Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Winner: Best Comeback
- A $75 million renovation in 2014 updated guestrooms, the lobby, and dining venues and added a seven-room spa
- You’re in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Quebec
- Restaurant fare includes honey and eggs from the hotel’s own rooftop beehives and henhouse
What To Know
- The 1893 hotel is a Canadian National Historic Site and comes with all the charms and quirks of a century-old property
- Because the hotel is such an icon of Quebec City, it hosts some 75 weddings a year and can be packed with tourists
- For a more boutique vibe, there are 60 amenity-rich Fairmont Gold rooms located on the highest floors, which include expansive views of Old Quebec, a personal concierge service, continental breakfast, cocktail canapés and free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac channels the Old World glamour and history of Quebec City. Built in 1893 to mimic a French château, this stately sleep towers over the charming cobblestone streets of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its turreted and copper-roof is a tourist attraction itself, with more than 100 years of history to take in. But don’t expect some fusty old grand dame. Following a $75 million renovation in 2014, the interiors have been lovingly restored to their original grandeur, from the 611 guest rooms, to the lobby’s Italian blue onyx panels and custom 15-foot crystal chandelier. Chef Stéphane Modat is at the helm of revamped Champlain Restaurant, while the 1608 Wine & Cheese Bar offers one of the city’s largest cheese selections. The seven-room Spa du Château debuted from the recent overhaul and is located on the sixth floor; book a treatment after going for a dip in the pool or working out in the fitness center.
In the Area
Award-winning architectural gem Musée de la Civilisation houses a valuable collection that links past, present and future. Also in the Old Port district, Petit-Séminaire Chapel features trompe-l’oeil painted walls, ceilings and columns. The chapel’s Second Empire interior resembles the Trinity Church in Paris, with white marble altars, red cherry woodwork and ceramic tiled floors. Located at the site where Samuel de Champlain founded North America’s first permanent French settlement in 1608, historic Place-Royale forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage district of Old Quebec. On the wings of a $380 million investment, the historic St.-Roch district has been revitalized into a vibrant neighborhood with plenty of boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
How to Get There
Right in the middle of things and singing of history. Or is that Historie? We stayed there 47 years ago and on VISITED there on our trip, Who can afford it? But if you want to be near all things Quebecois, this is the place. The good restaurants are nearby. Personally, I think the new owner has cheapened it. But after almost half a century, who am I to complain?
This hotel did not disappoint. Beautiful hotel with fantastic service. All staff we encountered were very eager to please and friendly. Wonder view and close to everything. This is the place to stay in Old Quebec.
What a great holiday in Quebec City. Le Chateau Frontenac was the perfect place to center our holiday. Great accommodations. Even better service! The Fairmont Gold experience was absolutely perfect! We will be coming back again!
Le Chateau Frontenac is a fantastic historic hotel. Perfect location. Impeccable service. Pleasant staff. We only stayed there 2 nights, but I would return. We thought the restaurants were too expensive, so we did not eat meals at the Chateau Frontenac. Weather was perfect in July.
It's nice to be staying at a property that is also an architectural tour stop. In addition to its esthetic beauty, our room was ample for my family, staff were polite, helpful and professional, and the restaurants at the hotel were excellent. A must stay when in Quebec City.