroom and super comfy bed. It was quiet ( I asked for a quiet room away from elevators). I like to take afternoon tea when I visit, but it was not available this time. All in all a great stay. Only negative comment was the self-parking at 40$ a day. I do not mind paying that price when it is valet parking, but for self-parking it’s overpriced. Read less
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Aug 28, 2020 pjrlq La Quinta, California

The location was great-Nice view i=of patliement and the canal. I found the food quite good, although the menu was lomited the only thing that I have not digested is the parking fee $40.00 for self park?? give me a break