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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


4.0 Very Good 3629 Reviews
Great Spot with a Few Exceptions
Reviewed 3 days ago

Location is fabulous. Bed very comfy. WIFI works well. Charging for local phone calls is a bit nickel and diming. Walls are surprisingly thin making for a bit of noise depending upon your neighbours. Very responsive to texts.

Chateau Laurier .. Le Perfection & Excellence
Reviewed 3 days ago

After a nightmare and awful stay at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. I was not looking forward to stopping at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Once I got there the hotel exceeded my expectations the service and friendliness of the staff made it all worth while. We stopped on the Gold Level Floor and it was just pure class and the staff made us feel like being at home including room service. Service like this I do not mind paying for and we enjoyed the whole experience. The only thing I miss at the Chateau Laurier is parking the car I am not into valet parking unless I want it. The Chateau Laurier is a great hotel the staff are amazing and I would like to thank Amanda in the Bar/Reception area amazing service including the barman. Thank you all for making our stay great.

Just a quick side visit
Reviewed 7 days ago

Was very pleased with how we were treated upon our arrival and during our stay… The room was excellent and the staff were on target… It’s also a beautiful hotel that’s a very well-maintained extremely clean and an awesome castle like look from the outside....I highly recommend it

Reviewed 7 days ago

This hotel is magical. i spent four nights here for work and really enjoyed it. The restaurant is a bit expensive, but is an experience. I recommend this hotel and will be back! The service was great and the rooms are so beautiful.

‘Historic’ alright... still charges for WiFi??
Reviewed 7 days ago

I just checked in for the start of a 3-night stay. While I agree with other reviews that the location and decor are lovely, and my welcome by staff very pleasant, I must say that has been quickly soured by learning I am being asked to pay $15.76/day for wi-fi in my room. Really? I can go to a Tim Hortons and get it at no charge when buying a $2 coffee, but not at a luxury hotel? Considering I’m here on business it’s a huge disappointment that I will have to use my cellphone data to access my work email and do other business while in my paid hotel room. There’s no way I’m paying a hotel for what should be an included service in 2018... I wish I had known this before my arrival, because I honestly didn’t even check as I didn’t think paid wifi was even still an option these days for paid guests at a hotel, but I guess I was mistaken. Lesson learned for me!

Management, if you review these posts, I urge you to reconsider charging for wifi access. I know I personally will be staying with a competitor on future trips who includes this in the room rate, until this policy changes. It may seem like a small issue on your end, but there’s nothing that sours a welcome more quickly than feeling like you’re being gouged for a service that even McDonalds provides at no charge. This small change would help your guests feel like their business (by choosing to have a room here) is appreciated, rather than feeling like they are confronted by a cash grab for what has largely been adopted by most in the industry as an included amenity.