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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Sep 23, 2020 T6651PRelizabethl

Lovely hotel, great location, however staying Fairmont Gold was disappointing having been served a cold breakfast 2 days in a row and very average canapés in the afternoon. So busy Sunday morning we couldn’t sit down so returned an hour later. Our Room was right in front of the elevators and hearing the squeal of the elevator and guests… Read more
Lovely hotel, great location, however staying Fairmont Gold was disappointing having been served a cold breakfast 2 days in a row and very average canapés in the afternoon. So busy Sunday morning we couldn’t sit down so returned an hour later. Our Room was right in front of the elevators and hearing the squeal of the elevator and guests entering/exiting woke us up a couple of times. Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 nofrills17255 Collingwood, Canada

Given that our Mediterranean Cruise in October was cancelled due to COVID, my wife and I thought a 3 night , 2 day stay at the Chateau Frontenac just might give us a nice option. Everything has been great. We chose the Gold Option to treat ourselves a little. Laura our Concierge helped us by arranging a better room. We had thought we had booked… Read more
Given that our Mediterranean Cruise in October was cancelled due to COVID, my wife and I thought a 3 night , 2 day stay at the Chateau Frontenac just might give us a nice option. Everything has been great. We chose the Gold Option to treat ourselves a little. Laura our Concierge helped us by arranging a better room. We had thought we had booked a Riverview Room , but was actually a Gold Signature King. While out exploring she called to say she had changed us to a Riverview Room. Fantastic. This was something we had not demanded or expected and really solidifies a reason to return for this type of Service Excellence. We discovered that choosing the Gold Option provided us with many convenient and enjoyable things. Included Continental Style breakfast with some hot foods on request. Your own lounge to come to throughout the day for foods or beverages. In fact yesterday we came back just planning on a glass of wine, but were offered and canapés, appetizers, which became our dinner. A highlight was going to 2 wines tastings by the Resident Sommelier/ Beverage Manager (sorry I forgot his name). He gave us a unique way to experience wines. So informative. The Hotel also provides a daily 2 hour walking tour of the Old Town. A must do.The Hotel is ideally located and easy to access sights and establishments especially in the Old Town. Having visited here in High School and NOT remembering a thing, this was a wonderful visit. The weather was a bit cool but sunny, so no complaints. We visited several restaurants and boy,very friendly and when we tried to use our limited French, it was appreciated. Definitely visiting Quebec City and will be staying at the Chateau Frontenac again. Read less
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Sep 17, 2020 moffer Toronto, Ontario, Canada

With COVID having written off any plans to travel outside of Canada this summer we decided instead to visit one of our favourite Canadian cities...Quebec City. Any visit to Québec City isn’t complete without a stay at the jewel that is Le Chateau Frontenac. Having stayed here numerous times over the past two decades we remember well our previous… Read more
With COVID having written off any plans to travel outside of Canada this summer we decided instead to visit one of our favourite Canadian cities...Quebec City. Any visit to Québec City isn’t complete without a stay at the jewel that is Le Chateau Frontenac. Having stayed here numerous times over the past two decades we remember well our previous stays fondly but with Covid restrictions we were a bit worried how the hotel and staff would pull things off. From booking to arranging dinner reservations through the concierge to our arrival and contactless checkin we were very pleasantly surprised. All the staff was very welcoming, they explained fully the procedures to be followed(temperature checks at least once a day, hand sanitizing stations well distributed around the hotels public areas to ensure ample opportunities to disinfect after arrival in the lobby and any interaction with gift shops and bar/dining areas. Seating for dining was well spaced out with plexiglass barriers in abundance. Wait staff were always masked and were able to strike a good balance between level of service without lingering unnecessarily. Everyone was pleasant and greeted us. From the lobby right up to cleaning staff. We had some purchases that needed refrigeration during our stay and Pierre was quick to offer the uses of the refrigerator/freezer in the lobby behind the concise desk to ensure our items did not spoil. Many thanks to all the staff, you have always excelled in our previous stays and you really proved what a first class organization you truly are. Highly recommend staying at Le Chateau Frontenac when in Quebec City. You will not regret it! Excellente et merci! Read less
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Sep 14, 2020 CrazyKphotography Toronto, Canada

Such an icon in Quebec City! It is in an amazing location with the ferry right there and you can stroll comfortably around and browse shops and restaurants nearby. The food is incredible and we had such amazing servers like Michael and Annick. The rooms are nice and I had the river view which was awesome!
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Sep 12, 2020 johnvQ6270RS Welland, Canada

Probably the most beautiful hotel that I will ever stay Very clean well maintained and service that we experienced was second to none right from the moment we arrived to the time we left Food was top notch at reasonable pricing Location in historic Quebec City is ideal and the view is beautiful of the St Lawrence river and the historic city… Read more
Probably the most beautiful hotel that I will ever stay Very clean well maintained and service that we experienced was second to none right from the moment we arrived to the time we left Food was top notch at reasonable pricing Location in historic Quebec City is ideal and the view is beautiful of the St Lawrence river and the historic city Five star rating well worth the cost Only complaint was the washroom was so small that you could not dry yourself comfortably unless you went into the suite itself and yes I am a tall person but I am slim Design of the bath is pathetic very uncomfortable to even use the toilet with such a tiny vanity as well no room to keep toiletries Read less