Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

1 Rue des Carrieres, Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 4P5, Canada
(5 star hotel)
#7 of 311 hotels in Quebec
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 23 reviews
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A Landmark in the Old City of Quebec

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 28, 2013

My stay at the Chateau Frontenac was very good, check in was easy, the staff was polite and helpful, the suite was good, two confortable double bed a flat screen tv but the decoration was a bit outdated. We had a problem with the heater and my wife got an electric shock when trying to unplug her ipad charger, the incident was reported but at the check out with no apologies from front desk.
The building is a work of art and the location is perfect.
We had a buffet breakfast at the hotel's restaurant which was good but very expensive.
I would stay the again for the location alone.

Unique Quality: Location, location, location...
The Château Frontenac is a grand hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, which is currently operated as Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980

Directions: Old Quebec, within the walls of the old city.

was stunning

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 9, 2009

alright I would completely recomend a stay a this hotel because of its impecable, rooms, service, food and views

Unique Quality: I had an amazing experience my family (of five) stayed comfortably in a suite which was large. it had a huge foyer with hardwood floors a small bedroom a small sitting area with a desk open to a larger living room area with a large flat screen TV, coneccted to that was a formal dining room that conected to a small kitchen which conected back into the foyer off of the foyer was a small bathroom and a door to a master suite that had a huge bathroom with a walkin shower and a large jucuzi tub and double sinks the floors were marble. there was a walkin closet as well as tons of space in the actuall bedroom. the suuite had 360 degree views and was the suite that president roosevelt stayed in when he cam to quebec city it was beautifull!
we were able to stay here because of our fairmont gold presidents club membership

Great Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 18, 2008

We stayed at this hotel the first week of October, 2008. We booked a "River View" room at a premium rate, and at first were very disappointed in the room for the value. It was nice, but no nicer than the same level of rooms in Chicago for half the rate. After we were there for a night, we were so impressed by the service, that we kept our reservation for 5 nights.

We would go again! The service was great, and we really enjoyed it! I highly recommend it for a memorable trip!

Unique Quality: Nice views, and history.

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hotel is like a city within a city

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 24, 2007

I did not stay here, however, when I came for a day I did go inside. It is in the heart of Quebec City, making it easy to access anywhere. It is much larger than the Fairmont in Montreal and easy to get lost in.

Unique Quality: Don't worry if it rains it offers plenty to do inside including tours in which the guide dresses in costume.

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First Class Hotel with charm

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 12, 2007

Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of Old Québec.

Unique Quality: For more than a century, Québec City's Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has been the true-life castle of many people's dreams. Everyone from the young to the old, music to film stars, sports personalities to political figures, enjoys discovering the hotel and delights in returning again and again.

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The Best Room Service WorldWide

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 6, 2007

Having dinner in Quebec is great everywhere, but you should try the room service in the Chateu Frontenac. I got the best chocolate in my life and of course, the best Hamburguer. Rooms are superb and the view is great.

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Beautiful Business Meeting

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 15, 2006

This hotel really is amazing. Shopping on several levels with sweets, perfumes, several clothing shops, kids. The bath amenities are by Miller Harris and smell great. The room was a bit on the small side, but very cozy and comfortable bed. Watch out though as not all of the rooms have high-speed internet. I had to move after I discovered this. The main restaurant is very expensive, but had a nice meal and the best dessert was a sampler plate of all four. I never made it to the spa or pool.

Unique Quality: Very historic castle hotel.

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Staying in class...

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 10, 2006

Perfect if your company is paying for you, or on your honeymoon, or if you have enough credit card points... It's expensive but I am pretty sure you would find a chocolate on your pillow!

Luxurious and comfortable

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 17, 2006

This beautiful, elegant hotel is perfectly located to explore the old part of Quebec City. It is pricey, but the views, location and ambience are well-worth it. Room service was fast, and resonably tasty.

My stay was in February, amidst -17 degree celsius weather, so if the hotel had not been right smack in the centre of town, there is no way I would have managed to get any sightseeing done.

Quebec's Best Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 14, 2005

Our family had one of our most enjoyable stays in a hotel here. The staff was wonderful and treated out 7 year old daughter like a princess.

Unique Quality: The view from our room was incredible. The hotel is located in the old city and within walking distance of everything.

Directions: On top of the hill in the old city.

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City Landmark!

by written on February 4, 2005

I didn't stay at the Chateau Frontenac but I certainly explored around it a bit and I thought it was only right to put it in. It's too big of a city landmark to leave out, it's a five star hotel and in any Quebec City skyline photo the hotel stands out above all else!

The view from hotel of the St. Lawrence River is amazing, its right where you want to be for shopping, activities, etcetera.

I strolled around a bit and with a friend from the hostel we went up to the front desk and asked some questions. It's around $200 for a basic room and $2000 for the Presidential Suite.

Out of my range, hehehe.

Unique Quality: Here is the building history I just snagged for you :-)

In the late 19th century, William Van Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway, began building the hotel as the ideal stopover for CP travelers. Van Horne retained the services of New York architect Bruce Price (father of Emily Post), who had already designed Montreal's Windsor Station. Drawing on the architectural styles of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Price immortalized the history of the two great powers that had occupied Quebec City's highest promontory.

The years leading up to 1993 saw many expansion projects to fashion the hotel into what it is today, including the Citadelle construction in 1899, Mont-Carmel construction in 1908, and the Saint-Louis and Tour Centrale in 1920 and 1924. A new expansion phase was completed in June 1993 with the inauguration of the Claude-Pratte Wing, which offers guests a superb indoor pool, a physical fitness center and a magnificent outdoor terrace.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac owes its name to a flamboyant French governor called Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who guided the destiny of New France from 1672 to 1698. Frontenac's coat-of-arms can be seen on the outside wall of the entry arch and many other areas within the hotel. History casts a long architectural line: a 300-year-old stone bearing the Cross of Malta emblem is among the interior stones of the hotel's vaulted lobby.

Countless personalities have graced Fairmont Le Château Frontenac with their presence, including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Princess Grace of Monaco, Ronald Reagan, François Mitterrand, Prince Andrew, Lady Sarah Ferguson, and Charles Lindberg. In 1944, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac became the action center of the Quebec Conferences of World War II, which involved U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. (Source: Hotel Web Site)

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Quebec's finest hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 15, 2004

We booked our stay a few months prior to our trip and boy did we make the right descission. Although this is a large hotel, I can not imagine staing anywhere else in Quebec City. The service was top notch.


Directions: Center of everything

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The Vie de Chateau !

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 11, 2004

For a true experience of Quebec City, a stay at Chateau Frontenac is unique. Since 1893, the hotel has been a landmark of Quebec City.

The view on the river is outstanding (if you get the proper room among the 600+ rooms).

The castle has great restaurants and it's location is unique.

Unique Quality: I highly recommend booking one of the seasonal packages which include restaurants, tours and stay.

Check the hotel packages on the hotel web site.

The hotel also has a very nice health spa with pool, whirpool, steam room, exercise room, etc.

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Best room in Quebec City

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 13, 2003

This place blows you away. It's huge for starters, and majestic as a storybook castle on the outside. Inside it's got a warm and comfortable feel. Every wall is paneled in wood. The floors are either richly carpeted or highly polished marble.

The staff is polite, efficient and attitude-free. Full marks.

The rooms are small, but comfortable and richly appointed. The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms are marble from floor to ceiling. I was a little disappointed in the lack of water pressure coming from the shower, but I like my shower like a fire hose so it's not really a gripe a normal person would have with the hotel.

This hotel has a limited room service menu available 24 hours a day. To me, this is the hallmark of a great hotel. But I wanted a milkshake, and that wasn't on the menu. When I called room service and asked for one, they told me "I'm sorry, but the section of the kitchen with the milkshake machine is closed." OK, no big deal. The ham and cheese sandwich on a baguette was awesome, anyway. (The bread is good just about everywhere in Quebec. I get the feeling that French people take their bread quite seriously.) My thing with the milkshake was that four-hundred-dollar-a-night ass-kissing service shouldn't really start with "I'm sorry", you know what I mean?

What does all this mean? Well, it means that I can't get a milkshake at 2:00 in the morning and that other hotel guests may look at you funny if you try running the fire hose from the hallway into your shower, but aside from that you shouldn't travel to Quebec City and not spend at least ONE night at the Chateau Frontenac.

Unique Quality: If this place didn't exist, no one would come to Quebec City.

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Quebec's most famous landmark

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 25, 2003

Less spacious than newer hotels, but the room is elegantly furnished and well kept.

Unique Quality: There are 586 rooms and 32 suites. The more expansive rooms have river views.

The massive castle-like building was built on the site of Chateau St. Louis (1608), the residence of the governor of New France. Chateau Frontenac was considered very luxurious at the time it was built in 1893, with fireplaces, individual bathrooms and marble fixtures. A 20-storey central tower was added in 1925. Famous guests included Queen Elizabeth, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

Guided tours are available for a fee.

Directions: In Upper Town next to the boardwalk

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Address: 1 Rue des Carrieres, Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 4P5, Canada

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Amenities at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kids Activities
  • Beverage Selection
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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