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 Incredible Facility!

Mar 24, 2019 Contractor1803 Albuquerque, New Mexico

My wife and I are here for nine days and love this place! The staff is very helpful and covers all contingencies (local taxi strike). The spa is a perfect place to relax and decompress. The room service is at the 5 Star Level. The concierge is informed and helpful. This is a superior facility and a great example of Quebec hospitality.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Take a visit but don’t stay here

Mar 23, 2019 dave02025 Cohasset, Massachusetts

This hotel is indeed a Grand Dame. But sometimes Grand Dames look better on an oil painting and you’d rather not see them too close up or in their girdle. The building is magnificent and well worth a walk through for a coffee, drink or dinner. At minimum walk through the courtyard and check out the plaque with history on WW2 meetings between FDR… Read more
This hotel is indeed a Grand Dame. But sometimes Grand Dames look better on an oil painting and you’d rather not see them too close up or in their girdle. The building is magnificent and well worth a walk through for a coffee, drink or dinner. At minimum walk through the courtyard and check out the plaque with history on WW2 meetings between FDR and Churchill that happened here. But the rooms are old and small. Old worn furnishing, a shabby shower with fixtures from the 70s, a heating system that was an old fashioned dial inside a heat register, and a king mattress with an inverse hump in the middle. Also: minimum fun. If I were the owner I’d take advantage of the copious space to add a pool table or some interesting attractions. I would not stay here again. Read less
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Mar 22, 2019 happy_traveller_730 Hong Kong, China

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights under their Fairmont Gold package on 14th floor. It is a superb, well positioned and well maintained hotel full of history. The service is superb and the staff are all attentive, polite and friendly. The view from the hotel is superb. We also dined at the Champlain Restaurant o the first night and had… Read more
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights under their Fairmont Gold package on 14th floor. It is a superb, well positioned and well maintained hotel full of history. The service is superb and the staff are all attentive, polite and friendly. The view from the hotel is superb. We also dined at the Champlain Restaurant o the first night and had their tasting menu. You cannot fault the quality of the cooking and the waiters’ service. You cannot go wrong with Le Château Frontenac. Read less
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Mar 22, 2019 Christopher L Texas

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Le Chateau Frontenac. We booked the Fairmont gold level suite, which was amazing. There was plenty of room for the four of us. The staff was amazing, helpful and friendly. The indoor pool was fun for the kids to play while the parents sat poolside. We will be back.
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Mar 21, 2019 Courtlee86 St. John's, Canada

Stayed here while my spouse was attending a conference and we extended our stay for a mini vacation. Staff were super courteous, loved the residential dog in the lobby and the room had a lovely view. So central to Old Quebec and all that it has to offer. Great cocktail bar on main floor. Love Old Québec and can’t wait to go back again. Pros: -… Read more
Stayed here while my spouse was attending a conference and we extended our stay for a mini vacation. Staff were super courteous, loved the residential dog in the lobby and the room had a lovely view. So central to Old Quebec and all that it has to offer. Great cocktail bar on main floor. Love Old Québec and can’t wait to go back again. Pros: - LOCATION!!! - access to many restaurants and touristy things in Old Québec - Starbucks on site - friendly staff - sweet dog in lobby to greet guests - decor was beautiful - Cocktail lounge Cons: - one of the pricier hotels in the area. You’re paying a premium to stay in a piece of Old Québec history - lobby got extremely congested during the day with tourists and large tour groups checking in to stay Overall amazing hotel Read less