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 arrived early but our room was ready - the people at the front desk were so welcoming. The hotel is gorgeous inside and out, and the rooms were beautiful (and clean). It’s a place you have to stay at least once if you’re eve4 8n Québec city as it’s so close to everything too.
My daughter booked this entire trip and the stay here did not disappoint. Wow. Excellent service, the room was comfortable and well appointed. We had drinks one night in the bar, the bartenders were friendly, the drinks were good and the bar is beautiful! We did not use the pool but did go look at it on our last day and then wished we had saved time to go during our trip!
This is a renowned hotel, most photographed hotel in the world.It is the perfect spot to stay in the Old Québec.It has a unique blend of classic chic and modern style.You have to go there even if it's just for a coffee,the Terrasse offers a spectacular view of the St-Lawrence River.
You feel like you are in a castle on the hill, overlooking old Quebec City! So beautiful and enchanting.
Service is absolutely topnotch, from start to finish! We stayed on the Gold Floor, with its own concierge and lounge, with complimentary breakfast and happy hours everyday. Absolutely worth it!
This hotel is gorgeous. The rooms are very comfortable. We had two queen size beds with a desk and a reading chair. The view of the river was spectacular. The hotel is located conveniently in Old Quebec so everything is walking distance. Staff were informative and polite.