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
Beautiful Stay in Quebec. We had a lovely time for the carnival and had an awesome stay at the Chateau. The family loved the stay at the Chateau and we had great access to the city. Restaurants were great, the best chicken I've ever eaten. Staff was super helpful.
This has been a fantasy destination for along time. We chose to go for New Year's Eve. I reserved a family suite and was pleasantly surprised at the spaciousness. The history and location are amazing. There is so much to do within walking distance. The pool is lovely to. Here are the things you need to know before you go there. Sign up for Accor hotels. This allows you to use the member line instead of regular check in. I believe it also got us free wi fi. Also if you intend to eat in the hotel, reservations are a must. We got there and do to icy conditions did not want to go out to eat. We were not able to eat in the hotel, not even snacks at the bar. The concierge was very helpful finding us a place to go, but you should be able to eat in your own hotel. There was a wait to sit at the bar, and I never saw the larger bar even open. We did have reservations for New Years breakfast, but other days it was not necessary. This was my only complaint as everything else was great. Would have been 5 stars if we could have eaten there.
My husband and I travel extensively and are platinum members at the Fairmont. On Feb 14th we, were staying at the Chateau Frontenac, I came back to my room from a workout and my room was still not cleaned. So I went to the restaurant to get something to eat. The hostess was very slow she took over ten minutes with the gentleman in front of me. I could hear every word she said. She told him it would be five minutes for a window seat. But he could sit anywhere in the lounge. He said he would wait for a window seat. When it was my turn she told me it would be over half an hour for a table. But she never asked me where I wanted to sit or looked at me. I said what I’m staying at this hotel and went and sat down in the lounge. She yelled at me in front of everyone and said I cannot sit wherever I want. When I said you told the gentleman he could sit wherever he wanted she said go back to the front and I will sit you. Well I’m not a dog nor am I a second class citizen to be treated differently than the gentleman before me. I left saying I’m contacting the manager. The manager took over ten minutes to come see and she thought it was more important to speak with her rude hostess than a paying customer. So I’m now back in my dirty room, hungry and ordering room service. Remember when you are in Quebec and you are English you are a second class citizen. I’m shocked at the rudeness of the hostess and even more so by the manager in doing nothing to appease me. That is the last time I will ever go that that crappy restaurant or this hotel.
We stayed 4 nights during the 2019 Carnaval de Quebec. Our room was on the 15th floor with a city view on the Fairmont Gold Club level.
Service & courtesy were first-rate. Concierge check-in for Fairmont Gold, along with the help they gave us throughout our stay, was a great benefit. Breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening hors d'oeuvres were tasty and enjoyable.
We had dinner one night in Champlain, and another in Sam's. Food was very tasty and presented well. Service was very good in Champlain and fair in Sams.
Bottom line - would definitely stay here again.
Very good location and within walking distance for all the winter activities (a few minutes). As well, the breakfast buffet tasted excellent but was a little expensive. A bottle of spring water in the room is $9.00 (please bring your own bottle of water)