Fairmont Château Laurier

1 Rideau Street | Ottawa, CA K1N 8S7  [SEE MAP]Ottawa, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Fantastic location in the heart of Ottawa
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Welcoming visitors since June 1912, the Fairmont Château Laurier was built to resemble a French Renaissance castle, with a copper roof dotted with limestone and granite spires. Recent visitors admire this Fairmont's stunning architecture, as well as its location in downtown Ottawa (right next to Parliament Hill). However, some guests describe the rooms as somewhat small and bare, which doesn't harmonize with the overall elegance of the hotel. Each of the Fairmont's guest rooms and suites comes appointed in creamy neutral tones and includes a Nespresso coffee maker, refreshment area and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). For those who prefer to dine in, the Fairmont houses the upscale Wilfrid's Restaurant, and La Terrasse for a more casual, outdoor meal. For a late-night cocktail or afternoon tea, venture to Zoé's Lounge, which offers a refined atmosphere and excellent service that's well worth the splurge, according to recent visitors. And remember, members of the Le Club AccorHotels program can earn frequent flier miles for choosing to bed down here.

Ottawa, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 426 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families, Solo travelers


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards



This classic hotel's timeless elegance attracts so many celebrities, heads of state, and members of royalty that it has its own protocol manager.



In a distinctive location immediately beside the locks of the Rideau Canal, the landmark hotel exudes Canadian historical ambience.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3678 have reviewed the Fairmont Château Laurier, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3678 reviews 4.0 (based on 3678 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The elegant guest rooms and suites at the Fairmont Château Laurier feature classic dark wood furniture, heavy drapes, crown molding and regal color schemes reminiscent of the property's 19th-century heritage. Standard guest rooms feature modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, alarm clock radios and Wi-Fi access. Views are either of the city, canal, nearby Major's Hill Park or inner courtyard.
  • Mini-refrigerators available for a fee
  • Complimentary hypoallergenic pillows, humidifiers and printers available upon request
  • In-room Wi-Fi available for $13.95 CAD (about $11 USD) daily; complimentary for rewards members

Standard room size275 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Fairmont Château Laurier is located in the heart of Ottawa, within walking distance of numerous museums, restaurants, shops and other notable attractions. Rideau Canal, CF Rideau Centre shopping mall, Parliament Hill, the Ottawa River, Byward Market and Ottawa City Hall are all within a few blocks of the hotel, making it an ideal option for both business and leisure travelers alike.
  • Ottawa International Airport is about 9 miles south
  • Valet parking is available for $45 CAD (about $34 USD)
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45 CAD)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Wilfrid's Restaurant at the Fairmont Château Laurier serves regional Canadian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a contemporary dining room that overlooks Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal. Zoe's lounge offers a more elegant, Old World atmosphere with a grand piano and ornate chandeliers where guests can enjoy a lounge menu or afternoon tea service. During the summer months, La Terrasse serves drinks and light fare on a rooftop patio.
  • Live musical entertainment is provided in Zoe's Lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Fairmont Château Laurier welcomes families with an array of kid-friendly services and amenities, including kid-sized bathrobes, coloring book kits and childrens menus. Guests of all ages can spend time together at the pool or go ice skating on the Rideau Canal – the longest naturally frozen outdoor skating rink in the world – located right in front of the hotel. Indoors, on-demand movie channels facilitate family movie nights and app-based self-guided hotel tours offer an interesting look at the hotel's rich history and unique artwork.
  • Kids ages 6 to 11 years old get 50 percent off regularly priced food and beverage items at the on-site restaurants; kids ages 5 and younger eat free from the childrens menu
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Fairmont Château Laurier's fitness center is equipped with exercise equipment like free weights, weight-lifting equipment, exercise balls and cardiovascular machines with individual TVs. The health club facility also features men's and women's locker rooms, a relaxation lounge with reading material, a private personal training room and massage therapy rooms. The health club is adjacent to the indoor pool area.
  • The fitness center is open 24-hours; the health club is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Personal training, health assessments and nutritional counseling are available for a fee
  • An array of outdoor recreational opportunities are offered nearby, including ice skating, skiing, cycling and boating
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Fairmont Chateau Laurier has more than 36,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, from a classic ballroom to an executive boardroom. The on-site business center offers computers, printers and office rentals as well as fax, copy, transcription and postal services.
  • On-site catering and audiovisual support staff are available
  • The brand’s Signature Events program provides authentic, local experiences for groups from receptions to sporting events

Number of meeting rooms16

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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