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Fairmont Chateau Laurier

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great "winterlude" hotel with the very kindest staff, comfortable rooms, great views, good location. Missing a star because each of three nights I had sleep disturbed by noise and the hotel doesn't do much about it after called. Construction on the terrace side and across the street but the other side is a park overlooking the river. The Wilfrid's...

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Lansdowne, Canada
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

After mistakenly booking at a 'different' Chateau Laurier hotel and showing up in Ottawa...we had no reservation! The amazing staff was able to find us a room and explain how to remedy the situation so we would not be charged for the other hotel! Thank you so much to a special staff person, Alexis at the front desk for seeing...

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ChateauLaurier, Director of Operations at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, responded to this review

Our mission is to turn moments into memories and it is always nice to hear when we have been successful. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ottawa's Chateau Laurier is a true icon having a fantastic cultural history and no better location to access some of the Capital's must-see attractions. From our corner room, we could see the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal locks, the National War Memorial, the National Art Centre, the old Conference Centre which was originally a train station, and...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Chateau Laurier is a beautiful old hotel with renovated room. As it is an older hotel, the rooms are small. Our 5th floor room had a great view of Parliament. It's conveniently located near Parliament, the Rideau canal (and Winterlude activities), the Byward market, and a shopping center. The gym is decent sized for a hotel gym with ample...

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back one day soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This property is dated (lobby, restaurant, hallways) but maintained and clean. Room was spacious, but missing some of the usual Fairmont amenities, the little things I rely on when travelling, like the lint brush in the closet, the shoe shine service, bottled water at turndown, slippers etc. Front desk service is excellent but the little things remained frustrating - poor...

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, responded to this review

We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion and wish to assure you that your experience is certainly not typical of the high level of service we strive to provide to our guests each and every day. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon, thereby allowing us the opportunity to regain your trust and loyalty. Sincerely,...

Nova Scotia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights on business, a week ago. My first time at the Chateau, although I've stayed at other Fairmont properties. Like certain of those (The Empress in Victoria three years ago) it seems past it's best-by date. Yes, the exterior is wonderful, dropped down right next to the Parliament Buildings. The lobby is huge and wanders aimlessly...

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, responded to this review

Our mission is to turn moments into memories and I regret that we failed to do so on this occasion. You may be pleased to know that we are currently undergoing a complete renovation of our guestrooms and suites, including public areas of the Hotel. We hope you return one day soon as we are confident you will be impressed...

Dorval, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose to spend a long weekend for our 10th anniversay ...this was THE place to stay. What a beautiful hotel...we will have to go again soon. Location is perfect for downtown Ottawa...we walked most of the time + left the car in the parking. Service excellent...a must once in your life.

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, responded to this review

Dear Marty, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and it is always nice to hear when we have been successful. Ottawa is a beautiful destination all year round and we hope to see you again soon. Remember, 2017 is Canada’s Big Year, sure to be an exciting one in our Nation’s Capital! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at the Chateau Laurier. It was an easy two block walk to the Byward Market area with lots of dining and entertainment options. The restaurant and bar were very nice but a little expensive. The room was large and comfortable. The hotel has a beautiful lap pool and spa that offers massages. We were right across...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the minute we arrived at this 450 bed hotel we were treated well.....ok a bit of a mess up at reception but the porter was a super star and stayed with us till all was sorted. Dinner was very good and "Bison" was absolutely perfect. Breakfast was very good and the detail was excellent . This hotel has a...

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, responded to this review

We agree, we have some of the best colleagues in the business and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Ottawa’s Castle! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations

Russell, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! Where do I begin!?...It all started when i first booked the room 4 months ago. Right from the beginning the staff i dealt with over the phone were very professional and helpful. Once arriving to the hotel, every staff member we passed by was friendly and courteous. One of the staff members working at the front lobby, noticed my...

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, responded to this review

Dear Dawna, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and it is always nice to hear when we have been successful. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Zoe's Lounge
Zoe's Lounge
Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary
La Terrasse
La Terrasse
Cuisines: International
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reflecting the confidence, dignity and style of Ottawa, Fairmont Chateau Laurier stands as a testament to this dynamic, thriving city. Located in the heart of Canada's capital next door to the Parliament Buildings, the landmark Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa is a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French chateau. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Address: 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $214 - $529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Chateau Laurier 4*
Number of rooms: 429
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Also Known As:
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel Ottawa
Fairmont Hotel Ottawa
Fairmont Hotel Chateau Laurier
Fairmont Ottawa
Ottawa Fairmont
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ottawa, Ontario
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Green Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#12 Family Hotel in Ottawa
#12 Business Hotel in Ottawa
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“Some rooms are cramped and very far from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsDDO, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view, and not too far from an elevator”
 of 5 bubbles BluenoseQueen, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a refurbished room...and include breakfast.....”
 of 5 bubbles Readytoburst, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room on the 6th floor had doors leading to adjoining rooms - a great option if going with older children/other family members.”
 of 5 bubbles sdudley649, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles charbooth00, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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