The Chateau Frontenac

Frontenac Castle

Designed by American architect Bruce Price, Le Chateau Frontenac was one of a series of “château” style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century.


The Frontenac Castle opened in 1893. Its architecture is inspire by the castle built in France during the Renaissance. The Chateau Frontenac was named in honour of Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 to 1698. The Château was built not too far from the historic Citadelle, next to the Dufferin Terrace. Although several of Quebec City’s buildings stand taller, the hotel is perched atop a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, thus giving a spectacular view for several kilometres. The building is the most prominent feature of the Quebec City skyline as seen from across the St. Lawrence, and is a symbol of the city. The hotel is now managed and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.


The Chateau Frontenac holds the Guinness World Record of “The most photographed hotel in the world” and is also the most associated building with Quebec city and the province of Quebec.


At the Best Western PLUS City Centre, you will be staying within walking distance of major tourist attractions in our fabulous city. So you can enjoy the accessibility to see the Chateau Frontenac!


The hotel Best Western PLUS downtown offers 177 spacious, comfortable and 100% non-smoking. All rooms are equipped for your comfort and safety, including among other things natural memory foam mattress, 40-inch HD TV, electronic locks, safe deposit boxes and free wireless high speed Internet access. Our hotel is located in the heart of the city so you will save time and money, as well as avoid long transfers between attractions. In short, our location will benefit any visitor wishing to have easy access to the treasures of Quebec City!