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

  • Excellent (1887)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved it!

Mar 25, 2019 bettyo88

Clean, quiet, private even with that size of a hotel. You'll feel pampered and valued. The breakfast was amazing! We asked for a room with a nice view and we got it! I highly recommend this hotel. I know I will stay there again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous Rooms and Hotel

Mar 25, 2019 Sharonbee3 Toronto, Canada

Stayed at the Chateau Laurier for two nights in March. Had adjoining rooms, the rooms were lovely with high ceiling. Check in was a bit on the slow side (one person) but the rest of the staff from the bell hops to valet station were very nice.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, but pricey and walls are too thin for noise.

Mar 25, 2019 Cruiser00027483212

Liked-Pool, Historic rooms, lobby and pool. Least liked- Noisy between walls and too pricey. Our walls had an adjoining door too so the fact that we could hear the people this well and they weren't even being that loud was annoying. Maybe due to be being old building? Also too pricey.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 40th anniversary getaway

Mar 22, 2019 Happiness12985983678 Arnprior, Canada

My only concern was that I was surprised how the sound carried in the old hotel from room to room. You could hear people in the next room talking very clearly and even make out words they were saying. At one point two screaming babies dampened our peaceful quality time. If you go, get a room at the end of a hall or a quiet corner.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top marks for rooms, amenities and staff

Mar 21, 2019 Kate B

I scored a deal through Expedia for a two night stay recently at the Chateau Laurier. What an amazing time. We did upgrade to the concierge floor and it was worth EVERY single penny ($60). Room was spacious with exceptional linens and little upgrades. The concierge lounge on our floor was the icing on the cake with an amazing breakfast and late… Read more
I scored a deal through Expedia for a two night stay recently at the Chateau Laurier. What an amazing time. We did upgrade to the concierge floor and it was worth EVERY single penny ($60). Room was spacious with exceptional linens and little upgrades. The concierge lounge on our floor was the icing on the cake with an amazing breakfast and late afternoon buffet. All the perks that one could want. Staff was helpful and one step ahead for any needs you may need. I do hope to return! Any downfalls - maybe the valet parking price - $45 per day - but it did offer in and out privileges, which may have not been the case in area parking lots near the hotel. Read less