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
We were in Quebec for two nights. The hotel has an excellent location. Good car valet service.Outstanding views of the St. Lawrence River.
This is their 125th aniversary !
There are approx 600 rooms and consequently it can be overcroweded (this at times might have a negative bearing on the atmosphere with guests and outside visitors walking all over the place).
Fantastic accommodations, service and scenery. Central to all in old Quebec. Highly recommended. We took advantage of the valet parking, the spa, the pool, and the lobby bar. All with great service. We'll be back.
First trip to Quebec City has been truly memorable as a result of the lovely Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac! Wonderful location with easy access to delicious and diverse food options. Beautiful views to the river. Weather to die for.
Excellent service in an historic hotel which happens to be very well situated to take in the vast majority of touristic sites in the Old Quebec City area. The hotel is a legend, but they don't rest on their laurels, as the service is top notch.
It’s our first time in Quebec and we are absolutely adored by the city in general and Fairmont in particular. The check in was so fast and Emilie on the front desk was so nice and attentive! We would like to thank her personally for the input into our Family vacation:)))
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is definitely a choice for those who is looking for unique experience. It’s beautiful, it’s luxurious! You feel VIP here. All the Hotel design is full of amazing details (rooms, halls, restaurants). If you order room service you it will look like a restaurant is coming to your room.
Swimming pool is beautiful and gives you a chance to relax.
Thus, our 5 star rating to Fairmont in Quebec!