Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

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

Gourmet cuisine and top-notch staff at this centrally located hotel
Daily $20 CAD "Urban Experience Fee" is applied to the room rate
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, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi access (for a fee).  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, QC
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 611 rooms
Primary View
City center, River
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic

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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.

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

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6753 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 6753 reviews 4.5 (based on 6753 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, coffee and minibars.
    Nightly resort fee$15

    Standard room size175 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 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 $40 CAD (about $30 USD) per night
    • 24-hour valet parking ($40 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

    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 Bar as well as Bistro Le Sam, which is open for lunch and is known to dabble in mixology. Place Dufferin serves breakfast daily.
    • Terrace-level Starbucks

    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
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar

    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
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for 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.
      • Fresh fruit, water bottles and lemon water offered
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

      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 $39 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 capacity1000

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

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