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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Jul 13, 2020 toddlerpants Droitwich, United Kingdom

We didn't stay here but it was part of our sightseeing trip around the city. It sits on top of a hill overlooking the harbour/port of the river and above Quartier Petit Champlain and is stunning. The french influence is obvious and it does look like a chateau. You can book a tour of the Chateau for about $20 but we just enjoyed it from outside as… Read more
We didn't stay here but it was part of our sightseeing trip around the city. It sits on top of a hill overlooking the harbour/port of the river and above Quartier Petit Champlain and is stunning. The french influence is obvious and it does look like a chateau. You can book a tour of the Chateau for about $20 but we just enjoyed it from outside as we had to choose what we could fit into one day. We did not see it lit up at night either which I understand is quite something. Read less
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Jul 5, 2020 victorsB2616NX Kirkland, Canada

Enjoyed ourselves during a quick stay in July. Very robust corona measures; daily temperature check at main doors, disposable masks, gloves available for guests at main doors. Social distance stickers on floor at checkin and staff wear masks when not behind visors. Hand sanitizer stations outside and inside elevators. Valet parking was easy but my… Read more
Enjoyed ourselves during a quick stay in July. Very robust corona measures; daily temperature check at main doors, disposable masks, gloves available for guests at main doors. Social distance stickers on floor at checkin and staff wear masks when not behind visors. Hand sanitizer stations outside and inside elevators. Valet parking was easy but my recommendation would be if there could be a dedicated telephone button in room for valet Vs general line. Everything was smooth, but also it was eerie quite in hotel and even the City in general. We stayed in a newly renovated room which had ample space, great AC etc. During our stay we were advised of intentional power outage during sleep hours to update AC system. Did not feel much inconvenience but hotel offered fan, which was appreciated and we ended up not using it. Everyone is courteous, helpful and genuinely seemed to want your stay to be great. My fairmont experience is artificial as all services were not available (pool, fitness room) but pleasant nevertheless. One friendly advise to hotel would be to straighten out the secondary carpet on 5th floor (area being renovated) it wasn’t taunt and was a little hard to roll my suitcase and I did end up tripping/tribuché (but in fairness I was also texting and walking..) Looking forward to my next stay at Le château. Read less
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Jul 3, 2020 russypooh Long Beach, California

The hotel is located within the historic district. This hotel is stunning, lovely and impressive. Very cozy and gorgeous decors. The room was a good size and really comfortable. Close to many amazing restaurants.
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Apr 17, 2020 Robert8888Lee London, United Kingdom

We stayed here several times...for winter and summer holidays....enjoyed it every time for its restaurants and comfortable rooms (although it needs updating just like they have done with Queen Elizebeth Montreal and Royal York Toronto both Fairmont Hotels). All tourist attractions are within walking distance.Food quality and service at this… Read more
We stayed here several times...for winter and summer holidays....enjoyed it every time for its restaurants and comfortable rooms (although it needs updating just like they have done with Queen Elizebeth Montreal and Royal York Toronto both Fairmont Hotels). All tourist attractions are within walking distance.Food quality and service at this hotel is very good.Somehow it takes ages for food to be served....you need at least 2 - 3 hours,maybe because I'm a Londoner we used to have things a breakneck speed.But,we still love it here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning Service on the 14th floor

Apr 14, 2020 Makeaplan Waxhaw, North Carolina

Our family recently stayed at the chateau frontenac and the service given to us by Catherine and Johnathon on the concierge floor was unsurpassed. Unfortunately our stay coincided with the closing of everything because of covid, but in the midst of that craziness Catherine met our needs before we even knew we had them. She proactively helped… Read more
Our family recently stayed at the chateau frontenac and the service given to us by Catherine and Johnathon on the concierge floor was unsurpassed. Unfortunately our stay coincided with the closing of everything because of covid, but in the midst of that craziness Catherine met our needs before we even knew we had them. She proactively helped with dining reservations, and tourist questions, but she did an exceptional job helping find alternative flights home before the border closed, cancelling reservations for us at our next stop in Charlevoix and doing all of it with a sincere smile. Meanwhile, Johnathon served us with delicious bites that literally made us hope that we would be stuck in the chateau and unable to return home. Quite simply, it was some of the best service we have ever received, as we have been fortunate to stay on several concierge floors during our travels. It was so good in fact, that we have decided to finish our trip that was cut short and we will begin once again at the Chateau Frontenac's 14th floor. Well done and thank you!! Read less