Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Conde Nast Traveller named it one of the top 10 hotels in all of Canada in 2017
  • Historic CAA 4-Diamond cedar log cabin, host to royalty and celebrities
  • On-site activities, including cross country and curling in the winter, canoeing and cycling in the summer, and indoor tennis and hiking all year 
  • Restaurant Aux Chantignoles earns 4 stars on TripAdvisor and 4.2 on OpenTable 
  • Indoor pool, fitness centre and spacious spa with eight treatment rooms, including a couples suite

"Our room wasn’t ready upon our arrival —- we had requested early arrival over the phone with the hotel directly. We were then put on “priority” list but waited 90 minutes after that! So much for their efficiency priority. Meanwhile we watched many other guests arriving and being checked in —- no problem. Frustrating!!!"
Dec 17, 2019 - Perth, ON, Canada
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Sitting on the Ottawa River, this CAA 4-Diamond hotel is the world's largest log structure. The centrepiece is the impressive hexagonal rotunda with a 19-metre stone fireplace. 

Founded in 1930, this rustic hotel 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 for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. There's also the Bistro La Seigneurie, which is open daily from 5:30-11 p.m., and serves up bistro fare and cocktails.

The hotel's spa has registered massage therapists and offers treatments such as maple sugar body scrubs and green blanket body wraps. Guests can also relax around the fireplace in the Salon La Clairiere. Adjacent, the 23-metre indoor heated pool is encompassed by red cedar logs and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The resort has a host of activities included in the $31.04 inclusive of tax per night resort fee, ranging from stand-up paddle boarding and pedal boating in the warmer months to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. There's also mini golf and tons of family-friendly fun, like on-site movie nights on weekends. 



  • 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


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Up to 2 children 17 and under may stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
C$40 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra bed not available in the Fairmont Two Double room.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $50.00 CAD plus tax per room per night.
Maximum of 2 per room.
Pets are not allowed in public areas and cannot be left alone in the room.

Fees: Valet service fee: C$22 plus tax per day.
A resort/facility fee of C$28 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 include:

  • Unlimited business Internet access
  • Local and toll-free calls
  • Self-service parking (1 car)
  • Pressreader for magazines & newspapers
  • Indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Sauna
  • Exercise center
  • Squash court (balls and rackets, advance reservations required)
  • Indoor Tennis (balls and rackets, advanced reservations required)
  • Access to Kenauk Nature hiking trails and White Fish lake area
  • Supervised films for children
  • Game room for children
  • Scavenger Hunt

Summer Amenities Include:

  • Mini-golf
  • Outdoor tennis (includes 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
  • Life jackets
  • Land Rover Experience Demo
  • Manoir-Papineau National Historic site

Winter Amenities include:

  • 42 km of groomed cross country trails
  • 2 outdoor ice rinks (one artificial)
  • Hockey sticks and pucks
  • Curling Clinics for beginners (as scheduled)
  • Disc Golf
  • Cross country skis and equipment
  • Skates and Snowshoes

For more information, please view this link to the hotel site:

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

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.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(125 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
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Our room wasn’t ready upon our arrival —- we had requested early arrival over the phone with the hotel directly. We were then put on “priority” list but waited 90 minutes after that! So much for their efficiency priority. Meanwhile we watched many other guests arriving and being checked in —- no problem. Frustrating!!!
Other Comments
The hall lighting in the newly renovated wing is a very white harsh light and doesn’t blend in with the warm ambiance lighting of the rest of the hotel.
Bonnie Dec 17, 2019 Perth, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
For the most part, everything was wonderful! It’s unfortunate that we went between seasons as we were hoping to have fun with some of the winter activities and weren’t able to because they were weather dependent. We did enjoy the pool and curling of all things! Brunch was phenomenal as well as the service. Dinner was just ok and the service we experienced was horrendous. Highly disappointing at any level of dining but from a Fairmont, unacceptable. We spoke with the bistro manager and he was apologetic, offering a discount to our meal which was nice but a little too late. That’s the only hiccup in an otherwise lovely get away. Thank you for having this offer.
Angela Dec 15, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We had such a wonderful time. The service is amazing and the property is beautiful. We enjoyed the pool, spa, restaurants, main common area and a walk around the grounds.
Nicole Dec 08, 2019 Osgoode, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Food was expensive. Overall though a great experience.
Bryan Nov 23, 2019 Oshawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed it so much we stayed an additional night.
Other Comments
The grand lobby with fireside living areas was our favourite spot to enjoy a glass of wine late afternoon. So much to enjoy within the hotel and grounds.
Sandra Nov 23, 2019 Newmarket, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Great family-friendly atmosphere in the main lobby with access to board games which was nice. The pool was great but on the cold side, one of the jacuzzis was broken, & the sauna in the women’s changing room was closed. This was really disappointing as, in the off season, the pool is the main activity.
Marisa Nov 17, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Our stay was lovely, with the restaurant/dining room definitely being the highlight. The quality of service, and the outstanding flavours of the food was a definite 10!
Other Comments
The one suggestion I would have, is to consider having a wing of bedrooms for adults only, During our stay there were many many children running around being children- and very noisy. Totally acceptable in the pool area, and the fireplace/foyer area but not as welcomed in the bedrooms area. We were woken up quite early to the sound of a screaming child running through the hallway. We were not pleased with this.
Sharyon Nov 17, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Great food, friendly staff, great service, fantastic atmosphere
Robert Nov 16, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We love this hotel and the old charm. We prefer the non renovated rooms to the updated ones. The beautiful fireplaces are a must. The staff and food was amazing and we look forward to bring our kids here.
Other Comments
We find the newly renovated rooms and hallways to bright.
Aaren Nov 08, 2019 Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The structure was absolutely beautiful. The site was stunning.
Other Comments
The facility was old and needed an upgrade everywhere!
Gaby Nov 01, 2019 Mercier, QC, Canada

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