LE CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC | Magnificence Overlooking The Saint Lawrence River in Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City is a picturesque destination that becomes a wonderland in the winter. The historic city is a little piece of Europe in Canada. It is the perfect place to wander the cobblestone streets, admiring the snow-capped buildings and quaint alleyways and ducking into shops, cafés, and galleries for warmth along the way. You will feel like the protagonist of a fairytale as you explore this magical place. The region boasts beautiful ski resorts and other winter sports for thrill-seekers, making it a premier destination.

Lobby Reception

Staying at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is the ultimate way to experience all the tradition and culture Quebec City has to offer. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is an iconic hotel. Millions of people have admired its beautiful late 19th-century architecture, which towers above Quebec City. The brick building with its characteristic green copper roof is truly a sight to behold. The history of this five-star hotel is woven into the history of Quebec City itself. It was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway as a respite for travelers. Its mixture of medieval and Renaissance aesthetics was part of a program to beautify the city—a program that was hugely successful. Throughout the 20th century, the hotel was expanded and renovated to become the extraordinary structure it is today. During its history, it has hosted important military meetings during World War II, been the location of an Alfred Hitchcock set during the filming of I Confess, and has welcomed distinguished guests, including royalty, political leaders, and entertainment personalities. 

The hotel offers 610 elegant guest rooms and suites that overlook the Saint Lawrence River and the stunning rooftops of Quebec City. The rooms are exquisitely decorated in a way that mirrors the vibe of the city itself. Each room offers luxurious amenities to make your stay comfortable. For the most discerning travelers, the hotel offers the Fairmont Gold floor, a private concierge floor with grand rooms, complimentary breakfast and canapés, cocktails, and a staff dedicated to catering to your unique needs and making every aspect of your stay as smooth as possible.

Gold Signature Suite

The hotel offers a range of dining options to suit your every mood, inviting you to enjoy the company of your traveling companions in a unique and relaxing atmosphere. The distinguished Champlain Restaurant features chef Stéphane Modat’s cutting-edge take on regional cuisine in a modern and refined dining space. 1608 bar is a sumptuously and warmly decorated bar where international cocktails and local cheeses are served. It is a memorable space that especially complements Quebec City’s wintery landscape—stop for a drink during your stay. Bistro Le Sam is a more informal dining option with an ever-changing menu throughout the day. It offers prime views of the Saint Lawrence River and innovative meals and drinks. Finally, Place Dufferin offers breakfast buffets and an elegant afternoon tea with an unbeatable view of the river for a gracious dining experience.

Other offerings include the Moment Spa Le Château Frontenac, a massage therapy salon where you can fully unwind after a day of skiing or sightseeing, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. 

Champlain Dining Room

The hotel serves as a perfect home base to explore Quebec City and its surroundings. Not only can you tour the hotel itself to learn more about its stories and secrets, but Le Château is at the heart of the city’s local attractions. The Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec holds an extensive collection of Québécois art and is a highlight of any trip. The hotel also offers the perfect departure point to explore destinations a bit farther afield. There are several ski mountains in Quebec that are easily reached from Quebec City, including Mont-Saint-Anne, Le Massif de Charlevoix, and Le Relais. For a unique wintertime experience, you can arrange a ski day with Olympic athlete Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau or a day at Aventures Nord-Bec Stoneham, an estate that offers dog sledding in a vintage chalet setting. For a more leisurely excursion, you can take a trip to the town of Lévis, offering a picturesque view of Quebec City, on the Lévis Ferry, which runs year-round. You can also visit Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, a village that is home to the religious pilgrimage site of the St. Anne Basilica, or Ile d’Orléans, an island on the Saint Lawrence River known for its wine and cider, chocolate, and fruit.

Le SAM Verriere

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is truly a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel in one of the most unique destinations in the world. There are few hotels that can boast such a rich history on top of the highest quality amenities and a prime location in the center of beautiful Quebec City. Additionally, its interiors are elegant and cozy, making it a perfect home away from home to return to and warm up after a cold day of winter sightseeing. You’ll probably find that one stay is just not enough. This resplendent hotel, where every detail is perfect and you’re made to feel like royalty, warrants repeat visits. You’ll want to see how Quebec City comes alive, experiencing each season from the windows of your magnificent room overlooking the city rooftops and the Saint Lawrence River.

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