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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Ottawa hotel near Parliament Hill

Popular property highlights

Restaurant
Indoor pool
Business center
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff

Canal location

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.

Elegant dining

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.

Period decor

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.

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 09 January 2017 to 19 March 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Parking area
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1912 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Total number of rooms - 429 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( CAD 13.95 per day ), Wired internet access ( CAD 13.95 per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( CAD 15 per night )

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • 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 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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