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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 3575 Reviews
Neel & Michelle’s engagement
Reviewed 12 hours ago

It was a wonderful experience. I was observing a fast due to a religious occasion. Staff went over and above their call of duty to accommodate my dietary requirements. Not only they prepared special meal but a most delicious meal was
Served by a very professional and pleasant Sanaul H Khan and was personally supervised by a very helpful and smiling manager Saurav Mahajan. My sincere appreciation. They deserve all the praise and accolades( & a raise). Sincere compliments to the chef as well. This dream team is a keeper. Job well done.

Magical as always
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I just spent a glorious night at the Château Laurier in the best room we’ve had yet. Every year on my birthday, we treat ourselves to a night at this magnificent hotel followed by dinner and dancing at a club nearby. I think the Château Laurier is the most elegant Canadian hotel I’ve ever stayed in. Swanning around in its posh hallways and descending its grand staircases makes me feel I’ve stepped into an episode of “Downton Abby,” which is precisely what I want in a hotel. The lobby, the bar, the dining room, the grand staircases, even the elevators and doorknobs are all an impressive dose of 1920’s elegance. So much of Canada’s history has been shaped by the people who passed through this hotel that whenever I stay here, I feel the weight of that history. This is Ottawa’s castle, so beautifully preserved and maintained, I would encourage anyone, resident or visitor, to treat themselves to a stay.

The first thing I noticed when we entered the magnificent lobby was how wonderful it smelled. The delicate scent reminded me of Chanel “Beige”, which can’t actually be what the cleaning staff use to freshen the air. Whatever it is, keep on using it. As we strolled to our room, I fell in love with the hotel all over again – everything is exactly as grand and meticulously maintained as it should be.

Room 301 was a delight! It was larger than previous Château rooms we’ve had, with 12-foot ceilings, elegant mouldings and his and hers double beds, necessary for a good night’s sleep since my husband tosses and turns like a 200 lb marlin. The linens were exceptionally fine and we were surprised and delighted to find that we also had his and hers bathrooms – an unanticipated luxury. My husband’s had an impressive shower and mine had a bathtub with a shower. As soon as I saw the double bathrooms, I knew we’d be asking for 310 from now on.

Staff had thoughtfully left me a plate of happy birthday macaroons, which I enjoyed with coffee. We spent the next few hours lounging in our room until our dinner reservation at 8pm. Our view was of the Rideau locks and Parliament Hill. It felt sumptuous to sip a glass of wine while watching the crowds beneath our window with the sun setting behind Parliament Hill and the Peace Tower historically sounding the hour. I realize that not everyone enjoys this kind of thing as much as I do but, for me it’s a dream, a restorative break from parent-teacher meetings and the office commute.

After a glorious evening of dining and dancing, my husband and I wandered back to the hotel around 1 am, where the lobby was empty except for the concierge and cleaning staff. We left our breakfast order hanging on the doorknob then fell asleep to the gentle lull of the Peace Tower bell. Breakfast was the final delight: delicious fluffy omelettes, buttery crisp croissants and a big pot of coffee. At the check-out desk, I asked when I might be able to take a guided tour of the hotel. I learned that the guided tour no longer takes place but the Château does offer a self-guided IPad tour to guests. I didn’t have the time to do it then but knew I’d factor it into my next stay.

My profound thanks to everyone who made this night so wonderful for us – from the front desk staff to the cleaners, the entire staff is doing a top-notch job. The Château Laurier is sumptuous and full of a magical, historic energy that never fails to delight me. This year, my office Christmas party is being heldat the Château and I’ve already booked room 310. Can’t wait!

Heart of Ottawa (and Of Canada)
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a memorable stay at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. It is a historical landmark in Ottawa, and probably all of Canada. The hotel is expensive, but right so considering its location, the attention to detail and overall quality of its staff. I could not be happier.

Wonderful hotel; excellent accommodations
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Chateau Laurier is excellently located to walk to Ottawa's major attractions. The Gold Floor--with breakfast and evening snacks included--is well worth the extra cost. The bed was amazing and we took advantage of the TV's built-in Chromecast, which enabled us to access our own Netflix account via my iPad.

Wonderful Experience
Reviewed 5 days ago

The stay at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier was a trip back to the majestic character of another era. The character and history of the building is magnificat; great location for our purpose; staff was wonderful and accommodating. Our travel between the Canadian cities we visited was by train, so why not one of the fine old railway hotels! And, it didn't disappoint.