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, high-speed Internet access, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and iron and board. Recently renovated 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$43, Self-parking CA$30 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the worst hotels

May 25, 2019 mishika131 New Delhi, India

This is one of the most weird hotels I have stayed in. They fail to provide us with even two complementary bottles in the room. They say it’s only for VIPs. On the top of it they’re rude. As if we are staying here for free. But this is the basic amenity one could expect for. It’s a very old hotel and feels like a haunted one too. We just stayed at… Read more
This is one of the most weird hotels I have stayed in. They fail to provide us with even two complementary bottles in the room. They say it’s only for VIPs. On the top of it they’re rude. As if we are staying here for free. But this is the basic amenity one could expect for. It’s a very old hotel and feels like a haunted one too. We just stayed at fairmont waterfront, Vancouver and there set of rules were very different from this fairmont. Waterfront was so much better in all the aspects. Highly disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyable stay

May 24, 2019 Climber52179725031

We had a very enjoyable stay. Large room, comfy bed and very helpful, courteous, friendly staff. However, when we arrived by car at 5 pm, it was pouring rain and it was total chaos at the front entrance of the hotel. Vehicles were parked under the canopy entrance and cars were backed up all the way to the main street. And this is right in downtown… Read more
We had a very enjoyable stay. Large room, comfy bed and very helpful, courteous, friendly staff. However, when we arrived by car at 5 pm, it was pouring rain and it was total chaos at the front entrance of the hotel. Vehicles were parked under the canopy entrance and cars were backed up all the way to the main street. And this is right in downtown Ottawa traffic. No signs, no attendants, just total confusion. There were no attendants to direct traffic and to tell guests where to park or where to check in. We ended up driving around in circles for twenty minutes and then waiting in line for another fifteen minutes without any confirmation that we were in the right place. When there are more than 25 cars lined up for check-in during peak times, please put an attendant at the front of the driveway to direct traffic and help guests find the right place to park to check in or to get a ticket for valet parking. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very pleased with this hotel and recomended

May 24, 2019 Derek L Toronto, Canada

Good location and hotel is very good. However, the sound-proofing of the room that we stayed was not on par with the quality of this hotel. I could hear conversations of my neighbours so we had to keep our voice very low in our conversation. Another minor hiccup was despite breakfast was included in our package. I was charged again on credit… Read more
Good location and hotel is very good. However, the sound-proofing of the room that we stayed was not on par with the quality of this hotel. I could hear conversations of my neighbours so we had to keep our voice very low in our conversation. Another minor hiccup was despite breakfast was included in our package. I was charged again on credit card after our departure. There were no answers to our emails and eventually we called the hotel to have this sorted out and a credit was credited back to our credit card. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location to enjoy the city of Ottawa

May 23, 2019 Rose P Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

It's not cheap but is close to everything Ottawa has to offer, so it's worth it to avoid taxis. Soon to have LRT access that is steps from the Hotel. Walking distance to many good restaurants, stores, museums, NAC,Yuk-Yuks, Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect experience

May 23, 2019 Navigator00630889967

Thank you for the stay. My girl enjoys the castle aspect of the hotel. She feels also welcomed by the staff. The pool can be a little warmer for kids to swim in. The chairs can be more comfortable and we need more chairs!!!!