Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

1 Rue des Carrieres | Québec City, CA G1R 5J5  [SEE MAP]Québec City, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Gourmet cuisine and top-notch staff at this centrally located hotel
Guests thought some of the rooms could be updated

The palatial façade of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac isn't all this landmark hotel has going for it. Upon entering, guests are greeted with lavish decor and sweeping views overlooking the St. Lawrence River and Old Québec (Vieux-Québec). The gorgeous scenery extends to the accommodations, appointed with cable TVs, minibars and Wi-Fi access (for a fee), though several recent guests thought some of the rooms were showing signs of age. But recent guests say the hotel's enviable location – a stone's throw from Québec City's top sites – is what sets this AccorHotels branch apart from competitors. Should you find extra time to spare between wandering the city streets and exploring historic sites, soothe any lingering tension at the Moment Spa. Or, if you came to tackle fresh powder, you have your choice of three ski areas – all situated within an hour of the hotel. Afterward, enjoy an après-ski cocktail or a hearty meal at one of four restaurants, as well as a Starbucks outpost on the hotel's terrace level, all of which garner high praise for their excellent service. Le Club AccorHotels program members can also earn frequent flyer miles for choosing to stay here.

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Location
Québec City, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 611 rooms
Primary View
City center, River
Style
Traditional, Historic, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers, Groups

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure

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The views of the St. Lawrence River and the UNESCO World Heritage Site city are paramount. Chateau du Spa is the best in the area; top treatments include the lemon granita full-body exfoliation followed by a shea butter body wrap. Restaurants on-site range from a farm-to-table buffet and 1608 Wine and Cheese Bar to the top-tier Champlain Restaurant.

AFAR

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Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the Château Frontenac has hosted heads of state (Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth II) and Hollywood celebrities (Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney).

Fodor's

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This hotel is a tourist attraction in its own right, so the lobby can be quite busy.

Fodor's Choice

Frommers

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Its majestic spires and gabled rooftops have been visible along the cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River since 1893.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6052 have reviewed the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6052 reviews 4.5 (based on 6052 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms are outfitted with historical details like rich fabrics and windows that open; some accommodations boast original (non-working) fireplaces and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, video check-out systems and minibars. Upgraded Fairmont Gold rooms offer a hotel-within-a-hotel VIP concept with exclusive features like daily complimentary breakfast and access to an exclusive lounge.
  • In-room Wi-Fi for $14.95 CAD (about $12 USD) per night; complimentary for Fairmont President's Club Members

Standard room size175 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not your typical hotel: The sprawling castle facade once housed Canada’s French and British governors for 200 years before transforming its interiors into a popular hotel in 1893. Set back from the St. Lawrence River in UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Québec, the hotel is an attraction in itself and holds a convenient location to many of the city’s attractions, including La Citadelle de Québec or the quaint shops of Saint-Jean Baptiste.
  • Located about 10 miles east of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • Located about a mile southeast of Gare du Palais train and bus station
  • Indoor valet parking available for $36 CAD (about $30 USD) per night
  • 24-hour valet parking ($36 CAD)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The property boasts four unique restaurants, the star of which is certainly Champlain Restaurant, which features innovative French-Canadian cuisine. Other dining outlets include the 1608 - Wine and Cheese Bar, with one of the largest cheese selections in Quebec, as well as Bistro Le Sam, which offers river views and weekly DJ events. Place Dufferin serves breakfast daily.
  • The 1608 - Wine and Cheese Bar does not take reservations, but reservations are required at Champlain Restaurant, Bistro Le Sam and Place Dufferin
  • Terrace-level Starbucks
  • Room service available between 6:30 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American, French

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

Pool

The Club Frontenac features an indoor pool that is suitable for swimming short laps. Facilities also include an indoor whirlpool, a kid-friendly wading pool and an outdoor sun deck.
  • Hours vary by day
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Moment Spa Le Château Frontenac is located on the sixth floor near the pool and it offers a variety of massages, facials and body treatments, as well as a full-service hair salon for cuts, colors, styles and updos.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    Families can take advantage of the Fairmont's discounted and/or free kids meals, options for adjoining rooms and the hotel’s bilingual childcare services.
    • Babysitting services available for $20 CAD (about $17 USD) per hour (three-hour minimum)
    • Rollaway beds are available for $30 CAD (about $25 USD)
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines and weight-training equipment, as well as separate men's and women's locker rooms with steam rooms.
    • Fitness classes and guideed runs are offered throughout the week
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs (with fee)
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The hotel offers a 24-hour business center with internet, faxing, printing and photocopying capabilities. The property also offers more than 40,000 square feet of meeting space across 23 rooms. Rooms feature unique details like stained-glass windows, crystal chandeliers and exposed ceiling beams.
    • Event staff includes certified meeting professionals as well as a Learning Environment Specialist
    • Third-party vendor can supply audiovisual equipment and assistance

    Number of meeting rooms23

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

    Pets

    The property welcomes pets with no weight limit for $50 CAD (about $41 USD) per night. Pets receive amenities like food bowls, dog beds and treats.
    • Pets should not be left unattended in rooms
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    The historic property is popular for weddings and receptions with indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, as well as catering and reception spaces. Events can be customized through preferred vendors for all details. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a reception, up to 550 guests for a banquet and up to 510 guests for dinner and dancing.

      Maximum wedding guest capacity1,000

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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