Book your room at Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Ottawa hotel near Parliament Hill
Rising above the Rideau Canal, this French Renaissance-style hotel is regally situated next door to Parliament, across the street from the ByWard Market, and within walking distance of many museums.
The hotel houses Wilfrid's restaurant, specializing in fresh, regional cuisine, and the elegant Zoé's Lounge, hosting a popular Afternoon Tea. Also on site is a health club with an Art Deco pool.
Fairmont Château Laurier guestrooms are decorated with rich fabrics and period-style furnishings. Amenities include high-speed Internet access, TVs with cable and pay movies, and bathrobes.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
This historic hotel, built in 1912 to resemble a Renaissance-era French château, is adjacent to Parliament Hill. The Rideau Canal, Rideau Shopping Center, and ByWard Market are across the street, and numerous museums are within 2 miles (3 kilometers).
Wilfrid's restaurant, with spectacular views of Parliament Hill, specializes in regional dishes, and Zoé's Lounge, with elegant, timeless décor, hosts a popular Afternoon Tea with fresh-baked scones and Devonshire cream.
The on-site health club has cardio machines with built-in LCD TVs, men's and women's changing rooms, and an indoor, Art Deco lap pool.
A business center offers five workstations with high-speed Internet access and a printer, color copier, and fax machine (surcharges). Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge in public areas. Self and valet parking available for a surcharge.
- 24-hour front desk
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Conference space
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Health club
- Indoor pool
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 6
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Total number of rooms - 429
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Year Built 1912
Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 13.95 CAD per day ), Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Cable TV service
- Climate control
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free toiletries
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Daily housekeeping
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Iron/ironing board
- LCD TV
- Pay movies
- Pillowtop mattress
- Premium bedding
- Private bathroom
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Shower/tub combination
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- WiFi (surcharge)
Where to Eat
Wilfrid's - Elegant main restaurant with views of Parliament Hill and Rideau Canal. Extensive wine list. Celebrates regional Canadian cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Menu may include Gatineau Hills Wild Mushroom Chowder, Kanata Elk, and Roasted Nunavut Rack of Caribou. Sunday brunch. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Zoé's Lounge - Chandelier-lit lounge noted for its Afternoon Tea, with fresh-baked scones, homemade jam, and Devonshire cream. Cocktail hour. Live jazz on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Open from afternoon to late.
La Terrasse - Outdoor café with views of Parliament Hill and Rideau Canal. Popular for alfresco business lunches and after-theater drinks. Open seasonally, from late morning to evening.
Room service - Available 24 hours a day.
Nearby Things to Do
The hotel has a health club, an Art Deco lap pool, and cardio machines with built-in LCD TVs.
Just across the street, The Rideau Canal offers miles of summertime running, bicycling, and inline skating paths. In the winter, the canal turns into the world's longest skating rink. Nearby Gatineau Park (9 miles, 15 kilometers) offers extensive hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing trails.
The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Downhill skiing nearby
- Cross-country skiing nearby
- Snowboarding nearby
- Snowmobiling nearby
- Rafting nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Braille or raised signage
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available.
- Cribs (infant beds) are available.
Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2, Pet maximum weight in lb is 25
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)
- Self parking fee: CAD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: CAD 25 per pet, per day
- Refrigerator fee: CAD 25 per stay
We should mention
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.