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What We Love

  • Within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and parks of Parliament Hill
  • Afternoon tea with scones, double cream and strawberry jam in Zoé’s Lounge
  • Coloring books and crayons available for children at check-in
  • A classic look, thanks to Italian white marble, granite and Czechoslovakian crystal finishes
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What To Know

  • There are family-friendly amenities here, but couples and business travelers might be more comfortable with the vibe
  • This is a quiet, classic hotel for solace seekers; stay elsewhere if you’re looking for a happening scene
  • Rooms in the West Wing have better views, but East Wing quarters offer more space
  • Self-parking is $26 per night, and valet is $38 per night
  • WiFi is $13.95 per night


  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, you’ll be centrally located in Ottawa, steps from National War Memorial and Confederation Square. This 4-star hotel is close to Parliament Hill and National Gallery of Canada.

Make yourself at home in one of the 429 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Don’t miss out on recreational opportunities including a health club and an indoor pool. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau St
Ottawa, K1N 8S7 Canada


Enjoyed our stay!

We were quite comfortable in this hotel. We were warmly welcomed at the front desk by Christian, who made us feel at home immediately. Our room was comfortable and well maintained. All the staff we encountered were polite and professional. The fitness centre is very good for a hotel gym. The location could not be better for visiting the various museums and points of interest. We would stay at this hotel again!

Wonderful iconic hotel

We were warmly greeted immediately our car door opened. We upgraded to gold service thanks to a good offer from reception. It was a great decision. Our room was extremely spacious with a wonderful bed, excellent amenities, a small but plush bathroom and in great decorative condition. The evening canapés were delightful and changed every night. Breakfast in the gold lounge was self service with a lovely choice. The excellent staff were always available to help or serve if required. The hotel facilities were immaculately maintained and we enjoyed the warm 1920’s swimming pool that was often deserted in the day. Staff in the hotel were friendly, courteous and very professional. Concierge, bell service and housekeeping were all highly efficient making it seem that you were special not just another guest. Over several nights we enjoyed the great cocktails in the bar making a great end to the day. The location of the hotel is perfect for visiting Ottawa whether for business or pleasure as in our case. Yes it is a pricey hotel but it is worth every penny for the quality of service and to stay in this iconic beautiful hotel.


Right next to parliament Hill, and to the market, lots of choices to eat.
Big hotel as well. Great service. The breakfast buffet was not as good, but, rather limited.
The coffee not good.
They still have a bathtub in the bathroom, today most hotels have moved to stand alone showers, safer, and more user friendly. They need to upgrade that.
Lots of toiletries, good bed.