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.
How to Get There
We got a larger room to accommodate everyone and enjoyed a nice view of the surrounding buildings. Everything about the hotel was great. You could really feel the historic charm of the hotel. Our daughter was thrilled with the treasure hunt and even faked being sick so she could continue looking for clues. The breakfast was pricey but amazing. The location is great for walking around the old part of Quebec City and there are a number of shops and restaurants in an easy walking distance.
The hotel is on top of a hill so keep that in mind if you decide to walk from the trains like we did.
We booked a gold room stay for two days to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. While not cheap, it was a wonderful experience and I'd highly recommend it for a special occasion. The hotel is wonderfully romantic and the gold room stay included a city view, sumptuous breakfast buffet and and first rate hors d'oeurves that could well serve as dinner. We ate lunch at Sams Bistro onsite on a rainy Wednesday and highly recommend the five cheese platter to share. Staff were all great!
We got here Tuesday before a Friday cruise. We booked a king but the check in said to take a look at a queen just a few doors down since it had a better view How nice. And it did. We chose the queen room. We had a great view and snuggled instead. But since we were going on a cruise we thought of it as practice !!! Small space practice. The hotel staff is fantastic and so are the rooms and the facility. We used the spa since it rained all day Wednesday and we used the work out room and the pool We were glad to do that as the day was yucky Such a nice spot ! There are robes in the room Ask for slippers! Nice bathroom clean. Maids great Great hotel all around. Love the restaurants