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Le Château Frontenac
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Sail down the mighty St. Lawrence River past Québec City and appreciate the area’s historic charm. Reigning over this heritage city is a grand building.

Le Château Frontenac has always been a hotel, owned by a railway and a luxury hotel chain, and dominating the city, acting as a beacon for tourists. Spend time in its lobby to view 400-year-old items and take a guided tour.

Enter the hotel, which includes a national historic site where the residences and ruling seats of the French and British governors were located for over 200 years. During the summer, descend under the hotel’s terrace for an archaeological tour of the historic site.

Picture the French châteaus that railway baron William Van Horne copied when he built the hotel in 1883 to promote luxury rail travel. Additions to the building early in the next century increased room capacity from 170 to more than 600 rooms over its 18 floors.

View photographs of dignitaries and entertainment stars who have stayed at the hotel. Included in this collection are pictures of the American, British and Canadian leaders who met at the hotel in 1943 to plan the Allied invasion of occupied Europe.

Bring your camera for pictures of this picturesque hotel, one of the world’s most heavily photographed. Walk down from the hotel to wander through picturesque Old Québec, known for its narrow streets, good shopping and excellent cuisine at numerous restaurants.

Located 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers) from the hotel is a national historic site, the Plains of Abraham, where British and French forces battled for control of the region in 1759. The area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An important part of the plains is the Citadelle of Québec, a large star-shaped British fortress. The fort was built in response to the War of 1812 when American forces were narrowly defeated. Watch the seasonal changing-of-the-guard ceremony and the daily firing of the noon cannon.

Be prepared during tourist season for larger crowds at the hotel due to its historical interest and popularity during warm weather. Travel in winter to see Le Château Frontenac in a different perspective and immerse yourself in the area’s snowy charm.

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4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $279 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23

Located in the city center, this Old Quebec hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access and is within a 5-minute walk of Parks Canada's Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City ...

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Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $128 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14

This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Le Capitole and Quebec City Convention Center. Quebec City ...

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"The location is central and perfect for work and see old Qc City. Pool was nice. Un beau choix d’hôtel."…"

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Hotel Port Royal
4 out of 5
144, rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec, QC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $144 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14

Located in Old Quebec, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Port Quebec City and Place Royale. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec City Convention ...

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Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2021

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Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
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4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $279 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $128 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
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4 out of 5
144, rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $144 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
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3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $99 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
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5 out of 5
972, rue Saint-Jean, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $208 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
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3 out of 5
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The price is CA $119 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
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4 out of 5
395 rue de la Couronne, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $135 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
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4 out of 5
1100 Rene Levesque East, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $127 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
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3.5 out of 5
850 Place D'Youville, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $139 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
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