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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Oct 15, 2020 518jacquelinep Ridgefield, New Jersey

What a spectacular property. Everything was perfect from check-in, our room, the service, the food. Best hotel experience we have ever had. We paid extra for the upgraded room experience, don''t remember the name but it was worth every single penny. We cannot wait to be back at the most romantic hotel within such a romantic city!
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Oct 2, 2020 lunalove88 London, Canada

Possibly the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at. Stately, old yet fresh, best staff ever and it just oozes history... the views are incredible and it's like staying in a castle in your dreams. Wowza!!!
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Sep 26, 2020 EmiliePOttawa

My husband and I had an excellent stay at the Frontenac, we had never visited Quebec City before and it was such a great, central spot to explore the old town. Service was excellent from start to finish, they greet you warmly as you enter the hotel and take your temperature. Masks are mandatory indoors and its clear everyone takes that very… Read more
My husband and I had an excellent stay at the Frontenac, we had never visited Quebec City before and it was such a great, central spot to explore the old town. Service was excellent from start to finish, they greet you warmly as you enter the hotel and take your temperature. Masks are mandatory indoors and its clear everyone takes that very seriously. Christine checked us in and she was so helpful and knowledgeable. I'm sure she checked in 100 people in that day but she was still so happy to greet us and get us set up. The rooms were very clean, the bed was comfortable and our view was out of this world! Rodolfo (who also works the front desk) had great recommendations for our visit to the Island of Orleans. All of our experiences eating at Le Sam and Bar 1608 were excellent as well. It was so nice to be able to getaway and feel safe everywhere we went. It was such a wonderful visit and I have no doubt we'll be back again! Read less
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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