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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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Best Hotel during our 20 days trip across US and Canada. Fairmont lives up to its brand reputation. LCF is unique with its character, location and of course best service given to our family. I wish to return here !
I stayed on Gold level of hotel with my husband and 5 year old child. We all really enjoyed the hotel, especially the gold lounge. The view from the lounge was really fantastic, and the people working there were super nice. My husband and I were also both a bit surprised by how good the food was. I might add that my child was the only one I recall seeing there during our stay and the place didn't exactly cater to children with its food options, though they did make him a very special chocolate milk that was very nice!
To be honest, the room itself wasn't overwhelming, but it was tasteful and nice. The beds were not the most comfortable.
The hotel property is historic and interesting to walk threw. There are several places to eat and a couple little shops on site. It was also very close to the fort. There is a boardwalk with a wonderful view of the river very very close to the hotel. Lots of lovely views! Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
While we did not stay there because we thought it might be expensive, we did visit and it is worth seeing. Gorgeous...and what a view of the sea and mountains. It's free to walk in and see! We did not eat there either. It is close to the Citadelle and many shops and restaurants!
I stayed for one night and god this place is heavenly. It sets the mood with the st lawrence river just outside your window. The location is central, right in the heart of old Quebec City. Sneaking out at night to take some pictures of the Dufferin Terence would be a great idea. The facilities are amazing. Service superb. The gym was nice with adequate equipments. I know this place isn’t cheap but trust me, it’s definitely worth the money.
I was only able to get a reservation for one night, but enjoyed all 24 hours worth. The hotel is just beautiful with fabulous views. The service was wonderful and the pool and jacuzzi relaxing. The best part was the bar. I was so impressed with the level of expertise of the bartenders who made very good drinks. I'm so glad I was able to stay at least one night. It was totally worth the money!