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 "Here's Johnny!"

Mar 25, 2020 nigel02 Kettering, United Kingdom

The mysterious, majestic Frontenac, standing proudly looking over the rest of Quebec, surrounded by deep snow and ice. Bleak. I knew it reminded of something. Of course,'The Shining'. Luckily Jack Nicholson didn't put in an appearance. Whilst the outside of the building is spectacular, the inside is less so, our room wasn't luxurious, it was… Read more
The mysterious, majestic Frontenac, standing proudly looking over the rest of Quebec, surrounded by deep snow and ice. Bleak. I knew it reminded of something. Of course,'The Shining'. Luckily Jack Nicholson didn't put in an appearance. Whilst the outside of the building is spectacular, the inside is less so, our room wasn't luxurious, it was good, but no 'Wow' factor. We weren't in the 'gold'sector though. I know it is an old building but wallpaper repairs where a small square has been cut out with a Stanley knife and patched up doesn't look great. The bathroom needed a makeover and the small wall heater opposite the toilet was positively scruffy, it also had thick dust and the previous occupants long hairs on it. We mentioned this at reception saying it would be fine to clean it next day. Strangely, after the room was cleaned next day, it was still the same. When we mentioned this again at reception we were kindly offered some complimentary breakfasts, which we graciously accepted. But generally the hotel is beautiful and all the staff were friendly and very helpful. Set by the St Laurence river it is close to most things in Quebec. It looked stunning with the frozen trees shimmering in the square at the entrance. I would certainly stay here again. You just have to. I'm sure Jack Nicholson would. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great property - average stay, especially given the circumstances

Mar 24, 2020 dimckll Sydney, Australia

We stayed at the lovely Chateau Frontenac amid the recent COVID crisis. Given this, most of the amenities within the hotel were closed. The restaurant for dinner was excellent - local cheeses and charcuterie - but apart from that, we had an average stay. The alarm went off at 6 am, we were charged parking ($40 + tax) when there was nobody around,… Read more
We stayed at the lovely Chateau Frontenac amid the recent COVID crisis. Given this, most of the amenities within the hotel were closed. The restaurant for dinner was excellent - local cheeses and charcuterie - but apart from that, we had an average stay. The alarm went off at 6 am, we were charged parking ($40 + tax) when there was nobody around, and there was just an overall sense that everything was closed in the hotel and the city, so the only thing you could do is check in, sleep, maybe eat, and check out. Overall, an unbelievable property, just value and attention to the customer lacking during a global pandemic. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great place to stay

Mar 24, 2020 coastalToronto1 toronto

Under unusual times our stay was excellent. With so many restaurants and museums and events cancelled it had that magical ghostly feeling as we walked around the city! Big thank you for those that were able to stay open as long as you did! Coming back for sure! Stay HEALTHY!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel in a wonderful location

Mar 22, 2020 tajerose Madison, Connecticut

We just returned from a lovely stay at this hotel. It was a truly beautiful hotel with a wonderful staff in a perfect location. It was my birthday and they helped to make it a memorable occasion. We stayed in a Fairmont Gold room, which is worth the higher cost. I highly recommend this hotel. Quebec City is charming!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaceful and quiet stay

Mar 19, 2020 plavaseka Toronto, Canada

This hotel was lovely, quiet and peaceful. I had a room with a king size bed overlooking the St.Lawrence river and the Dufferin Terrace. The views were beautiful. The bed, sheets and pillows were very comfortable. It was the perfect size for one person for a few nights stay. The staff was accomodating in extending my check out time and all… Read more
This hotel was lovely, quiet and peaceful. I had a room with a king size bed overlooking the St.Lawrence river and the Dufferin Terrace. The views were beautiful. The bed, sheets and pillows were very comfortable. It was the perfect size for one person for a few nights stay. The staff was accomodating in extending my check out time and all the staff were polite and respectful. Overall I would stay here again . It is in the perfect location of Old Quebec. Read less