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Fairmont Château Laurier 4 stars

Customer review rating 4.4/5 10,949 reviews

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Fairmont Château Laurier
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Hotel extras

  • Labeled ALLSAFE

  • Prime city center location, with ByWard Market and the National Gallery on your doorstep

  • State-of-the-art health club and heated indoor pool

  • Afternoon Tea at Zoe's: Ottawa's favorite gath ering place

  • Pet friendly: your four-legged friend will be treated like royalty too!

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 16h00

Check out up to 12h00


Services and practical information
  • WIFI/Internet Access Paying
  • Parking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Pets allowed Paying
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
  • Cash machine
  • Porter
Leisure and activities
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Massage
  • Bicycles rental (nearby) Paying
  • Snow Skiing (nearby) Paying
  • 2 Restaurant(s)
  • 1 Bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 17 Meeting room(s)
  • Congresses/conventions

Hotel location

Fairmont Château Laurier

1 Rideau Street
K1N8S7 ottawa

Tel: +16132411414

Fax: (+1)6135627030

Check-in from 16h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • By plane

    OTTAWA MACDONALD-CART INTL APT  At 19km / 11.81 miles

GPS :45.425153, -75.69451

Our accommodation(s)

Rooms and suites offer spacious living with HDTV, high-speed internet and special touches, such as Le Labo bathroom amenities and plush robes. From cozy single rooms to the most opulent suites, the hotel provides total comfort and satisfaction in a downtown setting. Luxurious accommodations, coupled with impeccable Fairmont service, offers an unrivaled Ottawa experience.

Our restaurants and bars


Type of cuisine: Regional

Offering a variety of culinary creations, our Executive Chef and his team are renowned for their superb selection of regional Canadian cuisine.

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Type of cuisine: Regional

Zoe's is famous for its regional fare, hand-crafted cocktails and modern day Afternoon Tea. With its chic décor, bustling atmosphere and creative menu, Zoe's is Ottawa's hottest place to be.

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La Terrasse

Open during the summer months, Ottawa's best patio is tucked alongside the château, offering incredible views of the Parliament Buildings, the rolling Gatineau Hills and the Ottawa River. For sunset lovers, this hidden gem is ideal on a warm summer's eve.

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Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 17

  • Maximum size: 546

  • Maximum capacity: 800 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 500 people

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Fairmont Château Laurier

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ALL Rating 4.4/5

10,949 reviews


TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

4,103 reviews

2021 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of excellence 2021

Spectacular Tremblant

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Tyler M. Families - 24/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Fairmont Tremblant is beautifully situated at the base of Tremblant. Easy access to all activities and amenities offered at base of mountain. Tons of fun activities in the summer. The pool is beautiful, feels like a resort with the poolside bar and service. Staff were very helpful and accommodating everything felt very clean and safe during COVID.

I don't think the hotel was fully prepared for this most recent opening during Covid.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Garry B. Couples - 23/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was very difficult trying to check in as there was limited parking space in front of the hotel There was no hotel parking which meant I had to leave my wife at the hotel and find one of two underground parking garages that were suggested to me. My wife has a painful leg and she had standing leaning on a table for support as there were no chairs in lobby.

Service was responsive, friendly and accommodating.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Ben Business - 23/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Limits to what we can do during covid but the room was clean, and service was excellent. We wanted room service and were disappointed about the process. Did not receive appropriate cutlery from Terrasse and it seemed like the whole process was disconnected from the hotel.

Well located

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Kamaljit B. Families - 23/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Not good Charged me more than they said they would, I had a gift card for 250$s but they reimbursed only 235. I can’t understand why? No explanation was given

Friendly, clean, excellent service.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Sophie Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

From the door man, concierge to check in. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will book again.

It was fine

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Arl Solo - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The staff was first class, as always. The inconvenience of having to park in the back and then come around to the front door is a huge pain - especially when you have bags (whether they be from luggage on arrival or shopping during your visit). It was the same issue last time I stayed - I had suggested to someone then that they should find a way of having a staffed guest entrance from the parking directly into the hotel. I know you can drive through the breezeway and drop off bags but the breezeway is often packed (especially close to check in time) and it’s not always convenient to do so.

beautiful hotel, excellent location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

loved the experience, I didn't realize the restaurant was opened until I left, the room needs some reno so I wasn't super impressed, the galleries and stores were unfortunately closed so I didn't feel the experience that I was seeking. great customer service.

Over priced and under delivered

Customer review rating 2.0/5

James C. Couples - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The room smelled like second hand smoke and the bathroom smelled mouldy. The view out the window was very boring, why isn't there a garden instead of a brick roof? I expected more for the price I paid.

Well located

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Iris I. Couples - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Not the first time we have stayed at Laurier. Booked King room parliament/canal view, $294 plus plus. Last night of a 7 day trip east, this room was not renovated, nothing wrong with the view, the bed was beyond awful for comfort, seemed like the mattress was totally done, sagged to a hole in the middle, my husband slept on one edge and I tried to sleep on the other edge. Woke Saturday morning with a very sore back and 6 days later am still suffering after attending osteopath on Monday morning. Upon check out my husband did inform the desk clerk of this situation, that in his 70 years of travel never slept in a worse bed. Manager needs to inspect the room, both bathroom doors did not close either not that it mattered to us but just seemed the room was very tired, didn't need 2 bathrooms but would have loved a firm comfortable mattress. Other times we stayed here the rooms and beds were lovely so beyond disappointed on this visit. Room number was 212.

No parking, room not ready, order king bed got queen, cable didn’t work, giant puddle in bedroom heath hazard, asked to speak to manager and didn’t call us.

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Chris M. Couples - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

No parking and had to walk over a km. Room not ready Keys didn’t work Ordered a king bed, got a queen Cable didn’t work Internet 15.00 A giant puddle of stagnet water beside bed- health concerns Called front desk and took 1 hour to reach anyone Ask for manager, no call back.

Wonderful stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Shannon T. Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff were fantastic, hotel beautiful, everything was spotless and extremely clean. Comfortable rooms. Whole experience was beyond expectations.

Very underwhelmed

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Matt H. Couples - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

1) Complete disaster upon finding out there was zero parking available at Hotel, many angry patrons using bad language directed at the poor Bell Boys. This information MUST be offered when booking a stay there ahead of time. The streets were packed and with 1 way traffic, trying to find a suitable lot was a challenge. Many were closed or full. Had to find a lot and walk 15 hot minutes to get to Hotel. Again, If I had known I would have made easier arrangements. 2) My dinner reservation at La Terrasse was “lost”….thankfully I had gone to check on it hours before and was able to get a seating. 3) We had friends who wanted to join us for dinner and I had called LT directly the day before and was told that restaurant was packed……this was not the case as it was 2/3 busy at best and every table was a “4” seater so our friends could have easily joined. 4) Upon arrival in room, noticed the AC was not working. Multiple calls to front desk went unanswered. Had to go to front desk and was happily given a new room (well done Viktoria) 5) Our meal at La Terrasse was excellent but as an FYI, our server was very inexperienced but made up for it in hustle and politeness. It was clear she had very little experience opening a bottle of wine, she struggled with it and then ultimately took out cork and left in on the table with the wrapper still on in shredded pieces which I removed myself. Bad first experience post Covid

Not as expected.

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Nurhan Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had asked for higher level rooms with a view of the Parliament building and paid for that when I spoke to the reservations desk the day before arriving at the hotel - when I got to the hotel (mid-afternoon the next day) I was given low level rooms (3rd floor) and was told there were no longer any higher level rooms available - despite my conversation with reservations not more than 18 hours prior. Second, when I got to the hotel I was told there was no valet service and the hotel parking was full. I can understand curtailing valet services during COVID - however it is unfathomable that the hotel will not reserve spots for its own hotel guests to park - rather allowing non-hotel guest to park as a priority and directing hotel guests to park at neighboring buildings - certainly not what I would have expected from customer service at a Fairmont. The hotel had valet spots at one point - why would they not allocate those to the paying hotel guests who arrive by car. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

Great location, beautiful room but missing the details.

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Maria L. Families - 21/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I booked the room well in advance over the telephone. Two weeks before the stay I checked the rates online and they were cheaper so I rang, after I spoke with a couple of people finally I was put through a really nice guy from reception, he offered me the same rate but with breakfast included so I was very happy about it. We were travelling with the kids so I asked if they would get breakfast as well and he confirmed they would. Just a couple of days before the stay I received one of your emails saying that breakfast could be served in the terrace and that I had to book through opentable, I found that a bit strange so I rang to confirm, they told me that I was correct and to go ahead. It was a surprise to my husband for our wedding anniversary (he worked in the past in the Fairmont Singapore as Front of house manager) and the lady in reception made me feel so embarrassad: first I asked about the breakfast and reservation in the terrace, she said that that breakfast was usually in the room as it was part of the package (why?) and that she would ask, then I wanted to make sure the kids were getting breakfast and she said no, I explain the situation and she went to ask, I had to wait a good few minutes for her to comeback and said that was a mistake from the person who offered over the telephone but that she would put a note for this time (like if she was doing me a great favour). When we left and I went to check out guess what was on our bill, THE BREAKFAST, I had to explain myself again for the receptionist to take it out... He apologised. I was dissapointed...

Excellent location.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Couples - 21/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent staff & location. Due to COVID restrictions services were restricted. Room had a beautiful view of parliament & Rideau canal however the furniture was very worn & the king bed we requested was smaller than normal for my tall husband. Remodel definitely needed.

Good stay

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Mike C. Couples - 20/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great service in the Terrase, terrific wait staff. I reserved a Fairmount room for my 10th anniversary, Spent 25 minutes arranging this on the phone. Very disappointed at check in to discover none of the details showed up on my reservation. Front desk sorted it out kudos to them. I made my original reservation by calling in to the central number for Fairmount.

Excellent time

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Matthew P. Couples - 20/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

My girlfriend and I recently had a staycation in Ottawa and spent 2 nights in the hotel. It was awesome from check in to check out. We enjoyed an evening on the patio with views of the Ottawa river and Parliament Hill.

"All good things must come to an end" Chaucer 1634

Customer review rating 1.5/5

James L. Couples - 20/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We have been faithful customers of the Fairmont Brand and in particular The Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. We were married there in the Hays Suite and have since celebrated milestone birthdays and anniversaries including friends and family. Now for our recent experience: For our wedding anniversary this year we booked a room for one night and dinner reservations on the patio. At the time of reservation we informed the Hotel that it was for a special occasion, our wedding anniversary: First disappointment: No Valet or underground parking. A lot at the back of the patio was "first come first served" with no security whatsoever. It was suggested that we use an underground parking in adjacent building pulling our suitcases behind us. The check in was very good with a "welcome back" welcome. The gentleman at the desk was very nice and was pleased to add that there was something waiting for us in the room . He again wished us a Happy Anniversary. To our delight, there was a bottle of red wine along with a bouquet of roses in the room. Wow. Not long after we were in the room and had poured ourselves a glass of wine, the phone rang He identified himself as Jean Pierre and wanted to know if we were in the room. A few moments later he came to the door and announced that there had been a mistake and that the roses and the wine were not for us but "for a couple with our same names and anniversary date ??????. He asked for the roses back and seemed miffed that we had taken some of the wine. Before leaving, he stated that there had been a card with the roses and he wanted that back too. My wife had saved it in her purse and had to remove the card and give it back.....very embarrassing to be sure. I called the front desk and asked for the duty manager to get some kind of explanation. To my astonishment he was already aware of the situation and repeated the improbable story that there was a second couple with the identical name also celebrating a wedding anniversary. The bottom line is that I would expect such treatment from a second rate hotel but never from The Chateau Laurier. Oh well, our friends and family find the story quite astonishing also. Gauche at best...


TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Donna M Couples - 17/12/2017 TripAdvisor review

The Chateau Laurier is a gorgeous building from the outside and in the lobby. But besides that, it's pretty ordinary. The room is pretty basic, absolutely nothing special about it at all. Considering how much we paid for the room, I was not impressed. In addition, the only reason we stayed there was because I am a Accor Silver member. This hotel is not yet fully an Accor hotel, so we did not get any of the perks we are meant to get as silver members so I was not impressed at all. This was very misleading on Accor's part on their website. We were hoping for a very nice evening and we were not impressed. We decided to dine elsewhere.

Dear Donna, We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion. We do hope you return one day, thereby allowing us the opportunity to gain your trust and loyalty. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

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