Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Canada: French-speaking, Canada

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Why we choose Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Le Chateau Frontenac is a city landmark with remarkable views of the St Lawrence River

  • Ideally located inside the walls of historic Old Quebec
  • A unique heritage urban resort surrounded by cobblestone streets
  • Take the hotel's self-guided history tour, thanks to a snazzy app

Words like “tasteful” and “stately” are often used to describe this Quebec luxury hotel that’s reminiscent of a historic European chateau. In fact, the old fortified city, inside which you'll find Le Château Frontenac, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

The hotel takes its legacy seriously, as its far-reaching restoration project shows. The history of the building has been allowed to shine, whiile modern additions ensure the future of the hotel for years to come.

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Deluxe River View for the sweeping views of the river and Old City.

What you need to know about the hotel

This iconic chateau gives North Americans a taste of Europe without the jetlag

  • Le Champlain’s French and Continental cuisine has earned the prestigious AAA/CAA Four Diamonds rating and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence
  • Seventeen of the hotel’s most prestigious suites are named for famous guests (mostly world leaders) who’ve stayed at the hotel
  • Fairmont Gold rooms are the ultimate experience, with a private reception area, dedicated team for all your needs and daily refreshments

The impossibly elegant Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, opened in 1893, has 611 uniquely decorated rooms and architecture inspired by the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Some of its memorable elements include towers, turrets, copper roofs and cornices. This grandeur, along with its tradition of service, has made it the hotel of choice for movers and shakers for more than a century. Most notably, it was the headquarters for Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Canadian Prime Minister William Mackenzie King during the Québec Conferences of World War II.

It still stuns today with old school essentials like fabulous food (thanks to three restaurants and lounges), we well as modern luxuries like a great health club with indoor pool and an impressive spa.

Where is it and what's nearby

A luxurious urban resort in the heart of the historic Old Quebec district

  • Explore Quebec’s many sides: the European styled Petit-Champlain area and the Nouveau St-Roch district with a more modern vibe
  • Québec offers rare night skiing via 15 lighted trails at Mont-Sainte-Anne and 16 trails at Stoneham (making it Canada’s largest night skiing center)
  • The 272-foot Montmorency Falls, almost 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls, offers fantastic views over the St. Lawrence River

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is more than a hotel: It’s an institution in the capital city of Quebec. Perched high on Cap Diamant overlooking the St. Lawrence River, it’s in the middle of beautiful, walkable Old Quebec, famed for its many restaurants, outdoor cafés, bars and boutiques.

Artisans and caricaturists can be found on nearly every street corner. Take in sightseeing highlights like museums celebrating everything from chocolate to military history, historic villages and old fortifications. Plus, outdoorsy types will appreciate the downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and other winter adventures.

How to enjoy Canada: French-speaking

Canada’s francophone capital melds cosmopolitan chic with old world charm and a healthy dose of the cutting edge arts to create a city that is as vibrant and welcoming as it is sophisticated

  • The Old Port is the perfect location for a spot of people-watching, while drinking hot chocolate or chilled wine
  • The latticework Biosphere - an imposing geodesic dome on Saint Helen’s Island - offers multimedia shows and amazing skyline views
  • The Plateau is the place to go for cafe culture and unique boutiques. In winter, stay warm and visit downtown stores and malls via the underground passageways

The best way of getting your bearings as you navigate your way around a town is to get up high. Montreal, rather thoughtfully perhaps, has provided a hill with a lookout point just for that very purpose. Hike to the top of Mont Royal, to be found in the heart of the park with the same name and enjoy panoramic views of the city and St Lawrence River.

Head deeper into the French-speaking region to visit the walled town of Quebec City. In addition to the car-free cobbled streets and charming alleys of Old Quebec, we love the Montmorency Falls just out of town. Higher, though admittedly narrower, than Niagara Falls, this beautiful waterfall is a year-round stunner. In summer rainbows hover in the mist. In winter the spray freezes into a mini-mountain of ice at its base. Nicknamed pain de sucre (sugarloaf), it is popular with ice-climbers.

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    When to visit Canada: French-speaking

    Visit in summer for Montreal’s International Jazz Festival. Visit in February to see Quebec’s annual winter carnival. Attractions and events include ice canoe racing, ice palace, snow sculptures and night parades.

  • A word from the hotel

    Don't miss the lively Happy Hour at Bistro Le SAM.
    Alain Leblanc, Maître d'Hôtel

  • A word from the hotel

    High season is May to October but don’t dismiss the chance to join in the Winter Carnival in February.
    Anne McKenna, Concierge

  • Awards and accolades

    Condé Nast Traveler Magazine - Top Ten Most Iconic Hotels in the World 2014 and Reader’s Choice Awards 2014 - Eastern Canada top 20
    Jetsetter's 2014 Best of the Best Hotel Awards Winners
    Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List 2014
    Travel & Leisure Magazine, T+L 500 Best hotels of the World 2014

  • Did you know

    Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is said to be one of the most photographed hotels in the world.

  • Don't miss

    The Quebec Summer Festival. Canada's largest outdoor performance event, an 11 day music festival in downtown Quebec City, takes place during the first week of July.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Room upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • USD $100 equivalent food & beverage credit to be utilized during stay
  • 4PM late check-out, subject to availability

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