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

618 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.

Le Champlain with Chef Stéphane Modat (French and Continental fine dining; open for dinner and Sunday brunch), Le Sam Bistro (lunch menu serving sharing dishes, afternoon tea and happy hour), Place Dufferin (buffet and à la carte breakfast) and 1608, Wine and Cheese Bar (serving local cheeses and great wine). Starbucks®. Fitness centre with indoor swimming pool, children’s wading pool, whirlpool and gym. Massage therapy salon*. Retail shops. Room service*. Babysitting* (reservations required). Concierge. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Indoor valet parking CA$36 per 24-hour period, including in and out privileges (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 Beautiful old world charm!

May 21, 2019 Jeeperincolorado Parker, Colorado

Amazing hotel! Great views and location! Great place to stay to walk the Old City. Many restaurants, cafes and pubs within easy walking distance! Definitely a must if you are traveling to Quebec City!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful anniversary weekend

May 21, 2019 Leslie P Woodstock, Canada

We choose the Chateau Fontenac due to the history it possesses. Right from booking this hotel to checking out we were treated like royalty. Upon check in we were upgraded to a Jr suite which was phenomenal! We requested an early check in and were advised upon checkin that the room was not quite ready and we would receive a text when it was. We… Read more
We choose the Chateau Fontenac due to the history it possesses. Right from booking this hotel to checking out we were treated like royalty. Upon check in we were upgraded to a Jr suite which was phenomenal! We requested an early check in and were advised upon checkin that the room was not quite ready and we would receive a text when it was. We received this text not even an hour later. The Bellman brought our bags up and put them on the bag carts so they were out of the way. We had turn down service nightly and received slippers that we got to keep. Everyone that works here looks and acts like they truly enjoy their jobs. The smiles and the wonderful warmth that we felt was fabulous. If ever you get the chance, go and stay there!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A must stay when in Quebec City

May 20, 2019 darlene2017 Calgary, Alberta

Royally treated in our 4 day stay at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. This beautiful hotel is like staying in a museum, only better. Steps away from Old Town, lots of fantastic restaurants and an overall beautiful location for sight seeing. In hotel services were exceptional - and don't worry if you don't speak French, they will still love you.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant but impersonal, expensive & inefficient

May 17, 2019 foodfozz Banbury, United Kingdom

Not having been to Quebec before & seeing photos of Chateau Frontenac dominating the city I decided it was the obvious place to stay & it is handy for the Old Town. It was a pretty good stay but the return to a global corporate hotel meant the standards were generally there but it was all very impersonal & they fell down on service many times.… Read more
Not having been to Quebec before & seeing photos of Chateau Frontenac dominating the city I decided it was the obvious place to stay & it is handy for the Old Town. It was a pretty good stay but the return to a global corporate hotel meant the standards were generally there but it was all very impersonal & they fell down on service many times. Parking is easy with the door personnel to hand, check in for the rooms with lounge access is on another floor not the ground floor reception. Staff were always polite, courteous & tried to be helpful but all city advice turned out to be wrong especially with walkways & the funicular closed. The deluxe room was very nice with comfy king bed & a river view as promised but the window is much smaller than expected and the furniture all points into the room so there was no sitting to watch the ice flow down the St Laurence in comfort so the premium view price is a little extravagant if not a con. The bathroom was very disappointing, well appointed but for a premium deluxe room extremely small with just a shower & only enough space for one person to turn around in with the toilet & wash basin. The bedroom service was also haphazard, you might get a turn down or you might not & we were out of the room dining every evening. We also went out around town and came back for a rest mid afternoon and had to go to the lounge instead as they were just about to clean the room, way too late. There is also not a lot of space for suitcases in the room either. The lounge was surprisingly under used, the food selection was pretty good for such things but too much provided for demand so much was looking a little past it's best. Breakfast was very acceptable though and the staff were friendly but again when being asked if you'd like coffee and what type you expect it to turn up which it didn't twice. Self service is possible and it's the same coffee anyway but that isn't the point, don't offer it if you aren't going to serve it & as I said it wasn't exactly busy. The bar is exceptional and a beautiful room but again lacked any personal touches, the brasserie quite good but nothing to write home about & yet again the fine dining was frustratingly closed for the whole stay, hotels should warn people in advance for this lack of facility as many like us come for it. In all it left a poor taste in ones mouth when paying the bill with premium prices, so although pleasant enough you come away feeling ripped off. This was Low Season so I certainly wouldn't want to be here for the High Season if they can't even get the Low right, there are no excuses. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellet Hotel and Location!

May 17, 2019 worlddvaca Toronto, Canada

Would stay here again. Great hotel and location. Very nice bar! Staff helpful and friendly. From check in to check out. The history of the hotel through out is great. Right in heart of Quebec. Great service overall!