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Chateau Laurier Ottawa - Staying at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Chateau Laurier Ottawa - Overview & History

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The Chateau Laurier Ottawa is a city landmark. Once one of Canada's grand railway hotels, hosting ladies and gents crossing the country by train in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Chateau is now part of the Fairmont chain of hotels and resorts.

The Chateau Laurier has retained much of its glory; it features the turrets and other architectural elements of a French château, a rich, Victorian interior, yet offers modern amenities.

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What's Good about the Chateau Laurier Ottawa?

  • Elegant, unique, historical - like stepping into a piece of British Commonwealth history
  • Desirable location steps away from many of Ottawa's biggest attractions
  • Indoor, original art-deco pool, health club with personal TV screens on equipment.
  • Professional, attentive staff
  • What's Not So Good about Staying at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa?

  • People seeking a "boutique hotel" experience may find the Chateau Laurier's Victorian decor fussy.
  • Given the age of the building, some of the room proportions may seem small - the rooms themselves, windows and bathrooms.
  • Charge for wireless Internet
  • Rooms at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

  • 429 guest rooms range from single rooms to deluxe suites.
  • Rooms are elegantly dressed in Victorian style décor, though tend to be small by today's standards
  • As of 2009, some rooms had been newly renovated - worth asking about
  • Eight guest rooms are designed especially for physically challenged guests.
  • Wireless Internet is available at a charge.
  • If you want maximum value, consider asking additional questions to get the best hotel room.
  • Services and Amenities at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

  • Indoor pool - Original art deco design.
  • Decent sized gym; machines have personal flat-screen TVs.
  • Babysitting offered through private service.
  • Laundry / Valet Service
  • Price to Stay at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

  • Prices (as of 2009) start at about Can$225. Check prices for the Chateau Laurier
  • What Costs Extra at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

  • Breakfast, parking, WiFi
  • Tips for Staying at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

  • Treat yourself to the breakfast buffet (get window seat with a view of Parliament) at Wilfrid's; it's not unreasonably priced, kids 5 and under eat free and kids 6 -12 are half price.
  • Don't miss the famous photographs by Yousuf Karsh of on the first floor. Winston Churchill and Alfred Einstein are two of the people that posed for Karsh, who for years lived at the Chateau.
  • Contact and Location Information for Chateau Laurier Ottawa

    Address: 1 Rideau Street
    Phone: toll free (866) 540-4410, (613) 241-1414
    Chateau Laurier Ottawa website
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