Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Quebec City, Canada

The hotel

A Quebec landmark for over 100 years, this picture-perfect fairytale hotel has welcomed kings, queens and movie stars through its doors and is still today one of the city’s grandest destinations. Almost a world in itself, there are plenty of on-site amenities to keep you busy as well as several restaurants and bars. A first-class health club features a 15 m-long indoor swimming pool, a children’s wading pool and a whirlpool. There’s also a fully-equipped gym and massage therapy salon with all manner of treatments to leave you feeling suitably indulged. When it comes to dining, all tastes are catered for at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Le Champlain is a stately restaurant with beautiful river views. French and Continental gastronomic delights are served in an intimate atmosphere of old-world charm under the watchful eye of Chef Stéphane Modat. You can also enjoy tea and fine pastries here whilst watching the street entertainers on the Dufferin boardwalk. For pre-dinner drinks, Le Sam Bistro serves delicious sharing plates, afternoon tea and at happy hour, martinis, including the Winston Churchill, the FD Roosevelt and the Maurice Duplessis – named after three of the Chateau’s most illustrious guests! For those of you who love local cheeses and great wine, spend some time at the 1608, Wine and Cheese Bar, a perfect way to round off your evening.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Standing high on a bluff, overlooking the St Lawrence River. A unique funicular glass elevator is located directly in front of the hotel to transport passengers down the steep slope to the Old Town with its numerous restaurants and shops. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

611 rooms on 18 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, heating, city or inner courtyard view, satellite TV with pay-per-view films*, CD player, telephone, WiFi access*, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer and iron and board. Fairmont Courtyard View Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed, 2 double beds or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms boast luxury at its best, with carefully selected fabrics and tasteful decor. These rooms have 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont City View Rooms are traditionally furnished in the style of a historical chateau offering views of the cityscape below, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe City View Rooms showcase dazzling views over Quebec City, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont River View Rooms feature stunning views over the majestic St Lawrence River, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe River View Rooms offer captivating views over the stunning St Lawrence River, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Gold City View Rooms entitle guests to private check-in and exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge access where you can enjoy Continental breakfast and evening canapés, complimentary newspapers, DVD's, books and games. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Fairmont Gold River View Rooms also entitle guests to private check-in and exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge access where you can enjoy Continental breakfast and evening canapés, complimentary newspapers, DVD's, books and games. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suites are popular with families requiring some additional space. They feature a spacious, separate sitting area and have either 1 queen-size bed and a sofa bed or 2 double beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Champlain Restaurant with Chef Stéphane Modat (French and Continental fine dining; open for dinner and Sunday brunch). Bistro Le Sam (lsharing dishes, afternoon tea and happy hour, open for lunch and dinner). Place Dufferin (open for brekafast, summer brunch and afternoon tea). 1608 Bar. Starbucks®. Indoor swimming pool, children’s wading pool and whirlpool. Fitness centre. Retail shops. Room service*. Babysitting* (reservations required). Concierge. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Indoor valet parking CA$40 plus tax, per night for standard vehicles and CA$45 plus tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a landmark building - wow

Jul 19, 2019 704cameronb Sydney, Australia

Spectacular chateau! Amazing architecture & view of the past. This building is simply breathtaking & must see (not that you can miss it) attraction when visiting Quebec. Doesn’t cost anything to see from outside & marvel at this feat of construction. Feeling thirsty - drop into Starbucks located on board walk. Anyone can enter to get a… Read more
Spectacular chateau! Amazing architecture & view of the past. This building is simply breathtaking & must see (not that you can miss it) attraction when visiting Quebec. Doesn’t cost anything to see from outside & marvel at this feat of construction. Feeling thirsty - drop into Starbucks located on board walk. Anyone can enter to get a beverage & pretty special place to enjoy a drink. Lots of buskers & street shows always going in around this area so plenty to see and do. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Staff is amazing rooms and construction not so much...

Jul 19, 2019 jenkaylamaria Guilderland, New York

We were very excited to stay in such a world renowned 5 star establishment. Every single employee we encountered greated us with a smile and friendly greeting. The unfortunate part of our stay was the loud construction/renovations they were doing. Every morning between 9-9:30AM we were awoken by loud drilling. Other than that I will say the rooms… Read more
We were very excited to stay in such a world renowned 5 star establishment. Every single employee we encountered greated us with a smile and friendly greeting. The unfortunate part of our stay was the loud construction/renovations they were doing. Every morning between 9-9:30AM we were awoken by loud drilling. Other than that I will say the rooms were clean but very small which is to be expected in such an old structure. I would stay here again for the classic feel and service as long as the construction is completed. Read less
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Jul 19, 2019 Steve P Greenville, South Carolina

Little value for the money spent. Restaurants were overrated. Anything other than the room is an extra charge (e.g., internet service, having a connecting room). However, great location and service by the employees.
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Jul 18, 2019 bhare Dallas, Texas

Upgraded to a fabulous suite; corner suite with terrific views of the city and river; excellent service from concierge desk on 14th floor; staff was outstanding in every way; arranged tours, transport, restaurants; great breakfast selection in 14th floor lounge;
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great historic hotel in central Quebec City; tons of character and excellent service

Jul 18, 2019 AlanH1 Park Ridge, Illinois

Spent a few nights here on a business trip and I walked away thoroughly impressed with this property. The overall character of the property is amazing and I believe it is worth a stay just to take it all in. Like most of my other reviews though, the property itself is important (and this one is quite nice) but what really makes a stay great are… Read more
Spent a few nights here on a business trip and I walked away thoroughly impressed with this property. The overall character of the property is amazing and I believe it is worth a stay just to take it all in. Like most of my other reviews though, the property itself is important (and this one is quite nice) but what really makes a stay great are the people working there. This hotel is excellent in that regard. Every single person I interacted with (front desk, housekeeping, the lovely lady working in the 14th floor lounge, the bar tenders, spa attendant, and bellman were all extremely pleasant (dare I say friendly!) and very professional. Every single one of them made me feel like my stay was important to them and that means a lot in a day when sometime you feel like just a body moving in and out of hotel rooms on business! Great job by all of the team here! I stayed on the 12th floor and the room was decent and views okay. The rooms are older and by design not terribly spacious (though in fairness the room was adequate but the bathroom was really small...like so small that I am not certain how a person would navigate the toilet if not in really good shape). I survived just fine but it is tight. I wonder if the rooms below 12 might be a tad larger? That is really my only criticism and it isn't much of one at that. Everything else was fine...clean rooms, nice shower, grand central gathering places (e.g., lobby, bar, etc). After I left I called my wife and told her we were coming back to Quebec City and that we were going to stay at this property. Highly recommend! Read less