Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond historic cedar log hotel built in 1930 and originally founded as a private club, host to royalty and celebrities
  • On-site activities abound, including squash, hiking, mini-golf, tennis, pedal boating and stand-up paddle boarding 
  • On-site fine French dining at Aux Chantignoles and 18-hole golf course designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
  • Indoor pool, fitness center and spacious spa with eight treatment rooms, including a couples' suite

Enjoyed This
(131 Member Ratings)
"Location and atmosphere"
J Brian
May 12, 2018
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Map & Directions

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is approximately a 1-hour drive from Ottawa International Airport and a 1-hour and 30-minute drive from Montreal International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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On the Ottawa River, with its own marina and within a 10-minute walk of Manoir-Papineau National Historic Site and Sanctuaire Notre-Dame d'Etchemin, this AAA 4-Diamond hotel is the world's largest log structure. The main centerpiece is the impressive hexagonal rotunda with 65-foot stone fireplace.

Founded in 1930, this rustic and historic hotel may be showing its age but is still beaming with charm. From the sprawling grounds to the chalet-inspired decor of small but comfortable rooms, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is memorable inside and out.

On-site dining options vary; fine-dining at Aux Chantignoles open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, bistro fare and cocktails at Seigneurie Bar open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The outdoor barbeque on the terrace at Le Riverain is open evenings throughout the summer.

With panoramic windows overlooking the marina, the hotel's spa with center fireplace feature registered massage therapists and offer treatments such as maple sugar body scrubs and green blanket body wraps. Adjacent, the 75-foot indoor heated pool is encompassed by red cedar logs and floor-to-ceiling windows.

During the summer months the resort has a host of activities included in the CA$25 resort fee, ranging from stand-up paddle boarding, pedal boating, cycling, canoeing and hiking along the five-kilometre trails within the resort. There's also an 18-hole Golf Club, designed in 1929 with views of the surrounding Laurentians, as well as family-friendly fun such as on-site weekend movie nights, arts and craft at Bello's Club and nearby horseback riding.

From the Press:
“Fits anyone’s idea of what a Canadian lodge ought to be.” -- CN Traveler



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds available on request, except in Fairmont Two Double rooms, free of charge.
Extra person fee is CA$40 (subject to tax) per person, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets (up to 2 per room) are allowed on request, and will be charged CA$45 (subject to tax) per night. Not allowed in public areas and cannot be left alone in the room. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of C$27 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes year round and seasonal amenities. All listed activities are weather permitting and subject to availability,

Year Round Amenities includes Unlimited business Internet access, local and toll-free calls, Self-service parking (1 car), Indoor Tennis (balls and rackets, advanced reservations required), Supervised films for children (weekends and school breaks), and Treasure Hunt and Geocaching.
Summer Amenities include Mini-golf, Outdoor tennis (balls and rackets), Daily family activities during school breaks, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Basketball, Croquet, Badminton, Bicycles and helmets, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand-up paddle board, Pedal boat and Life jackets.
Winter Amenities include: 42 km of groomed cross country trails, 2 outdoor ice rinks, including one artificial, Daily activities during school breaks, Hockey sticks and pucks, Curling Clinics for beginners (as scheduled), Disc Golf, Cross country skis and equipment, Skates and Snowshoes.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking (with in and out privileges) for $22.00 (subject to tax), per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(131 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello (QC) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location and atmosphere
J Brian May 12, 2018 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location. Lovely pool.
Other Comments
We had brunch and it was lovely. But so pricey.
Bonnie May 08, 2018 London, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere - it was like stepping back in time
Other Comments
Excellent staff and service
Claudia May 05, 2018 Hamilton, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance
Vinc May 01, 2018 SACKVILLE, NB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance and location
Robert Apr 24, 2018 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance is exceptional,
Other Comments
Service at dinner was ATROCIOUS! One meal out of four was served COLD, and had to be returned. By the time it was replaced everyone else was done eating. The waiter took the plate away to replace it, but never once apologized. Even when it was raised to management level, there was still no apology. This was not a big deal, and could have been a very small deal, if only they had handled it properly. We NEVER complain about our food anywhere and never return anything. It was very surprising to see such poor service in a place where everything else is excellent.
Jane Apr 25, 2018 Hamilton, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff. Everyone was happy and loved to help. OUTSTANDING!
Other Comments
Chateau Montebello is my favourite hotel in the world! I have been going there for over 30 years and somehow they keep getting better. Ambiance, location and staff are the Best! We'll be back many times. Bob & Leslie
Robert Apr 24, 2018 Hudson, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The people were very friendly and the pool/spa area was great
Susy Mar 26, 2018 Kettleby, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Very rustic and unique building
Other Comments
Great place to go to relax!
tim Mar 31, 2018 Whitby, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Spa and pool
Louise Mar 28, 2018 Ottawa, ON, Canada

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