After a day of walking within the historic walls of Old Quebec City, why not continue down the history path with an overnight stay at Fairmont Château Frontenac? A luxury resort for all seasons, the property has an ideal location and, if you like, you’ll get a tail-wagging greeting by Texon, the friendly four-legged Fairmont Ambassador.
This hotel within a castle houses 611 rooms ranging from moderate to deluxe, as well as the Fairmont Gold boutique hotel within the hotel on the 14th floor. All rooms are unique with some offering city views or overlooking the St. Lawrence river. With the recent multi-million dollar restoration, guests might notice a blue color scheme running through the property, patterned after hues in the St. Lawrence River.
All rooms feature color TVs, air conditioning, windows that open to the outside, down-filled pillows and duvets (hypoallergenic pillows are offered as well) and the luxurious Fairmont bathrobes. You may wear your robe to the 6th-floor indoor swimming pool or perhaps a visit to the spa is in order?
Canadian rates start at $139 per night with my king room city view priced at $319 Canadian dollars. Always make sure to check the hotel website for pricing as rates vary from type of room and time of year. Packages deals are available, as well.
Hotel dining options include 1608 Wine & Cheese Bar with an array of 30 locally sourced cheeses in rotation, as well as the Champlain Restaurant offering stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and fine dining. The Bistro Le Sam is the place for afternoon tea.
A virtual tour of Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is available on YouTube. Also, if you enroll in the Fairmont President’s Club, complimentary Internet access and free telephone calls are included.
Article and photos by Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown. Top photo courtesy Fairmont Chateau Frontenac. I was a hosted guest of the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac during my stay in Quebec City.