Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Ottawa hotel near Parliament Hill

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

1 Rideau St Ottawa ON K1N 8S7

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 
  • Year Built 1912 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • 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 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

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


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 )


Self parking (surcharge), 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 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 25 per pet, per day
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room (up to 25 lb)

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.

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


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: CAD 22 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): CAD 13.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: CAD 15 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 43 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 25 per pet, per day
  • Refrigerator fee: CAD 25 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Chateau Fairmont Laurier
  • Chateau Laurier
  • Chateau Laurier Fairmont
  • Fairmont Chateau
  • Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  • Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel
  • Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel Ottawa
  • Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ottawa
  • Fairmont Laurier
  • Laurier
  • Fairmont Hotel Chateau Laurier
  • Fairmont Hotel Ottawa
  • Fairmont Ottawa
  • Ottawa Fairmont

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.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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